Replacement for K10D


edumad

Link Posted 31/03/2012 - 19:19
As you may know, my K10D developed a problem with focus.
https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/k10d-focus-problems-32857

I am looking to sell it and replace with a used camera.

I would prefer K10D or K20D for the form factor, but k200D or K-m also under consideration. I am very constrained in terms on price and can't bury more money into the hobby (also dunno how much I'll recover on the faulty K10D).

On ebay I've seen K100D for a bit less than K10D, is it worth it? Would I be very disappointed? I'm thinking yes.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 31/03/2012 - 19:35
edumad wrote:
On ebay I've seen K100D for a bit less than K10D, is it worth it? Would I be very disappointed? I'm thinking yes.

Very disappointed? No, probably not. I have both of these and use them. The K100 is much lighter and very simple to use. It produces lovely results and when I look at a mixture of shots on a computer screen I can't tell the difference! I never print anything or enlarge shots beyond the size of a computer monitor so no doubt the large files of the K10 would be an advantage were I to do so.

A bit disappointed? Maybe. The quality of the K10's construction, the two control wheels the RAW button on the front are key features which I enjoy.

I'd only swap my K10 for a K5 which would, I'm sure, be a step forward in many ways, but they're still fetching sums well in excess of what I can afford.

Good hunting!
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Offertonhatter

Link Posted 31/03/2012 - 20:50
Personally I would ignore the K100D as it is in reality only a rebodied DS but with a pentamirror and shake reduction.

On your limited budget I would either go for:-

Another K10D. You already have one and it will be natural

or

K20D. Same body, same battery, same grip, same buttons and menus. Only addition is the X-sync socket for flash. Oh, and yes a rather good sensor (not in K-5 league but good nevertheless).

Hope this helps
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Stanovich

Link Posted 31/03/2012 - 23:26
I have a friend who is a keen enthusiast and is very happy with her K100D which she has had from new - she likes my K20D but isn't worried about upgrading, and prefers the smaller camera for taking walking. A colleague (an architect) uses a K200D for all his architectural shots for portfolios, presentations etc. On the other hand I wouldn't want to swap the other way - if my K20 expired I would be looking for a K5, or at least another K20.
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ChrisA

Link Posted 31/03/2012 - 23:51
I think if you've been used to a K10D, a step back to having only one thumbwheel would be a significant handling irritant.
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 15:21
Agree with Chris. K10 or 20 is the way to go.

Funnily enough, I prefer the picture quality of the 10, but there's not a lot in it.

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grahamcoad

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 16:54
The bit I didn't like was "thinking to sell it".....Sell is as "faulty?".............
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johnriley

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 17:27
I think the OP was unsure how much he would get for a faulty K10D, so it's no doubt going to be in the equation if a sale arises.

The K10D is a very fine camera, and it is probably repairable. Why not get a quote from JPS for the repair, bearing in mind the 20% discount for PU Plus members. It might be worth joining up.

The K20D is an obvious upgrade and operationally virtually identical. The K-7 and K-5 are the next obvious choices.
Best regards, John

edumad

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 22:22
I'm not certain I have understood grahamcoad's post.
Of course if I sell it (still have to see what its the going price for a working but faulty K10D) it will be advertised as faulty, and fault will be described, as I've attempted to do in the thread whose link I've posted above.

I don't know what my standing is with PU users, but I can tell you not one, of whom I've sold to here or ebay (100% positive), have accused me of trying to sell them a lemon.

I should've checked for repairers in the UK, but since I'm not longer in Scotland, I went with Reflecta, the official service provider indicated on Pentax's portuguese page. The results of that consultation are in the aforementioned thread.
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grahamcoad

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 22:37
Sorry for any misunderstanding, I am happy that you would sell honestly.

I am a bit of a fan of getting repairs done to quality cameras, but I have no experience of having a digital camera repaired. 314 Euros sounds a lot!

Graham.
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sterretje

Link Posted 02/04/2012 - 12:47
I have both the K10D and the K100D (and a K5 but that does not count here). To be honest, I live mostly in Av and don't miss the second dial on the K100D; even in M it's just a matter of a push on a button to change the other setting. Only thing I really miss on the K100D is the push button for exposure bracketing (but I also miss that on the K5).

Good luck with the decision.
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edumad

Link Posted 03/04/2012 - 11:23
I am in the process of buying a K10D from a forum member here (yyyeepi!). That is if I manage to get the money through to him (asinine security rules).
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