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12-07-2014, 05:54 AM - 1 Like   #1
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I just order a k3

After many years with k100 and k20, i just order k3 with flu card. Chritmas present from me to me!

12-07-2014, 06:14 AM - 1 Like   #2
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Well Merry Xmas and even better you will be able to catch it all in style 👍
12-07-2014, 06:20 AM   #3
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I have had mine since April I love it. I wish I had the limited lens they are giving away.
12-07-2014, 07:20 AM   #4
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Hello everyone,

Been following this site for while and still trying to decide between nikon d7100 and k3. Interested in all around camera for nature, family and portaints. does the K3 have a built in auto focus motor?

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12-07-2014, 07:38 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by tampamiketaylor Quote
Hello everyone,

Been following this site for while and still trying to decide between nikon d7100 and k3. Interested in all around camera for nature, family and portaints. does the K3 have a built in auto focus motor?

thx
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Very definitely. All Pentax dslr cameras have built in autofocus motors unlike low end nikon models.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MFerland450 Quote
After many years with k100 and k20, i just order k3 with flu card. Chritmas present from me to me!
Welcome and congrates on your first post. I suspect you are going to like the K-3 as the performance from all the bodies from around K-5 release are just stunning.
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What is it with all the people on the forum recently getting themselves Christmas presents in early December?! It's not Christmas yet!
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Congratulations, I wish I could do the same. K3 looks awesome.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
What is it with all the people on the forum recently getting themselves Christmas presents in early December?! It's not Christmas yet!


IMHO buying a new camera in early December brings a good opportunity for finding a bunch of new lenses in Christmas box .

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Thanks KevinR

KevinR,

Thanks, I know the D7100 had an internal motor but I was not sure about the pentax K3. Looks like the price point for both are about the same on sale, so just need to keep looking into reviews.

Thx,
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QuoteOriginally posted by tampamiketaylor Quote
KevinR,

Thanks, I know the D7100 had an internal motor but I was not sure about the pentax K3. Looks like the price point for both are about the same on sale, so just need to keep looking into reviews.

Thx,
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The cameras will give very similar results ito resolution and to an extent dynamic range and iso perforance. Your key factors will be what you plan to use it for and what lenses you would like to get. If you are going for highspeed action or sports or advanced flash, video, then Nikon might be best. Otherwise, Pentax is very flexible and better in several areas such as WR, ruggedness, low light AF, compact lenses, built in shake reduction etc.
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QuoteOriginally posted by KevinR Quote
The cameras will give very similar results ito resolution and to an extent dynamic range and iso perforance. Your key factors will be what you plan to use it for and what lenses you would like to get. If you are going for highspeed action or sports or advanced flash, video, then Nikon might be best. Otherwise, Pentax is very flexible and better in several areas such as WR, ruggedness, low light AF, compact lenses, built in shake reduction etc.
Great information Kevin! I am leaning on the K3 now.
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What impress me the (compare to my old k20d), k3 is fast and very quiet!

Witch ISO do people normally use (not always 100) ?
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So seems you are sold. Bought yet?

ISO performance from K-x and K-5 onwards is great up to about 1600, good at 3200-6400 and you can push beyond 6400 but only when very necessary. On my K200d (similar I suspect to K-20 ISO performance), I limit to iso400 and pushed to 800 or higher only when needed. Normally though, I keep ISO as low as possible, but not scared to leverage this performance on K-5 and K-3.

You should try the new TAv mode which is very useful. Fixed Tv and Av and floats ISO as needed. Perfect for long lens and other special work when you fixed or high shutter speed and also want to control Aperture.

The burst frame rate is impressive, and as you say quiet.
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Thanks for all the details about the ISO
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QuoteOriginally posted by MFerland450 Quote
After many years with k100 and k20, i just order k3 with flu card. Chritmas present from me to me!
did the same. Feel nervous know *g*
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