Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of K10D vs V1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag and focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay


What do the experts think?

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Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Pentax K10D 

Camera Rocket recommends the Pentax K10D  based on its image quality and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentax K10D vs Nikon 1 V1

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Pentax K10D
522 ISO
Nikon 1 V1
346 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Pentax K10D
254 ms
Nikon 1 V1
97 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Pentax K10D
107 ms
Nikon 1 V1
73 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Pentax K10D
400 ms
Nikon 1 V1
1,300 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Pentax K10D
3 fps
Nikon 1 V1
60 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Pentax K10D
500 photos
Nikon 1 V1
350 photos

Features Key features of the Pentax K10D  vs Nikon 1 V1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Pentax K10D
10 MP
Nikon 1 V1
10 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Pentax K10D
1,600 ISO
Nikon 1 V1
6,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

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

Pentax K10D
36.8 microns
Nikon 1 V1
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Pentax K10D  vs Nikon 1 V1 

The colour rendition is excellent, the exposures good and the contrast strong.
Pentax K10D

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentax K10D  vs
Nikon 1 V1 
Megapixels 10 MP 10 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592 3872 x 2592
Size APS-C Nikon CX
Area 23.5 x 15.7 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 2.7x
Pixel size 36.8 microns 11.6 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Hybrid detection
Focus points 11 135
Supports continuous No No


Viewfinder mirror Opaque None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Electronic
Coverage 95% 100%


Max continuous shooting 3 fps 60 fps
Battery life 500 350
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
3 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 254 ms 97 ms
Shutter lag 107 ms 73 ms
Startup delay 400 ms 1,300 ms


Pentax K10D  vs
Nikon 1 V1 
Video None 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p N/A No
Shoots high speed video N/A Yes
External mic jack N/A 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video N/A Phase detection
Autofocus type N/A Phase detection


Size 2.5" 3"
Resolution 210 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view No Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 142 x 101 x 70 mm 113 x 76 x 43.5 mm
Thickness 70 mm 43.5 mm
Weight 793 g 294 g
Is weather sealed Yes No


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