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General Description

When introduced in 2006, the K10D was the top-of-the-line Pentax DSLR. The robust "semi-pro" body is much larger and heavier than its predecessors. The K10D incorporates the then new in-camera "shake reduction" (first introduced in the K100D), dust and weather seals, and it can operate lenses with in-lens focusing motors (SDM or DC). It was a success on the market and won the Japanse Camera Grand Prix 2007, the European EISA Camera award 2007, and the 2007 TIPA Digital SLR Expert award.

As Pentax and Samsung co-operated from 2005 until 2008, Samsung lauched a twin camera model badged as "Samsung GX-10".

The K10D GP camera body, D-BG2 GP Battery Grip and the O-ST55 Camera Strap make up the "PENTAX K10D Grand Prix Package". This limited edition package was sold in July 2007 as a commemoration of the K10D winning the prestigious Grand Prix 2007 Award in Japan. The camera body and battery grip are lined up with dark-brown rubber. The PENTAX logo on the camera's pentaprism housing, the K10D logo at the upper-left corner of the camera's front panel, and the mode digital indications are accented in a standard gold color signifying the limited-edition status. The "CAMERA GRAND PRIX 2007" lettering and the award logo mark are also displayed on the lower part of the LCD monitor of the camera's back panel. The specially designed leather camera strap features the "CAMERA GRAND PRIX 2007" lettering, the award logo mark, and the K10D logo, in the same gold color. Each camera body is identified with a serial number, which is exclusive to the PENTAX K10D Grand Prix Package. Pentax produced 5000 Grand Prix packages, and about 200 were sold in Germany for 1099 Euro each.

Product Information
Exact NameK10D
Years of Production2008 ~ 2009
Availabilityabout once a week, used
Catalog Number19095
Sold with Case

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount"crippled" KAF2
Mount Limitationsdigital A aperture or metered manual only
AF System (sensitivity)SAFOX VIII, 11 sensors (0 ~ 19 EV)
AF with supersonic lensesyes
Power-Zoom Featuresauto-lens retract, power zoom
Self-Timer12 / 2 sec
Mirror Lock-Up
Cable ReleaseCS-205
Infra-Red Releaseremote control F
Custom Functions32
Additional Featuresweather sealed, DOF preview, mirror lock-up
Width x Height x Depth141.5 x 101 x 70 mm
Weight715 g
Image Sensor
Effective Pixel Count10.2 megapixel
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor Size15.7 x 23.5 mm
Focal-Length Multiplication Factor1.53 x
Image Storage
Data-Storage FormatsRAW (DNG, PEF), RAW + JPG, JPG
Storage MediaSecure Digital (SD and SDHC)
Digital Features
Shake Reductionyes
Dust Removalyes
Live View
Orientation Sensoryes
Exposure System
Exposure ModesAv, HyM, HyP, P, Pgreen, Sv, TAv, Tv
Metering Modes with K and M Lensescenter-weighted, spot
Metering Modes with A and newer Lenses16-segment, center-weighted, spot
Meter MaterialSPD
Exposure Compensation (Step)+/-3 (1/2 EV steps)
+/-2 (1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Lockyes
Meter Range0 ~ 21 EV
ISO Range100 ~ 1600 ASA
Constructionelectronic (vertical)
Shutter Speeds30 ~ 1/4000, B
Mechanical Speeds
Magnification [Coverage]0.95x [95%]
Aperture IndicationLED
Shutter-Speed IndicationLED
Interchangeable Screensyes
Power Source
Batteries1 x Lithium-Ion D-LI50 rechargeable
ExternalBattery Grip D-BG2
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting3 frames per second
Flash System
Command Protocol(s)
FeaturesHS, P-TTL
Synchronization Speed(s)1/180 ~ 30, B
Built-In Flash
Guide Number (GN)11
Coverage (35mm equivalent)28
Auto Pop-Up
Red-Eye Reductionyes
AF Assistyes
Fitting Case(s)soft case: O-CC55