Pentax K110D (Body Only) Brief Review


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  • 6 megapixels
  • Pentax KAF bayonet lens mount
  • auto and manual focus
  • auto and manual exposure
  • ISO 200-3200
  • JPEG and RAW file formats
  • 4 AA batteries or 2 CR-V3 lithium batteries
  • 2.5 inch LCD
  • SD card storage
  • Release Date: 2006-08-17
  • Final Grade: 77 3.85 Star Rating: Recommended

Pentax K110D (Body Only)
6 megapixels; Pentax KAF bayonet lens mount; auto and manual focus; auto and manual exposure; ISO 200-3200; JPEG and RAW file formats; 4 AA batteries or 2 CR-V3 lithium batteries; 2.5 inch LCD; SD card storage
By , Last updated on: 9/29/2014

Like the K100D, the K110D is meant as an entry-level digital SLR, a slightly more affordable version than its counterpart, though you may have to sacrifice a little. Basically, it's the same camera. It has the same 2.5 inch LCD monitor, a light, compact body design, and strong 6.1 megapixel sensor. The major difference is that the K110D lacks image stabilization and is slightly lighter than the K100D. If you're confident in the steadiness of your hands, the K110D will save you about $100, but if you're a jittery shooter and want that extra protection from blur and distortion, take a look at the other model before settling.

Note: this model does not come standard with a lens. It is a "Body Only" model. For a K110D with a lens, click here.

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