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11-13-2015, 01:26 PM   #1
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Hi: K30 vs K3 vs K50 etc.

I am a more a photography fan than a photographer. I am thinking on buying a K3 but I am reading about these mirror problems. I already own a K30 and other brands. What I like about Pentax is its WR quality, taking in consideration that I live in a tropical zone. Is there someone who can give me advise about which one I should consider? I am looking for good image quality.


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QuoteOriginally posted by lu2 Quote
I am a more a photography fan than a photographer. I am thinking on buying a K3 but I am reading about these mirror problems. I already own a K30 and other brands. What I like about Pentax is its WR quality, taking in consideration that I live in a tropical zone. Is there someone who can give me advise about which one I should consider? I am looking for good image quality.


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Mirror problems? Do you mean the mirror flapping issue? I think that was mostly resolved with a firmware update and it seems that the majority of users weren't affected, anyway.

As for image quality, the K-3 gives similar image quality to the K-30, but a bit sharper and more megapixels. Any particular reason you are looking to move on from your K-30?
11-13-2015, 01:50 PM   #3
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I can say the K-3 is a step up from the K-30.
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I own k50 and k3. Both are excellent. Mirror flap is nonexistent in current firmware. What features and factors other than mirror flap might help you decide?

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I own K-30 and K-5iis, the image quality is better using the latter, surely the K-3 would give better IQ but I do not know how much vs K-5iis. Both are awesome in terms of WR much more with the K-3
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Welcome to the forum, it is my understanding now that the earlier issues are now fully resolved.
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Welcome to the forum. The K3 is more megapixels. I would have kept to the K30 - in a year's time you might have better options.
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