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DigIT reviews the Pentax K10D DSLR

DIWA Awards member DigIT has just published their review of the Pextax K10D digital SLR. [Editor's note: review is in norwegian.] The Pentax K10D features 10.0MP resolution on an APS-sized CCD, Shake Reduction, Dust Reduction, Dust and weather-resistant seals, and a couple of innovative exposure modes. Here is Kai Thon's summary of his review [translated into English]:

Pextax K10D DSLRPentax K10D is a most pleasant camera to work with. It has a professional look and a weatherproof construction, CCD-shift image stabiliser and dust removal, a large and bright viewfinder with exchangeable focusing screen, a very convenient button for instant RAW shooting (.PEF or .DNG), digital preview function, multi exposure and a lot of other goodies.

The camera delivers excellent image quality with very low image noise even at ISO 1600 and wide dynamic range thanks to 22-bit A/D conversion. Color reproduction and white balance are both neutral and natural.

Its 16-segments evaluating metering is a bit too conservative with highlight subjects and optimum image quality requires a better lens than the standard 18-55 mm zoom.

My main concern is the harsh JPEG compression at "Best" quality setting, with almost the same compression ratio as "Better" quality.

Unfortunately, Pentax have not fully implemented professional requirements. I miss X-sync terminal for studio flash, selectable options for noise reduction, larger selection of image parameter presets, 100% viewfinder coverage and multiple memories for manually metered white balance. A more user friendly menu system, memorising previous setting, is also desired.


[ Read the whole Pentax K10D DSLR review at ]

Related Links:

- Dec-13-06 review at Luminous Landscape
- Dec-15-06 review at DPReview
- Jan-11-07 review at Megapixel [Fr]

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