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12-31-2008, 07:31 AM   #1
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Should I buy a K20D Or Keep K10D?

Sorry if this has been covered (ad nauseum) before.

With the current relatively low K20D pricing, do you think it is worth the extra investment over my current K10D?

Actually I have a Samsung GX-10, but it is virtually the same thing.

Any helpful comments would be heartily welcome

12-31-2008, 07:41 AM   #2
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Being there done that

Do you see any shortcoming of the K10 that limits your photography? If not, then it may be a time to upgrade a body...unless you "want" a new toy for the sake of it

Just MHO
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K10D To K20D Upgrade - Worthwhile?

Sorry if this has been covered (ad nauseum) before.

With the current relatively low K20D pricing, do you think it is worth the extra investment over my current K10D?

Actually I have a Samsung GX-10, but it is virtually the same thing.

Any opinions would be heartily welcome
12-31-2008, 08:09 AM   #4
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Longboarder, I am actually deliberating the same thing. What sagar says sums it up. For me being an available light shooter w/the K20D's superior abilities in noise & low exposure handling, I'd want to do so; I was planning on taking advantage of the low prices this year. But now with the expectation of an update... I'm on the fence and thinking I might skip the even #. I too am . The new model should [finally] increase AF. Having animals that always move that are often my subject, I'm gambling that'll come to fruition.

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Do you print larger than 24 X 36?
Will 1 1/2 stops of noise make a big difference to you?
Do you want a new toy?

If the answer is yes to all of the above and can afford it, buy it. I had two no answers so I'm waiting for the next model.
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I'm waiting on the next model too... A K10D to K20D upgrade fails the "cost/benefit analysis" in my case.
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You posted two identical threads in different sections of the forum. Why?
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Buy and keep.
It's not good to have only one body.

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QuoteOriginally posted by blende8 Quote
Buy and keep.
It's not good to have only one body.
I agree, if you can have both that is the way to go. I resisted the k20d for a long time. Actually I wasn't even interested in it at all. Then the prices dropped so low that after selling my second k10d body, it only cost me $220.00 to upgrade. I can only tell you that in real life use, the upgrade will be more than apparent, much more than it appears on spec sheets!
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chime me in

for the same dilemna. if i were to purchase the k20, today would be it to take advantage of the 3 year warranty.

i've already missed out on the optio A60 and bag deal from amazon, although they dropped the price by about $30 recently.

my k10 is still servinig me well, so for me, just like borland Delphi upgrades, i'll skip the even numbered ones

my hope is that the k20 successor will have improved AF and high ISO performance.

of course, i won't be able to buy it when it first comes out, so looks like christmas 2009 for me.
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For me, it was a combination of 4 things:

a. the opportunity to sell my K10D at very minimal loss (I originally bought mine used anyway)
b. good samples of higher ISO quality (looks good up through 1600)
c. focus correction for lenses (my 43 and 85 exhibit a bit of ff and bf, respectively which the global correction in the K10D couldn't find a happy medium for).
d. new warranty (Canadian 2 year + credit card additional 1 year protection)
Good luck.

QuoteOriginally posted by Longboarder Quote
Sorry if this has been covered (ad nauseum) before.

With the current relatively low K20D pricing, do you think it is worth the extra investment over my current K10D?

Actually I have a Samsung GX-10, but it is virtually the same thing.

Any helpful comments would be heartily welcome

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12-31-2008, 10:26 AM   #12
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QuoteOriginally posted by opiedog Quote
for the same dilemna. if i were to purchase the k20, today would be it to take advantage of the 3 year warranty.

i've already missed out on the optio A60 and bag deal from amazon, although they dropped the price by about $30 recently.

my k10 is still servinig me well, so for me, just like borland Delphi upgrades, i'll skip the even numbered ones

my hope is that the k20 successor will have improved AF and high ISO performance.

of course, i won't be able to buy it when it first comes out, so looks like christmas 2009 for me.
I am affraid that Pentax will bring a medium priced camera K300D and a much higher priced one as K20D replacement. So you'll face the same dilema many had this spring, either to buy a K300D or a K20D at about the same money OR invest much more in a K30D. So I say buy now a K20D and use it for the 2009.

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This subject has been discussed in many threads across different forums. To me the most important improvement is the ability to do individual lens focus adjustments. If your lenses need adjustment this feature alone would make it worthwhile to upgrade. The high ISO is also better because the noise has finer grain and it's easier to clean it up with noise software. I can't think of any other improvements that would be that important to me.
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Yes it's worth it - I bought a K20D for most of the reasons Stratario listed above.

I also like the addition of the X-sync port - that will be useful down the road as I learn how to flash...
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I think in short the answer is, if the new body has features that you need or want go for it and keep your K10D as a second body.

If you not 100% sure, with the money you've saved by not buying the body, feed you LBA and get some more glass instead.
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