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08-11-2017, 06:07 PM   #1
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K-70 build quality

How does the build quality of the K-70 compare to the K-200D? I am thinking of upgrading to a new camera and I am looking at the K-70. I have the K-200D and I really like it's build quality.

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much better, youll be fooled to think its a full magnesium body..but not so great on ergonomics, buttons and dials are kind of out of reach for short fingers
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I have my K-70. They are very good. Little heavy. I hold my k-7 and k-70 feel same size.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rick in Ohio Quote
How does the build quality of the K-70 compare to the K-200D? I am thinking of upgrading to a new camera and I am looking at the K-70. I have the K-200D and I really like it's build quality.
The K-70 is in the same class, but I'd say things have improved since 2009

You don't get the magnesium alloy body like the top tier models, but it's still plenty sturdy and durable.

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The K-70 is in the same class, but I'd say things have improved since 2009
They certainly have. You don't notice the incremental improvements so much from model to model, but there have been a few occasions where I have been able to revisit an older camera model I used to own and love, and each time I've felt a bit of "How the heck did I put up with this thing??"
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rick in Ohio Quote
How does the build quality of the K-70 compare to the K-200D? I am thinking of upgrading to a new camera and I am looking at the K-70. I have the K-200D and I really like it's build quality.
One big improvement you will notice is the viewfinder ( K200D uses a pentamirror ).
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I can't tell you compared to any other Pentax but it blows the Sony A68 out of the water, and it feels like a $1000+ camera in build quality.
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