Camera Test: Pentax K100D Super

The newest DSLR from Pentax is a whole lot like its 6.1MP K100D, but with some special powers.

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Even shooting outside in daylight, it pays to have in-camera stabilization like that in the Pentax K100D Super. When the weather turns dark and gray, just turn on the stabilization.

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Shooting with the Pentax K100D Super inside Dylan’s Candy Bar, New York City’s modern day Willy Wonka Factory, proved nearly as exciting as watching the movie. Slow shutter speeds weren’t a problem with in-camera image stabilization.

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Using a shutter speed of 1/6 sec combined with the flash resulted in a slight ghosting effect on people walking around the candy counter.

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The Pentax did a great job capturing the bright and saturated colors. 1/6 sec, ISO 400.

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The small flash atop the Pentax was more than enough to light big lollipops.

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Shot at ISO 400 with a shutter speed of 1/60 sec, the picture shows very little noise.

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Every color and every candy imaginable. 1/100 sec at f/5.

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Every flavor, from Jelly Belly to Pina Colada and Chocolate Pudding to Dr. Pepper. 1/5 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400.

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Take a seat at the candy bar for some ice cream. With image stabilization, we could use a shutter speed of 1/13 sec for good depth of field at f/11.

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It got darker and darker as the day wore on, but we just switched on the stabilization and slowed down the shutter speed to 1/13 sec.

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No extra light needed with image stabilization. 1/13 sec at f/5, ISO 400.

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One of the coolest things in this store wasn’t edible — a multi-colored bike made by Ed Haas in Austria.

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Dylan’s chocolate bars at Dylan’s Candy Bar. 1/13 sec at f/4.5, ISO 400.

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Pre-packaged and wrapped bags of goodies for those on the run. 1/13 sec at f/8, ISO 400.