Pentax K100D Super review

Full specification for Pentax K100D Super

Sensor 23.5 x 15.7mm CCD with 6.1 million effective pixels
Output Size JPEG: [6M] 3008 x 2000 pixels, [4M] 2400 x 1600 pixels, [1.5M] 1536 x 1024 pixels.RAW: [6M] 3008 x 2008 pixels
Focal Length Mag 1.5
Lens Mount Pentax KAF
File Format Raw or JPEG
Compression JPEG : Best, Better, Good. RAW: Non-compressed
ISO 200-3200
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 - 30 sec. and bulb
Drive Mode Single, Continuous (max 2.8 fps)
Viewfinder Type Fixed molded penta-mirror
Field of View 96% coverage
LCD 2.5 inch, low-temperature polysilicon TFT colour LCD monitor (Approx. 210,000 pixels), brightness adjustable, Wide angle view
Live Mode No
Built-in Image Stabilisation Yes
Dust Reduction Yes
Focusing Modes TTL Phase-matching 11-point wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII)
Exposure Modes P, A, S, M, Auto + 13 scene modes
Metering System 16-segment multi-zone, Centre-weighted, and Spot metering
Exposure Comp -2 to +2 EV in 0.5 or 0.3 EV steps
Colour Space -
White Balance 9 presets plus manual
White Balance Bracket No
Colour Temp Control -
DoF Prview No
Built-in Flash Built-in, GN15.6m @ ISO200
Max Flash Sync 1/180sec
PC Socket No
Cable Release Wired optional
Memory Card Secure Digital (SD)
Power 4x AA (lithium, alkaline, and rechargeableNi-MH) or 2x CR-V3 lithium
Connectivity USB 2.0
Dimensions 92.5 x 129.5 x 70mm
Weight 570g (w/o battery and memory card)
Other -
AF Points 11 AF points

Manufacturer website: Pentax

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