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12-07-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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Looking for new DSLR

Dropped my K10D off of a NY subway platform, 60 feet to the street below. I am now looking for a new DSLR. Between K7 and Cannon T2i. Looking for advice.

12-07-2010, 10:33 AM   #2
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This should be moved to the appropriate section!
12-07-2010, 07:34 PM   #3
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What lenses do you have?
12-07-2010, 10:10 PM   #4
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Welcome Dave.
Sad way to introduce yourself.
Did you try your K10D after the fall anyway?

You'll need to be more specific about your photographic 'needs' before decent advice will come your way. But a K-7 is quite a decent improvement from your old (deceased) K10D

12-08-2010, 01:48 AM   #5
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Whichever the next model you choose, make sure you wear the strap.

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Just curious:

Which station and train line? (E train, L train, 7 train, etc.)

Way back, I might have gotten mugged at the same station.
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It sounds like you need the new anti-gravity model from Pentax.

In all seriousness, you need to say what things you are looking for before anyone can give you advice between the T2i and the K7. They are very different cameras and different systems. The T2i is better at high iso and with video, the K7 has a lot tougher build (although it still won't survive a drop like you describe).
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T2i is an entry level camera, K-7 is a superseded flagship... T2i has a better sensor and a crap body. K-7 has a great body and a crap sensor

K-5 is the correct answer! :P

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If you will find the KX satisfactory megapixel wise, it will preform very similarly to the T2i.

How important is video to you?

How many pentax lenses do you have?
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When I went shopping for my first DSLR it was between the T2i and the Kx. I eventually went with the Kx. I never got to shoot with a T2i, only held it in a store so I cannot say how it performs but on paper and from reading reviews I felt like the Kx was a much better bargain. When I was looking, the T2i was going for $899 and the Kx for $488. I figured with the $ saved I could get a few nice lenses.

If you already have some pentax lenses then I would say for sure go with the K7 (K5 if money permits) but if you have no lenses then it depends on what you personally need/want and I would suggest doing a lot of research and maybe even renting the bodies.

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