Review: Pentax K100D is A-OK

Pentax K100D DSLR

“Whereas its 6.1 megapixel resolution may seem to be only ‘average’, in comparison to many current dSLR cameras, the K100D’s image quality leaves nothing to be desired,” says in its review of the Pentax K100D.

So, on a scale of one to ten – with 10 being excellent – they gave the K100D a 9.2 in functionality and 9.4 in photographic qualities.

There’s just a couple of minor quibbles: 1) the TTL viewfinder’s eyepoint is near the exit pupil and requires being very close to see the visible frame and the info clearly, and 2) the LCD display on top of the camera is not backlit. Save for those two, the K100D is A-OK.

It is one of the most interesting entry-level dSLRs currently on the market, says Not only is it priced reasonably, but it also offers most of the features that can be desired in a dSLR, topped off by a shake reduction system that is camera-based, making it capable of stabilizing the image, irrespective of the lens mounted on the body.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.