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09-09-2010, 07:50 PM   #16
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I don't use a camera in low light very often but I wouldn't use higher than ISO 400 with either camera. As to quality, I had a Kx and sent it back because it felt cheep and stripped down. the K7 is built to last a lifetime and gives you control to capture the picture the way you want it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by clem Quote
I don't use a camera in low light very often but I wouldn't use higher than ISO 400 with either camera. As to quality, I had a Kx and sent it back because it felt cheep and stripped down. the K7 is built to last a lifetime and gives you control to capture the picture the way you want it.
The Kx is a little cheap and stripped down, except for the video and burst mode, but that's why it's so affordable

Also what? the Kx has the same degree of control as the K7, unless you absolutely need TAv mode or a dedicated ISO button?
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Also what? the Kx has the same degree of control as the K7, unless you absolutely need TAv mode or a dedicated ISO button?
Same degree of control? no. You can do a lot with one dial but there are more things than TAv you cannot do. Ex: in review mode, you can use the front dial to switch pictures, very useful to compare 2 pictures at same magnification. The front dial is used in many menus, let's you use the Hyperprogram more easily (switch between Av and Tv is a breeze). It's also used to set the lower ISO limit which would be so important on the K-x.

Then there is the more accessible DOF preview (you can program it on the green button on the K-x but then you lose the... green button).

After that you have 2 important features for composing: the viewfinder and the LCD. Much better on the K-7.

Liveview works better on the K-7 too. For some strange reasons the K-x stops down the lens when working in LV mode. And when taking the picture the mirror moves back again. On the K-7 only the shutter fire, the mirror stays up and is thus faster and more silent.

And the intangible: the feeling of the camera, the K-7 shutter/mirror action is so smooth and fast. Like the difference between driving a Lexus and a Kia.

And many more little things: AF adjustment, ultrasonic dust removal, back remote IR sensor...
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Keep your K-x until you can get what you really need and want (K5?). At least wait until both new cameras are in the market to compare pricing, and see how much the current models drop. Don't settle because you are caught in the moment. That will only bring on the urge to upgrade quickly again.

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Then there is the more accessible DOF preview (you can program it on the green button on the K-x but then you lose the... green button).
if you use a non auto aperture lens, while having green button set to optical preview, the K-x executes stop down metering with the +/- button in Manual
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