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07-22-2009, 06:52 AM   #1
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pentax k20d vs canon EOS 450D

About a month ago I had a vacation trip with my friends. For the 5-day trip we took a lot of photos. I use Pentax K20d, with Tamron AF 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 lens; while my friend uses Canon EOS 450D with the kit lens (sorry, I can't quite remember what exactly it was). The result: in my opinion, the photos with my camera look much better! I especially like the color of my camera. OK, I understand that it is not so fair to compare this way, with different lens, different people with different techniques, different jpeg image processing, etc. But, as every body in this forum would understand, the vast popularity difference between the two brands simply cannot be correlated with the quality of their cameras. With the introduction of K7, I hope that the Pentax marketing team can step up to show to the world that their cameras can stand the bitterest challenges of Canon and Nikon.

07-22-2009, 06:56 AM   #2
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thats nice

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you are not alone in your observation mate, couple of my friends, one w/ a C*( don't know the particular model) and the other a D80, when we compare prints, my Pentax K100 output look more pleasing, and this is the observation too of several co-workers.


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I too have a friend with a Canon 450D, and I also prefer the images from my K20D. The most striking difference to me, though, is the feel of the two cameras. The 450D feels like a cheap toy compared to the Pentax.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ian Tokeo Quote
I too have a friend with a Canon 450D, and I also prefer the images from my K20D. The most striking difference to me, though, is the feel of the two cameras. The 450D feels like a cheap toy compared to the Pentax.
Not a cheap toy, I guess, but it doesn't nearly match the K20D's solid feel.
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Friends of mine are all 450D users so I have seen tons of pics.

Jpegs out of my K10D are way better looking than the Canons and this not a biased opinion.

At the same time though that a well processed Canon raw file can produce a wonderful look, especially landscapes which seems to have a different colour pallet to my K10D.

In fact this made me redo a lot of landscapes by reducing the red channel (which Pentax seems to boost) quite a bit and pushing the blue a tad more.

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It's why we shoot Pentax. With the K200D I have slower focus, noisier ISO's and still enjoy showing up SOME Canon users at Motorsport events. My pics have a nicer feel to them.

At the end of the day though, people take pictures, cameras record them. My brand choice is to do with the IQ that I like.
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never match a Canon Rebel against the K20D. it's not even a fair match-up.

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Once I shot a Canon 10D while a guy next to me shot using a Pentax K10D.

My shots looked nicer.

This proves absolutely nothing.

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