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Pentax K1000

Pentax K1000
alaScore 82

159 reviews

Sep, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews of Pentax K1000. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance. The usability is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

usability, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax K1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Pentax K1000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the portability.

usability, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax K1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Pentax K1000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Pentax K1000

 

In conclusion the Pentax K1000 is great for the beginner photographer as well as the professional who's doesn't feel the need to upgrade to an SLR with automatic capabilities. Although the manual functionality may take some getting used to, this camera...

Built to last100% manual, no auto mode at allCamera puts the results in the hands of the user

No on/off switch for meteringNo longer manufactured but still readily available online

If you tend to shun new technology and prefer to do all the work instead...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.co.uk)

Making the Most Out of Every Photo (Film Camera Review)

 

Introduction Technology is like fashion. Most people want to buy the latest thing to show off to their friends and to get their approval. I, on the other hand, have taken the opposite approach by going ‘retro' and buying a film camera from Ebay. ...

Basic, Robust, Perfect for Beginners

Basic - Lack of features may frustrate enthusiastic or professional photographers

May, 2013

Consumer review (photographyreview.com)

Pentax K1000

 

My fist SLR Camera (this will date me) Was an East German made Praktica Super TL. This was a very similar camera to the K1000. It was given to my on my 11th birthday. In 1979 I bought a K1000. I found the performance of the K1000 about equal to the...

Extremely rugged. Took it to some very rough places and exposed it to a lot of extreme environments. It never ever let me down. Pentax manual focus lenses are some of the finest optics in the world.

Not many. Can't think of any. It's not intende to be anything more than it is. And it does it with Style!

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (photographyreview.com)

Pentax K1000

 

I purchased a K1000 in May of 1980, yes 1980. This is the best camera dollar for dollar I believe you can buy. An amateur can use it and take great pictures and a pro can use it and take fantastic pictures. It has no bells or whistles, but one thing it...

Exceptionally solid camera Reliability Takes fantastic pictures Easy to use for a beginner but can be used by a pro

All manual If you want auto anything it doesn't offer it.

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (photographyreview.com)

Pentax K1000

 

Great student camera

It's a great tough camera, last for a long time even through the rougher times.

No self timer.

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (photographyreview.com)

Pentax K1000

 

I have had this camera for 1 week and after seeing the first prints i knew this was going to be a great camera for everything this is one that is a perfect for a leaning camera and also one great for a pro

all most everthing about it

not anythink i can think of

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (photographyreview.com)

Pentax K1000

 

The K1000 is an excellent "all-around" camera that is at home in the hands of a student, as well as in those of a seasoned professional. The camera has no automatic settings (not such a bad thing), and is a tool that can be used to take great...

No automatic settings means you have to think about the picture before you take it. Lenses are plentiful and relatively inexpensive. An excellent student camera. The steel body is well-suited for outdoor or extreme photography, and can take a great...

No automatic settings - may intimidate or confuse those with a limited knowledge of photography. Light metering needle is non-illuminated, has no on/off switch, and is almost impossible to read in dark shooting situations. Lens cap must be kept on when...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (photographyreview.com)

Pentax K1000

 

The K1000 is an easy to use all-around 35mm SLR. With no automatic settings, it makes you think about your shot before taking it. Clean-looking, classic, and plenty of lenses available for it. Earlier models have all-steel body with little plastic. A...

Completely manual settings. Extremely durable. Easy to use. Lenses are plentiful and easy to find in good condition. Will continue to shoot even if battery for light meter is exhausted. Film is easy to load, even while in the field. Body is well built,...

Although a plus for many, the camera has NO automatic functions. All settings must be done manually before shooting. No autowinder option available. No self-timer. Light meter uses button-type battery, and it will die quickly unless lens cap is kept on...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (photographyreview.com)

Pentax K1000

 

A simple beginner's camera yet also good enough for the serious amateur. This is a fully manual and fully reliable SLR. It's so basic yet to awesome.

simple and easy to use, good features, long lasting shutter, this camera is built like a tank.

fully manual

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (photographyreview.com)

Pentax K1000

 

The K1000 is a great, basic, simple, camera. I don't know of any camera in it's genre that can top it.

fully mechanical (battery dies, keep on shooting) match needle metering (no LEDs. gives a much better feel for adjusting exposure) solid as a rock scads of lenses available

no depth of field preview

Mar, 2004

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