New Camera this Year

I've been using the camera below, a K10D for the past 10 years. It was time to get a new one, so the K-1 arrived in the spring.
During the last 10 years before I acquired the K-1 I tried the K20D, K-x, K-5 II, K-50, K-3, K-70, and 645Z. None compared to the K10D though, until the K-1.

2 comments:

Anonymous | December 21, 2017 at 9:29 AM

Here via Pentax Forums.

I'd like to know, out of curiosity, in exactly what way you feel the K10D beats out cameras of the K-5 and K-3 tech lines. I had an *istDL until it died & was replaced by the K-5, and then more recently I bought an *istDS for the analogue TTL capability and use it frequently, so your perspective would be interesting.

Derek Miller | July 9, 2018 at 12:42 PM

I wrote a lengthy comparison with lots photos here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/6-pentax-dslr-discussion/353089-ks-1s-0s-my-journey-k1000-k10d-k-1-lots-photos.html

But to summarize tech differences, the K10D is one of the last cameras in the industry to use a CCD sensor (645D also uses a CCD sensor). This sensor is unbeatable at ISO 100. The K10D provides me with noise-free, clean blue skies at that ISO. The advantage of a CMOS sensor is less noise at higher ISOs, but there are trade-offs, such as a small amount of noise at ISO 100 with a CMOS sensor.

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