Pentax K110D

 
Pentax K110D front
 
  • 6MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • No Video
  • Pentax KAF Mount
  • 585g - 129 x 93 x 70mm
  • Revealed May 2006
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
67
Imaging
46
Features
30
Overall
39

Pentax K110D overview

Pentax K110D is Pentax's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera originally launched on May of 2006. It uses a 6 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 3008 x 2008.

The K110D ranks at #78 out of 79 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and all around #750 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. You can try out our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your customized criteria.

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Pentax K110D history

The Pentax K110D is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed list below.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Pentax-K-70 front thumbnailPentax K-70
K110D vs K-70
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2016
Pentax-K-S2 front thumbnailPentax K-S2
K110D vs K-S2
20MPAPS-C5.4 fps2015
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Pentax-K-500 front thumbnailPentax K-500
K110D vs K-500
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
Pentax-K-50 front thumbnailPentax K-50
K110D vs K-50
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
Pentax-K-r front thumbnailPentax K-r
K110D vs K-r
12MPAPS-C6.0 fps2011
Pentax-K-x front thumbnailPentax K-x
K110D vs K-x
12MPAPS-C5.0 fps2009
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Pentax-K200D front thumbnailPentax K200D
K110D vs K200D
10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008
Pentax-K100D-Super front thumbnailPentax K100D S
K110D vs K100D S
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2007
Pentax-K100D front thumbnailPentax K100D
K110D vs K100D
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
Pentax-K110D front thumbnailPentax K110D6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006

Pentax K110D Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of pros and cons of the Pentax K110D based on factors that are normally seen as useful in a digital camera.

built-in flash
change lenses (Pentax KAF mount)
exports RAW formats
has manual focus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports phase detect AF
doesn't have liveview
does not have image stabilization
lack of external microphone port
lack of HDMI port
lack of headphone port
lack of Timelapse function
lack of video recording
pixelated screen (210 thousand dot)
screen does not articulate
screen is not selfie friendly
sensor resolution not great (6MP)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
small screen (2.5")
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Pentax K110D Sensor specs

The measurement of the sensor in the Pentax K110D is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor is able to resolve 3008 x 2008 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.

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The CCD sensor boasts 6MP and supports a standard ISO range of 200 - 3200. RAW format is supported which means that you have more room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below displays the K110D's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The K110D sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is showcased in green.

Pentax K110D sensor size Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Pentax K110D dimensions

Pentax K110D weighs in at 1.29 lb (585g / 20.64 ounces) and the physical size of the camera is 129mm x 93mm x 70mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.8"). The weight of general Entry-Level DSLR camera is 538g so the Pentax K110D is very similar compared to various competitors.

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Listed below is a pic of the Pentax K110D alongside a soda so you can have a feel for its size.

Pentax K110D dimensions scale

The top view directly below will illustrate the button design on the K110D.

Pentax K110D topview buttons dials

Pentax K110D Lens details

The K110D fits the Pentax KAF mount and has 94 lenses available for purchase. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the K110D.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
HD-Pentax-DA-35mm-F2.8-Macro-Limited lensHD Pentax DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited35mmf/2.8 214g
Tamron-SP-AF-17-50mm-F2.8-XR-Di-II-LD-Aspherical-IF-Pentax-KAF lensTamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF17-50mmf/2.8 430g
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Rokinon-8mm-f3.5-Aspherical-Fisheye-Pentax-KAF lensRokinon 8mm f3.5 Aspherical Fisheye8mmf/3.5 443g
Tamron-SP-AF-10-24mm-F3.5-4.5-Di-II-LD-Aspherical-IF-Pentax-KAF lensTamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical IF10-24mmf/3.5-4.5 406g
Pentax-smc-DA-15mm-F4-ED-AL-Limited lensPentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited15mmf/4.0 212g
Pentax-smc-DA-50-200mm-F4-5.6-ED lensPentax smc DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED50-200mmf/4.0-5.6 272g
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Pentax-smc-D-FA-100mm-F2.8-Macro-WR lensPentax smc D-FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR100mmf/2.8 340g
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Pentax K110D Connectivity

The K110D has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer images and sometimes alter camera settings without connecting straight with the camera.

Several apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external display. Many cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB port.

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Pentax K110D Video details

Pentax K110D doesn't take video. In case you are wanting a digital camera to shoot just pictures, it might not be a problem.

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Pentax K110D Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing on the Pentax K110D so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty situations.

Pentax K110D Screen and Viewfinder

The Pentax K110D houses a 2.5 inch fixed display having a resolution of 210 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.

Pentax K110D screen and viewfinder Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos

The View Finder specs regarding Pentax K110D are the following:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
  • Coverage 96%
  • Magnification 0.57x

In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders will be very valuable.

Pentax K110D Shutter details

Pentax K110D is able to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Pentax K110D Flash and Hot shoe details

Pentax K110D has got both inbuilt flash and also external flash ability. The max flash sync speed is 1/180 sec.

Pentax K110D Autofocusing details

Pentax K110D has got both Phase Detect Autofocus along with Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & accurate as compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.

The Sensor boasts 11 focus points to select from. Pentax K110D comes with manual focusing in case it is needed for low light situations or you need more exact control on focusing.

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Pentax K110D Battery life

The typical Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 592. Pentax K-x has got the highest (1900) battery life for this class of cameras.

Listed below is a list of Entry-Level DSLR cameras that have the strongest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
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Canon-EOS-Rebel-SL3 front thumbnailCanon SL3
K110D vs SL3
1070 yesnoyes

Pentax K110D for varying styles of photography

The following illustration provides a overview of the Pentax K110D for varying styles of photography. To view more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Pentax K110D Portrait photography info

The Pentax K110D has a rating of 51 which is reasonable, and means the camera is reasonably suitable to use for portrait images. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW files & ability to use off-camera flash.

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you can focus manually
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
doesn't have liveview
sensor resolution low (6MP)

Pentax K110D Street photography factors

Having a reasonable score of 56, the Pentax K110D is fairly adequate to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
fixed screen
no image stabilization

Pentax K110D as a Sports photography camera

A awful sports photography score of 39 indicates the Pentax K110D is not really suitable for photographing sports. A camera really should have very good tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with phase detect AF
doesn't have liveview
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (6MP)

Travel photography with Pentax K110D

Weight is super crucial in getting a camera for travel. All things considered, the Pentax K110D gets a modest 46 for a travel camera which makes it reasonably suitable to buy for your journeys.

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flash built-in
missing Time Lapse function
megapixel count low (6 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly

Pentax K110D as a Landscape photography camera

For anybody planning to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Pentax K110D and it's reasonable score of 47 for a landscape camera is somewhat acceptable within the current market.

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manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Pentax KAF mount)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW files
tiny screen (2.5")
no liveview
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (6 megapixels)
lack of Time Lapse mode

Vlogging with Pentax K110D

A vlogging camera should have a moving display screen, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Considering everything, the Pentax K110D is not really suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a awful rating of 9.

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Pentax K110D Alternatives

If you need replacements to the K110D, here is a list of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the category of Entry-Level DSLR.

The graph below provides you a summary of the K110D vs it's top scoring competitors listed earlier.

There are more cameras you may check out as alternate options. To go through a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Pentax
Model type
Pentax K110D
Category
Entry-Level DSLR
Revealed
2006-05-22
Body design
Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor measurements
23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area
369.0mm²
Sensor resolution
6MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
3:2
Highest resolution
3008 x 2008
RAW format
Highest native ISO
3200
Lowest native ISO
200
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points
11
Lens
Lens support
Pentax KAF
Number of lenses
151
Focal length multiplier
1.5
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
2.5"
Resolution of screen
210 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
96%
Viewfinder magnification
0.57x
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Lowest shutter speed
30 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed
3.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync
1/180 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Highest video resolution
None
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
585g (1.29 lbs)
Dimensions
129 x 93 x 70mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.8")
Other
Battery ID
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/MMC card
Storage slots
1
Launch cost
$1,000