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Pentax K10D Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

Pentax K10D Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

10.2 Megapixel.GIF2.5 inch LCD.GIFuses JPEG and RAW file formats.GIFthis camera has an ACCESSORY SHOE for ADD ONS such as external flash, light or microphone.GIFconnects via USB only.GIFLi-Ion battery.GIFuses Secure Digital (SD) and High Capacity Secure Digital (HCSD) cards.GIF

The Pentax K10D Digital SLR Camera combines 10.2 megapixels, a 2.5 inch LCD and battery life of up to 730 images between charges.  This camera features Pentax's Shake Reduction (SR) system, a Dust Removal system, a weather-resistant body construction, a high precision auto focus and auto sensitivity control.   The Pentax K10D features a 11-point auto focus sensor which quite impressively has nine points (in the centre) which are sensitive to both horizontal and vertical detail.  
This package includes the K10D Body only (no lens). NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

What are the features and how will they benefit you?
(PRIME) Pentax Real Image Engine – developed to meet the performance requirements of a higher resolution CCD sensor, the PRIME engine gives your images truer colour tones, wider dynamic ranges and natural looking images when using high-sensitivity ISO settings. The engine also allows faster image processing, up to 3 frames per second until memory card is full for JPEG, and will process RAW images in-camera!
10 Megapixels + 22 Bit A/D Converter
– a high resolution 10 Megapixel CCD combined with a 22 Bit analogue-to-digital converter gives a higher dynamic range and finer tuning of colours compared to 12 bit converters.
RAW+JPEG, PEF RAW & Adobe DNG RAW format
- The K10D gives you the option of JPEG, RAW+JPEG, conversion from RAW to JPEG in-camera and capture in Adobe’s open standard DNG RAW format. You can shift quickly from JPEG to RAW + JPEG with the camera’s RAW button. RAW has 12 bits of data instead of the 8 bits in JPEG so highlights and shadows are not lost and original colour bit depth is preserved. Also RAW format lets you undo some camera settings such as white balance, sharpening, levels and colour adjustments.
11 Point Autofocus
– In Auto mode the camera will focus on the nearest object, or you can individually select any of 11 points within the frame, or just select the centre of frame as the main focus point. In continuous autofocus mode the camera will adjust focus automatically on a moving subject.
Shake Reduction
– the Pentax Shake Reduction system allows for hand-held use in situations where a tripod would normally be required, such as with telephoto lenses, long exposure times or low-light situations. Increase your hand-held shooting by 2.5 to 4 stops.
Dust Removal
– When the Shake Reduction system shifts the CCD at high speed, the dust is shaken off the CCD and falls onto an adhesive sheet preventing dust returning to the CCD surface. Eliminates dust flecks on your images.


What's in the box?

Pentax K10D Digital SLR Camera Body
Camera Strap
Rechargeable Battery
Battery Charger
USB Cable
AV Cable
Body Cap
12 Month Warranty with CR Kennedy

To get started, DCW recommends...

uses Secure Digital (SD) and High Capacity Secure Digital (HCSD) cards.GIF

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Secure Digital Cards are available in standard speed, as well as other options including high speed and cards with USB connectivity.  We recommend High Speed Secure Digital cards.

Li-Ion battery.GIF

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Take your photography to the next level with these Optional Accessories

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Chargers & Cables
Data Transfer
Flashes & Lights
LCD Protection & Cleaning
Lenses & Filters
Power Options
Viewfinder Accessories

Full Specifications of the Pentax K10D Digital SLR Camera

Camera Type Auto-exposure digital SLR still camera with TTL auto focus, built-in retractable P-TTL auto flash, and CCD shift shake reduction and dust reduction
Image Capture Device 10.75 megapixel interline interlace CCD with a primary colour filter (10.2 megapixels effective)
Color Depth 8 bit (JPEG) or 12 bit (RAW) x 3 colours
Recorded Pixels JPEG 10M(3872x2592 pixels), 6M(3008x2000 pixels), 2M(1824x1216 pixels), RAW M(3872x2592 pixels)
Focus System TTL phase-matching 11-point autofocus system (SAFOX VIII)
Autofocus Modes AF-Single (with focus lock), AF-Continuous, Manual
Shake Reduction CCD Image Sensor Shift
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2 mount compatible with Penatx KAF2, KAF and KA mount lenses
Power zoom function Available
Light Metering TTL open-aperature metering with choice of: 16-segment, Centre-weighted & Spot meter; Metering Range: EV1 - EV21.5 (At ISO 200 with 50mm f1.4 lens)
Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Exposure Control Green, Program AE, ISO Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter & Aperture Priority AE, Metered Manual, X-Sync, Bulb
Exposure Compensation  +/-3 EV (1/2 or 1/3 steps)
Auto Exposure Lock Available
Depth of Field Preview Via viewfinder or LCD
Auto Bracketing 3 frames +/-1.5EV (1/2 steps) or +/-1EV (1/3 steps)
Shutter Speed 1/4000 - 30 seconds and Bulb
White Balance TTL Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Manual
Flash Built-in series-control retractable P-TTL pop-up flash; GN 15.6 (at ISO 200/m)
Flash Modes Auto, Flash-off, Flash-on, Auto + Red-eye reduction, Flash-on + Red-eye reduction; Flash Exposure Compensation: +1 to -2 (1/2 steps)
Digital Filter Black & White (4 types), Sepia (3 types), Colour (18 types), Soft (3 levels), Slim (+/- 8 levels), Brightness (during playback)
Drive Modes Single-shot, Continuous 3 fps to card capacity (JPEG), 12 frames (RAW), Self-timer (12sec, 2sec), Auto bracketing, Extended bracketing, Remote Control (0sec, 3sec)
Storage Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card
File Formats Still - JPEG (Exif 2.21), RAW (PEF, DNG), DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), PRINT Image Matching III
Optical Viewfinder Pentaprism with Natural-Bright-Matte II focusing screen; 95% coverage, 0.95x Magnification (with 50mm f1.4 lens, -1-1);
Diopter Adjustment  -2.5m-1 to +1.5m-1
LCD Monitor 2.5-inch, TFT colour LCD (Low Reflection) with Histogram display; Approx. 210,000 pixels
Playback Modes Single, Index - Nine image; Magnification: 20x
Interfaces USB 2.0 high speed; Video output compatible with NTSC and PAL formats
Power Source Rechargeable D-LI50 Lithium-ion battery, Optional AC adapter
Dimensions (W x H x D) 141.5 x 101 x 67.5mm
Weight 710g (without battery and SD memory card)
Specifications: Pentax subject to change without notice

For a review of the Pentax K10 D-SLR see the dp-review site.

dp-review Pentax specifications:


Pentax Australia 

Pentax Australia says:

The PENTAX K10D offers advanced photo enthusiasts an array of innovations in image capture technology and camera functionality. These include a 10.2 megapixel CCD contained within the PENTAX developed Shake Reduction system that offers 2.5 to 4 stops of compensation for shooting in low light or with telephoto lenses.

The new PRIME image processing engine is supported by 22-bit A/D conversion for truer colour tones with richer gradation, and an improved buffer memory that increases capture speed and allows for in camera image processing. All this is housed within a rugged weather and dust resistant body that incorporates CCD Dust Removal system.

The unique PENTAX exposure modes adjust for any shooting situation and the 11-point autofocus system and 16-segment meter will give sharp, perfectly exposed images even in the most difficult lighting conditions.