Pentax K100D Super review

Value For Money

Coming in at about £100 less than entry-level offerings from Canon, Olympus and Sony, the K100D Super makes a good case for consumers canny enough not to worry that it only has six megapixels. Only the Nikon D40 can match it for price among current models. The K100D Super offers more features, pound for pound, but where it really scores is that, for photographers on a budget, there’s the knowledge that thanks to its backward compatibility with millions of old K mount lenses (mostly manual focus, admittedly, but some AF ones too), many of which can be bought for peanuts on the second-hand market, you can build up a substantial system more cheaply with this camera than with any other DSLR brand.

This makes it an ideal choice for students and low-income hobbyists. Of course for just £100 more you can buy a much more advanced camera, but whether it’s worth spending the extra money is a matter of personal choice. That £100 could also buy you two or three extra lenses for the K100D Super on eBay. 

Compact Camera Reviews

Price as reviewed



Design 17/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 17/20
Value 18/20
Features 16/20
Overall Score 86%