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07-06-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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Pentax SF10 suitable for mom?

I just got a Pentax SF10 body for free along with a lens I purchased on eBay. My mother has a decent little digital camera, and she never gets any photos developed. Every few months I visit her, and while I'm there I upload photos to snapfish and order her prints.

I think it'd just be easier if she could use a film camera again, and she's expressed some interest in being able to take really high quality shots like I'm getting with my Kx. So I was thinking of giving her this SF10 with one of my spare lenses... I haven't even powered it up yet (waiting on a rechargeable 2CR5 and charger to show up), but I'm curious if program mode will be simple enough for her to handle. She can figure out how to zoom and how to turn it on, but beyond that I'd rather her pretend no other buttons exist.

Will this be a suitable camera for her?


07-06-2011, 01:21 PM   #2
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I wasn't very familiar with this model's reputation, but after reviewing:
Pentax SF7/SF10 Camera Reviews - Pentax Camera Reviews - DSLR and Film SLR Database
I would say that it is exactly what you are looking for.
07-06-2011, 02:15 PM   #3

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I have an SF!, which is very similar to the SF10.

The only drawback is that sucker is heavy! That's both good and bad. The thing is built like a tank, so it will last. I think you could drive nails with it. But, that makes it heavy and a little bit bulky, especially compared to your K-x

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