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01-23-2014, 06:21 AM   #1
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New K3 arrived from B&H

My K3 finally arrived from B&H yesterday. I was like a little kid waiting for summer vacation, even had trouble sleeping. I didn't even wait for the batteries to charge, I put a set of lithiums in the grip so I could give it a try. This is a big improvement over my K200D. I love how quiet the 18-135 is, almost no noise at all. Focus drops in fast without going past then back to hit the mark, it did have trouble when I tried to focus on a very low contrast outdoor scene, snow on a very flat landscape with a cloudless sky. I found a single tree in the distance and locked on it.

I won't have a chance to do very much until this weekend but so far I think this will be a very nice camera. I was thinking I would use the K200D for a backup but I may just as well get rid of it because the difference in IQ is so big I'll most likely never use the K200D again.

01-23-2014, 06:45 AM   #2
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I have no first hand experience with the K3, but I'm more than sure you won't use anymore your trusty old K200D.
I own a K20D (and I like it), and recently I bought a K-01. Even they are much closer in production than the K200 vs K3 - the differences are huge (metering, dynamic range). I am selling my K20D and willing to buy a K5II / K5IIs
Good luck with your K3!
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Congratulations on your new camera!

The K3 is really nice. I can imagine coming from a K200 that it would seem pretty impressive with regard to speed and just about everything else.
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Gratz! Had mine a month or so and now it feels like I've always had it. Was that fast!

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QuoteOriginally posted by raider2b Quote
My K3 finally arrived from B&H yesterday. I was like a little kid waiting for summer vacation, even had trouble sleeping. I didn't even wait for the batteries to charge, I put a set of lithiums in the grip so I could give it a try. This is a big improvement over my K200D. I love how quiet the 18-135 is, almost no noise at all. Focus drops in fast without going past then back to hit the mark, it did have trouble when I tried to focus on a very low contrast outdoor scene, snow on a very flat landscape with a cloudless sky. I found a single tree in the distance and locked on it.
I am there with you. Got my K-3 from B&H two days ago and didn't want to wait until the next day to charge the battery so... Out comes the "free" grip, pop in some lithium batteries and I can spend evening playing with the camera while OEM battery charges. Coming from K30 the jump is much smaller for me, but I still find the camera amusing. Especially low light capabilities, better controls and the top LCD. Must say that it handles nicely with the grip too - I can't see myself lugging it on backpacking trips, but can have some use outside of backup AA battery holder.
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