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09-13-2010, 10:26 PM   #1
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Upgrading my K-X

What should I get? K-7 or K-R? The K-R just released, so i guess new features... And it's in the middle of K-X and K-7. Any suggestions?

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Is there a particular reason you want to 'upgrade'?

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K-r? for what? almost same body, almost same performance. if you want upgrading, wait for K5
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Well it's good for Pentax bussiness if you upgrade. The K-r is not that different from the K-x. So my 2 cents are: go for the K-5 or take a different coloured K-r (other then your K-x).

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Why do you feel the need to upgrade? Unless you have a good idea what you want to improve it is hard to answer that question. The k-r and K-7 are very different cameras at very different points of their life cycle.

You should make a list of what you want to do that the k-x does not before you decide which to upgrade to.

Personally I have not seen anything in the k-r specs that would make me upgrade from my k-x. It appears to be a better and more feature rich camera but not enough different for me to change from the k-x.

I am interested in seeing what the k-5 has to offer but still probably will not upgrade until the next generation comes out, maybe October 2011?
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As other fellow members said. Why do you need to upgrade? Is there anything you can't do using the K-x? K-5 is a better camera than the K-x if you care for WR, two LCDs, etc, otherwise invest in glass so you can take more advantage of your K-X. IMO.
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Well... IDK if its really an upgrade, but my friend wants to buy my camera for close to the price as i bought it for...

I just snooped around for the K-5 just now... When is it's release date? I might just start saving up now and then sell my K-X then go with the K-5...
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The reason why you want/need to upgrade would sway the argument one way or another, but I do think your options should be either the K7 or K5 because the Kr is too similar to the Kx for the extra $ in my opinion. If you have the $ then I would suggest the K5 because I love the low light capabilities of my Kx and would not trade it for a K7 specifically because of that reason (unless the deal was amazing) so if the K5 is as good as the Kx >3200 ISO then I would go that route.

But if you cannot afford it or if you do not care that much for low light capabilities then get the K7.

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What do you want to get out of your next camera? What did you dislike about the K-x (if anything)? Do you want something the same size as the k-x with slightly better performance and a few extra features, or are you ready for a larger camera with a weather resistant body and pro level features? What kind of photos are you taking - social party snaps or artisitic landscapes?

Answer these questions and the decision will be much clearer for you.
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K-r looks pretty cool, but it also costs more then the k-x. although I like the new featrues of the k-r having given it a quick look, when of the points that led me to bite on the k-x was the price.
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not eyeing a K5?

if you're gonna spend about 800 dollars, i say get the K7
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I love my K-X. Nothing wrong with it. But I just want a bulkier camera, and the K-7 or K-5 seem to fit my wants. Specially the water proofing seal that's a plus for me. My K-X just feels like a toy sometimes compared to the other brands i've used and tested. So far the K-5 is what I have my cross hair on. The batteries on K-5 and the dual SD card sounds really cool and if it comes out with a WR lens kit then i'm more on the K-5 side now... and if the K-5 comes out with a batterygrip, then the better because it's pretty much like the K-7 but only better...

idk if you guys are getting what i mean... I'm feelin kinda sick while i typed this.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jjdgti Quote
As other fellow members said. Why do you need to upgrade? Is there anything you can't do using the K-x? K-5 is a better camera than the K-x if you care for WR, two LCDs, etc, otherwise invest in glass so you can take more advantage of your K-X. IMO.
2 LCD's???
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1 on the top. For Av, Tv and some other settings.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pikoli Quote
1 on the top. For Av, Tv and some other settings.
Exactly.
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