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05-09-2012, 01:03 AM   #1
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K-r and K-01 or K-5?

So I've had my k-r for a year and a half now and I feel like its really taught me a great deal. My only real complaint is the frequent missed focus under tungsten lighting. That said I am looking to step up to a bigger better camera but I am unsure which direction to go.

Option A - Sell my k-r and grab a k-5. The k-5 seems like its pretty much the camera I could use, as I've begun to find myself limited by the k-r in some way, ie no battery grip, no second dial, higher iso noise, etc. The k-5 would pretty much solve the majority of the problems I have with my k-r.

Option B - Grab a k-01 and keep my k-r. I am starting to get involved in video production, and neither the k-r nor k-r are terribly good in this area, however the k-01 is rather solid video performer. The k-01 would solve the tungsten problems, and also give me better high iso performance, however obviously no battery grip.

I'm am kind of torn here, what are the pros and cons of either setup?

05-09-2012, 03:27 AM   #2
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Well, you said it yourself. If you care more about video, then get the K-01, if it's everything else, then get the K-5.
05-09-2012, 03:59 AM   #3
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If you are into video I would say get the K-01. You can always get a K-5 later, after the replacement is announced K-5 used prices will drop.

I rejected the K-01 because it seemed to have more limitations than the K-x I was using, and I don't care about the video.
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Tough call. They are both excellent in different but complimentary ways.
Think seriously about what you really need. The short answer is probably both!

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