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12-22-2009, 08:52 PM   #1
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Question about two cameras K-x and K20D

I know there are a lot of reviews about K-x and K20D, but can someone provide me with main differences between those two cameras from feature and image quality.

Amazon has a great deals on K-x and I can still get some used K20D. Both for same price. I just wanted to learn your opinion about those two models.

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The important question is: what features do you value most in a camera?

The K-x is trumped by the K20D in just about everything other than AF speed and high ISO performance (noise control at ISO 3200 and above). The K20D has a very basic live view function (but still practical in some instances) and suffers with long exposure noise - these would be my only significant weaknesses in the K20D. Otherwise, it's excellent value even above the K-x IMO.
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Thanks Ash,

The one feature I like, I'm not sure the proper term, but its a feature where you can place a flash anywhere in the room and it will sync with the camera. I guess it would be called, wireless flash sync?
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Yep, wireless flash.
You'll need a wireless-capable flash gun, then.
Check here for eligible flashes: Pentax P-TTL Flash Comparison: The Definitive Guide
Any Pentax camera (with caveat on K100D) should do well for the job.

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Great, so I guess that K-x and K20D both can be set with wireless flash.


Thanks again.

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Unless size/weight is a problem for you I cannot think of a single reason why you'd choose the kx if you are an experienced/advanced DSLR user.
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