Full Review posted for Pentax K10D|
(Friday, April 6, 2007 - 13:48 EDT)
Just picking it up with a standard set of expectations, the Pentax K10D does not necessarily impress.
Spend some time, explore the new exposure modes, learn how to tweak white balance, and you might discover a digital camera that could significantly improve your photography. That does impress. We're willing to bet that some photographers won't want to shoot with anything else once they've discovered a few of the K10D's unique modes.
But beware, the Pentax K10D isn't for everyone. There are no Scene modes, and Auto White Balance doesn't work the way we've come to expect, nor the way we think it should. You have to plan ahead. While you shouldn't have to do that with Auto White Balance, we were surprised by more than a few of the Pentax K10D's subtle approaches to what a digital SLR can be. Modes that let you shoot in new ways, buttons that eliminate steps, and custom functions that make the camera work for you: all add up to a camera worth a second look.
Read the full review for more on the thought-provoking Pentax K10D.