As an upgrade version of the popular K100D digital camera, the new Pentax K100D Super boasts a dust removal system, SDM (Supersonic Drive Motor) lens and new fastest ISO speed of 3200. It retails for around $600 (including kit lens). Need more details? PhotographyBlog has reviewed this “Super” camera. Here is the conclusion.
Having the arrogance to call your camera ‘Super’ places it justifiably in the firing line for a critical kicking. But having used the camera for more than six weeks, that thought has never entered my head until now. That’s because the Pentax K100D Super ticks very nearly all of the boxes for those wanting an easy to use DSLR that delivers images you’ll want to keep straight out of the camera; and with the minimum of user input and effort to boot. That said, there is enough room to grow built in for those of us who do want to do more than simply point and shoot, and first time DSLR users will have fun experimenting. Any camera that makes photography fun again gets a big, Paul McCartney-style thumbs up in my book. It also feels built to last, so if you’re looking to get into digital SLR photography and are not already allied to a particular system the Pentax K100D Super currently offers one of the best places to start. Given the range of features and the asking price – for what it is and what it does, it’s hard to find fault, save for possibly the fact that you have to rely on four AAs or two longer-lasting CR-V3 cells for power. But, again at this price, that’s no big deal. For that reason the Pentax K100D Super receives the very rare PhotographyBLOG accolade of a full five stars and an Essential rating.