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DigIT reviews the
Pentax K10D DSLR
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]:
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"
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
- Dec-13-06 review at Luminous
- Dec-15-06 review at DPReview
- Jan-11-07 review at Megapixel
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