Compared to...

Studio scene comparison (RAW)

See previous page for RAW conversion notes.

This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F). Camera settings as per previous pages.

Pentax K10D vs. Canon EOS 30D

Pentax K10D (RAW)
Canon EOS 30D (RAW)
3,073 KB (3872 x 2592)
2,909 KB (3504 x 2336)

Shooting RAW and using the same conversion workflow we can see that the K10D does indeed manage to extract slightly more detail from the scene than the EOS 30D, however there's no huge leap in image resolution from eight to ten megapixels.