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01-30-2008, 06:31 AM   #1
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Significant K200D features ?

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I have owned a Pentax K10D for about eight months with which I am pretty delighted, but I'm considering the purchase of a lighter 'back-up' body for an extended vacation. I noticed from reading the finalised specifications that the K200D will boast a 10MP sensor, Dust & Weather sealing AND an indispensable Sv mode, which I use a great deal on my K10D. What (if any) other benefits/disadvantages have PentaxForums members observed concerning the forthcoming K200D ?

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01-30-2008, 08:00 PM   #2
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There must be 10 different threads going on the subject. I suggest reading one or two rather than starting yet another.
01-30-2008, 09:03 PM   #3
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one significant feature of the K200D is that it will significantly empty out your wallet.
01-30-2008, 09:46 PM   #4
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It's not much lighter, 3oz.

If you enjoy the 2 e-dials on the K10D, then I say don't go for the K200D. Better off getting another K10D if you really just want a "back-up".

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If you picked up a K200D you would have to carry AA batteries and possibly a charger instead of just taking the same charger and batteries you already have.
I think that when talking about a backup camera the only reasons for not getting the exact same camera are if the new one is similar for a lot less money or much better. Neither of these reasons apply when talking about the K200D compared to the K10D.
01-31-2008, 02:03 AM   #6
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for $100 more than you can get a K10D right now, does that justify some of the new features in the K200D? (and as was said, then it uses AA's and not the same LI-ION batteries/grip etc...) If I were in your situation I'd scoop up another K10D and a couple extra batteries but forget the grip - I'd keep the "backup" as a light alternative to the one with the grip.

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