Pentax I-10 summary
Pentax I-10 is Pentax's Small Sensor Compact camera initially launched on January of 2010. The camera uses a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The I-10 is positioned #165 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over-all #1081 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our database. Please look at our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your custom requirements.
Below is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.
Pentax I-10 Gallery
You can check the I-10 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Pentax I-10 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Pentax I-10 based on criterias which are oftentimes regarded as necessary in a camera.
Pentax I-10 Sensor details
The Pentax I-10 is run by the Prime chip. The sensor measurement in the Pentax I-10 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and supports a native ISO range of 80 - 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not saved which means that the user has less margin for error.
The picture underneath illustrates the I-10's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The I-10 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Pentax I-10 dimensions
Pentax I-10 weighs about 0.34 pounds (153 gr / 5.40 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 101mm x 65mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.6" x 1.1"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Pentax I-10 is less heavy when compared to various competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Underneath is a shot of the Pentax I-10 beside a soda to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view under will highlight the button layout on the I-10.
Pentax I-10 Lens specs
The I-10 comes with an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not at all significant however it might be valuable in certain scenarios.
At the widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.5 and that's somewhat slow and not very good in low light occasions and you will likely find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also need to boost the ISO giving you noisy photographs. At the tele end, 140mm comes at f5.9 which is pretty slow and you may need to go with slow shutter speeds.
Pentax I-10 Connectivity
The I-10 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to copy photos and usually adjust settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
A few applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Pentax I-10 Video specs
The highest possible video quality in the Pentax I-10 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 720p is terrible by today's standards. You should really shoot for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The camera does not offer a mic and headphone port which means you have got little control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to shop for another model in case you want decent audio in your video clips.
Pentax I-10 Weather Sealing
Pentax I-10 does not include environment sealing so damp conditions can easily affect the camera.
Pentax I-10 Display and Viewfinder
The Pentax I-10 houses a 2.7 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Pentax I-10 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are quite useful for sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Pentax I-10 Shutter specs
Pentax I-10 continuous shooting rate is 1.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Pentax I-10 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Pentax I-10 has got only integrated flash with no external flash support.
Pentax I-10 Autofocus specs
Pentax I-10 has got just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & exact when compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
It boasts 9 focus points to pick from. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Pentax I-10 features manual focus when required for low light or you want to have more precise focus control.
Pentax I-10 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the best (470) battery life for this category of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Pentax I-10 for different kinds of photography
The following bar chart gives a outline of the Pentax I-10 for different kinds of photography. To learn more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Pentax I-10 Portrait photography details
The Pentax I-10 has a points tally of 28 which is subpar, meaning that it is not really suitable for portraits. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW photos along with the flexibility to utilize external flash.
Pentax I-10 as a Street photography camera
Having a modest points tally of 56, the Pentax I-10 is reasonably adequate to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Pentax I-10 Sports photography details
A subpar sports photography points tally of 32 indicates the Pentax I-10 is not really suitable for photographing sports. A camera must have great focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Pentax I-10 Travel photography information
Weight is very critical when buying a camera for travel. All things considered, the Pentax I-10 gets a average 57 as a travelling camera which is relatively suited to take with you on your journeys.
Pentax I-10 as a Landscape photography camera
If you find yourself planning to buy a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Pentax I-10 with it's subpar grade of 37 for a landscape camera is not really suitable in the current market.
Pentax I-10 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging really should offer a moving display, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering every thing, the Pentax I-10 is not really suitable for vlogging as it gets a subpar rating of 28.
Pentax I-10 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the I-10, below is a number of the top rated cameras which fall in to the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart below provides you a bird's eye view of the I-10 versus it's top rated rivals mentioned earlier.
These are some more cameras you might view as alternatives. To review a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.