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10-31-2007, 02:35 AM   #1
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Anomaly?

I went through someones posted link today on a new K10D and was surprised to see the *ist D being offered for over double the price of the K10D....

Surprised that the *ist D was even available and then more surprised at the much higher price...is it really that good?
PS: see hanican post "seeking gear advice"

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QuoteOriginally posted by GWP Quote
I went through someones posted link today on a new K10D and was surprised to see the *ist D being offered for over double the price of the K10D....

Surprised that the *ist D was even available and then more surprised at the much higher price...is it really that good?
PS: see hanican post "seeking gear advice"
Yeah, right, same thing here in Holland...
We have various price comparing websites here, these are the results:

- *Ist DS -: 805
- *Ist DL2 : 435
- K100D --: 448
- K110D --: 429
- K10D ---: 699

All with the std kitlens.

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10-31-2007, 04:59 AM   #3
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I'm sure it is a mistake - if it was that good (I own 2 istD, my kids) why would everyone be clamoring for the 10D!

I guess the reference you make is to the online seller but then, but that site is being identified as a scam.

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10-31-2007, 05:44 AM   #4
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There are a few things to consider specifically sinve the DSLR market has a very steep negative price slope. (note the *istD started at about $1600-$2000 US)

First of all there may be suppliers who got stuck with 1-2 units at a very high cost.

Second, the *istD and DS have TTL flash capabilities, which make them more suitible for M42 and K mount lenses, where the *istDl and Kxxx series cameras cannot work in flash modes except for Manual and Auto (flash mounted exposure sensor) modes.

Third, compared to the K10D, all 6MP pentax DSLRs have ISO 3200 capability, Depending on what you shoot, this can be a deciding factor.

Are they "better" no, they just do some things differently. I know that for the second & third points above, as much as I like my K10D, I will NOT sell my *istD, it makes a great second body

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