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01-08-2010, 11:22 PM   #1
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kx w/ 18-55 & 55-300bdal for $643 or k20d W/ grip & 18-55 & 55-300 DAL for $850.

Which should I get? kx w/ 18-55 & 55-300 DAL for $643 or k20d W/ grip & 18-55 & 55-300 DAL for $850. First DSLR purchase and looking for the best value and something I can grow into.

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The K-x combo... speaking as an ex-K20D user.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tubey Quote
Which should I get? kx w/ 18-55 & 55-300 DAL for $643 or k20d W/ grip & 18-55 & 55-300 DAL for $850. First DSLR purchase and looking for the best value and something I can grow into.
I have both the K-x and the K20D

The K20D is a semi pro camera and built like a tank. it has a battery grip WR and Bla, Bla, Bla.

The K-x has the best high ISO sensor I've seen on a APS-C camera (K20D is pretty good though, but not as good as the K-x), the K-x also has video and an interesting HDR three shot feature.

If I wanted light and small and was using it for concert stuff, I might go for K-x. If I was doing landscapes, architecture, and an occasional concert, I would go for K20D (I very much like my K20D's)


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thanks so much for the responses. I'm torn. I will be doing indoor shots but a lot of landscape and arch. as well. There is a lot of talk about the KX iso capability but is it overblown compared to what the K20d can do? So you prefer the K20d over the KX

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A lot depends on what you are used to. If you are not used to a bigger camera with two dials and lots of buttons, then you probably won't miss the K20's extra features. The lenses that you would be getting would not be weather sealed, so the weather sealing on the K20 won't be that big a feature. As far as shooting, I think there is roughly one stop difference between the high iso of the Kx as compared to the K20 -- that is to say iso 3200 on the K20 looks like iso 6400 on the Kx, but that is only if you shoot in RAW on the K20. The Jpeg engine on the Kx looks killer compared to the K20's.
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From my European point of view, at those prices, I would take both.
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Amaurosis, I ended up doing just that. KX, K20d, 18-55 and 50-200 WR & 55-300 mm dal. Couldn't help myself and stayed within budget (1200)
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