Pentax K10D

Announced Sep 13, 2006 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen | APS-C sensor
John Matthius III
 
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This camera was a buy that a very convicted friend suggested when I could not afford very much.  In-body Image Stabilization, you had me at 'every lens'.  I switched from nikon at the time, and became a fervent pentax weirdo. I can't say much more about this camera that hasn't been said.  I still love it.

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yesman12
 
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This camera kept me in Pentax.  Great for its time, images looked better than the 14Mp K7 which i owned later... Only issue is Noise above ISO 400 and AF even for its time was slow.

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Curvy, comfortable, practical. The K10D was a break out camera for Pentax and is still loved to this day by many Pentaxians. As the title of the Review suggests, the K10D was a ground breaking DSLR for Pentax. It offered many technology firsts that continue to be staple features in current high end Pentax DSLRS. It also challenged other camera makers to try and play a bit of catch up- the K10D was loaded with features and capabilities that other brands simply didn't offer. Today, the Pentax ...

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Aussie Allan
 
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It's getting on now and a bit heavy but still gets the results i want .

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Rolo King
 
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Very nice build and ergonomics at a very low price. For the budget I had when I bought this camera, my choices were limited to a Canon Rebel or an Olympus. In the end, I found an amazing deal which made this camera even more affordable than a Rebel. The ergonomics and weather sealing were a major improvement over the 30D too. The weather sealing became useful not even one week after receiving the camera. Problems: Focusing was problematic under low light.

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This is Staight-up a nice DSLR for ISO 200 or lower, maybe 400 in bright light. I was able to produce several nice photos with this camera. I couldn't have asked more for my 1st DSLR and at the time fulfilled my needs. Problems: The low resolution LCD on this camera and the K-20D was reason enough for me to pass on he K-20D and wait for the K-7. I can't stand not having a direct ISO button, but is not as necessary because of its lack of High ISO performance. No Video. Autofocus limits ...

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Wim Banink
 
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Why is everybody always/only talking about Canon and Nikon ? I now also ( that is : my wife does ;-) a Pentax K-x which produces easily even better images !!! Problems: None whatsoever

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dustybunter
 
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I made the switch from Canon at the end of 2008. The K10d is my first digital SLR. I bought the kit including the 18-55 lens, which is a good lens, especially in daylight, for a bargain price. It took me some time to get used to the controls, not saying it's a difficult camera to use, but it was my first digital slr. It was actually a joy to play around with it. The features are extensive. I bought the Magic Lantern guide also. The construction is fantastic! Very solid, and Pentax makes the ...

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quantum2238845
 
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I love the K10D! I’m an amateur photographer (who knows what he is doing) whose needs range from portraiture to sports to landscape photography. It is a bargain for the price considering the “feel”, weather resistant body (I think there is none other for under $1,000), in camera stabilization (good for two stops), exposure options, and ease of use. I also like being able to buy excellent older Pentax prime lenses, usually for very little, and using them with this camera. I recently took ...

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quantum2238845
 
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I love the K10D! I’m an amateur photographer (who knows what he is doing) whose needs range from portraiture to sports to landscape photography. It is a bargain for the price considering the “feel”, weather resistant body (I think there is none other for under $1,000), in camera stabilization (good for two stops), exposure options, and ease of use. I also like being able to buy excellent older Pentax prime lenses, usually for very little, and using them with this camera. I recently took ...

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