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05-20-2011, 04:09 PM   #16
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I don't get the impression there's anything *wrong* with the K-7 as regards the K20d, really just that there may not be *compelling reasons to upgrade* since much of that camera's capabilities just went sideways to the new, video-capable platform with fairly minor improvements.

In many upgrade paths, sometimes it just makes sense to skip a model. If, fates avert, I ever had to *replace* my K20d, I'd consider a K-7, or if I were upgrading from some *other* model, I might do likewise, but if all goes to plan I'll keep my k20d here as backup and add a K-5 when they're cheaper. I like em. And I do tend to get attached/set in my ways about these sorts of things.

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It is a great camera that was developed in 2099
I knew there was a reason Pentax was so advanced!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ccd333 Quote
I knew there was a reason Pentax was so advanced!
Hey, baby, it's still sci-fi to me. Pentax Headroom: Beyond Ektachrome...
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I knew there was a reason Pentax was so advanced!
HAHAHA!
Some typo's make it all worth while

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I actually prefer the size, bulk, and weight of the 20 :/
Hmmm...
Yep, with a grip and the 12-24, the mass actually helps stabilization :-)
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I went out this morning to the National Sculpture Gardens and then the War Memorial.
I think the 20 is staying for a while
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Nutshell answer - lack of actual users. The body change made people with large hands unhappy and the fact that the sensor didn't improve from the K20D also caused discontent. Seems like those large hands got smaller in the meantime because I have not seen as many complaints on this front from K-5 users.

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So, is the K7 still a worth while upgrade from the 20?
IMO, it is not worth upgrading to the immediate next version of a camera. Go for the K-5 instead.

In the end, why do you want to upgrade? The K-7 will give you an improved body over the K20D with extra functionality compared to the K20D, but it won't give you a boost in low light performance, so you have to look at what you need. If you're just looking at an upgrade because you can afford it, don't do it. Your K20D/GX20 is still a very competent camera and unless you feel it is lacking in one area, there is no need to replace it. And if it is lacking, then you should look for the model that scratches that itch.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Laurentiu Cristofor Quote
Nutshell answer - lack of actual users. The body change made people with large hands unhappy and the fact that the sensor didn't improve from the K20D also caused discontent. Seems like those large hands got smaller in the meantime because I have not seen as many complaints on this front from K-5 users.
Maybe not many, but I've said many times I liked the K20D's feel "in the hand" better. I love the sensor in the K-5 so much that it more than compensates, though, and I like some of the ergonomics better.

The size is growing on me, though... I put the FA 35 f2 on the bare body without grip and it's a *very* compact package for low-light candids.

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