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05-16-2018, 10:16 AM   #1
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after setting out a few years, I am back.....this is a great forum; I have a nice set of lenses but need to update on my K-30 camera.
Any recommendations....I want to stick with the aps-c

05-16-2018, 10:51 AM   #2
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Welcome back! I would recommend the K-70, as it's like the K-30 but faster and with much better image quality!

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05-16-2018, 11:31 AM   #3
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It depends - Adam's right the K-70 is the direct successor to the K-30. The K-70 has nearly all the features that the KP has and the flagship K-3ii has been officially discontinued (but is still widely available). The K-70 is the cheapest and the KP is the most capable from an ISO/IQ perspective. The K-3ii is the only one with dual SD card slots. The KP uses the same battery as your K-30 but also can take a battery grip that uses the larger battery used by the K-5, K-3, etc.

Here's a side by side way to compare them:
Pentax K-70 vs. Pentax KP vs. Pentax K-3 II - Pentax Camera Comparison -
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Welcome, I'm sure you'll find something suitable for all your glass.


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