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03-13-2009, 06:55 AM   #1
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Should I upgrade now my K200 body?

I'm thinking about upgrading my K200 to a K20 body.
I need two bodies anyway, for backup. So the small difference between them (that doesn't necessarily worth an upgrade) is not very relevant.

However, I don't want to spend all this money on the K20, just to find out that the upcoming "K30" (or however is will be called) is around the corner...
I'm also a bit unhappy with the current Pentax's burst mode (continuous shooting) speed, and was hoping that the K30 will be better.

Is there any expected date for the new model ?

The rumors says that the K30 will have a x1.3 crop factor..
My current setup includes the Pentax 55-300mm, and the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8.
Will this be a problem with any of these lenses?

Should I wait for the "K30", or maybe just get the K20 now?
What would you do?


03-13-2009, 07:01 AM   #2
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Right now Adorama and B&H are out of the bodies alone.
Read into that what you like.
03-13-2009, 07:42 AM   #3
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If you 'NEED IT NOW' then buy one, if you don't then wait till they release the new one. If the sucessor doesn't have any 'must buy' features for you, at least you'll be able to buy up a K20 for cheap money as they will be selling up old stock, like they did with the K10!
03-13-2009, 09:15 AM   #4
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I'm in the same position and decided to wait for the next camera's annoucement to decide if I get a "cheap" K20D or wait a little more and get the new one.


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