How many people still use the Pentax K10D?

Started Jul 15, 2017 | Discussions thread
Pentax645 Contributing Member • Posts: 512
Re: How many people still use the Pentax K10D?

paulkienitz wrote:

PC UK wrote:

orlandomfn wrote:

As mentioned by someone, it´s only serious limitation is that it doesn't make good pictures at night or in the dusk. It definitely needs light.

I would love to know

Is that.....

  • a problem an inherent function of noise - such that dark areas are always full of false signalling pixels whatever the sensor setting
  • or is it just no good at 1600asa - in which case using low sensor iso and a tripod will fix it - just as we used to use in the days of Kodak 200asa

Yes, low ISO fixes it. The sensor isn't up to modern standards for higher ISOs. The K-5 was about the first model with decent modern ISO performance.

Yes. With SR and mostly WA lenses I didn't often feel deprived by having to operate at 100 iso. The images I took with the 10D still hold up well......not as much detail or DR as a K1, but a fine, clean colorful look.

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