Verdict: The feature-rich Pentax K100D Super is a surprisingly strong purchase for budget-conscious DSLR users.
Along with its generous viewfinder (with a 96 percent field of view) the camera's 2.5-inch LCD was gorgeous, offering the best image playback we've seen on a budget DSLR. Overall picture quality was above average, though the camera struggled in low-light situations at high ISOs, producing noisy pictures with some discoloration. This DSLR often underexposed shots, but this tendency is fine for outdoor picture-taking, where the K100D Super really shined.
The image quality could have been better--especially when shooting in low light--but the Pentax K100D Super has a helpful set of easy-to-use features and a sturdy build that gives it the look and feel of a much more expensive camera.
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