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Pentax K100D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 538 reviews of Pentax K100D. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the sensor, and the flash and shutter get critical views.

usability, price, performance, portability, image quality

focus, color, viewfinder, shutter, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K100D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax K100D

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Pentax K100D from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the shutter and viewfinder, while there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, portability, durability

viewfinder, shutter

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax K100D

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Pentax K100D from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax K100D Digital SLR

 

Pentax updates its DSLR range and thankfully comes up with a new name in the process.

It may be the cheapest DSLR on the market, but the Pentax K100D isn’t short of advanced features, performance or image quality, and can comfortably hold its own against the Nikon D40. Build quality, design and handling are all superb, and the Shake...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax K100 D DSLR digital camera

 

The K100D is a compact well specified D-SLR that in terms of its retail price takes on the likes of Nikon's D50 but is specified closer to the Canon EOS 400D. It also replaces its predecessor, the *ist DS2. There's a lot of camera here for your money,...

Handling, image quality, ease of use, price

Pentamirror viewfinder, indistinct viewfinder info display, some key controls only in menus

Looking at the specification and the price, the K100D is certainly a lot of camera for the money. Results are good overall (bar my few caveats mentioned above) and handling is a doddle thanks to a neat control layout and compact size.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Pentax K100D review

 

Yet another variant of Pentax's 6MP DSLR line

Solid build

A touch expensive ; Lack of features

The K100D is barely distinguishable from a whole procession of look-alike Pentax SLRs

Sep, 2006

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Pentax K100D

 

Excellent image quality.Efficient CCD-level Shake Reduction.Low sensitivity to noise (up to 800 ISO).RAW Format.Good LCD monitor.Digital Preview mode.Excellent ergonomic design.Well-built.

No RAW+ JPEG format.No light for top mounted LCD panel.Occasionally confusing menu options.Supplied with alkaline batteries.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Digital Arts (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Pentax K100D Super review

 

Pentax may have been the first Japanese manufacturer to market with a 35mm SLR back in the 1950s, but the maker has been slow to capitalize on the seemingly insatiable demand for digital SLRs.

Compact dimensions and solid construction, anti-shake compatibility with huge range of the makers legacy lenses, including early screw-fit

Lowly six-megapixel resolution. Inexcusably limited continuous shooting

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Jill Lubetkin (thinkcamera.com)

Pentax K100D & Pentax 18-55mm lens: Review

 

A good all round entry-level contender with enough advanced features to keep most enthusiasts more than happy

Responsive auto focus ; Good ISO range ; Takes Pentax KAF2 lens mount ; Robust build ; Shake Reduction ; Self-cleaning sensor

No rechargeable power pack ; A tad heavy ; Pictures a bit soft ; Price Comparison ; Pentax K100D & Pentax 18-55mm lens

A good-all round, entry-level contender with enough advanced features to keep enthusiasts happy too - especially if they have brand loyalty to Pentax and can make use of their existing stock of lenses. The K100D Super represents value for money par...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : best4reviews.com (best4reviews.com)

Pentax K100D

 

Looking at the specification and the price, the K100D is certainly a lot of camera for the money. Results are good overall and handling is a doddle thanks to a neat control layout and compact size. If you're looking for a compact, easy to use D-SLR...

Handling, image quality, ease of use, price

Pentamirror viewfinder, indistinct finder info display, some key controls only in menus

Jul, 2007

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Pentax - K100D

 

In the days when film was king, Pentax had a mighty reputation for its SLR cameras, including a much admired K-series (K2, KM, KX) which culminated in the legendary K1000 that stayed in production from 1976 ...

An affordable, solidly built and versatile digital SLR with a host of improved features over the previous '*ist' series, resulting in outstanding picture quality and shake reduction.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Pentax K100D review

 

Is Pentax on to a winner with its first K mount DSLR featuring a shake-reduction system?....

May, 2007

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Pentax K100D Digital SLR

 

The Pentax K100D Digital SLR is a great digital camera.  It feels very comfortable in hand, and produces very natural pictures with little noise and rich pleasing colours. This camera is very easy to use (in auto mode), and would definitely suit a...

Dec, 2006

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