Pentax K100D Super Review

Overall Score

45

Main Features

  • 6 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 200 - 3200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 129 x 91 x 71 mm, 646g.
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  • Replaced: K100D
  • Replaced by: K200D

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Pentax K100D Super Overview


First introduced in June, 2007, Pentax K100D Super is a 6 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CCD sensor. Pentax replaced the older Pentax K100D with K100D Super. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Pentax K100D Super with Pentax K100D

Pentax replaced K100D Super with Pentax K200D. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Pentax K100D Super with Pentax K200D


Pentax K100D Super comes with a 23.5 x 15.7 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.26 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Pentax K100D Super

Sensor resolution of Pentax K100D Super ~ 3000 x 2000 pixels.

Pentax K100D Super has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 369.0 mm².

There are approximate 6,000,000 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Pentax K100D Super


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax K100D Super with competitors in entry-level dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Optical Viewfinder
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
11 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
Low Resolution Sensor: 6 MP
Low Screen Resolution: 210k dots
Weight: 646g
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 210 fps
Type Scores

Pentax K100D Super has an Overall Score of 45/100 and ranked #168 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #622 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax K100D Super Scores
Imaging score
37
Features score
44
Value for money score
62
Portability score
78
Overall score
45
Average Scores in Entry-Level DSLR
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
75
Portability Score
79
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Pentax K100D Super


Pentax K100D Super weighs 646g and has external dimensions of 129 x 91 x 71mm (5.08 x 3.58 x 2.8"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level DSLR cameras is 538g, Pentax K100D Super is 108 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Pentax K100D Super
646g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Pentax K100D Super
71mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax K100D Super with the dimensions:

Pentax K100D Super

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight K100D Super Dimensions K100D Super
Pentax K200D Pentax K200D 690 g 646 g 134 x 95 x 74 mm 129 x 91 x 71 mm
Pentax K100D Pentax K100D 660 g 646 g 129 x 93 x 70 mm 129 x 91 x 71 mm
Pentax K-50 Pentax K-50 650 g 646 g 130 x 97 x 71 mm 129 x 91 x 71 mm
Pentax K-x Pentax K-x 580 g 646 g 123 x 92 x 68 mm 129 x 91 x 71 mm
Pentax K10D Pentax K10D 793 g 646 g 142 x 101 x 70 mm 129 x 91 x 71 mm
Pentax K-3 Pentax K-3 800 g 646 g 131 x 100 x 77 mm 129 x 91 x 71 mm
Pentax K-S2 Pentax K-S2 678 g 646 g 91 x 123 x 73 mm 129 x 91 x 71 mm
Pentax K-S1 Pentax K-S1 558 g 646 g 121 x 93 x 70 mm 129 x 91 x 71 mm

Specifications of Pentax K100D Super


General
Brand Pentax
Model K100D Super
Announced June, 2007
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 150
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 210k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 96%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.57
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 369.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 6 MP
Max Image Resolution 3008 x 2008
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model 4 x AA
Physical
Weight 646 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 91 x 71 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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