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K20D vs K-X

Posted 18/11/2009 - 05:02 Link
I'm currently shooting with a K10D and would like to add another body. I have extra batteries for the K10D and a battery grip that would be compatible with the K20D. I'm torn between getting the K20D as opposed to a K-X body with the newer technology... Anyone have any thoughts one way or the other about which one would be the better buy? Thanks for your thoughts in advance...
Jim Nelson
Denver, CO
K20D, K-7,
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johnriley
Posted 18/11/2009 - 07:51 Link
Using two cameras together it's useful if they are the same and the K10D and K20D are essentially the same. That's what I'd go for.

The newer technology won't make that much difference but faster handling might, IMHO anyway.
Best regards, John
fatspider
Posted 18/11/2009 - 08:43 Link
It depends on how you use the K10D, ie; settings and controls etc. The K10D is a pro-spec body with features that you will not find on the Kx.

As an example, do you use both the front and rear control dials on the K10D? if so then your going to feel lost with a Kx.

I'd go for the K20D
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Posted 18/11/2009 - 08:49 Link
impotentspider wrote:
It depends on how you use the K10D, ie; settings and controls etc. The K10D is a pro-spec body with features that you will not find on the Kx.

As an example, do you use both the front and rear control dials on the K10D? if so then your going to feel lost with a Kx.

I'd go for the K20D

Seconded.

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gostwick
Posted 18/11/2009 - 10:37 Link
Go for the K20D or even push the boat out and get the K7.
Simon Hopkins
Spectral Photography
Hyram
Posted 18/11/2009 - 13:35 Link
I have just been through the same debate with myself and opted for another K20D because :-

a) it is weatherproof
b) it uses the same grip and batteries as my other bodies
c) the controls are exactly the same as my other bodies

So I would recommend you go for the K20D.
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
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nilescrane
Posted 18/11/2009 - 16:01 Link
I beg to differ. I have a GX10, but am looking for a body which is small and relatively light to complement it, so am thinking about the K-x.
Don
Posted 18/11/2009 - 16:05 Link
I'd go kx..
adds video to the mix, if you got flash units you already got spare rechargable batteries.
but I guess the main question for you would be weathersealing vs video...
which do you need more?
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viewfinder
Posted 18/11/2009 - 17:37 Link
Remember that the kx is new and massively overpriced compared to the opposition. Also, it's a revamp of the km horror and bits of it don't really work such as the poorly implemented video, unusable live-view and battery problems.

At least wait a bit until it either it bombs and the price drops massively (like km) or the opposition makes a much better item for the same or less money.

At least k20 worked properly and was reasonably well designed, if a bit plain vanilla.
Blincodave
Posted 18/11/2009 - 19:25 Link
Viewfinder,

Why is that you post only to denigrate Pentax products?

Dave
Mongoose
Posted 18/11/2009 - 19:33 Link
ignore him, perhaps he'll go away
you don't have to be mad to post here



but it does help
jackitec
Posted 18/11/2009 - 19:33 Link
No contest
Anvh
Posted 18/11/2009 - 19:52 Link
Jack your flashing emoticon is quite annoying you know

About the cameras... I don't know, haven't tried the K-X yet so can't comment on that.
Stefan
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jackitec
Posted 18/11/2009 - 19:58 Link
It got your attention then, OK Stefan I will remove it just for you,
you don't have to try the KX just check the specs
Anvh
Posted 18/11/2009 - 20:34 Link
Jack, the problem is that it was flashing other then that it was splendid.
Maybe replacing it with something else would be better.
Didn't had an comment on my emoticon so far, but if there are problems please say so.

The specs don't say everything Jack.
I've no idea how the camera handles, that's my concern at the moment.
My uncle is going to get the K-X soon with the two kit lenses, would make a small report about it when I've tried it out.
Stefan
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