Pentax K100D Super

Released June, 2007
  • 6 MP
  • APS-C 23.5 x 15.7 mm CCD
  • 2.5" LCD
The main LCD is still visible in bright sunlight, and the menu folders easy to navigate.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2007)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Pentax K100D Super

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

K100D Super
2.8 fps
K-5 IIs
7 fps
Pentax K-5
7 fps

Features Key features of the Pentax K100D Super

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

K100D Super
6 MP
K-5 IIs
16.1 MP
Pentax K-5
16.1 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

K100D Super
3,200 ISO
K-5 IIs
51,200 ISO
Pentax K-5
51,200 ISO

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

K100D Super
2.5"
K-5 IIs
3"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

K100D Super
0.55x
Pentax K10D
0.62x
Pentax K20D
0.62x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

K100D Super
61.1 microns
Pentax K-5
23.0 microns
K-5 IIs
23.1 microns

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Pentax K100D Super


9.0
Unusually on a budget model you even get a separate LCD display window atop the camera, enabling you to review essential shooting options at a glance.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Lens

Taking note where due, Pentax have addressed that cost criticism, keeping the same pixel count but dropping the recommended price to £399, and still including an 18-55mm kit lens into the bargain.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2007)
However, under normal daylight shooting conditions, and with the kit lens attached, you'll find you're rewarded with impressively colour-rich scenes, metering that's spot-on and a good handling of contrast, with results visibly grainy if you opt for the top whack ISO3200, but certainly not throwaway either.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2007)
Those looking for an inexpensive entry into digital SLR photography probably aren't going to be chopping and changing optics with any degree of regularity, but, along with the handy built-in anti-shake, it represents another way of Pentax trying to get one over its direct competition.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2007)

Sensor

It's a moot point as to whether the target beginner audience for this camera is going to truly benefit from dust removal.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2007)
Our grumpiness was largely because the design hadn't changed much since the days of the *ist D - if anything this incarnation is larger, yet at the same time less fussy - and, with a six megapixel resolution it felt overpriced at £600 when you could buy a 10MP DSLR for a similar outlay.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2007)

Image stabilization

This is where the Shake Reduction feature - activated via a simply slider at the rear - comes into its own, though you'll need to back it up with a tripod for the latter setting.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2007)
If you're happy not playing the numbers game and aren't going to be printing much larger than A3 poster size, the K100D Super offers a solidly fashioned, well performing, all-round option for those wanting a fuss-free route into digital SLR photography.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2007)

Photography

This price point means that it'll no doubt be snapped up in droves by doting dads, which means that shooting portraits will be important for many buyers.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2007)
These share space on the dial with the more creative likes of program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual and, unusually, a bulb mode for subjects requiring a slow shutter speed such as fireworks and night scenes.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2007)

Battery

The only slip is that you don't get a rechargeable battery supplied, which is disappointing.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2007)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CCD
Megapixels 6 MP
Resolution 3008 x 2008
Size APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 61.1 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG

display

Type LCD
Size 2.5"
Resolution 210 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view No

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

performance

Max continuous shooting 2.8 fps
Continuous shooting 2.8 fps, JPEG

features

Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization Sensor shift

video

Video None

focus system

Type Contrast detection

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentamirror
Coverage 96%
Magnification 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.55x

form factor

Size 129 x 91 x 71 mm
Thickness 71 mm
Weight 646 g
Is weather sealed Yes
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