K10D Battery


Hyram

Link Posted 23/01/2008 - 21:30
babu wrote:
Found this link for the KM NP 400 battery we have been discussing.

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=992...

Anyway I have now ordered at a amazing price of 4.99 + postage.

I bought two from 7 Day Shop last year.

Absolutely fine and a truly amazing price.
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

Unlocker

Link Posted 24/01/2008 - 00:25
johnriley wrote:
All this ignores a few points. The NP400 and the Pentax battery are different specs

Could you tell us what those different specs are please?

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Don

Link Posted 24/01/2008 - 01:02
sorry but I got a minolta spec battery for $39.00 cdn at the same store where the sold pentax spec battery at $99.00 cdn.
the clerc tried to tell me that the camera would report the battery to pentax and void my warranty...so I cancelled a $800.00 order from Don's Photo in Winnipeg and ordered the stuff from Photo Central, in Winnipeg.
Can't stomach a liar.
the battery works fine with the new grip, and even the manfrotto light/boom stands I got from the honest sales clerc.
the only diferences are a few hundred milliseconds of batery life that aren't worth the cost diference.

yes i bought the battery, cause i'm not stupid, but everything else photocentral carried...
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

hotshots4u2c

Link Posted 24/01/2008 - 04:04
Unlocker.

They are different batteries on the K20D.

RG.

johnriley

Link Posted 24/01/2008 - 07:43
Quote:
Could you tell us what those different specs are please?

1500 mAh and 1620 mAh
Best regards, John

beakynet

Link Posted 24/01/2008 - 10:40
johnriley wrote:
Quote:
Could you tell us what those different specs are please?

1500 mAh and 1620 mAh

My NP400 is 1750mAh!
Bodies: K5IIs, K7, MZ5n, LX, MV
Lenses: DA*16-50, DA18-55WR, DA18-135, DAL35, M50 F2, A50 f1.4, FA50 f1.4, DA*50-135, DA55-300, Tamron 70-300, DFA 100 WR Macro, M135 f3.5, Sigma 120-400 APO DG HSM, Tokina 500 f8.0
Flash: Metz 58, Metz 48
Accessories: BG4, Pentax right angle finder, Pentax mirror adaptor lens, O-ME53 Viewfinder Loupe
Auto 110 System: Auto 110, Winder, 18mm, 24mm, 50mm, 70mm, 20-40mm, AF100P, 1.7x telecon

Mannesty

Link Posted 24/01/2008 - 11:31
hotshots4u2c wrote:
Unlocker.

They are different batteries on the K20D.

RG.

But it uses the same grip ? ? ?
Peter E Smith

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Link Posted 24/01/2008 - 12:20
johnriley wrote:
Quote:
Could you tell us what those different specs are please?

1500 mAh and 1620 mAh

So the same battery then, just lasts a tad longer.

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Unlocker

Link Posted 24/01/2008 - 12:24
hotshots4u2c wrote:
Unlocker.

They are different batteries on the K20D.

RG.

Nope, they are the same, it's in the spec list.

http://www.pentaxslr.com/pdf/K20D_Specs.pdf

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hotshots4u2c

Link Posted 24/01/2008 - 17:00
Unlocker.

Please see the DP Review. http://www.dpreview.com/news/0801/08012311pentaxk20d.asp

Quote :
13. Powerful rechargeable batteries
The K20D features new, large capacity lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, which can capture approximately 740 images***, approximately 50% more compared with conventional one, when fully recharged. Drastic improvement of battery capacity is realized with through energy saving design.

RG.

Don

Link Posted 24/01/2008 - 17:06
hotshots4u2c ....it also says after the *** that it is a dl150...same as the k10.
the switch from ccd to cmos could gain an easy 50-70% increase in battery life. Also upping the milliamp-hours abit, (just like aa cells), the batery gets a little heavier, and longer charge rating, but is the same size and voltage.
same battery grip as k10 also.
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

Unlocker

Link Posted 25/01/2008 - 11:42
hotshots4u2c wrote:
Unlocker.

Please see the DP Review. http://www.dpreview.com/news/0801/08012311pentaxk20d.asp

Quote :
13. Powerful rechargeable batteries
The K20D features new, large capacity lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, which can capture approximately 740 images***, approximately 50% more compared with conventional one, when fully recharged. Drastic improvement of battery capacity is realized with through energy saving designs.

RG.

Direct from the official spec sheet:-

KIT INCLUSIONS
K20D body, USB Cable I-USB17, Video Cable I-VC28, Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI50, Battery Charge Cradle D-BC50, AC Plug Cord, Strap O-ST53, Hotshoe Cover FK, Eyecup FP, Body Mount Cover, Finder Cap for ME, Focusing Screen LF-80 Frame Matte, Bottom Cap K10D, Software CD-ROM S-SW74/75

POWER SUPPLY
Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI50, BG2 Battery Grip (optional) for second D-LI50 battery
Recordable images: Approx 740 (approx 530 with 50% flash)
Playback time: Approx 330 min
AC adapter available: YES (optional)

The battery is listed as the same. It does not mention any new model.

hotshots4u2c wrote:
Drastic improvement of battery capacity is realized with through energy saving design.

This could also be down to better battery calibration software in the camera (such as is in mobile phones), as well as other 'energy saving design'

The original point was, you can use the batteries you have from your K10D, as they are the same design.

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MattMatic

Link Posted 25/01/2008 - 12:30
Note: the K20D uses the same grip and battery as the K10D.
It takes far less power because the K20D uses a CMOS sensor, and the K10D uses a CCD sensor
Matt
http://www.mattmatic.co.uk
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Hyram

Link Posted 26/01/2008 - 22:37
Park Cameras list the DL150 for use in both the K10D and the K20D (at the huge saving of 0.99).

www.parkcameras.com/ProductDetails/mcs/productID/8666/groupID/8/categoryID/94/v/...
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

johnriley

Link Posted 26/01/2008 - 22:44
You should be able to buy the Pentax batteries at 45 easily and maybe at 40.

I have now noticed that Amazon are selling the genuine Pentax battery at 32.95
Best regards, John
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