Pentax K10D

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