Pentax K110D Review

Overall 37
Imaging 8
Features 13
Size 73
Price 0

Main Features

  • 6.0 MP APS-C CCD sensor
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 129 x 93 x 70 mm
  • Weight: 585 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced by Pentax K-m.

Pentax K110D Summary

This review is devoted to K110D that Pentax has first introduced to the public in May 22, 2006. This model is a Entry-Level DSLR camera with a resolution of 6.0 MP and a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CCD sensor.

Pentax has replaced this product with their most recent model K-m.

In Entry-Level DSLR cameras (Top 10 DSLR Cameras) this model has taken rank #166 out of 200. Its Overall Score has reached 37/100 and it takes a rank of #1087 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Pentax K110D Compared to other DSLR Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Pentax K110D review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Viewfinder Coverage: 96
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Weight: 585 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Screen Size: 2.5″
  • Live View: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 3.0 fps
  • Number Of Focus Points: 11
  • Af Tracking: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No

Complete Comparison of Pentax K110D With Other Cameras in Entry-Level DSLR Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Pentax K110D. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Entry-Level DSLR cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Pentax K110D

Pentax K110D has the following external dimensions 129 x 129 x 70 mm (50.79 x 36.61 x 27.56″) with the weight of 585 g.

The typical weight for average Entry-Level DSLR type cameras is 539g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Pentax K110D, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Pentax K110D is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 70mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Pentax K110D with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Pentax K110D is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Pentax K110D compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Pentax K110D — 70 mm
Min: 53 mm
Average: 73 mm
Max: 86 mm

Weight

Pentax K110D — 585 g
Min: 365 g
Average: 539 g
Max: 690 g

Unfortunately, Pentax K110D comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Pentax K110D comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Pentax K110D Photo and Sensor Features

Pentax K110D boasts of a resolution of 6.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CCD sensor.

The base of Pentax K110D has the following ISO range 200 - 3200 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Pentax K110D features a 6.0 MP APS-C sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Pentax K110D is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Pentax K110D with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Pentax K110D

LCD and ViewFinder

Pentax K110D is equipped with a Fixed Type 2.5" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 210k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Optical (pentamirror) ViewFinder.

The ViewFinder in K110D has quite nice characteristic. Its magnification ratio is 0.57x and it also provides a coverage of 96%.

Some of the main reasons why the OVF presented in this model is a handy tool are that it allows you to see a scene without any time lag or resolution limits. Besides, it also ensures the highest level of clarity that can be elaborated by the lens and the human eye. Who can benefit from this feature? The OVF is especially handy when shooting sports events. This smart system will allow photographers to see action instantly and figure out what is the right timing for capturing a specific moment.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Pentax K110D are its 3.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

K110D features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Pentax K110D is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect K110D to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.

How Good is Pentax K110D for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Pentax K110D’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Pentax K110D’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the K110D to the average DSLR camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Pentax K110D for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Pentax K110D performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 64. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Pentax K110D can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Pentax K110D for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Pentax K110D performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 59. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Pentax K110D can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Large APS-C(23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (129 x 93 x 70 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization
  • Small Number of autofocus Points (11)

Pentax K110D for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Pentax K110D performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 47. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Pentax K110D can be called a 47 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (3.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (11)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Pentax K110D for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Pentax K110D performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 89. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Pentax K110D can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor
  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (585 g)
  • Big size (129 x 93 x 70 mm)
  • Video is not available

Pentax K110D for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Pentax K110D performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 68. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Pentax K110D can be called a 68 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Low resolution sensor (6 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Pentax K110D Detailed Specs

General
Brand Pentax
Model K110D
Announced May 22, 2006
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Pentax KAF
Number of Lenses 144
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 2.5″
Screen Resolution 210k dots
Live View No
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 96%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.57
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range
Flash Modes Auto, Red-eye reduction
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment No
Average No
Spot No
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 368.95 mm2
Sensor Resolution 6.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 3008 x 2008
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 200
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective Yes
AF Center No
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection No
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions n/a
Max Video Resolution
Video Formats n/a
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI No
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 585 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 93 x 70 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model 4 x AA
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/MMC card
Storage Slots 1

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