Pentax K10D with Olympus E-500 Comparison

Pentax K10D and Olympus E-500 Main Features

  • December, 2006
  • October, 2005
  • 10 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 8 MP Four Thirds CCD Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 100 - 400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 142 x 101 x 70 mm, 793g.
  • 130 x 95 x 66 mm, 479g.
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Pentax K10D Scores


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

Olympus E-500 Scores


Imaging score
35
Features score
35
Value for money score
58
Portability score
82
Overall score
41

Olympus E-500 with Pentax K10D Overview


Let's compare Pentax K10D with Olympus E-500. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Pentax K10D was released in 2006, and Olympus E-500 in 2005. K10D is newer, which is a plus. E-500 1 years older. However 1 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of K10D is greater than that of E-500. However, the difference of 2 MP is not very significant. 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), E-500 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Both cameras feature 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 3.0 fps continuous shooting. Pentax K10D has 3.0 fps continuous shooting.

General K10D E-500
Brand Pentax Olympus
Model K10D E-500
Announced December, 2006 October, 2005
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2 Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 2
Number of Lenses 150 45
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 2"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 210k pixels 215k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.64 0.45
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 3
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps 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 13.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Auto Red Eye Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C Four Thirds
Sensor Type CCD CCD
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm mm
Sensor Area 369.0 mm² 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 8 MP
Max Image Resolution 3872 x 2592 3264 x 2448
Max Native ISO 1600 400
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 1600
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 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 793 g 479 g
Physical Dimensions 142 x 101 x 70 mm 130 x 95 x 66 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), xD Picture Card
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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