Pentax K10D with Nikon D500 Comparison

Pentax K10D and Nikon D500 Main Features

  • December, 2006
  • January, 2016
  • 10 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 21 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 10.0 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 142 x 101 x 70 mm, 793g.
  • 147 x 115 x 81 mm, 860g.
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Pentax K10D Scores


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

Nikon D500 Scores


Imaging score
69
Features score
90
Value for money score
92
Portability score
67
Overall score
83

Nikon D500 with Pentax K10D Overview


Let's compare Pentax K10D with Nikon D500. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Pentax K10D was released in 2006, and Nikon D500 in 2016. D500 is newer, which is a plus. K10D 10 years older.
The sensor resolution of D500 is greater than that of K10D. The difference of 11 MP is quite a lot. 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), D500 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Nikon D500 has a larger 3-inch Tilting 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 10.0 fps continuous shooting. Pentax K10D has 10.0 fps continuous shooting.

General K10D D500
Brand Pentax Nikon
Model K10D D500
Announced December, 2006 January, 2016
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2 Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 1.5
Number of Lenses 150 305
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Tilting
Screen Resolution 210k pixels 2359k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.64 0.66
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 11 153
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 99
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 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Auto Red Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Type CCD CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 369.0 mm² 369.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 21 MP
Max Image Resolution 3872 x 2592 5568 x 3712
Max Native ISO 1600 51200
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 1640000
Min Boosted ISO 0 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 1240 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL15
Physical
Weight 793 g 860 g
Physical Dimensions 142 x 101 x 70 mm 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/MMC/SDHC card XQD/SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
Storage Slots 1 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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