The Pentax K10D
and similar Samsung GX-10
are 10.2 megapixel digital single-lens reflex cameras
launched in late 2006. They were developed in a collaboration between Pentax
The K10D was announced on September 13, 2006, and it became available on January 1, 2007. The Pentax K20D
, successor to the K10D, was officially announced on January 23, 2008.
The K10D has been hailed by Popular Photography and Imaging
magazine as "an all-star player,"
Technology and construction
It combines a 10.2 effective megapixel CCD
sensor, coupled with a 22-bit analog-to-digital converter
(ADC) and a shake reduction system
which also provides a dust removal feature to keep dust off the sensor surface. The K10D features a new image processor called PRIME
(Pentax Real IMage Engine), which interfaces with DDR2 RAM
, providing 800MB/s bandwidth. The camera body is dust and weather-resistant featuring 72 seals throughout the camera.
Images can be saved in JPG
, Pentax raw image format
(PEF) or standard DNG
format. The Pentax K10D was among the first digital cameras to support the DNG format
Competition and market segment
The K10D's feature set does... Read More