Pentax K10D

Announced Sep 13, 2006 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen | APS-C sensor
quantum2238845
 

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
 

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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Jonson PL
 

It has been a great help, for me, to view user feedback on products. few cameras crams all those features into a sub 1.000 $ package, SR, weathersealing, etc. A highly versatile camera. Strong construction. Extensive features, that I still after 1 ½ year continue to find new things. IQ impressive, (first year I only shot JPEG), would like better high Iso, but then I should go for K20. I would say easy to jump into, though many tweakings possible. I like hiking, and no other camera gives me ...

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fractalbrain
 

I just got a used K10D (excellent+ condition from KEH) with the kit 18-35mm F/3.5 lens for $400!! Yipee! I also got the dpreviewed 55mm f/1.4 lens. This is all a replacement for an Olympus C-8080. I am very pleased and my "problems encountered" are are mostly superficial (but resulted in a 4.5 for ease of use). Although my camera was a C-8080 before, I have used a number of DSLR's and am generally very picky with quality and design. Given the price (especially used of course), build ...

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Joost Soenardjo
 

I got it (2 K10D) new with 2 grips and 10-17, 16-45, 18-250 and 55-300 plus 50/2.8 macro....just last October 2008. Went to Eastern Indonesian island (Ambon, Banda...there is an island here that on 1672 The Dutch - exchanged it with New Amsterdam (now Manhattan) to British.... Breda Agreement......Dutch-Anglo war)....Run and Ay islands. I am satisfied with the pictures result.....best cameras ever. Recently I added with K20D...a replacement for one of my K10D that feltdown..during the trip. ...

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RADnz
 

For landscape its as good as a Nikon D300 (which I also have). Need I say more? Problems: broken sensor shake mechanism after being dropped.

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mark_ken9820
 

HA!! Bought mine in the shadow of the K20 upgrade, and paid 1/2 the original sticker price.. Upgraded from the k100D, and am 100% impressed. With the firmware upgrade giving one-touch control of the ISO setting in AV/SV mode, with the addition of the Hyper Manual mode, I can't image a camera that has more control over the way images are captured. Read the DPreview carefully- the contrast setting does have a big impact on the shadow detail in your images (at least in .JPG) which can show ...

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feralryan
 

FIRST: DP Review's analysis of the K10D is fundamentally flawed. Cameras at this level should be shot in RAW because the format allows you to tweak (without any distortion) your photos to perfection. JPEG does not allow for this. JPEG is soft on this camera (but, RAW is perfect) but is not a valid means of comparison to the competition. Now for my review...

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canderanet
 

the best of the best. Perfect body, perfect price, perfect manual control. Natural color for the photo result. Problems: Not as many lens as the N.... and C....

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