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11-20-2008, 04:19 PM   #16
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Wow. That was fast and you got a great deal on the kit. I hope she likes it! It sure is cuter than the K200D! = )

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QuoteOriginally posted by kerrowdown Quote
Marc, with the latest or last version of firmware for the K10D, you can change the ISO by pressing the OK button and moving the rear wheel.
I was unclear. I know the K10D does that, but I have a K200D. It's the only control the K10D has that I envy. Of course I wouldn't turn down the bigger viewfinder either. But really, coming from the DS (which has the same viewfinder as the K10D), it just isn't *that* different.
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QuoteOriginally posted by leeak Quote
I have never handled the K200D but with the emergence of the K-M, the K200D is becoming the forgotten middle child of the family. I come across numerous K200D listing on Ebay, but I just don't understand the advantage of the K200D over the K10D.
In most respects, the K200D is the lower-tier camera, no doubt about that. But it does does have some advantages to people who value these particular things: smaller size, AA batteries, fewer problems with high ISO noise, quieter shutter, and the fact that it is still a supported model and is more likely to get firmware updates. I personally valued all of those things more than advantages the K10D offers, but I recognize a lot of people really love that second wheel and the buttons to make it easier to alter parameters I essentially never alter.
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I'm sure your sister will be happy with her gift, and you've done really well with the K-M. Not everyone needs a Ferrari to drive, and if she's happy to experiment later I'm sure the K-M will offer that.

Sadly, as Leeac points out, the K200D is becoming the forgotten sibling. But for everyone elses reference, if you switch the K200D to Sensitivity mode (Sv), the e-dial allows you to alter ISO - the value is displayed in the viewfinder.

Not having handled a K10D, I can't comment on advantages/disadvantages, but the K200D does have newer firmware and as Marc points out, it will be supported for a bit longer.



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