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K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens
 
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Pros

  • Simple controls (6)
  • Strong construction (5)
  • Short lag time (4)
  • Large clear LCD (3)
  • Quiet (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Fun (3)
  • Travel (3)
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5.0

Love this camera

By delecdee

from Ontario

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright LCD
  • Comfortable Controls
  • Quiet
  • Small Lag Time
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Art
    • Fun
    • Photojournalism
    • Travel

    Comments about K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens:

    Easy to use for the beginner, but complicated enough for the pro.
    Many options!!!!

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    5.0

    a classic camera for the ages

    By rjb

    from portland OR

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Comfortable Controls
    • Strong Construction
    • Weatherproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everything

      Comments about K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens:

      Sad to see this camera discontinued. It will do anything anyone could ask of a camera, and doesn't use up too many megapixels in the files. I love my k10d and am so glad I got it when I did. Models are changing so fast and for what purpose? RB in Portland

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      5.0

      Beautiful Camera

      By Ducky

      from Oregon

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Bright LCD
      • Comfortable Controls
      • Quiet
      • Small Lag Time
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Exposed LCD

      Best Uses

      • Landscapes
      • NatureWildlife

      Comments about K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens:

      Whats wonderful about the K10D is that is compatible with any of the Pentax lenses ever made. Nice solid construction unlike the Nikon D40 or the Canon Rebels which feels like toys. Bulb mode is a pluse...you can leave the shutter open as long as your battery holds up for taking shots such as star trails. The optional battery grip doubles your battery life as well as making life easier when taking portraits when holding the camera verticaly.

        • Similar:
        • Fujica ST605N, Pentax K1000, Canon S2 IS

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        5.0

        Asking no more for its price

        By Erick, Q

        from halifax,NS,canada

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Comfortable Controls
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fun
          • Photojournalism
          • Travel

          Comments about K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens:

          For its price, what else you wanna pentax add in K10D?
          fast AF speed+pro feeling+save the future money on leans+dust clear+water/dust resistance...

          K10D is the star. best price/performce ratio I have ever found. If you donot care about the moeny just wanna follow the brand, go for C/N.if you wanna spend your money at the best place. welcome to K10D's world.

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          5.0

          A MEMORABLE DSLR FIRST TIME EXPERIENCE!!

          By BENJAMIN

          from LODI, NEW JERSEY

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Bright LCD
          • CLEAR CUT PICTURES
          • Comfortable Controls
          • Dustproof Body
          • Image Stabilization
          • Quiet
          • Shake Reduction
          • Small Lag Time
          • Strong Construction
          • Weather sealed

          Cons

          • NONE THAT I CAN FIND

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Fun
          • SPECIAL EVENTS
          • Sports
          • Travel

          Comments about K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens:

          Clear pictures with great handling. The camera is obviously bulkier than the point and shoot camera that I have been used to but it fits my hand like a glove. The shake reduction / image stabilization features works well with my fascination to try and get pictures of moving objects. Another great feature is the weather seals because I like to take a lot of outdoor pictures. I also like the fact that it uses an SD card compared to a compact flash for memory/ storage. Prisewise, it was the features that made my decision easier to buy PENTAX over the competition in a sub [$]DSLR. THE ONLY THING THAT I WISHED THIS CAMERA HAD WAS A "LIVE VIEW". OVERALL, I AM HAPPY WITH THIS CAMERA.

            • Similar:
            • SONY DSC-P10 CYBERSHOT

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            5.0

            Excellent Camera

            By tmbrdr69

            from Yuba City, Ca.

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Controls
            • Small Lag Time

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wildlife Photography

              Comments about K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens:

              I have always been a Pentax man. I learned photography on the Pentax K-1000. As I started to advance into the hobby of photography I bought the Pentax ZX-M. The switch to digital was one that I knew was coming and was happy to see that Pentax not only had an excellent digital camera on the market but that the camera was also compatible with lenses that I had already acquired. The K-10D performs flawlessly. It feels like a natural extension of my hand. The prolific number of seals also make it a natural selection for me as I am into wildlife photography.

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              5.0

              Very impressive

              By Kathy

              from New York

              Comments about K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens:

              From the moment I opened the box I was impressed with how solid the camera body is! It's no featherweight. That's for sure. I bought the Pentax digital 50-200mm zoom lens also. This purchase was an upgrade from the Canon Powershot S5 IS which I'll keep for a spare. I like everything about the Pentax K10D. I had no difficulty learning how to use it and I've only had it a couple of weeks. I can use my old Pentax lenses with it if I want to and I can even use 52mm close up filters (bought for another 35 mm camera that I have) on the 18-55mm digital lens. Of course I have to set the camera to manual focus for that. I like that the images look natural, not harsh and sterile. I LOVE this camera and I plan to keep it for a very long time.

              Expertise: Advanced amateur

              Problems Encountered: None so far.

              Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Pentax K1000, Canon AE-1 Program, Kodak EasyShare Z740, Canon Powershot S5 IS

              Items I Recommend: Pentax Flash, Lowepro Micro Trekker 200 Bag, Pentax SMCP-DA 50-200mm zoom lens

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              5.0

              Solid camera

              By Henry

              from Aalesund Norway

              Comments about K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens:

              Excellent building quality, 10 out of 10, feels just right in your hand. I choose this camera mostly because its rain and dust proof. I planned to use it mostly outdoors and i Norway it's raining or snowing most of the year, so this was the most important feature for me. Picture quality is very good, specially in RAW. There is some minor cons with this camera. No focus light (only with flash up) The money system is a bit old style from a camera model from 2007, canon camera have better menus

              Expertise: Advanced amature

              Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Fuji f30

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              5.0

              HIGHLY Recommended!

              By Irishboi2000

              from Wisconsin

              Comments about K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens:

              I did a lot of research before I made this purchase. I compared Pentax, Canon and Nikon... and in most online reviews, the Pentax K10D was rated equal and sometimes superior to more expensive Canon and Nikon models.Having used a Pentax 35mm before, I was aware of the high quality of the Pentax name. So I went ahead and purchased this camera, and have absolutely no regrets. It has performed flawlessly- and all of the options are within easy reach and are easy to change.The build quality is excellent- the camera feels like it's a professional model. When you add the battery grip, it becomes a true professional model- giving you all the options you need to take professional quality images.So don't 'buy for a name'- buy for the quality! Canon and Nikon are the most popular names out there- but like one reviewer said... Pentax is to cameras as Macintosh is to computers- many people buy PC's, but everyone knows that a Mac performs better.

              Expertise: Semi-Professional

              Items I Recommend: D-BG2 Battery Grip

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              5.0

              Super camera, definitely a leader in the pack

              By Cary M

              from Aiken, SC

              Comments about K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens:

              I researched DSLR cameras for about a month looking for theperfect first DSLR to purchase. I sifted through reviewafter review of cameras such as the Canon XTi, Nikon D80,Sony Alpha, and the Nikon D40X. I had almost decided on theXTi when I saw this camera in the B&H Digital Photographyhandbook one day. I did my research, and much to mysurprise I found that this camera performed surprisinglywell in comparison to the other cameras I listed above. Ifelt the K110D at my local camera shop and I was sold. Thebody fit my relatively large hands perfectly and the bodyhad a solid feel. Another plus was the amount of weatherseals on the camera body, meaning I can take this camera outon the water or the beach and not have to worry aboutgetting foreign substances in the body. I ordered the bodywith the 18-55 lens, as well as the 55-200mm zoom from B&H. When I got it out of the box and began taking pictures, Iwas amazed at the speed of the autofocus, the handlingcharacteristics of the camera, and the clarity and colors ofthe pictures. A big plus of this camera is the shakereduction built into the body, which allows me not to haveto buy image stabilized lenses. Shutter lag is almostnon-existent, and the 3 frames per second picture rate issuper. Overall, I feel that I made a perfect purchase formy needs, and one that didn't empty my wallet completelyeither. If anyone is looking at the XTi, D80 or 40X, orAlpha, I would strongly advise taking a look at this camera. I am sure glad that I did.

              Expertise: Amateur

              Problems Encountered: Image stabilization helps, but it doesn't seem to let mestop down as much as the packaging says.

              Previous Equivalent Item Owned: FujiFilm F30

              Items I Recommend: 18-55 lens, 55-200mm lens

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              5.0

              Great deal.

              By Shannon Stanfield

              from Knoxville

              Comments about K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens:

              I've had pentax since spotmatic, to super program, 6x7, pz series. Then ist D, Dl and now 10D. Nitty gritty. With dedicated flash this syncs at 4000th and the flash shifts to auto at high speed. What this means is you can meter around the flash like a studio light. For exposure sensitive digital, once you have had this you can't give it up. Steps up from Dl are the auto rotation for digital images, preview for white balance-(great idea), and focus lock on the back. The batteries give little warning before going, yet hold their charge forever so back ups are dependable. The iso shift sounds silly, yet I find myself using it as well. Anti shake I don't use, and as far as dust removal still plan to do some yourself. I have two of these and will buy the next one out I'm sure. For newbies, Pentax is to cameras as Macintosh is to computers. They don't have them in Wal-Mart. Also, the comes-with-it-lens is really nicer than you might think. Little distortion.

              Problems Encountered: None

              Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Lots

              Items I Recommend: After market batteries, dedicated flash

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              5.0

              A New BenchMark

              By Tactic pic

              from Slc utah

              Comments about K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens:

              I have been using this camera and other Pentax cameras forthe last 25 years and anyone in the business who knows glassknows that out side of German glass there is no better glassin the industry then Pentax. I am pleased to see that nowPentax has a camera that can be matched with the best glasscanon and nikon think they have better glass but if onereally dose his or her research they will see that Pentax istruly a cut above. I have had this camera for 3 months andam amazed at the results considering that this camera is outperforming others that cost 3x as much way to go pentax keepup the good work. Another benefit is pentax is constantlyupdating firmware and software and unlike some of it'scompetition dose not leave you with extras that promise alittle for a lot of money!

              Problems Encountered: Its only fault is the resolution on the Lcd

              Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Canon 5d, Pentax ist, Pentax ist ds2

              Items I Recommend: got some old lenses they work just as well as the new ones only cheaper sometimes better and this camera can use every lense pentax has ever made

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              5.0

              After hours of comparing

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens:

              After spending countless hours in front of the monitor, going from Nikon to Canon in comparison to Pentax. The information that i came up with led me to making the decision to purchase the K10D. Where photography leads me-(in the woods), this camera is just what i am looking for. By the way it is my photographic eye that i want to show and not the equipment.

              Problems Encountered: none

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              5.0

              Great Digital SLR

              By MW

              from Indinapolis, Indiana

              Comments about K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens:

              I love my D10. It is a great compliment to my film MX and PZ1 SLRS. The performance is outstanding, 8x10 and 11 x photo are beautiful. I was going to buy another brand DSLR but waited till Pentax released this camera. It was worth the wait.This is a comfortable camera with a great feel in the hands.. I have the DBG2 grip and that is a great addition. A plus for me is that it works with all my current Pentax lenses, however I will be adding more lens to my bag.

              Problems Encountered: No problems

              Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Pentax PZ1, MX ME, Nikon, Bronica

              Items I Recommend: DBG2 Grip, Spare Battery,

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              5.0

              I'm happy!

              By Doug

              from Windsor, Ontario, Canada

              Comments about K10D SLR, Digital Camera Kit with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm Lens:

              Well designed grip, comfortable to hold one handed. Light enough for extended hiking (yes, mine will be used deep in the bush - it is rain and dust resistant). Viewfinder very bright and clear. Lots of features, be prepared to spend some time with the manual. Menus easy to use and figure out, fewer cryptic symbols than most. Built in flash not very powerful, but works good for fill.

              Problems Encountered: Other than the delay in getting it to market, none!

              Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Canon T90

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