Best DSLR 2009


Pentaxophile

Link Posted 31/12/2009 - 12:13
Just in case the K-7 is feeling a little left out with all the praise the k-x is currently getting:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/laptops/review/2009/11/27/TrustedReviews-Awards-20...

Quote:
1st Place: Pentax K-7

Choosing a digital SLR for our top award for 2009 has been a very difficult decision. We've seen some superb cameras this year, including the Nikon D300s, D5000 and D3x, the Canon EOS 5D MkII, 500D and 50D, the Sony A300 and A330, and the Olympus E-620. One camera stands out even in such esteemed company though, and that is the Pentax K-7. Although Pentax lags some way behind Canon and Nikon in worldwide sales, its digital SLR cameras have seldom been less than excellent, and at their best can match or exceed anything the mass-market competition can offer.

Well done Pentax
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Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 31/12/2009 - 12:32

patrickt

Link Posted 31/12/2009 - 13:48
"Although Pentax lags some way behind Canon and Nikon in worldwide sales...."

I sure enjoy my cameras but that's the understatement of the year.

Anvh

Link Posted 31/12/2009 - 14:17
Pentax may only have 6% of the market, but it is clearly the top 6%.
Stefan


K10D, K5
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MrCynical

Link Posted 31/12/2009 - 16:03
Anvh wrote:
Pentax may only have 6% of the market, but it is clearly the top 6%.

Which means that Pentax has a substantially bigger share of the DSLR market than Apple has of the computer market (4.5% according to this article). Nobody would dream of calling Apple 'dead' or 'an irrelevance'!

George Lazarette

Link Posted 31/12/2009 - 16:05
Anvh wrote:
Pentax may only have 6% of the market, but it is clearly the top 6%.

Got it in one, Stefan.

You could also say that only 6% of photographers use Pentax cameras, but since when was the majority right?

G
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selectcase

Link Posted 31/12/2009 - 16:14
MrCynical wrote:
Anvh wrote:
Pentax may only have 6% of the market, but it is clearly the top 6%.

Which means that Pentax has a substantially bigger share of the DSLR market than Apple has of the computer market (4.5% according to this article). Nobody would dream of calling Apple 'dead' or 'an irrelevance'!

Now that is a really good point that i will remember - cheers

K7D DA 18-55 mk11WR|50-200 wr|DA16-45|Tamron SP90|lots of manual pentax glass

david1

Link Posted 31/12/2009 - 17:06
I'm trading in my K10D for the new K7 this Saturday and can't wait to get my hands on it. Well done Pentax.

Interesting about Pentax only having about 6% of the market. When my Dad and I go to photographic charter shoots on preserved steam railways we always find that there's ourselfs with the K10D, probably one or two others with the K20D then about 35 others with Canons and Nikons - charters are usually confined to about 40 photographers on the lineside due to elf & safety. So I can very much believe those stats.
K5mk.IIs with 17-70mm DA and Sigma 70-300mm DA lenses. Before digital I used the P30T when using Fujichrome Velvia.
Last Edited by david1 on 31/12/2009 - 17:21

saliakbari

Link Posted 01/01/2010 - 06:14
Don't go wrong. Most of the canon users don't know anything about photography. They just buy dslr to use as a P&S. Most of the Pentaxians are in the advanced amateur and higher. K7 is really a fantastic piece of art, though K20 isn't very far from it.

david1

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 13:16
I got my K7 today for 549:99 at the Pentax dealer shop in Seaford. The shop offered me 250 part exchange for my K10D body and was selling the K7 body for 799. So I feel I got a really good deal out of that. Also sadly my godmother passed away recently after a long battle with illness and bequethed with 500 which I planned to put towards my camera upgrade. I thought I would have to pay around maybe 800 for the part exchange with my old K10D body but when he offered the deal I've really only paid out 49 of my own money for the K7.
K5mk.IIs with 17-70mm DA and Sigma 70-300mm DA lenses. Before digital I used the P30T when using Fujichrome Velvia.
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