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03-19-2008, 08:40 PM   #1
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Popular Photography rates K200D and Samsung GX20 as mid-level cameras

I just got my copy of Popular Photography magazine and they have an article about mid-level camera models (it is called "Scour Report"). They list both Pentax K200D and Samsung GX20 there stating that they are categorized as mid-level cameras. Weird. To my understanding K200D is replacement for 100D (entry level) and Samsung GX20 is Pentax's K20D twin (way more advanced camera than mid-level, which btw Pentax is missing from its model line). I guess I am reading this magazine only for the ads and nice color pictures

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which issue and which page?
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that's funny.. they seemed to bag on some sony lenses, IIRC..

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I just got my copy of Popular Photography magazine ...(snip)... They list both Pentax K200D and Samsung GX20 there stating that they are categorized as mid-level cameras. Weird. To my understanding K200D is replacement for 100D (entry level) ...(snip)...

Entry-level cameras are generally priced between $400-600. When a price above $700, neither the Pentax K100D or Samsung GX20 are priced as entry-level cameras, hence will not be rated, reviewed, or listed as entry-level cameras (in spite of their entry-level features, which will likely be a strike against them in reviews).

Actually, many would place them in the same price category as the K20D ($700-1500, a price point where entry-level features are often strongly shunned). Of course, these categories are very loosely defined, with variations in each depending on who is making the definitions and which cameras are included in the overall category scheme.

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which issue and which page?
The most recent issue. I can get you the page when I get back home.
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Entry-level cameras are generally priced between $400-600. When a price above $700, neither the Pentax K100D or Samsung GX20 are priced as entry-level cameras, hence will not be rated, reviewed, or listed as entry-level cameras (in spite of their entry-level features, which will likely be a strike against them in reviews).

Actually, many would place them in the same price category as the K20D ($700-1500, a price point where entry-level features are often strongly shunned). Of course, these categories are very loosely defined, with variations in each depending on who is making the definitions and which cameras are included in the overall category scheme.

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I guess you are right about the category being loosely defined. Next article in the magazine reviews Canon 1D Mark III (if I remember the model correctly). That's 21MP $8K camera which is rated as advanced (or for people with big wallets). So it looks like Pentax K200D and K20D are really falling under the mid-level category if you look at the price level.
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The most recent issue. I can get you the page when I get back home.
thanks, i found it no worries about the page #

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