Pentax K10D Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax K10D 
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Predecessor: Pentax *ist D
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Successor: Pentax K20D
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General
Model Number: K10D
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $999.95
Street Price: $788.89
Date Available: 2006-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 27.9 oz (790 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.6 x 4.0 x 2.8 in.
(142 x 101 x 70 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 10.2
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.12 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2)
Lens Thread: 52mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SMC P-DA
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 38 (T)
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 52mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11-point TTL phase-matching (SAFOX VIII)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; Eye-level Pentaprism
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: No
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 210,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 20.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 1600
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, ISO priority AE
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL open-aperture: 16-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash-off, Flash-on, Auto + Red-eye reduction, Flash-on + Red-eye reduction
Flash Guide Number: 11.0 m / 36.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: IR or wired
Connections (extended): DC input, wired remote
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.62
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 12
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.39
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 0.38
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 3.12
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): Unlimited
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.254
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.181
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.281
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.107
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.183
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 0.40
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 2.70
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 7,481
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI50 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 480
Software
Included Software: S-SW55 Software (CD-ROM)
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000/XP, MacOS 10.2 or later
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Image stabilization is sensor shift type. Kit version is priced at $100 more than body only, and comes bundled with an 18mm - 55mm F3.5 � F5.6 DA series smc PENTAX zoom lens.

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