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02-24-2011, 07:48 AM   #1
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Thinking about upgrading my Wife's *-ist DS: K-x or K-r?

Wife's birthday coming up and I'm thinking about getting an upgrade to her DS..

My wife likes the DS in that it's small and fairly light.

She's not much of a take control kind of shooter at the moment, relying mainly on the auto modes.

I've seen the spec's and am wondering about practical experiences with either camera.

Any input and/or suggestion would be appreciated.

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02-24-2011, 08:03 AM   #2
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the big advantage to the kr i see is the selectable focal points. i tried a kx and returned it for this reason. if she isn't likely to use that feature than the kx is a smoking price.
one point in the kr's favour is you can get a kit with the new 35 and snag that for yourself
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sounds like she wouldn't mind the missing top lcd or the missing focus points. I would say go for the k-x (I've had both in addition to the k-r). The k-x is already such a big upgrade for her...well, the viewfinder isn't as good, but it'll probably be ok.

but wlachan makes a good point...a Pen or a GF1 is probably around $500 as well...you can't share lenses anymore though (or have to buy new lenses for her).

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