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Pentax K110D

Ergonomics 
 8.0
Build Quality 
 8.5
User Interface 
 8.5
Autofocus 
 7.5
Features 
 7.5
Value 
 9.0
Image Quality 
 8.5
Noise 
 7.5
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100% of reviewers $40.00 8.50
Pentax K110D
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Description:

The PENTAX K110D is a capable little camera. It is identical to the K100D expect that it lacks the shake reduction mechanism.

Camera Manuals:


Pentax K110D
Year Introduced
2006
In Production
No (Discontinued 2007)
Current US Price
N/A
In-Depth Review
N/A
Sensor
Sensor Format
APS-C
Sensor Type
CCD
Megapixels
6.1
Resolution
2008 x 3008 pixels
AA Filter
Yes
Super Resolution
No
Bit Depth
12
Minimum ISO
200
Maximum ISO
3200
ISO Range
200 - 3200
Imaging
Exposure Modes
Auto Picture, P, Av, Tv, M, B
Program Modes
Normal, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night-scene Portrait, Flash Off
Maximum FPS
2.8
Continuous Shooting
2.8 fps up to 5 frames
Shutter Speeds (Auto)
30s - 1/4000s (stepless)
Shutter Speeds (Manual)
B, 30s - 1/4000s
Shutter Life
Exposure compensation
+/-2 EV
Auto bracketing
3 frames
Expanded dynamic range
No
Exposure lock
Yes
Self timer
2 s with mirror lock-up, 12 s
Metering Sensor
16-Segment
Meter range
1 to 21.5 EV
Meter pattern
Multi-Segment,Center Weighted,Spot
Mirror lock-up
Yes
Interval shooting
No
HDR mode
No
Multiple exposures
No
Pixel mapping
No
Scene Modes
8: Night Scene, Surf and Snow, Text, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum
Restrictions
Exposure modes with M and K lenses are restricted to Av (with aperture always wide open) and M (with stop-down metering)
Lens Mount
Mount
KAF (no aperture coupler)
Composition Adjustment
No
Stabilization
No
Power zoom
Not supported
Supported Lenses
All Pentax K-mount lenses except for lenses with the KAF4 mount variant and RE (retractable) lenses. Manual focus only with K-, M-, and A-series lenses and with KAF3 mount lenses. Stop down metering only with K- and M-series lenses. M42, Pentax 645 and Pentax 6x7 lenses with the appropriate adapters (stop down metering and manual focus only).
Lens correction
None
Focusing
Autofocus (viewfinder)
Yes (SAFOX VIII, 11 focus points (9 cross type))
AF Points
11
Autofocus sensitivity
0 EV
Front/back focus correction
No
Autofocus with SDM
No
Autofocus assist
No
Viewfinder/LCD
Viewfinder
0.85x, 96%
Viewfinder type
Pentamirror
Diopter adjustment
-2.5 to +1.5
AF Points in viewfinder
Yes
Exchangeable screen
No
Depth of field preview
Yes
Digital preview
Yes
Live View
No
Top LCD
Yes
Focus Peaking
N/A
Back LCD
2.5 in. 210,000 pix
Body
Weather resistant
No
Control wheels
1
Battery grip
No
Card slots
1
Dust removal
No
Dust alert
No
Memory card type
SD (SDHC with firmware upgrade)
Size (W x H x D)
129.5 X 92.5 X 70 mm
Weight
560 g
File format
PEF (RAW),JPG
Battery life
Battery
4 x AA
Flash
Built-in flash
Yes, GN 15.6 (ISO 200/m)
Sync speed
1/180s
P-TTL flash
Yes
Flash functions
Auto discharge, On (leading curtain sync), Redeye reduction, Slow-speed sync, Trailing curtain sync*, High-speed sync*, Manual*, Wireless*, Contrast control* * Available when combined with external flash
TTL flash
No
Flash exposure comp
-2 to 1 EV
Video
Resolution / Framerates
No
Exposure Modes
Movie mode restrictions
N/A
AF During Recording
N/A
Sound in Movie mode
N/A
Interfacing
GPS
Not Supported
Tethering
None
Connectivity
USB 2.0/Video out, DC in, cable release
Latest Firmware
Version 1.02
Notes
Manual: http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/man-pdf/k100d.pdf
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New Member

Registered: October, 2013
Location: Tifton, GA, USA
Posts: 2
Review Date: October 27, 2013 I can recommend the Pentax K110D: Yes | Price: $40.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Very cheap, tough, easy interface
Cons: no live view, small eye cup, no shake reduction
Years Owned: 1    Ergonomics: 8    Build Quality: 9    User Interface: 9    Autofocus: 7    Features: 8    Value: 9    Image Quality: 9    Noise: 8    New or Used: Used   

Excellent camera to learn on, I;m new to photography so buying a cheap, tough, easy to use camera was a necessity. I really like how it can accept older, more inexpensive lenses and new alike. Also it takes double A batteries, which is also good because it eliminates the need for a charger. My only gripes are the fact that the firmware has to be updated via a 2gb or smaller sd card, or proprietary cable. And that there is no live view, which is a big help in low light and because my eye cup is scratched pretty deep.

Sample pics:


SMC Pentax-m 50mm f2


SMC Pentax-m 50mm f2
   
Site Supporter

Registered: April, 2011
Location: Lost in translation ...
Posts: 16,593
Review Date: July 10, 2011 I can recommend the Pentax K110D: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Good starter DSLR five years ago ...
Cons: Never had enough time to use it to its potential ...
Years Owned: 5 years    Ergonomics: 8    Build Quality: 8    User Interface: 8    Autofocus: 8    Features: 7    Value: 9    Image Quality: 8    Noise: 7    New or Used: New   

"Bonjour",

My wife bought me my K110D as a Christmas present five years ago, because I had previously mentioned that I had a K1000 back in high school ... plus I was also looking for a new DSLR camera (either a Pentax or a Nikon). It was a nice surprise to have a Pentax again, and it was a great camera to get back into some more "serious" photography ... at that time we only had point & shoot cameras.

My biggest regret is that I never really had enough time to put it through its paces. It was mostly used for family photos, etc. After recently buying newer Pentax DSLRs, I have kind of gone back to using this camera even more than before. Nostalgia, no it's just good, simple and fun to use (in M mode).

I agree with Bokehboy's review. Lack of Shake Reduction was not a problem for me many years ago. 6 MegPix is fine. AA batteries are a plus (like for my K-r). The kit lens (DA 18-55, version I) worked really well, too. What's funny is that I have put some better quality lenses on the K110D (i.e, D FA 100 f2.8 Macro WR), and the results are much better than I expected. I will try to post a sample or two later. (Edit: see below of a quick sample ...)

So, what's the task at hand? Well, maybe revisit and re-evaluate again ... so I'll the K110D an "8" rating, because I feel that it deserved such a rating five years ago (given its price point and overall performance) ... and it still deserves the same rating today.

PS - Go look at the dpreview.com in-depth review concerning the K100D (8.5 out of 10 and "highly recommended") http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentaxk100d/page24.asp

Edit; Here are a few photos of the K110D with my D FA 100 f2.8 Macro WR ...





   
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Registered: May, 2009
Location: Pennsylvania, U. S. A.
Posts: 247
Review Date: June 13, 2009 I can recommend the Pentax K110D: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: N/A 

 
Pros:
Cons:

This is one of my favorite cameras. In ways it is superior to my K10D. I actually prefer this camera to the K10D.

Lower resolution is not a problem for me with a higher quality lens than most kit lenses.

Lack of shake reduction is not an issue as any high quality work I do is shot from some type of pod or mount along with a remote shutter release.

Rain and weather resistance is easily and inexpensively handled with a simple Rain Sleeve.

No "hot pixels" or "Christmas Lights" as the k10D is prone to. IMO not nearly as noisy at any ISO as the K10D.

AA battery power. No specialized battery so if you forget your spares you can get batteries for it anywhere.

For the price these are now available at you just cannot beat them!

Taken with a K110D on a tripod with an inexpensive Pentax FAJ 28-80mm zoom:

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