It's best in class on a number of specification fronts, but does this entry-level DSLR deserve its 'Super' moniker?...

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Pentax K100D Super

Overall score:86%
Image Quality:90%


  • Handling, Image Quality, Low noise, Built-in IS, Price


  • Burst shooting performance, Too menu dependent, Menu interface, No Raw+JPEG option


Pentax K100D Super Review


Price as reviewed:


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.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features: Page 1
  3. 3. Features: Page 2
  4. 4. Design
  5. 5. Performance
  6. 6. Image Quality
  7. 7. Value For Money
  8. 8. Verdict
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