Pentax K10D with Sony A99 II Comparison

Pentax K10D and Sony A99 II Main Features

  • December, 2006
  • September, 2016
  • 10 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 42 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • -
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 12.0 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 142 x 101 x 70 mm, 793g.
  • 143 x 104 x 76 mm, 849g.
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Pentax K10D Scores


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

Sony A99 II Scores


Imaging score
85
Features score
88
Value for money score
95
Portability score
70
Overall score
90

Sony Alpha A99 II with Pentax K10D Overview


Let's compare Pentax K10D with Sony Alpha A99 II. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Pentax K10D was released in 2006, and Sony A99 II in 2016. Alpha A99 II is newer, which is a plus. K10D 10 years older.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A99 II is greater than that of K10D. The difference of 32 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 . Both cameras have Sensor-shift image stabilization. Sony A99 II has a larger 3-inch Articulated screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
K10D has optical (pentaprism) viewfinder, and the Alpha A99 II doesn’t have. Viewfinder Alpha A99 II has a higher resolution of 2359k dots, K10D has a resolution of no electronic viewfinderk dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Pentax K10D has 12.0 fps continuous shooting. Pentax K10D has 12.0 fps continuous shooting.

General K10D Alpha A99 II
Brand Pentax Sony
Model K10D Alpha A99 II
Announced December, 2006 September, 2016
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2 Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 1
Number of Lenses 150 143
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Articulated
Screen Resolution 210k pixels 1229k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.64 0.78
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 11 399
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 79
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 12.0 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 Off, auto, fill, slow sync, redeye reduction, rear sync, high-speed sync, wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C Full frame
Sensor Type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm 35.9 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 369.0 mm² 861.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 42 MP
Max Image Resolution 3872 x 2592 7952 x 5304
Max Native ISO 1600 25600
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 102400
Min Boosted ISO 0 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
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 490 shots
Battery Type NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 793 g 849 g
Physical Dimensions 142 x 101 x 70 mm 143 x 104 x 76 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/MMC/SDHC card Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS Duo slots
Storage Slots 1 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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