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09-22-2011, 11:40 AM - 1 Like   #16
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good replies all

I actually thought it was th eweight of the extra megapixles

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Let's see...
Yeah, agree that the glass pentaprism is probably a big factor. It might have a thicker gauge metal for the frame and of course (most of) the exterior is magnesium alloy instead of plastic.

The SR mechanism and AF are more advanced, so they might require more components and materials to do it. The circuit board and such probably has more RAM and other components compared to the K-r. Other stuff like the motor that drives the mirror flopping probably has to be bigger to handle the higher FPS.

It all adds up.
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I get the k5 vs. Kr differences...but why does the k5 weigh less than the K7!?
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What is it 40 grams? They practically weigh the same.

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QuoteOriginally posted by indy Quote
I get the k5 vs. Kr differences...but why does the k5 weigh less than the K7!?
Less noise!

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You can hammer nails with the K-5
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Less noise!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
There is more metal in the K5.
A LOT more metal.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
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I actually thought it was th eweight of the extra megapixles
I thought it was the weight of the pixie dust
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In all seriousness, I believe that the extra weight is a direct result of all the unicorn tears that went into the production of the K5.
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In all seriousness, I believe that the extra weight is a direct result of all the unicorn tears that went into the production of the K5.
That's only cause all the faerie blood was taken for the 645D project.
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In all seriousness, I believe that the extra weight is a direct result of all the unicorn tears that went into the production of the K5.
NO, those tears are anti gravitational to start with. Part of the "floating sensor".
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Did someone say unicorn?


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How heavy can sensor stains be anyway?

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Because the K-5 is full of awesome, and awesome has a high density.
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