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Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D
alaScore 89

1049 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1049 reviews of Pentax K10D. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and image quality are overall positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed reviews on the software and sensor.

usability, performance, price, image quality, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K10D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax K10D


alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Pentax K10D from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the durability and performance. The price and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the software, and some have doubts about the battery.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax K10D


alaTest has collected and analyzed 329 user reviews of Pentax K10D from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviews about the portability and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the video and sensor. There are some mixed views about the software.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Pentax K10D review


Pentax K10D

Excellent photo quality; well-designed and solidly built body; premium features for its price class; nice kit lens.

Occasional autofocus hunting; Shake Reduction only buys you a little over one stop.

A great feature set for the price, pro-level customization, and excellent photo quality make the Pentax K10D a bargain amateur dSLR. Only unremarkable performance holds it back from joining the pack leaders.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Pentax K10D Review


Announced on September 14th 2006, just in time for Photokina 2006 the new K10D is Pentax's first foray into the serious-amateur digital SLR market. It's bigger, tougher and more feature rich than any Pentax digital SLR before it and it certainly...

Smooth clean images with good color and tone, not as crisp as we would like Robust body with dust and weather seals, high build quality Accurate and fast auto-focus Unique exposure modes; sensitivity, shutter/aperture priority, hyper program Selectable...

In-camera image processor unable to deliver crisp sharp edges, better to shoot RAW About a third of a stop less highlight dynamic range than the competition Slightly inconsistent continuous shooting rate (although always around 3.1 fps) Would have been...

My first impressions of the K10D were very positive, a well designed and robust body with a clearly extensive range of manual functions and a fairly logical control layout. The positive experience continued in use with the large, bright Pentaprism...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Pentax K10D SLR


Physical Views Continue on to Page Two K10D Specifications Image Capture Device: Interline interlace CCD with a primary color filter Shake Reduction - CCD Image Sensor Shift Total Pixels - 10.75 megapixels Color Depth - 8 bit (JPEG) or 12 bit (RAW) x 3...

Mar, 2007

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Pentax K10D review


After having produced several models in the cheaper classes of digital SLR cameras, Pentax is now aiming at (semi) professional photographers. It's not a completely new market for Pentax, as they used to be one of the leading brands of camera...

When DSLRs became popular a few years ago, it looked as if Pentax was going to miss the boat. Although it was a big name amongst camera manufacturers, Pentax was one of the last ones to join the digital adventure. First, it brought out models with...

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Pentax K10D Review


When you first take the Pentax K10D out of its box, you can instantly tell that this is a serious camera. Weighing over 700g and measuring 101(H) x 141(W) x 70(D), this is a large and heavy DSLR, even without the lens fitted. The K10D has a...

The Pentax K10D is an excellent mid-range digital SLR camera that manages to achieve the difficult task of being intuitive to use whilst offering a lot of complex functionality. Pentax have included a number of genuinely useful innovations that help to...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Shawn Barnett (

Pentax K10D Digital Camera - Full Review


Just picking it up with a standard set of expectations, the Pentax K10D does not necessarily impress. Spend some time, explore the new exposure modes, learn how to tweak white balance, and you might discover a digital camera that could significantly...

Compatible with an extensive list of Pentax K lenses, Responsive with a good shutter lag time, very good shot-to-shot speed, Good color accuracy, Easy white balance adjustment, Bright, powerful built-in flash, Good quality in kit lens, Fairly quick...

Very warm color balance in low-lighting and warm outdoors, Auto white balance had a hard time with household incandescent lighting, Shadow detail lacking in JPEG images, Slightly high contrast, especially outdoors in full sun, Phantom pixels with...

As with several other manufacturers (pioneered by Olympus, and also including Canon and Sony), Pentax has equipped the K10D to fight a common problem of digital SLRs: dust. First, they've employed a vapor-deposited "Super Protect" fluorine compound...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Jack Howard (

Pentax Takes Quantum Leap with New K10D


The features of the just-announced 10 megapixel Pentax K10D ($899 estimated street, body only) are sure to amaze Pentax lovers, and the photo world in general. Since abandoning the *ist nomenclature on its DLSRs, Pentax has slowly but surely built more...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Pentax K10D


Is the Pentax K10D the ultimate midrange D-SLR? Find out now in our review

Excellent photo quality, though not at default settings ; Image stabilization system works with all Pentax lenses ; Great build quality; easy to hold; weatherproof seals ; Dust reduction system ; Large, bright 2.5" LCD display ; Full manual controls,...

JPEG quality at default settings leaves much to be desired ; Some vignetting with kit lens ; Battery life a bit below average

All things considered, the Pentax K10D is an excellent midrange digital SLR. It offers a solid, well-designed body, rocket-fast performance, and superb photo quality if you get away from the default settings. It may not be a great choice for those used...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Alex Burack (

Pentax K10D


Carrying a large 10-megapixel sensor and innovative feature set, the K10D is Pentax's most advanced DSLR to date. It adds a new image processor and enhanced A/D converter, said to supply a more faithful rendering of the scene. The camera benefits from...

The K10D's image quality is solid all around, though unremarkable. Color fidelity approximates previous models in the line, but falls short of industry leaders in precision and white balance accuracy. Image detail and noise levels are well-balanced...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Alex Burack (

Pentax K10D


Read an unbiased, expert review of the Pentax K10D digital camera.

Priced at $799 and available online for $599 during the holiday push, the K10D supplies a prosumer feature set at an entry-level price point. The feature-laden K10D introduces Sensitivity Priority, adds a dedicated RAW button near the lens mount,...

Dec, 2007

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