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Pentax K100D Digital SLR - Test Shots - Full Resolution Crops

By Cliff Smith



  • Recommended by TR
Pentax K100D Digital SLR


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A range of test shots are shown over the next few pages. Here, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality.


1/125th, f/6.7, ISO 200

The K100D’s minimum ISO setting of 200 produces a nice noise-free shot at a reasonable shutter speed.


1/80th, f/8, ISO 400

At 400 ISO the image is still perfectly noise free, with good colour and contrast.


1/350th, f/9.5, ISO 800

At 800 ISO there is a slight hint of colour speckling in the dark and mid-tone areas, but the image is still quite usable.


1/500th, f/9.5, ISO 1600

At 1600 ISO there is slightly more visible noise than at 800, but still surprisingly little. Again the image is printable.


1/1000th, f/11, ISO 3200

At 3200 ISO the image is showing a lot of noise and colour distortion, although overall detail is still good. Could be used in emergencies, but best avoided.



June 10, 2013, 3:44 pm

I picked up one of these about 18 months ago, and other than using up regular Ni-Cd and alkaline batteries quickly, it allows me to use all my K1000 lenses, flash and accessories that have been sitting in my gadget bag for a while. The battery problem was solved using hi capacity Ni-Mh Batteries, which have a capacity of about 2100 MaHr, allowing a longer single use time. Keeping 2 or 3 sets charged and ready solved any trouble that may arrive. All in all, a great deal for the amateur or seasoned photographer who has used a K1000 in the past.

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