K100D or K100D Super


Young ONe

Link Posted 17/07/2007 - 11:18
Hello,


I am about to be new to the digital slr world. I do however have a pentax film slr so understand the workings of an slr, though it has been a while since I have had a good play with it.

Anyay, I will be getting a K100D shortly, as after reading reviews and doing my research I have found this to be the best value for money, and I already have 2 len's which are compatible.

Okay, do I wait for the super, or willl the K100D sufice? I am not sure how much the super will be but the K100D with a 18-50mm lens is currently around AU$699, so am guessing the super will be upwards of $800. But who knows. It is due here in August. My plan is to have it asap before my 5 week trek through China, so I can have some trial runs and know how to use it before I go.

Also, as I have know idea about the world of advanced digital imaging what are the differences and pro's & con's of the file types below:

Raw Image
EXIF 2.2
JPEG
DPOF 1.1
DCF

One other question, will the software work on Microsoft Vista?

Any help would be appreciated.

Tyr

Link Posted 17/07/2007 - 11:29
Young ONe wrote:
Hello,


I am about to be new to the digital slr world. I do however have a pentax film slr so understand the workings of an slr, though it has been a while since I have had a good play with it.

Anyay, I will be getting a K100D shortly, as after reading reviews and doing my research I have found this to be the best value for money, and I already have 2 len's which are compatible.

Okay, do I wait for the super, or willl the K100D sufice? I am not sure how much the super will be but the K100D with a 18-50mm lens is currently around AU$699, so am guessing the super will be upwards of $800. But who knows. It is due here in August. My plan is to have it asap before my 5 week trek through China, so I can have some trial runs and know how to use it before I go.

Also, as I have know idea about the world of advanced digital imaging what are the differences and pro's & con's of the file types below:

Raw Image
EXIF 2.2
JPEG
DPOF 1.1
DCF

One other question, will the software work on Microsoft Vista?

Any help would be appreciated.

The K100D Super will be able to focus faster with the DA* lenses but with hefty price tag. The K100D is a fine camera with the same capabilities, just lacking the fast focus motor support.

For the price, it really can't be beaten.

A RAW file takes all the data from the sensor and stores it, this means more detail, higher dynam shot ic range and a greater ability to tweak. Thing of JPEG as a sort of Polaroid (though still much more flexible) and RAW as a 35mm film frame. You can do much more with the single frame, positive or negative afterwards.

EXIF is just the format of the data stored within a RAW or JPEG file that keeps information about the shot such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity and much more.
Regards,
Dan

https://www.flickr.com/photos/honourabletyr/

Guilhem

Link Posted 17/07/2007 - 12:14
I know this has little bearing on Young One's query, but can anyone confirm the rumour I've heard on another Pentax forum about a revised "S" edition of
K10D due to be released later this year?

This is not a Thread Hijack

Mannesty

Link Posted 17/07/2007 - 12:40
Tyr wrote:
Young ONe wrote:
Hello,


I am about to be new to the digital slr world. I do however have a pentax film slr so understand the workings of an slr, though it has been a while since I have had a good play with it.

Anyay, I will be getting a K100D shortly, as after reading reviews and doing my research I have found this to be the best value for money, and I already have 2 len's which are compatible.

Okay, do I wait for the super, or willl the K100D sufice? I am not sure how much the super will be but the K100D with a 18-50mm lens is currently around AU$699, so am guessing the super will be upwards of $800. But who knows. It is due here in August. My plan is to have it asap before my 5 week trek through China, so I can have some trial runs and know how to use it before I go.

Also, as I have know idea about the world of advanced digital imaging what are the differences and pro's & con's of the file types below:

Raw Image
EXIF 2.2
JPEG
DPOF 1.1
DCF

One other question, will the software work on Microsoft Vista?

Any help would be appreciated.

The K100D Super will be able to focus faster with the DA* lenses but with hefty price tag. The K100D is a fine camera with the same capabilities, just lacking the fast focus motor support.

For the price, it really can't be beaten.

A RAW file takes all the data from the sensor and stores it, this means more detail, higher dynam shot ic range and a greater ability to tweak. Thing of JPEG as a sort of Polaroid (though still much more flexible) and RAW as a 35mm film frame. You can do much more with the single frame, positive or negative afterwards.

EXIF is just the format of the data stored within a RAW or JPEG file that keeps information about the shot such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity and much more.

Are you sure that the K100D/K100D Super has support for the new lenses?. They'll need the extra contacts inside the body, as per the K10D and Power Zoom lenses .
Peter E Smith

My flickr Photostream

Tyr

Link Posted 17/07/2007 - 12:56
Mannesty wrote:
Tyr wrote:
Quote:
Hello,


I am about to be new to the digital slr world. I do however have a pentax film slr so understand the workings of an slr, though it has been a while since I have had a good play with it.

Anyay, I will be getting a K100D shortly, as after reading reviews and doing my research I have found this to be the best value for money, and I already have 2 len's which are compatible.

Okay, do I wait for the super, or willl the K100D sufice? I am not sure how much the super will be but the K100D with a 18-50mm lens is currently around AU$699, so am guessing the super will be upwards of $800. But who knows. It is due here in August. My plan is to have it asap before my 5 week trek through China, so I can have some trial runs and know how to use it before I go.

Also, as I have know idea about the world of advanced digital imaging what are the differences and pro's & con's of the file types below:

Raw Image
EXIF 2.2
JPEG
DPOF 1.1
DCF

One other question, will the software work on Microsoft Vista?

Any help would be appreciated.

The K100D Super will be able to focus faster with the DA* lenses but with hefty price tag. The K100D is a fine camera with the same capabilities, just lacking the fast focus motor support.

For the price, it really can't be beaten.

A RAW file takes all the data from the sensor and stores it, this means more detail, higher dynam shot ic range and a greater ability to tweak. Thing of JPEG as a sort of Polaroid (though still much more flexible) and RAW as a 35mm film frame. You can do much more with the single frame, positive or negative afterwards.

EXIF is just the format of the data stored within a RAW or JPEG file that keeps information about the shot such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity and much more.

Are you sure that the K100D/K100D Super has support for the new lenses?. They'll need the extra contacts inside the body, as per the K10D and Power Zoom lenses .

The K100D Super has the contacts for Power Zoom/SDM. That is the whole point of the refresh, other than that the only addition is fluorine coating to the CCD high pass filter.
Regards,
Dan

https://www.flickr.com/photos/honourabletyr/

Gashley

Link Posted 17/07/2007 - 21:02
There is a small piece in Amateur Photographer magazine in the UK that states an RRP of 399.99 for the K100D Super. Not sure what that is in Aussie dollars.
Gareth

K100D, P30, Pentax 18-55, Pentax SMC 1:1.7 50, Vivitar 80-200, Vivitar 28mm, Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro - Vivitar 2800D flash - Pentax AF360FGZ flash

http://www.flickr.com/photos/18262727@N08/

George Lazarette

Link Posted 17/07/2007 - 21:44
Gashley wrote:
There is a small piece in Amateur Photographer magazine in the UK that states an RRP of 399.99 for the K100D Super. Not sure what that is in Aussie dollars.

400 for the K100D Super. 450 for the K10D. No contest.

G
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

Tyr

Link Posted 17/07/2007 - 23:35
George Lazarette wrote:
Gashley wrote:
There is a small piece in Amateur Photographer magazine in the UK that states an RRP of 399.99 for the K100D Super. Not sure what that is in Aussie dollars.

400 for the K100D Super. 450 for the K10D. No contest.

G

Just realized that, they now need a K10D refresh...
Regards,
Dan

https://www.flickr.com/photos/honourabletyr/

kcmadr

Link Posted 18/07/2007 - 00:07
Tyr wrote:
George Lazarette wrote:
Quote:
There is a small piece in Amateur Photographer magazine in the UK that states an RRP of 399.99 for the K100D Super. Not sure what that is in Aussie dollars.

400 for the K100D Super. 450 for the K10D. No contest.

G

Just realized that, they now need a K10D refresh...

I think "need" is a poor choice of word...
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