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05-27-2009, 10:57 AM   #16
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Honestly, if live view is important, then K20D's implementation will be bound to disappoint as well. Without going into details, it is extremely clumsy and stripped-down compared to nearly any digicam. I would assume that K-7's will be somewhat improved.

If you really want SLR-quality sensor & lenses with live view, you should carefully evaluate the live view implementations on different models because speed of operation, focusing, information display, ergonomics vary substantially on the various D-SLRs that even offer this feature. The main issue is generally autofocus--how fast is it, does it need to black out the image (raise the mirror) while focusing, etc. As new and good as the K2000/K-m is, this feature is just now spreading in manufacturers' respective D-SLR lineups and the K2000 missed that boat.

To answer another question posed here, if you have trouble looking through the viewfinder, one of the alternatives is a right-angle finder, but this is for situations when the camera is too close to the ground, etc. rather than as a real viewfinder alternative.

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