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11-18-2009, 07:53 AM   #1
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K10 or the K200

Im thinking about getting the K10 or K200... and the differences other than size and battery. Were is the most reprital place to buy a used camera. Ive been looking at KEH and usedcameras.com.

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I've had no problems with KEH.
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K10 is a different league.
I bought a k20D mainly because of the lacking of the second wheel on the body and the wheels on the grip on k200. And in fact it's much more than that.
From what I hear, K10 is such a nice camera, very similar to k20

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Given the choice, I would take the K10D for several reasons, but the second dial would be foremost among them. I would also HIGHLY recommend KEH. They have an excellent reputation and it is rightfully earned.

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thanks how hard is it to find new batterys for the K10, also how much heavier is the K10 than the K200

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I find it amazing that everybody wants extra batteries. Perhaps it's that I don't shoot 600-800 shots at an outing, but honestly, my battery lasts so long that I have NEVER had it drain out on a day shoot. I HAVE an extra that I bought at Batteries Plus, but I have never had to switch it out on a shoot. But in answer to your question, No, batteries seem to be in plentiful supply.
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I find it amazing that everybody wants extra batteries. Perhaps it's that I don't shoot 600-800 shots at an outing, but honestly, my battery lasts so long that I have NEVER had it drain out on a day shoot. I HAVE an extra that I bought at Batteries Plus, but I have never had to switch it out on a shoot. But in answer to your question, No, batteries seem to be in plentiful supply.
Im glad I have my D40 and its batery lasts forever too Im more likely to fill my CF card beore the battery... but when its cold it drains right away. I was woried if they were still making batteries because the D200 would look like a better camera then... I like propritay bateries beter... even though there expencive all I have to do is charge one batery insead of four and they are easier to change.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clmonk Quote
I find it amazing that everybody wants extra batteries. Perhaps it's that I don't shoot 600-800 shots at an outing, but honestly, my battery lasts so long that I have NEVER had it drain out on a day shoot. I HAVE an extra that I bought at Batteries Plus, but I have never had to switch it out on a shoot. But in answer to your question, No, batteries seem to be in plentiful supply.
I don't find it amazing that people want spare batteries. When one is out taking Christmas lights in Sparwood, BC, 4,000 feet up in the Rocky Mountains in late December, one needs as much battery power as one can carry. -20 C (-4 F) kills batteries in short order with the cold. Keep swapping with the one in the shirt pocket, and you can keep going long enough to finish the shoot. They recover when warm, as long as you don't flatten them right out.

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I don't find it amazing that people want spare batteries. When one is out taking Christmas lights in Sparwood, BC, 4,000 feet up in the Rocky Mountains in late December, one needs as much battery power as one can carry. -20 C (-4 F) kills batteries in short order with the cold. Keep swapping with the one in the shirt pocket, and you can keep going long enough to finish the shoot. They recover when warm, as long as you don't flatten them right out.
I agree with ya on that one. that shoot sounds like fun... you can tell Im from Minnesota lol
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Way off topic

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I agree with ya on that one. that shoot sounds like fun... you can tell Im from Minnesota lol
Yes, it was fun. The local weekly sent me out in 2007 to "take some Christmas lights" so I took the k10 (then brand new to me) and DA* 16-50 along with my trusty Manfrotto three legged friend and went at it. It was fun, but cold. The shoot ended when the photographer froze. The k10 was still going strong.
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Canada wrote: I don't find it amazing that people want spare batteries. When one is out taking Christmas lights in Sparwood, BC, 4,000 feet up in the Rocky Mountains in late December, one needs as much battery power as one can carry. -20 C (-4 F) kills batteries in short order with the cold. Keep swapping with the one in the shirt pocket, and you can keep going long enough to finish the shoot. They recover when warm, as long as you don't flatten them right out.

You are most certainly right! Sometimes I forget where I am and the fact that I do not shoot in those conditions. In those situations I would certainly agree that having a spare (or 4!!) would be a very good choice.
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The K10D is a better camera overall IMO, but the K200D has been famed to have improved algorithms for its similar sensor to the K10D, making a questionable difference in image quality. On the basis of all the extra customisation the camera has, I'd still go with the K10D.
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I have the k10, my daughter has the k200. Both are weather proof bodies. I prefer the extra controls on the k10, my daughter likes the scene modes. Ya pays yer money and ya takes yer pick.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ecoronin Quote
thanks how hard is it to find new batterys for the K10, also how much heavier is the K10 than the K200
For spec's info, you can go here :
Pentax K D-Series Digital Bodies

Iso 1600 might look a little cleaner on the K200. Depends how old the model K10 is.
I like my K10, but the K200 is a very fine camera as well. (on my K10, Iso 1250 is a max IQ wise)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonson PL Quote
For spec's info, you can go here :
Pentax K D-Series Digital Bodies

Iso 1600 might look a little cleaner on the K200. Depends how old the model K10 is.
I like my K10, but the K200 is a very fine camera as well. (on my K10, Iso 1250 is a max IQ wise)
If you have to use 1600 it's not all that bad, provided you have come from film where 1600 was almost unusable. This is one of the very, very few ISO 1600 shots I have taken.

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