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07-29-2016, 04:38 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I`m new in this forum as a member, but I have visited this site for a long time now.
I owned a Pentax K200D as my fisrt camera a few years ago, but I had to sell it that time, and I did not have a new camera until this point.
I`d like to buy a K3, but also thinking about K70.

I like to use manual lenses because of their character and price tag. Most of the time I`m taking Stills, Nature, and Portrait photos.

Which camera would you recommend?


07-29-2016, 05:34 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wadlabu Quote
Which camera would you recommend?

Hi Wadlabu. Welcome to the Pentax forums. I have a K-3 and find it to be a wonderful camera. As the K-70 has only just been released, it is a bit of an unknown quantity at the moment. On paper, it looks to be a very worthy addition to the Pentax line up. Good luck with whichever you choose. Good to have you here.
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G'day and wecome to the forums Wadlabu.

Plenty of info and interesting discussions around the forum so I hope you enjoy your time here and we get to see some of your images too.


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I have a K-3II, which has pixel shift resolution and GPS. The K-70, from what I read, has pixel shift resolution with motion correction, 24 mp sensor, and wi-fi capability, so it is a nicely featured camera in that way. I am not sure, but the K-70 looks like it may not have an lcd on the top of the camera to view settings, which the K-3 and K-3II do have. The K-3 does not have GPS or pixel shift resolution. As I said, I have a K-3II, and it is what I would recommend if you do not purchase the K-70. If you are interested in video 4K, the K-70 also has that.

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Thanks guys for the advice and for the welcome.
I will upload images as soon as I get a camera in my hands and start shooting again. Can`t wait...
07-30-2016, 12:45 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forums - glad you decided to join!

Both the K-3 and K-70 would be fine choices, undoubtedly, but - as has already been said - while the K-3 is a proven and established model, the K-70 is all new. The upside of that is that you get some new features; the downside is that, like all products, it may have a few quirks and bugs that need sorting out.

The K-3 is the more solid unit, falling comfortably into what I would describe as professional build quality. Neither model is ideal for manual focusing due to the type of focusing screen used (the same can be said of any modern DSLR), and sometimes using Live View with the LCD can be a big help. In this area, the K-70 wins due to an articulated screen that can be positioned as required, whereas the K-3's screen is fixed.

The K-70 has the ability to use the latest KAF4 lenses (only one has been announced so far) that allow electronic (rather than mechanical) aperture control, the main benefit of which is in video use. The K-3 isn't likely to get a firmware update allowing compatibility with these, although the K-3II is scheduled for one. In practice, I don't think that should be a major consideration for you, as KAF4 lenses will be limited in number and application.

My personal opinion is that you're better off going for the most robust model you can afford, with tried and tested technology - hence, the K-3 or K-3II would be ideal. But if you prefer the K-70, I'm sure you'd be more than pleased with it
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wadlabu Quote
I like to use manual lenses because of their character and price tag
Welcome to the forum, you are not alone... many here feel the same way, myself included.
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G'day mate and welcome to the forum


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