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10-29-2008, 07:44 AM   #1
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K200D 0r K10D?

Hi all,
I'm new to this forum, so sorry if this has been discussed before, but I did try a search.

I'm going to either buy the K200D or the K10D.
I'm in Japan, and I have found them both from seperate sellers for both around the same price online.

I've read reviews, tried the K200D in the shops, but not the K10D as it's a slightly older model.

I've read good things about both, so it's a pretty hard choice for me.
I've been into photography for a while, but am still learning.
I'd be interested in what users had to say about both on here, and if anyone could recommend one or the other.

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Hi,

welcome to the forum.

That's a hard choice. I have the k10 and love it, but the k200 is also a great camera.

k10d:
+ better/brighter viewfinder
+ 2 control wheels
+/- li-ion accu

k200d:
+ smaller (not always an advantage, depends on the size of your hands and lenses)
+/- AA- cells instead of proprietary li-ion accu
+ better high iso
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I was/still am in the same boat actually and I thought the K10D was rather large and heavy , then tried a K200D and it felt quite square and brick like and awkward, tried a K10D a few days later again and found it felt better than the K200D heh. And I am a girl with smallish hands. so i'm in a real quandry right now heh
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I went for a used k10d instead of k200d to replace my k100ds. Better controls and actually better in hand than the k100ds.

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I was ther too, and it was just few weeks ago.
You can see from my sig, which way I went why?:
K200D
- controls much like K100D
- CCD as K10
- better in camera processing
- I'm fond of AA cells as they are easily replacable

K10D
- good size and good ergonomics, though I wouldn't mind grip being tad deeper (I have big palms with long fingers)
- 2 dials (programable usage of them is great)
- bigger, brighter VF
- don't mind not the best in camera processing, as I shoot RAW
- I could get it cheaper then K200 and it was brand new
good luck
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Well, many seem to go for the k10

I forgot a minor + for the k200d, the lcd is a bit better.
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I'm not sure if it's been mentioned, but the K10D doesn't have 'scene' modes like the K200D - I'm referring the Portrait / Sport / Landscape modes you get on the dial. I had never used a dSLR before buying my K10D and didn't find it a problem (that the K10D didn't have them).

If you go to a shop and handle the K20D I think you will get a good idea of what the K10D is like as I believe they use a very similar body (if not exact?).

I am sure you will be delighted with either and welcome to the forum
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QuoteOriginally posted by woodworm Quote

If you go to a shop and handle the K20D I think you will get a good idea of what the K10D is like as I believe they use a very similar body (if not exact?).
Yeah, I did try a K20D in the shops and did like the feel of it...possibly more than the K200D.
Was a bit odd not to have the scene modes on the dial at first glance...


Thanks everyone for the comments so far!!

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