Pentax K100D Super review


This clearly feels like a stop-gap camera to wring a few extra months of life out of the K100D until a proper replacement came along (the K200D), but it’s no less worthy for that. It’s nicely designed, performs well and delivers great results. There are some negatives of course – the lack of simultaneous Raw+JPEG recording, poor burst performance (making it a bad choice for sports and action), the clumsy menu and the need to use it too often to access key features – but overall this is a good camera at a fair price.

Its use of the K-mount lens system, and the millions of old lenses that fit it, make it arguably the best option for photographers looking to build a quality system on a tight budget.

Compact System Camera Reviews

Price as reviewed



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

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