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05-01-2013, 03:51 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Arimel Quote
i was hoping there was a thing on the K1000 on the comparison page but when i looked it was all digital cameras otherwise i would have all i need already
As I said, that's like comparing a Ford Model T to a Ford Focus.

The K1000 is a manual focus film camera that was obsolete when it was introduced in 1976.

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would it still preform as fast as my K1000 and is there an image delay, and how fast would i be able to shoot the next picture instead of waiting for it to save to memory.
The K-30 is faster in all respects when compared to the K-1000
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It is harder to find anything the cameras have in common, than a detailed comparison. The K1000 was meant to have the fewest possible features and still be useful. K-30 has a special mode for shooting food. It's hard to compare that.

The K1000 does weigh about the same for older Japan versions. Later versions lost up to 20% of their weight with some plastic parts. Neither camera is really pocketable although they are different shapes. I would call it a wash.

The K1000 can shoot as fast as you can advance the film and hit the shutter again. This is usually about one frame per second, tops. When the film runs out, speed drops a lot. The K-30 can shoot JPGs at 3 frames per second until the card is full. With a large memory card, that's over a thousand shots - 28 rolls of film. The K-30 batteries might wear out first.
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You are in for a serious treat if you are planning to go from the K1000 to the K30. I cannot see how you would not be completely blown away.

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ok thankyou. i think ill do just fine with the K-30
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Paul, having a look at your interests, hiking, biking, photography, fishing, camping; and occupation, temporary sled dog handler, and what seems to be a harsh environment, I would suggest you get the K-30, with some weather resistant lenses, the kit 18-55mm for a start, or the twin kit with the 50-200mm added. It is a big step up from the K1000 to a DSLR as such, but if you're used to the K1000, you can start shooting the same way as you used to with the K1000, by using manual (M) mode and just setting the ISO, shutter speed and aperture as you used to with the K1000. From there you can learn all the fantastic new features available in the K-30. believe me it is worth it. The only difference I can see that you might have to compensate for, is batteries and memory cards if you are out for long periods in the wild, but I'm sure you'll manage to sort that out
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Some comparisons

QuoteOriginally posted by Arimel Quote
i was meaning more like the difference in weight and would it still preform as fast as my K1000 and is there an image delay, and how fast would i be able to shoot the next picture instead of waiting for it to save to memory. that kinda thing. and the pentax gear page says its a beginner to intermediate level camera. im inbetween the beginner and intermediate
Speed: K1000, as fast as you can manually advance the film (no motor drive for the K1000)
K30, 6 to 3 frames/second (when the buffer fills, the fps drops)
The buffer fills up quicker when shooting raw vs jpg as there is more data to push to the SD card.

Image Delay: K1000, hours to weeks
K30, <5 seconds (I don't know the real timing as I don't have one... probably closer to 1-2 seconds)
It doesn't matter if the picture hasn't yet displayed, you can take keep taking them as fast as you can press the shutter release.

Weight: K1000, 21.375 oz. (606.0g).
K30, 650 g (1.43 lb / 22.93 oz) K30 a little bit heavier

ASA/ISO: K1000, 20 to 3,200.
K30, 100 to 12,800

Rewind time K1000: 11 seconds (more or less, hand crank)
K30: 0 seconds (nothing to rewind )

Size: K1000: 93.5 x 143 x 49.5 mn
K30: 97 x 130 x 71 mm

Shutter: K1000: 1 to 1/1,000 and Bulb
K30: 30 to 1/6,000 and Bulb

Finder: K1000: 0.88x magnification pentaprism 91% coverage
K30: 0.92x magnification pentaprism 100% coverage

There are advanced photographers that like the K30.

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One serious difference between the cameras is the grip on the K-30. The K1000 has no contours or finger indentations at all, just textured surfaces. I prefer even the small bulge on the P3n to hold the camera. The K1000 forces you to use two hands or the strap a lot.
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