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08-15-2011, 11:51 AM   #16
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I purchased a K200d on May 30, 2008 and 4 months later I added a K20d. It took me longer to warm up to the K20d. What I like about the K20d over the K200d is the dual wheels. A distant second is the shutter knob. Following that is the pentaprism. However, the K20d is bigger than the K200d plus the live view is next to worthless. The jpeg in camera is crap compared to the K200d which may not be a big deal for someone that shoots raw all the time. Both are weather sealed. They have made a dynamic duo for me the past ~ 3 years.

The k20d as ~ 14mp CMOS sensor and the K200d has a 10mp ccd sensor. I like the sensor in the later better. In fact I picked the K200d over the K10d because of the sensor even though they have the same sensor but improved upon in the k200d. That meant giving up the dual wheels.

I think it would take the K-5 to be a significant improvement over either the k200d or K20d. The K-7 does have a magnesium shell and usable live view.


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08-15-2011, 12:40 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
The k20d as ~ 14mp CMOS sensor and the K200d has a 10mp ccd sensor. I like the sensor in the later better. In fact I picked the K200d over the K20d because of the sensor even though they have the same sensor but improved upon in the k200d. That meant giving up the dual wheels.
I believe you meant to say "I picked the K200d over the K10D". The K10D and K200D use a Sony sensor, the K20D is Samsung.
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I believe you meant to say "I picked the K200d over the K10D". The K10D and K200D use a Sony sensor, the K20D is Samsung.
It was a typo (fixed). In the very beginning I stated I got the K20d a few months after the k200d and still use both. I never said who made the sensor but I did state that the K200d has a ccd and the K20d has a cmos sensor.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
It was a typo (fixed). In the very beginning I stated I got the K20d a few months after the k200d and still use both. I never said who made the sensor but I did state that the K200d has a ccd and the K20d has a cmos sensor.
I knew you knew, I just put the rest in so no one reading would be confused.

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The K20D is a great camera with very few problems. The Live View isn't as nice as the current cameras, but I still used it on occasion. As for high ISO, when it came out at the beginning of 2008, it was pretty much top of the APS-C heap. I regularly shot up to ISO-1600 without thinking, and even higher with a touch of noise reduction from Lightroom. Here's an example at ISO-2000 which I'm pleased with.



You should really enjoy the K20D. It's a great camera.
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The K20D is a great camera with very few problems. The Live View isn't as nice as the current cameras, but I still used it on occasion. As for high ISO, when it came out at the beginning of 2008, it was pretty much top of the APS-C heap. I regularly shot up to ISO-1600 without thinking, and even higher with a touch of noise reduction from Lightroom. Here's an example at ISO-2000 which I'm pleased with.



You should really enjoy the K20D. It's a great camera.
Thats pretty clean for high ISO. i dont really use high iso with my K200D because of the noise but form your photo,im very impressed with the noise control. thanks for sharing
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