Camera Test: Pentax K10D27075121508PentaxK10DSince its first unveiling in September, readers and industry insiders alike have been abuzz about the feature set of the Pentax K10D ($920 street, body only). The 10.1-megapixel DSLR sports 22-bit processing, three frames per second JPEG capture-to-card capacity, weather toughness of a pro-level DLSR costing thousands more, in-camera DNG format support, sensor-shift stabilization and sensor-shake dust removal -- quite an impressive list, and that's only scratching the surface. But it's one thing for a camera to look good on paper. What really matters to us here at PopPhoto.com is how it tests in the Popular Photography & Imaging lab tests. After running the K10D through our normal battery of tests and seeing how it performs in real-world situations we can now say with certainty: Pentax has truly arrived in the DSLR category, and the K10D is a serious player in the advanced amateur DSLR game. Overall image quality is Excellent throughout the ISO range. Color accuracy is Excellent. Noise is exceptionally well controlled all the way through, and Resolution is excellent at all ISOs. In fact, there is less than a 5 percent drop off in resolution from ISO 100 (1925) to ISO 1600 (1845), and noise only climbs from Very Low (1.15) to Low (1.95) from lowest to highest ISO.