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01-10-2009, 08:16 AM   #1
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K200 v K20 question

Can anyone give me a definitive answer to this:-

If exactly the same lens, same ISO, WB, shutter speed, aperture (and all other possible camera settings), same subject and lighting were used on K20 and a K200.

i.e. everything was identical except for the camera bodies.

Would there be any noticeable difference on an A4 size print or even on an A3 size print.

01-10-2009, 11:04 AM   #2
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It depends on the ISO. The K20 sensor can handle higher ISO with less noise than the sensor in the K10 and K200 bodies because it is a CMOS sensor while the older bodies use CCD. On an A4 (letter size) probably not very noticeable, on an A3 (a bit more than legal) it might be noticeable in the dark areas in difficult exposure.

There is one high ISO k10 shot in my Flickr set of snaps. It displays the noise at 1600 ISO from a k10. I don't find it objectionable, personally, but others do. It is certainly less than the grain from an ISO 1600 film.

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