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11-17-2008, 05:32 PM   #2
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The K-m only just now made sense to me, seeing it with the 40ltd. I can't help but wonder if they wouldn't have been better off designing a DA L 40 for a bundle targeted at second-body buyers rather than the DA L 18-55 for consumers who insist on zooms.
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It's too bad there's not a nice cheap pancake to go with it, maybe cheaper construction to keep costs low but a similar overall design?
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That Lumix G-1 is cute!! I think my wife will love it!! How much is that thingy?

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QuoteOriginally posted by JonPB Quote
The K-m only just now made sense to me, seeing it with the 40ltd. I can't help but wonder if they wouldn't have been better off designing a DA L 40 for a bundle targeted at second-body buyers rather than the DA L 18-55 for consumers who insist on zooms.
I would think this is because the intended plan for the K-m is to get new people to buy into Pentax, to increase market share. Pentax will not gain any new market share from marketing the K-m as a second body.

I think some enterprising stores in the UK are selling different K-m kits, one of them bundling the K-m with the DA 40.
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thank you for posting this with the pictures

this is the first shot where I can get a "feel" for the size difference between the k200 and the k-m/k2000.

the straight shots (front, side, etc..) and the dimension listings which show the k-m being some mm smaller in the 3 dimensions is not as good as seeing the angled 3/4 shot

I'd also be interested in seeing a similar shot with the competition (d40/d60, canon)
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QuoteOriginally posted by PentHassyKon Quote
thank you for posting this with the pictures

this is the first shot where I can get a "feel" for the size difference between the k200 and the k-m/k2000.

the straight shots (front, side, etc..) and the dimension listings which show the k-m being some mm smaller in the 3 dimensions is not as good as seeing the angled 3/4 shot

I'd also be interested in seeing a similar shot with the competition (d40/d60, canon)

From DPr :
"Below you can see the K-m beside three of its direct competitors: the Olympus E-420, Nikon D60 and the Canon EOS 1000D. Even within this circle of the smallest DSLRs on the market the Pentax is one of the more compact ones."
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Just look at the little peephole of a viewfinder on the Olympus, which is one reason why I swear off the brand. What a joke.

The good thing about the K-m is that the rear controls can all be accessed with only the right hand.

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I still like the body design of Pentax cameras the most. Nice balance between curves and angles!
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While I loved handling the k-m, I do wish it had a bit more rubber in the grip and especially in the thumb rest at the back. Can't wait to get one!
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QuoteOriginally posted by raider Quote
That Lumix G-1 is cute!! I think my wife will love it!! How much is that thingy?

'bout $800.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PentHassyKon Quote
thank you for posting this with the pictures

this is the first shot where I can get a "feel" for the size difference between the k200 and the k-m/k2000.

the straight shots (front, side, etc..) and the dimension listings which show the k-m being some mm smaller in the 3 dimensions is not as good as seeing the angled 3/4 shot

I'd also be interested in seeing a similar shot with the competition (d40/d60, canon)
QuoteOriginally posted by Jonson PL Quote
From DPr :
"Below you can see the K-m beside three of its direct competitors: the Olympus E-420, Nikon D60 and the Canon EOS 1000D. Even within this circle of the smallest DSLRs on the market the Pentax is one of the more compact ones."
I saw the competitor line-up in the DPR review before, Unfortunately the DPR shot only shows the straight ahead shot - as I said, the 3/4 shot gives me a better feel for the size
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I think I actually like this shot the best for K-M into DC.watch...

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While the camera might look good on the outside... NONE of the samples ive seen so far are making me want to rush out and buy this camera sadly. Of the current crop of entry level cameras, I would say they are by far the worst in qulaity.
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QuoteOriginally posted by beethovenspiano Quote
While the camera might look good on the outside... NONE of the samples ive seen so far are making me want to rush out and buy this camera sadly. Of the current crop of entry level cameras, I would say they are by far the worst in qulaity.
A friend of mine, who happens to be sponsored by pentax, is very happy with the image quality of the K-m. He just finished a project using the K-m alone (didn't bother to pull out his K20D) and ran a magazine cover with an ISO 1600 photo.

Edit: Here's a photo that I think is pretty nice (c/o Mark Dimalanta)


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