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06-13-2016, 10:51 PM   #1
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Pentax k-x 2009 vs Canon 100d 2013

Hi all

Here is my path of upgrading so you can see my own road...
Nikon d40 ---> Pentax k-x ---> pentax k-5 ----> sold it ---- > brake for some years without camera ---- > pentax k-x again arriving today with 17000 images done and payed 130$ on it

The funny thing i wanted the camera so i had some options like Fuji X-a2 with 2 lenses brand new, Pentax k5ii + tamron 28-200 second hand but in warranty ... after much debate i saw the k-x ... So i said i want a playing camera, light and to not bother and cheap..Today will arrive a white kit of k-x .. Somehow a part of me remained atached to the K-x ...Buying it is an oportunity for peace inside and also focus on fun/photography and not on the gear...
Today an idea came up to compare the two lightest dsrl that i personally know and i discovered something very intersting in noise department...

Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Review: Digital Photography Review

Canon 100d produced in 2013 has more noise at high iso than pentax k-x that was produce in 2009 ...
Of course i am speaking purely on noise.The autofocus from canon surely may be superior..The processor from canon is newer..Always felt that the k-x sensor was different even than k-5 16mp..More detail was resolved imo...

06-14-2016, 12:04 AM   #2
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The KX is a pleasure to use. Bought one new in 2009, and recently bought another one used as a backup.

With a Tamron 28-300 attached, it's a very compact & comfortable outfit.
06-14-2016, 01:46 AM   #3

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The kx was my reintroduction to photography 25 yrs after the family ME Super. Gave it to my nephew when I upgraded to the K5. It still takes great photos. 12 megapixels is more than enough. Its noise handling was legendary. But it's also so tiny and solid. It was only slightly bigger than the Lumix G2. Why go mirrorless when you can go APSC? I'm sorely tempted to take it back. Would I be a bad uncle?

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06-14-2016, 03:48 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by officiousbystander Quote
I'm sorely tempted to take it back. Would I be a bad uncle?
Yes, you would. The least you could do is offer the K-5 to him in compensation.


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