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Pentax K100D Super Digital SLR with

Pentax K100D 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Shake Reduction and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

$135.14


Pentax K100D Super Manual Camera , Pentax K 100D Super

Sony A100
Coming in at just over half a kilo, the Sony is the second heaviest after the Pentax K100D Super. The slightly squarer design is more reminiscent of Minolta than the usual slick curves of Sony, but feels a lot more substantial in the hand. The large grip is great to handle and once the shutter button is found, the index finger sits comfortably atop. However, it is situated just behind the selection dial and is set a little further back than other cameras which takes some getting used to. A little curve on the back lets the thumb settle and means the camera can be used one handed easily enough. The camera is available as a twin lens kit and this comes with the 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 which is the highest range on a standard lens in this test which is good when the multiplication factor is taken into consideration. The large zoom is the 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 and both are the DT range of lenses which are believed to be manufactured by Tamron as Sony also owns a stake in the lens company. If that is the case, then they could have done a better job. I think it may be the plastic used as the outer casing as the lens feels tacky and not well built, but the actual weight and operation contradict that thought. The zoom is smooth and the manual focusing works as well as any other DSLR.

The Zuiko digital 14-45mm lens has an aperture range from f/3.5-5.6. The zoom is very smooth like fluid and when manual focus is selected, the focus ring is a separate area which also has a rubber grip. Interestingly, the lens has a metal mount which is generally unheard of in kit lenses, so it is very refreshing to see a company making the effort.

Pentax K100D Super
The K100D is probably the most solid feeling of the five cameras on test. It has a big chunky grip and also has some weight to it which will be more balanced when coupled with a heavier lens but that could make it a bit too heavy for some users.

Pentax K100D Super Digital SLR

Review Date: January 1, 2014 I can recommend the Pentax K100D Super: Yes | Price: $200.00 | Rating: 9 

Timelapse hecho con una Pentax K100d super + intervalometro

Pentax K100D Super Performance
Using a standard SD or a SDHC card and shooting JPEGs the camera knocks out the first five images fairly quickly, but then slows right down so that in the 10sec test it can only put out a sluggardly 14 shots. Switching to RAW is worse, with just five recorded shots in total. This is a pretty poor performance and shows that if you have very good build quality on one hand, you're going to pay for it somewhere else.

Pentax K100D Super Performance
Using a standard SD or a SDHC card and shooting JPEGs the camera knocks out the first five images fairly quickly, but then slows right down so that in the 10sec test it can only put out a sluggardly 14 shots. Switching to RAW is worse, with just five recorded shots in total. This is a pretty poor performance and shows that if you have very good build quality on one hand, you're going to pay for it somewhere else.