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Pentax K10D Digital SLR Camera (18-55mm Lens Kit)

by Pentax
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  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Battery Model: Camera Specific Powerpacks
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • CD-R / CD-RW: No
  • Camera Resolution Heigth in Pixel: 2592
  • Camera Resolution Width in Pixel: 3872
  • Changeable Lens: Yes
  • Chip Type: CCD
  • Compact Flash Card: No
  • Depth in mm: 70
  • Digital Zoom (Ratio): 1
  • Effective Pixel (in Megapixel): 10.2
  • Height (mm): 101
  • Image Stabiliser: Yes
  • LCD Monitor Resolution in Pixel: 210000
  • LCD Monitor Size in Inch: 2.5
  • Longest Shutter Speed: 30s
  • MP3 Playback: No
  • Maximum Pixel (in Megapixel): 10.75
  • Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
  • Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
  • Memory Type: External
  • Micro Drive: No
  • Mini Secure Digital Card: No
  • Movie / Voice Recording: No
  • Multimedia Card: No
  • PC Card: No
  • Photo Resolution Heigth in Pixel: 2592
  • Photo Resolution Width in Pixel: 3872
  • PictBridge: Yes
  • RAW Format: Yes
  • Range Finder Type: Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD
  • Reduced Size Multimedia Card: No
  • SLR / Compact: SLR
  • Secure Digital Card: Yes
  • Secure Digital High Capacity Card (SDHC): Yes
  • Sensor Size: 23,5 x 15,7 mm
  • Serial Shot Mode: Yes
  • Shortest Shutter Speed: 1/4000s
  • Smart Media Card: No
  • Weight in Grams: 710
  • WiFi Connectivity: No
  • Width (mm): 141.5
  • XD Card: No
  • Zoom Type: Not Applicable
  • microSD/ TransFlash Card: No
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 14.1 x 10.1 cm ; 712 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.2 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: K10D + 18-55mm DA
  • ASIN: B000JG1WFW
  • Date first available at 20 Nov. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 231,931 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

The Pentax K10D digital SLR features an array of Pentax innovations including 10.2 effective megapixels and a Pentax-developed Shake Reduction (SR) system that effectively offers a 2.5 to 4 stop advantage for sharp, blur-free images even under difficult shooting conditions, such as macro and telephoto photography or low light settings without a flash. Also featured is a newly-developed Pentax Real IMage Engine (PRIME) designed exclusively for Pentax digital SLR cameras to produce well-balanced, true-to-life images. Pentax also incorporated a new high performance 22 bit A/D converter to quickly transfer images with accurate color tones and richer gradation from the CCD to the imaging engine. The new Dust Removal (DR) system incorporating Pentax-original Special Protect (SP) coating helps keep the CCD surface dust-free, and adds a shift mechanism to shake dust off the CCD. All this is housed in a dependable dust-proof, weather-resistant body construction featuring 72 seals throughout the camera to allow you to continue shooting even in dusty or rainy environments.

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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Keith A. Moseley on 23 Dec. 2007
As often happens in the war between DSLR manufacturers, one suddenly steals a march on the others by introducing new features while also driving the prices down. I had nearly given up on Pentax just before the K10D appeared, believing that they had permanently lost the market to Nikon and Canon. This camera is revelation because it has the solid build and features of a £1000+ 'prosumer' rival for under £500; in fact it has decidedly more features.

There are modes galore, including the ability to three-way balance shutter speed, aperture and floating ISO number against each other. The ability to fine-tune colour temperature is a delight for indoor photography and, using the rear display panel, there is colour-bias 'moveable spot in a box' control built on top of that. I take a lot of pictures in places with truly horrible lighting, such as high pressure sodium illumination. I can adjust the image colour on the fly, so I go home with naturally lit images needing little computer correction. In all, the controls have evolved intelligently while somehow retaining a familiar feel from Pentax's first autofocusing SLR's in the 1980's. Controls and functionwise, there's far too much to describe here, needless to say.

The camera feels solid and ergonomically well laid out. Its shape also fits snuggly in the hand. I bought the battery grip with the camera. This provides a compartment for a second battery and a spare SD card but also has duplicate shutter button, as well as shutter speed and aperture dials. These are arranged for use when the camera is held sideways for portrait shots. All the camera's opening panels are rubber sealed. Several have fiddly little twist locks which are a begger to find in low light.

My camera came with an 18-55mm lens which looks well built.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Roy on 27 Sept. 2007
Anyone who has used SLR cameras for sometime, and is familiar with the basics of photography, this probably is the best DSLR under £1200. If you are prepared to spend some time with this camera, you will realise how much can be done with this kit. The K10D allows full control over every aspect of digital photography, you can tweak it to your preferences, there is multi exposure options too. The image quality is brilliant. The metering system has not let me down, and is more accurate then most DSLR's in the market. The build quality is superb, I can not think of any other DSLR camera with a better build quality under £ 1200. As per lenses are concerned, this camera is more backward compatible than any DSLR. Pentax is also introducing new USM lenses. The present available range is more than enough for any Advanced Enthusiast / Professional. The interesting bit is its backward compatibility, which allows the enthusiast to dig into 25 million lenses that Pentax has made since the early 70's. This is a camera for someone who takes his / her photography seriously, is looking to experiment and is familiar with the basics.

I would recommend this camera to the serious enthusiast without a doubt.
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful By R. Collins on 29 July 2007
As a long-standing SLR user, this was my first dabble into the digital market. What a great camera, the quality of the images is as good as film. The price for what you get is great.
I took mine on a tour of New Zealand, just after purchase, and took about 1600 photos in 4 weeks. The camera behaved itself and produced images that very rarely did I need to alter the selected speed/aperture. The LCD display was easy to see and made reviewing the images very easy. The battery lasted really well, only needing charging about 4-6 times. It was easy to operate and all the function buttons are well positioned.
Connectivity is easy with any computer as the camera is just recognised as a storage device so transferring images does not require the correct software to be preloaded. If using the supplied software it was easy to alter RAW images.
Only down point was finding that one of my older pentax fit lenses didn't work with the camera. All of my other pentax lenses worked fine, so if you have a fine old lens that you would like to keep using, check about compatibility.
I have no problem recommending this camera to a beginner or a more seasoned user as it handles so well and produces lovely images.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Gadget Fan TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 19 Oct. 2007
I have had this camera for a month or so after having used a Samsung GX10, and have been very impressed with it.

Build quality:
The first thing I noticed was how solid it felt in my hands, given the price point of this camera I was quite amazed. To my mind it feels as good as the Nikon D80. The grip is comfortable and the buttons in sensible positions.

Key Specs:
1. With weather and dust seals the pentax K10D is uniquely placed in the DSLR market to combat adverse weather conditions. Add to this the anti-dust system and you have a very effective system. Anyone with a DSLR who has suffered from particles on the sensor will tell you this is very very useful. I've taken thousands of images and not had to re-touch any due to particles on the sensor. It is slightly off-putting when you start the camera up and feel a bit of a shake though I quickly got used to this
2. Anti-Shake seems to work pretty well, certainly noticeable without it, although I don't know how this compares with other cameras systems.
3. 10MP Sensor, most people will not need bigger - I've printed off some A3 prints that I've been very happy with.

It feels great in the hand, very solidly built and has an array of buttons close to hand. Focus zones and metering zones can all be changed with external buttons. You do however have to go into the menu system to change the ISO, but you quickly get used to doing this. The white balance settings give you a preview of the impact different selections will have on the image, which is very useful, particularly when you deliberately choose an incorrect setting. I don't think the metering system works quite as well as my friends nikon, but on the whole was pretty impressive and to be honest metering adjustments are very easy.
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