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07-19-2009, 05:42 AM   #1
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K10D worth it?

Hey all out there

I'm looking at getting another body (2nd hand K10 or K20D) to use as my main camera with my K200D. I'm looking at the K10D because i will only able to spend about $600

first off is 600 too little for a K10D with Grip? and is a K10D well worth it compared to the K200D that i have now?

I've noticed that with my K200D (might just be my copy) but when the ISO is higher than 400 Continious will become irratic when buffer is full, kind of becomes unresponsivie as apposed to my K100Ds

If any of this makes sense and if you have any information that could help me I would be very greatful.

thanks all and

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My understanding is that the sensor is the same between the K10D and K200D, with the K200D perhaps having some improved electronics.

If spending $600, I would go for the K20D. With the K-7 out, you can definitely get the K20D for under that, and save the extra to put toward a grip!

Note: I have never had a problem with my K10 and buffer issues shooting continuous - and I do it a lot for sports activities.
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Yes, both the K10D and K20D are good cameras, at least as good as your K200D in performance, though the K20D has enough on the K10D to be an excellent reason for an upgrade. You should definitely be able to get it within your budget, and you'll be more than happy with it. Certainly plenty of buffer on both cams for continuous shooting...
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QuoteOriginally posted by krs Quote
My understanding is that the sensor is the same between the K10D and K200D, with the K200D perhaps having some improved electronics.

If spending $600, I would go for the K20D. With the K-7 out, you can definitely get the K20D for under that, and save the extra to put toward a grip!

Note: I have never had a problem with my K10 and buffer issues shooting continuous - and I do it a lot for sports activities.
my fear with the K20D was not getting one within my price range, i dunno if this would help but i'm looking at spending $600AUD and with that amount i wasn't sure if i could get a K20D with it.but i'm sure whatever the camera i'll be very very happy with it could i sill get a K20D with 600AUD?

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I was misled by the currency, defaulting to US$ any time dollars are mentioned...

Now for A$600, you would be limited to the K10D but it's no slouch of a camera. Sure, I prefer the K20D, but I haven't done too badly with my K10D. I find that only in high ISO situations would the K20D do the job significantly better than the K10D.

If you can save a little more up, the K20D's worth it, but I don't think you'll be disappointed with the K10D. If you can get a good deal with a grip, that'll be a bonus...
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I think the K10D is a good camera (after all I have one also) but if you already have a K200, it is the same basic sensor and image quality capabilities. My view of a second body is it should offer something different. therefore a K20 would be a better fit, but it might be out of your price range.

Think of second body as an extension of your kit, not a back up
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If you are able to save up for a K20, do so. On Amazon, the K10 with a kit lens is $599 (US Dollars) while the K20 with a kit lens is only $100 more at $699. I'm sure the difference between the two in AUD can't be much different, and since you only need a body and no lens, you probably wouldn't have to save up much more to be able to afford the K20.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
I think the K10D is a good camera (after all I have one also) but if you already have a K200, it is the same basic sensor and image quality capabilities. My view of a second body is it should offer something different. therefore a K20 would be a better fit, but it might be out of your price range.

Think of second body as an extension of your kit, not a back up
thankyou for you're comment, i'm wanting a K10 or 20D to become my main camera while the 200D becomes a backup, apparently the K200D is a watered down version of the K10D that true?(never got a chance to test out a K10D) if so would it be worth getting a K10D or just go straight past go collect an extra $200 and get the K20D...but i keep kicking myself about getting a 20 because if i was here in Australia the price difference between a new k20 and k7 is $200AUD...Looks like i'm got myself into a very nice hole...

hope i havn't confused you...

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I was misled by the currency, defaulting to US$ any time dollars are mentioned...

Now for A$600, you would be limited to the K10D but it's no slouch of a camera. Sure, I prefer the K20D, but I haven't done too badly with my K10D. I find that only in high ISO situations would the K20D do the job significantly better than the K10D.

If you can save a little more up, the K20D's worth it, but I don't think you'll be disappointed with the K10D. If you can get a good deal with a grip, that'll be a bonus...
Sorry if i had mislead you, i guess i forgot to add that detail in earlier,sorry..

as far as the noise between K200D and K10D either of them out peform one another at high ISO? (or is that a questing that you can't realy answer) sorry for the flood of questions mate.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ben Hunt Quote
Australia the price difference between a new k20 and k7 is $200AUD...Looks like i'm got myself into a very nice hole...
In that situation I'd still only save up an extra $200 and get the 20. The K7 is better than the K20, but if you don't need the ability to record video, don't plan on using live view extensively, and don't mind a slightly slower AF speed than the K7, then the K7 might not be worth the extra $200. Plus, the K7 has been having some sensor issues early on in it's life as mentioned by some others on the forums, so buying a K7 right now might not necessarily be the best choice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ben Hunt Quote
thankyou for you're comment, i'm wanting a K10 or 20D to become my main camera while the 200D becomes a backup, apparently the K200D is a watered down version of the K10D that true?(never got a chance to test out a K10D) if so would it be worth getting a K10D or just go straight past go collect an extra $200 and get the K20D...but i keep kicking myself about getting a 20 because if i was here in Australia the price difference between a new k20 and k7 is $200AUD...Looks like i'm got myself into a very nice hole...

hope i havn't confused you...

Have a good one!!
Get the K20D. Yes the K200D has been called a watered down version of the K10D, and the K10D is a very good camera, but the K20D is a substantial upgrade to the K10D.

Get it if you can afford it, if not get the K10D.
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Hi guys, there may be deals out there for you mate, picked up a k10d for 160pounds

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