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05-10-2007, 08:21 AM   #1
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k10D or k100D

which would be a better choice getting a k10D with standard lens pack(upgrading after) or the k100D and getting a good lens?
ill be photographing motorsport more than other things but id like the option.

all views welcome.

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QuoteOriginally posted by james:
which would be a better choice getting a k10D with standard lens pack(upgrading after) or the k100D and getting a good lens?
ill be photographing motorsport more than other things but id like the option.
If it were my decision, (and I have, and enjoy using, both cameras), for your primary anticipated application, I'd get the K10D. It will focus a lot faster than the K100D, especially with the new DA* lenses, (whenever they are marketed). You will probably be shooting in continuous mode, and the K10D has a larger buffer and a lot faster write speed. It also has a slightly higher fps rate. The 10Mp will allow 'creative' cropping. Since most motorsports occur during daylight hours, the advantage of the K100D 6Mp sensor and its lower noise is not a determining factor.

I cannot think of a good, valid reason to choose the K100D over the K10D for your application, except for personal economics. Just my opinion.

p.s. Be sure to purchase one of the faster SD cards.
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it helps alot, money isnt really a prob (sounds terrible, but i work for it). i would spend a bit more and get something ill keep for a few years rather than get one that ill want to change every so often.

i reacon ill put my money where my mouth is and order one tonight .
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QuoteOriginally posted by james Quote
it helps alot, money isnt really a prob (sounds terrible, but i work for it). i would spend a bit more and get something ill keep for a few years rather than get one that ill want to change every so often.

i reacon ill put my money where my mouth is and order one tonight .

What kind of motorsports, and what are you intending on using the shots for?

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On the other side of the coin for someone who just went through this , here was my thought process :

The 'best' feedback I ever received in all my research (it may have been from here sorry I forget) is first and foremost be commited to the glass. It looks like you have already made that choice - initially for me I was looking at all the players.

Then for me it came down to K100D vs K10D -
This was my first DSLR - I have (and still have) several digital PS cameras.
I have never printed anything larger than 16x20 (once) a few 8x10's and a few 4x6 (most all my pictures end up an a DVD slide shows I create another hobby).
I wanted to see what a DSLR could do for me but was not 100% committed
I would buy nice glass (lenses) and try not to cheap out too much
If I bought the K100D and wanted more features I was willing to eat a loss on the K100D when I sold it and buy the K10D

That said I bought the K100D and so far am very happy. I do see myself in a K10D (or the next gerneation) at some point but as mentioned I went in knowing it was not the state of art prosumer camera Pentax offered. I was not sure I would enjoy it as much as the PS (which I enjoy way more actually)

So if don't print allot over 8x10 , do not do allot of cropping and photo shop work, can live with the slower buffer speeds in burst mode , slower autofocus (which the k100d works pretty darn fast on most lenses) , a few less features (ability to take jpeg and raw, etc) ... the k100d will more that be enough it is a great camera.

If you see youself already committed to a DSLR and have the money - I would go with K10D. My choice was not so much about $$ as I was not sure I would enjoy it as much - had I known ... hahah still either one is great camera and they both will be repalced within a year or less with newer models but they are both strong enough in features and build to last a good long time.
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it will be fast car/bikes and my trials so it needs to be quick.


^^^ thanks for the advice, another thing swaying me towards pentax is dad has lenses already, not good ones but lenses all the same.
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well hopefully all the reiveiws and the k10D is up to my expectations as one has been ordered it should be here next week and im soo excited
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