Pentax K10D with Canon 40D Comparison

Pentax K10D and Canon 40D Main Features

  • December, 2006
  • October, 2007
  • 10 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 10 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 6.5 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 142 x 101 x 70 mm, 793g.
  • 146 x 108 x 74 mm, 822g.
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Pentax K10D Scores


Imaging score
49
Features score
44
Value for money score
67
Portability score
72
Overall score
51

Canon 40D Scores


Imaging score
49
Features score
48
Value for money score
66
Portability score
70
Overall score
52

Canon EOS 40D with Pentax K10D Overview


Let's compare Pentax K10D with Canon EOS 40D. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Pentax K10D was released in 2006, and Canon 40D in 2007. EOS 40D is newer, which is a plus. K10D 1 years older.
These two cameras have the same sensor resolution - 10 MP. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . K10D has image stabilization(Sensor-shift), EOS 40D doesn’t, it is a big minus. Canon 40D has a larger 3-inch Fixed screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Both cameras have a optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Pentax K10D has 6.5 fps continuous shooting. Pentax K10D has 6.5 fps continuous shooting.

General K10D EOS 40D
Brand Pentax Canon
Model K10D EOS 40D
Announced December, 2006 October, 2007
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2 Canon EF/EF-S
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 1.6
Number of Lenses 150 321
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 210k pixels 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.64 0.6
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 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps 6.5 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Auto Red Eye Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Type CCD CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm 22.2 x 14.8 mm
Sensor Area 369.0 mm² 328.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3872 x 2592 3888 x 2592
Max Native ISO 1600 1600
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 3200
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 800 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 793 g 822 g
Physical Dimensions 142 x 101 x 70 mm 146 x 108 x 74 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/MMC/SDHC card Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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