Pentax K10D Digital SLR Camera Daylight Image Noise Test

We test the Pentax K10D for image noise during daylight hours with short exposures.
The Pentax K10D digital SLR camera is an impressive camera and takes great images.
Photography by Wayne J. Cosshall
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We were curious to see how it would handle from a noise perspective.

Test 1 (base exposure 1/250 second at f7.1 and 100ISO)

100ISO
Pentax K10D image noise test

200ISO
Pentax K10D image noise test

400ISO
Pentax K10D image noise test

800ISO
Pentax K10D image noise test

1600ISO
Pentax K10D image noise test

Test 2 (base exposure 1/160 second at f6.3 and 100ISO)

100ISO
Pentax K10D image noise test

200ISO
Pentax K10D image noise test

400ISO
Pentax K10D image noise test

800ISO
Pentax K10D image noise test

1600ISO
Pentax K10D image noise test

If you examine these, or the full sized RAW files on the site, you will see that image noise is very well controlled on the K10D digital camera at 100 and 200ISO, is noticeable at 400ISO and becomes very strong and objectionable at 800 and 1600ISO. So you can’t really describe the K10D as an ideal camera for very low light work. That said image quality is very good at the lower ISO settings.

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MCG

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Southbank

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