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10-10-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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new k10d worth 150 more than K200D ?

New K10D = 750.00 vs New K200D = 600.00
does anyone have opinions on whether or not the K10D really is worth the extra 150.00 + ? Granted build quality is higher and the 2 wheel control is important to some but the lens & software, etc is a generation older vs the K200D. The extra money could come in handy towards a flash or another lens as I'm very strapped for money currently. Have mostly done landscape & a little architecture work so far ( digizoom and looking to move up a bit ) and am looking towards more portrait work as I have approached by some models about shooting them.

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I bought my K10D new for 600 from a Pentax authorized dealer here in Portland, OR. They had one left and wanted the room for the new k20D's.
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A new K10?

QuoteOriginally posted by deadpink Quote
New K10D = 750.00 vs New K200D = 600.00
does anyone have opinions on whether or not the K10D really is worth the extra 150.00 + ? Granted build quality is higher and the 2 wheel control is important to some but the lens & software, etc is a generation older vs the K200D. The extra money could come in handy towards a flash or another lens as I'm very strapped for money currently. Have mostly done landscape & a little architecture work so far ( digizoom and looking to move up a bit ) and am looking towards more portrait work as I have approached by some models about shooting them.
I am curious about this myself... and curious where you can get a "new" K10 other than the last one in Portland? All I've seen online are used K10s,
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lucky you, round here pentax is as rare as hens teeth and I stumbled across one at a Ritz Camera store here heh

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If you're considering that amount for a new K10d, I'd just shoot for a K20d. However, I think you're high on the K200d. Amazon new is $540 body only. I got mine at Amazon for $585, included the 18-55 DA Pentax lens, then I got a prompt $100 rebate back from Pentax inside of 10 days. Too bad, the rebates aren't in effect any longer.
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oh yeah, I just rounded off the k200d price to 600, but have seem them a bit lower, how do you like yours so far?
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Granted build quality is higher
Not really. Both are weather sealed, both are stainless steel chassis with polycarbonate outer shell.

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the 2 wheel control is important to some
This and the better viewfinder will definitely make some prefer it even at a somewhat higher price.

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the lens & software, etc is a generation older vs the K200D.
Well, if you are buying body only, there is no difference in lens. As for software, yeah, some find the K200D JPEG engine better. If you shoot RAW, there really shouldn't be much difference, especially if you get a truly new K10D - older ones had some issues with vertical pattern noise. Menu-wise, I don't think you could realistically claim the K200D was enough of an improvement to negate the value of the extra buttons and so forth on the K10D, thus eliminating the need to use the menus at all. Of course, I never use the menus on the K200D, either. It just isn't necessary if you always use the same AF mode and the same metering mode.

For me, you'd have had to make the K10D considerably *cheaper* than the K200D for me to have chosen it. Because the smaller body and AA batteries were worth quite a bit to me, as well as the fact that it is a currently supported model. But I realize I am in the minority in valuing these things more than the extra buttons & larger viewfinder.
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thanks for the input Marc, I'm just really limited on what I can spend and was curious about the differences people saw in the two. The k10d is nice albeit a slight bit large in my smallish hands ( whereas others like oly dslr's seem a bit small heh ) are you happy with yer k200d?

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