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01-01-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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whats the diff. between the k100d and the k10d?

is there any difference besides the jump from 6 to 10 megapixels?

01-01-2007, 10:17 AM   #2
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k10 has weather seals, a better shake reduction, pentaprism finder as opposed to pentaglass on the k100. the k10 is more geared towards the pro/advanced amateur as opposed to the entry level for the k100.

a few other things in there..i just cant get my mind set right now
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QuoteOriginally posted by zimzum Quote
is there any difference besides the jump from 6 to 10 megapixels?

By all accounts the K10D is a fantastic camera, with advantages over not just its little brothers (the K100/K110D) but also over the competition.

But if you've already made the decision to get a Pentax (perhaps because of the in-camera shake reduction), then your choice is between the K100D (remember, K110D has no SR) and the K10D. And the first difference between those two Pentax offerings is a simple one: PRICE. Right now on Amazon.com, the K100D is selling for $500, without lens; the K10D is selling for $910 for K10D, also without lens.

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A few more things - the K10 has many controls on buttons and levers on the body, while the K100 has those controls in menus. The white balance is better (my opinion) on the K10, there are options to manually adjust the white balance on the K10 (not talking about custom white balance setting - both cameras have that), dust removal system on K10. The K10 is heavier and bigger, but for a heavy (for me) camera it handles very nicely.

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I have also read that the K10D does well in burst (continuous-shooting) mode. That's NOT a strength of the K100/110D cameras. I can only get off about 4, maybe 5 shots in a row on my K100D before it pauses.
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Quick research at Pentax Imaging - Home or even Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more will provide you with a detailed list of features for each. The manuals are also available which will explain the features.

The K100D covers all the basics. The K10D has a wealth of bracketing selections, in addition to weathersealing and more (not really needed) megapixels.

I'm not upgrading anytime soon. Perhaps in say, 3 years when the D* lens selection is out, and any minor bugs have been fixed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
Quick research at Pentax Imaging - Home or even Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more will provide you with a detailed list of features for each.

Pentax.com has a feature that is supposed to let you compare cameras (here is the link) but at the moment (1/1/07) it does not include the K10D. As usual, the web site lags behind the product line.
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I have also read that the K10D does well in burst (continuous-shooting) mode. That's NOT a strength of the K100/110D cameras. I can only get off about 4, maybe 5 shots in a row on my K100D before it pauses.
depending on card speed (and in some cases conditions), you can get about 9-12 raw images, and burst at 3fps till card is full in jpg only

there is also a bunch of techno stuff the k10 has that the k100 doesnt..like the PRIME image engine, 22 bit a/d converter, ddr2 internal memory........

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the poor old k110 never gets much of a mention does it.. odd really being as its the best value for money dslr out there by far at the moment..

the unsung entry level hero.. bless it.. he he.. u could have two of those for the price of a k10..

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I have a k100d and FA 50mm FA f/1.4 lens (more lenses on the way shortly…)

For my needs I couldn't justify a k10d. Sure, I miss the anti-dust feature, weather sealing, and the dial to change ISO on the k10d, but the k100d is a solid camera and I probably don't need anything better for now.

I own the gear required to take some nice photos. If I don’t, it is not the fault of the camera! Owning a cool gadget and a collection of glass if fine, but the results that you get from the camera are what matters most to me.
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