A seasoned photographer is known for his Eye, literally as well as figuratively. He can easily single out the one unique thing in a multitude of objects around him and can turn it into a memory, a phenomenon or even an icon. But, unknown to many, a photographer is known also for his Hand, which can easily distinguish between a camera that is meant for the larger multitude of clickers and shutterbugs and one which is made for those who, like him, are dedicated to the world of photography. According to many such seasoned lensmen, the Pentax K10D is also easily distinguishable as a ‘serious camera’ meant for those who consider it an investment rather than for those who call it a luxury. The Pentax K10D is a 10.2mp DSLR that boasts of some of Pentax’s best features.Design and Functioning
Weighing over 700g and measuring nothing less than 70mm in depth, the Pentax K10D is a large and heavy DSLR, even without the lens fitted. It is also has a reassuringly solid feel that belies its mid-range price-tag, with a magnesium alloy body and extremely angular, sculpted hand-grip. This camera is the first Pentax DSLR to offer a Shake Reduction system. There's a RAW button, which instantly sets the image quality to whichever RAW format is selected in the menu system, useful if you are shooting in JPEG and want to quickly switch to RAW mode for a particular image. The Sensitivity-Priority, a new feature in this camera, automatically selects the best combination of aperture and shutter speed for the chosen ISO speed. Pentax’s signatory Green Mode is also incorporated into this camera, for those who would like the camera to guide them in terms of the right exposure values for a certain scene so that they can get used to gauging too. When it comes to the displays, the optical viewfinder of Pentax K10D seems to display many more menus than even its LCD screen, which makes it a more versatile function as compared to the usual viewfinders that one runs into. since most serious hobbyist and professional lensmen prefer to store their pictures in the RAW format as compared to the JPEG format, this camera provides a dedicated button which converts images taken into the RAW format to allow the storage of greater details and to facilitate usage of photo-editing softwares like Adobe PhotoShop. This camera is compatible with SD/SDHC cards.