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06-26-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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How waterproof is the K10D

Could I, for example, take it swimming with me?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Toonahfish Quote
Could I, for example, take it swimming with me?
Did you get the out-board engine attachment? Sails are just sooo slow.
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Per the K10D manual (Camera Characteristics):
" Dials, buttons, body joints, and retractable parts of the camera are SPLASH and dust resistant".

And also (Warranty Policy):
"... service will be rendered, and defective parts will be replaced without cost to you.... provided the equipment does not show evidence of impact, sand or LIQUID damage"

(the emphasis is mine in both instances)

So, bottome line: Probably not!
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Kinda curious myself!!! Can one take partly submerged shots at least with the new weather proof DA* lenses

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Could I, for example, take it swimming with me?


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A mate of mine he can take his Nikon something (can't remember what it is) diving with him without a waterproof case.
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I would not want to put it to the test - but I am thinking water resistant is a better phrase than water proof - take it out in a light drizzle to capture some shots (with the da* lens we all hear so much about , sigh ....) - don't think it would survive a snorkling expedititon ....
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QuoteOriginally posted by jfdavis58 Quote
Did you get the out-board engine attachment? Sails are just sooo slow.
Priceless - Unless these are the turbo sails and there is a stiff breeze ........
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Did you get the out-board engine attachment? Sails are just sooo slow.
Not for those of us who live on Island Time.

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Priceless - Unless these are the turbo sails and there is a stiff breeze ........
After a bit of reflection a whole bunch of waterproof analogies started to flow:
Camera on a rope (like soap);
Camera on a paddle board for the novice swimmer,
Cameraboard for surfing action shots.

It gets really silly after a while; many seemingly reasonable and rational camera features generally depend on something called common sense...
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Here is a link to a water resistance test on the K10D.

Pentax k10d water resistant and SR test [Page 1]: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
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QuoteOriginally posted by Toonahfish Quote
Could I, for example, take it swimming with me?
Yes you can, under following circumstances: You know how to swim, there is enough water around to swim in, and you never intend to use the camera as a photography tool again.
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Oh man... No you can't. It's not waterproof. Where did you get that idea?
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Yes you can, under following circumstances: You know how to swim, there is enough water around to swim in, and you never intend to use the camera as a photography tool again.
ten extra laughters just to make the message long enough to pass the short message test
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This has been discussed to death before. The K10D is NOT waterproof in any way, shape or form. It is gasketted against moisture and dust. It means it can get splashed on and wind blown, that's it. It is safe to use in medium rain and high humidity, not the pool or the lake.

What am I saying? It is perfectly safe! Go ahead and take it swimming. I'll bet a nickel it will be fine. Of course that nickel, which I would lose if were serious, wouldn't go far to replace your Pentax K10Paperweight. On the other hand, you buying another one puts more money into Pentax's R&D pocket. So take it swimming. Let us know how it goes.

Sorry if I sound a little over sarcastic tonight, I have a cold and this really has been discussed before.
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Very funny folks, thanks or the good snickers

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Kinda curious myself!!! Can one take partly submerged shots at least with the new weather proof DA* lenses
Personally I wouldn't want to risk it. However I can't see shy you couldn't stick the lens in a clear jar and just stick the jar in the water

A floating glass or plexyglas box might be better
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