Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-09-2013, 07:10 PM   #31
Senior Member

Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 220
Original Poster
Thanx foe all the input so far...makes me want the K-3 sooner yet.

11-09-2013, 07:45 PM   #32
bobmaxja's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Laval, Quebec Canada
Posts: 2,108
The 70D is all plastic per other web site
11-09-2013, 08:29 PM   #33
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Ex Finn.'s Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southern Maryland.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,792
QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
The D800 is like a machine gun. The K-3 is like a pretty girl batting her eyelids.
This does not help me at all.
11-09-2013, 08:59 PM   #34
Veteran Member
Wired's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Edmonton, AB
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,519
My only issue with the K3 is that when I go and pickup my K5 I can't find the AF button

11-10-2013, 05:11 AM - 1 Like   #35
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
wizofoz's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Melbourne, Outer east.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,673
The remnants of callow youth in me yearns for a video where a k-3 ( or K-5 or k-7) is used to smash an el cheapo canikon body to bits, just so some people will realise just how well built these cameras are. But my youth was more than a generation ago, so I will forego the urge to make it myself. (or seriously urge others to do so)
11-10-2013, 05:54 AM   #36

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,913
QuoteOriginally posted by wizofoz Quote
where a k-3 ( or K-5 or k-7) is used to smash an el cheapo canikon body to bits
An easy smash target would, on the face of it, be the new Nikon D5300. The only metal in it is the top plate and a few other bits. Everything else - body and chassis - is plastic (''Carbon fiber composite material with a thermoplastic resin').

But many modern DSLR's - despite their flimsy appearance and lightness - can be deceptively tough. Some DigitalRev videos have amply confirmed that.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, k-3, k10d, k3, pentax k-3, quality
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Build Quality: DA vs FA Limiteds? Docrwm Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 35 05-29-2013 08:55 PM
Build quality JEREMYHN100 Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 13 01-03-2013 02:24 PM
Build vs optical quality slip Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 15 08-26-2012 02:52 AM
K-5 Build Quality Control issues? secateurs Pentax K-5 24 01-05-2012 11:29 AM
Pentax K-x Build quality msharma Pentax DSLR Discussion 4 10-26-2010 03:52 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:00 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]