k100d super


jacqui2

Link Posted 25/08/2010 - 18:34
Hi everyone, I used to own a k200d but unfortunately sold it, (partly for financial reasons and partly because I made the bad decision of thinking I wanted an all in one 'bridge' camera.) The panasonic that I bought was fine but I have decided that I will not be satisfied until I am using a dslr again. I am looking for a pentax again but unfortunately funds are still not great so I have been looking for a used one. I've seen a k100d super on ebay which I am watching but does anyone have any other ideas where to look for decent used cameras? thanks in advance for any help
jacqui

johnriley

Link Posted 25/08/2010 - 18:39
The Classified Ads section of this forum could offer something. Alternatively, keep a close eye on eBay, which is the most likely source.
Best regards, John

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 25/08/2010 - 19:02
I am probably going to be selling my K200d body imminently ;P
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jacqui2

Link Posted 25/08/2010 - 19:15
thanks for that John, I will keep my eyes peeled. Pentaxophile I will keep a look out for it, problem is, as I said funds are pretty limited,
jacqui

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 25/08/2010 - 19:31
You might find the going rate for the K200d not that much higher
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Anvh

Link Posted 25/08/2010 - 20:00
SRS also sells used equipment, might be something to keep an eye at.
They now have an *istD, KM, K10D limited, and two Samsung GX20. link
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jacqui2

Link Posted 25/08/2010 - 21:58
Ok I will have a look, Thanks for all your advice Am I right in thinking that the *istD does not have image stabilization?
jacqui

JonSchick

Link Posted 25/08/2010 - 22:51
Yes - good as the ist cameras were at the time, it would be better to look for a K100D - image stabilisation and better JPEG processing.

The K100D Super adds a not-terribly-effective sensor cleaning function (but better than not having it) as well as support for the more expensive SDM lenses.

Both the K100D and K100D Super probably give you the best JPEG processing that any manufacturer managed to get out of that Sony 6MP sensor(the same one used by Nikon at the time) - which means it is very good indeed.

If using a blower brush every now and again to keep the sensor clean does not phase you, and if you don't see yourself buying any DA* lenses in the foreseeable future, the K100D would be worth considering, although the Super would be worth spending an extra few quid on.

Just to complicate matters, if you find a K200D at similar prices, go for it - it's a significant upgrade.

rparmar

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 01:43
I'm selling a K-x kit with free mem card, tripod, recharger and bag for less than the kit price alone at SRS. Maybe not as cheap as you need, even if it is a good deal.

When I had it, I was happy with the image quality of the K100D Super but am now glad to have cameras with more features.
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jacqui2

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 10:19
Thanks for your comments, rparmar, thanks, but I think it probably would be too much for me right now. oh well keep looking or wait for the lottery, although it may help if I bought a ticket for that one
jacqui

rparmar

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 12:25
Any Pentax you get will be a good experience. Save those pennies!
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petrochemist

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 12:26
jacqui2 wrote:
or wait for the lottery, although it may help if I bought a ticket for that one

No that just gives you 1 less towards your Pentax!
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viewfinder

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 17:06
Be very careful with SRS for secondhand as they are VERY expensive,....note Sony a200 MORE secondhand than it was new just a few months ago etc etc........

thoughton

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 18:00
viewfinder wrote:
Be very careful with SRS for secondhand as they are VERY expensive,....note Sony a200 MORE secondhand than it was new just a few months ago etc etc........

Hmm, perhaps you're talking abotu Sony, but for Pentax gear SRS's second hand prices are very competitive. Yes, they are a few percent more than eBay averages, but they are reputable and also give you a warranty.
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jacqui2

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 20:21
Hi everyone, thanks so much for all your help and advice. I have been watching a couple of items on ebay but I have a feeling I may have to save up a few more pounds I will keep looking out though see what comes up. Seen a couple of sony alphas (a100 and a200) which look really good but really wanted to stick to pentax if possible. Just have to be patient which isn't one of my strong points
jacqui
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