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05-15-2007, 12:56 PM   #1
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Sigma DP-1 alternative (K10D vs K100D)

Just a quick question. I am always looking for a "walk around camera" that is not too showy. The Sigma DP1 would be an obvious choice. However, the fixed f 4 lens, and Sigma QC is a bit of a turn off.
So onto my query - as an alternative - K10D vs K100D with one (or more) of the pancake lenses??? I know abouit the price differential. But that aside, is the K100D that much of a compromise??



05-15-2007, 01:17 PM   #2
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The K100D is a little bit smaller & lighter, and has more "automatic" features. I think you would be happy with either one of them.

What kind of pictures will you be taking?
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I shoot a variety of subjects. This camera would be used for candid urban scenes - people, buildings. A situation where a small, unobtrusive camera would be best.

Thanks for the reply.

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I find that my K100D is still pretty bulky, even with the DA 40mm pancake lens. It definitely won't fit in a normal pocket and even if it did, it's pretty heavy to have in your pocket.

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Well, I would not call either of these cameras unobtrusive, but the 100 is significantly smaller than the 10.

What the K10 offers over the K100 is dual exposure adjustment wheels, more metering modes, extensive customization, a more comprehensive manual WB control, more control in general. Plus weather proofing, a 2nd generation SR system, larger buffer, faster shooting. The K10 is VERY feature rich, not that the K100 isn't. But it costs you in size and weight.

So it comes down to what do you value most in your camera. They both do a very good job.

Hope I made some sense here.
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I know this is a Pentax forum but for a discrete walk around camera I use the Ricoh GR-D. It has a snap mode and you can turn all lights off. People have no clue you are shooting them. The lens is a 2.4 and goes up to iso 1600. While noisy the grain is very film like.

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I have a Samsung gx-1l (same as an ist dl?) that is small compared to my k10d. With the right lens, this could be a nice walk around, with more capabilities then a P+S.??

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