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Pentax K10D Image Samples, Reviews, Leaks, Launch and Buzz!

Leaked image of the Pentax K10D with D-BG2 Battery Grip

I'll come right out and say it. From the initial leaked K10 D photos and announcement on Steve's Digicam website, my impression is that the Pentax K10D has got to be the King of sub-$1000 digital SLRs featuring a 10MP imaging sensor (specifically, the K10D features an APS-C CCD Sony sensor, with 10.75 million total pixels measuring 23.5 x 15.7 mm). Competition-pounding, weather-sealed body stuffed up to the neck with features such as the ability to use *all Pentax lenses built since 1964* (eat that!, Nikon and Canon!), built-in Shake-Reduction (too cool - SR with all your lenses since 1964!), a sensor dust removal system, 9 cross-type AF sensors (of the 11 AF brackets in total) and more.

This page will track interesting discussions, points, articles, image samples, reviews and everything else related to this phenomenal camera from Pentax. On another note, it's disappointing that there have been no K10D sample photos available on the internet yet ... I can't wait to get my hands on the test pictures as soon as they surface - I'll keep you posted about it here ... official K10D image samples are available ... see below for the link.

Quick Scan: Latest Pentax K10D Prices and Deals

  1. Work-in-progress: Mega link-list of full-sized Pentax K10D image samples from users and K10 reviews.
  2. Tune in to this list of Pentax K10D user reviews - more user impressions to be updated as new owners report back!
  3. New Pentax K10D ISO1600 images from the first production cameras to hit the United States - see the full-sized image samples right here. They're pretty phenomenal, in my opinion, with very nice "grain" characteristics and chroma noise is at very low, almost insignificant levels.
  4. Do you know of any Pentax K10D videos? Then please leave a comment here and share the links - thanks!
  5. Unboxing the Pentax K10D - a nice picture series for those of us who're silently waiting for our own Pentax K10D.
  6. Want to see some full-sized ISO1600 images shot with a pre-production Pentax K10D? Click here!
  7. Official Pentax K10D images are here! Really, really nice. Taken with the latest Pentax pancake lens too ... which one, you say? See this!
  8. OK, the official Pentax K10D Instruction Manual is now available - click this direct link to the K10D operation guide ... there is also other K10 documentation available there such as Shake Reduction Fact Sheet and the Pentax K10D Full Color Brochure - nice!

    Please don't accuse anyone of being in the bootleg business, but ... here's the unofficial-and-quickly-taken-down Pentax K10D PDF user guide aka operation manual, kindly hosted at Bear in mind that this is only the draft version, so bits and pieces might be missing. I'll update the link to point to the official instruction manual as soon as it's made available.

  9. Read the detailed Pentax K10D report (a hands-on preview at the time of writing, not a full-blown review yet) by Phil Askey of
  10. Can't get enough of the K10D? Visit for more K10D images and text (if you can read Japanese). In a related thread, it seems that those who attended the Pentax exhibition in Japan were mysterious high-ISO prints, which were also mentioned in a PDML mail.
  11. Poll: Pentax K10D vs Samsung GX-10
  12. Pentax K10D News Roundup
  13. Side-by-side images showing size comparisons between the Pentax K10D vs K100D bodies
  14. The K10D works in tandem with modern Pentax lenses (read another related post) to optimize the SR effect for a given focal length. If a lens does not transmit focal length information, a menu pops up for the user to input the focal length.
  15. More information on the D-BG2 Battery Grip (does not use AA batteries).
  16. Rumours of Pentax SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) lenses
  17. Zoom lenses, focal lengths and the Pentax Shake Reduction system
  18. Price of the K10D with and without the kit lens at B&H Photo
  19. Economics gone wrong? 9 of the 11 AF sensors on the Pentax K10D are of the cross-type variety - in a sub-$1000 camera? UNBELIEVABLE!
  20. An ad in Photolife magazine (Canada) showing the K10D below the Pentax K1000 SLR.
  21. A shortlist of new Pentax lenses on the horizon.
  22. Very nice front view of the the Pentax smc P-DA 16-45mm f/4 ED AL mounted on the K10D.
  23. If you're like me, very interested in the K10D, but have not much experience with features and functionality of Pentax Digital SLR cameras in general, head over to this thread which gives a great and useful summary on this topic.
  24. Want to handle and feel the awesome build quality of the K10D? Maybe win an Toyota FJ Cruiser in the process? Then, read about the Test Drive a Pentax promotion.
  25. Read this thread that discusses the way Pentax implements ISO control on their digital SLR camera bodies.
  26. Speculating and discussing the TresOkies has captured the good Pentax K10D stuff in a PDF document.
  27. (12-Sep-2006) The great Pentax K10D leak on Steve Digicam's website, and the famous thread that reached 150 posts in 2 hours!
  28. How Pentax implements ISO value changes without the need for a dedicated ISO button.
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Leaked image of the Pentax K10D with D-BG2 Battery Grip
Leaked image of the Pentax K10D with D-BG2 Battery Grip