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07-10-2013, 03:25 PM   #1
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Recommend upgrade over k20D

The K20D has served me well, but I think it is time for an upgrade. I have not been really keeping up with the recently released models. I saw many believe the K30 is a better deal than the K50 now. I am not too interested in video features, as I have been using my k-01 for that. Should I also look at the entry-level DSLR offerings?

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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxian_tmb Quote
The K20D has served me well, but I think it is time for an upgrade. I have not been really keeping up with the recently released models. I saw many believe the K30 is a better deal than the K50 now. I am not too interested in video features, as I have been using my k-01 for that. Should I also look at the entry-level DSLR offerings?
The K20 was the flagship camera for it's time and you want another in that category. A used K5 would be a very good upgrade and I believe a K5II would be even better. I upgraded from the K20 to K5 several years ago and realized that the K5 was what I was waiting for. I still use my k20 but I've begun to see its shortcomings. The K30 while good is not top of the line nor is the K50. YMMV
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You might still be able to pickup the K-30, with the WR kit lens, for 499, from Hunt's. The K-30 is practically the same camera, so why not save some cash? The K-30 does have some advantages over the K-5 series(K-5 has advantages too). Video is improved and Focus peaking is available, on the K-30. The K-30 also has two dials, just like a pro body.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxian_tmb Quote
The K20D has served me well, but I think it is time for an upgrade. I have not been really keeping up with the recently released models. I saw many believe the K30 is a better deal than the K50 now. I am not too interested in video features, as I have been using my k-01 for that. Should I also look at the entry-level DSLR offerings?
IMO, get a K-5 if you already have a K-01.


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Any recent body except for K7 would be an upgrade. The K30 is a sleeper of a good deal but if $ are not too limiting, I would go for the K5IIs, the lack of AA filter is great for sharpness.
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I think a K-5/K-5ii would be closer to your K20D in capability and design. On the other hand, the K-30 and K-01 are sisters under the skin, with very simlar performance and menus. If a K-01 with a viewfinder (and grip, twin wheels, etc.) would meet your needs, then the K-30 might do. The K-30 has the entry-level "loud" shutter, as opposed to the high-end "silky" shutter, as well as the K-r's battery setup.
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IMO, get a K-5 if you already have a K-01.
Absolutely.
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IŽd wait for the announcements on september / october... then get a K-30 or K-5 or the one in offer at the moment..

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Recommend a K-5, but which version I can't say.
I have the original K-5 and it is a solid camera.
Still love the feel of my K10 though. The perfect sized camera.
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