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Item#: N82E16830184049

PENTAX K100D Super Black 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

  • CCD 6.1 MP
  • 2.5" 210K LCD
  • Auto - 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (auto range selectable) Manual - 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • PENTAX KAF2 Bayonet Mount
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General

Brand
PENTAX
Model
K100D Super
Color
Black
Dimensions
5.1" x 3.6" x 2.8"
Weight
20.1 oz.
Package Type
Body Only

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
CCD
Image Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.7mm
Gross Pixels
6.3 MP
Effective Pixels
6.1 MP
Dust Cleaning System
Dust Removal System
Image Stabilization
Body-based, magnetic, free-floating CCD-shift shake reduction
Resolution
3008 x 2008

White Balance

White Balance
Auto preset modes - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (W, D, N), Flash
Manual mode(s)

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
Penta-mirror
Coverage
96%
Magnification
0.85x (w/ 50mm f/1.4 at infinity)
Dioptric Adjustment
-2.5 to 1.5
Focusing Screen
Natural-Bright-Matte II
Depth-of-Field Preview
Optical diaphragm stop-down (digital preview available via custom function)

LCD Monitor

LCD
2.5" 210K

Focus

Focus Type
SAFOX VIII autofocus system
AF Points
11-point

Exposure

Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV
Metering System
TTL open-aperture 16 segment metering
Multi-segment
Center weighted
Spot
ISO Sensitivity
Auto - 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (auto range selectable)
Manual - 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30s with bulb

Flash

Flash Type
Retractable P-TTL auto-popup flash
Flash Mode
Auto, Manual, Auto w/ Redeye, Manual w/ Redeye

Drive System

Continuous Shooting Speed
2.8 frames per second

Function

Scene Modes
Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Text, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum

Recording System

File Format
RAW, JPG (EXIF 2.21), DCF (design rule for camera file system), DPOF, Print Image Matching III
Recording Media
SD / SDHC Card

Lens

Lens Mount
PENTAX KAF2 Bayonet Mount

Interface

USB
Yes

Power Source

Battery
4 x AA Batteries

Manufacturer Warranty

Labor
1 year limited
Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Terry R.
  • 4/23/2008 1:23:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsSome things to know.

Pros: I did not buy this yet. I have been looking for a good digital SLR Pentax camera that uses the old lenses and this is the best so far for the money, unless you are well to do. I have like 6 lenses from my ole Pentax ME film camera from the seventies. It still works well, but digital is the way to go. Read the forums at Dpreview.com which stands for Digital Preview of cameras, they are considered the place where consumers hear from professionals about digital cameras. These shake reduction features really do work with slow exposures hand held or otherwise. The dust reduction part is good too, as you will eventually get dust into any camera if you use it outside, tho this one has about the best sealing of the camera body.

Cons: I wanted to share a coupla things that you don't normally hear from at stores. You cannot see the picture in the digital screen when taking the picture. Only expensive 1,000 dollar cameras can do this at this time, other than of course the point and shoot. They may in the future of course. You use the viewfinder and look thru the little window. It works pretty good. Your older lenses won't work for autofocus unless they were desinged for that too.

Other Thoughts: The megapixels seem like too few for the money. THIS IS UNTRUE. You get more noise from more megapixels, and this is a BIG problem above 8 megapixels tho some manufacturers are having a better result lately. Read at Dpreview.com forums for more info, search on noise megapixel.

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  • Kristopher P.
  • 1/21/2008 7:48:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEverything I thought it would be

Pros: Nice kit lens, batteries last forever with low flash use. Focuses quickly, pictures are AMAZING. Never knew how much better a DSLR could be over a point -n- shoot. Got used to menus quickly.

Cons: It's big, it's heavy, and may not be the most ideal camera for theme parks, etc. But, I knew this before I bought it.

Other Thoughts: I'd buy this again, and recommend.

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  • Michael G.
  • 12/3/2007 10:10:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat DSLR!

Pros: Reasonable price for a full featured DSLR. Terrific selection of lenses that won't cost you an arm and a leg. Easy to use. Good upgrades from the K100(non-Super).

Cons: Less pixels than similar models from Nikon and Cannon.

Other Thoughts: This is a great camera to use and on the fly adjustments are fairly quick and easy to find in the menu structure. The price of the K100(standard) is great compared to comparable cameras from the other major manufacturers. The super is closer in price but you still save $$ because the lenses are significantly cheaper and terrific quality. Overall, a great buy and great camera.

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