K10D/K20D & K5/K7 Viewfinders


Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 15:27
Hello. A little question.
I'm thinking upgrading my K10D to either a K7 (maybe) or K5 (hopefully). I know the K5 & K7 have 100% viewfinders and the K10D & K20D have "only" 95% viewfinders, but how does the physical size differ. Does the viewfinder of the K5/7 appear a similar size or is it bigger/smaller. Pentax viewfinders in my opinion are probably the best there is.
Many thanks
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Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 16:37
The K7/5 do have 100% BUT the magnification (which is more important) is LOWER than K10/K20. The net result is that they are so very close in size that it is not worth talking about. (I had K20D and now have K7). If you want even larger, buy an eyepiece magnifier...either Pentax, or KPS (better than the Pentax own brand one)
cheers Steve.


Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 19:26
Thanks Steve. I don't want a bigger viewfinder (although of course that would be nice) I was just interested if the actual size of the viewfinder, discounting the 100%/95% coverage, was a similar size. For example some cameras, especially the early Olympus dSLR's had such small viewfinders it was like looking towards the end of a tunnel. Pentax have always had good viewfinders.
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