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11-02-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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Upgrade from k10d


I'm not really a beginner. I shoot pentax for 5years already. I did this with my dear K10d which is an incredible camera. However he's getting focusing issues now which I can't solve anymore (I could before by diving into the camera's system menu). So I'm looking for an upgrade. I'm happy with the image quality of the K10d but if I could gain a bit on Iso performance that would be welcome.

I don't have the cash for new stuff like the K-5 or K-30. So i'm surfing on the second hand market. Which Pentax should I look for?

K20d? K-x? ...

I like the build quality of the k20d but I read about the somewhat bad autofocus. The k-x is a plastic camera but has better focus abilities and iso performance, but is it tough in bad weather also?

Thanks for your advice to make my choice easier



11-02-2012, 03:35 AM   #2
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I have the K20D. What bad autofocus?
11-02-2012, 05:09 AM   #3
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I would recommend the K20d or the k-7. You will lose having a WR body, two control dials, focus indicator in viewfinder, etc with the k-x.
11-02-2012, 05:28 AM   #4
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Thx both.

The k20d it is then... 2 control dials and focus indicator in viewfinder are important pros for the k20.
And JohnX denied his k20d having any focusing problems so this case is closed.



11-02-2012, 05:32 AM   #5
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Can't say I ever had focus problems with the K20 either. Somewhat better high ISO performance than the K10 but built like a tank, identical to the K10. A steal at current prices.

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