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09-17-2009, 09:02 PM   #151
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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
1. D90 (at or slightly above K-x)

4. D5000 (direct competitor of K-x)
D90 is not slightly above.
D5000 has some advantages too.

The both cameras have Nikon Multi-CAM1000, not old SAFOX 8.
D5000 has 4 fps and 100 JPEG or 11 RAW, Tilt and Swivel LCD.

D90 has pentaprism, 4.5 fps/100 JPEG and 11 RAW.
3.0 " TFT LCD (920 000 dots)

Yes, K-x is smaller, but not ligher than D5000.

17 JPEG and 5 RAW are rather old-fashion.

K-x has no AF indicators in VF (no other such DSLR in the world).

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Technically it is lighter... 580 vs 590g.

It's also got a number of things the D5000 doesn't.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
D5000 has some advantages too.
Sure, it does not even have in-camera AF motor, can't use many existing Nikon lenses.

Honestly, would YOU ever buy any camera without in-camera AF motor? This is a much more serious crippling than lack of AF indicators!

Yes, K-x is smaller, but not ligher than D5000.
Sure, it is! 515g vs 560g
Quite an accomplishment considering that D5000 has no SR and no AF motor!

K-x has no AF indicators in VF (no other such DSLR in the world).
[shrug] Cameras like lower end Oly has, what? a glorious total of 3 AF points, and the usefulness for AF indicator is very limited anyways.
09-18-2009, 04:29 AM   #154
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I think it has been said many times, but I think it is silly to berate Pentax for releasing a camera with an ancient auto focus system, when there is nothing that inidicates that this is the case. The current (now deceased) K2000/Km had a very nimble auto focus system in comparison to older Pentax cameras. C Net review described it as having a suprisingly zippy auto focus as compared to the competition (Pentax K2000 (with 18-55mm lens) Digital camera reviews - CNET Reviews). I would be certain the Kx would not step backward and would likely be somewhat faster than the preceding iteration of the camera.

I also think that it is silly to compare the prices of cameras that are several years old with the release prices of cameras being released today. As Falk mentioned, the Kx is actually releasing for cheaper than the Km released last year. On the other hand, if you want a cheap, "entry level" camera from Pentax, by Aristophanes' standards, getting a K100 or even a *ist D is the way to go. Believe me, there are some out there still for new and they are way cheaper than the current Kx is, but what kind of comparison is that?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Aristophanes Quote
Video is just another "feature"
EVERYTHING on the camera is a "feature." If you are a customer who wants to upgrade from P+S (the definition of "entry-level," or "where the customer enters"), and you want video like the P+S gave you, the K-x IS ENTRY-LEVEL. There is no other choice below it. And what's up with the clever "where the nikon 'should' be priced"? It's priced where it is, you can't define your own price to make your argument.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wallyb Quote

Where do I sign!
Amazon is doing preorders . . . Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (White): Camera & Photo

Edit: That's excluding in potential 645D sales in Japan that may have already occurred.

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