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01-27-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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k7 backup: k20d or kx

Hi All,

I purchased a k7 and was planning to keep my k20d as a backup because I do event photography from time to time. However, the excellent high-iso performance of the kx makes me think that it might complement the k7 nicely. So, which one do you think will be a better choice, the k20 or new kx?

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01-27-2010, 06:11 PM   #2
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It depends upon how you will use it.

On the one hand, if you are in a serious shoot and want to go more seamlessly from one to the other, or the climate conditions are severe, the K20d is preferable. Like the K-7, it has two exposure wheels and similar indicators in the viewfinder.

However, in addition to good high-ISO performance, the K-x is almost a pocket camera when you add a pancake lens. As a backup for casual shooting, it is more portable. The high-ISO capabilities may even let you omit the large flash.
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As rank amachoor, I'm selling my K10D and keeping the KX (to go with my K7).

KX = "indoor" low light, candids that don't annoy people with flash, fast indoor focus, etc.
K7 = "outdoor" daylight, air shows, walking about for the day, etc.

We will talk about the role of the Panny TZ-7 another day. After I develop the self-discipline to ingore the new (TZ-10?) with the GPS, improved stabilization, and new manual controls.
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Just from what I've seen from peoples posts here, I think the k-x would be an amazing complement to the k-7 - more-so than the k20d is. The k-7 and k-x have different strengths, whereas the k20d and the k-7 have very similar strengths.

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If you are prepared to forego some of the usability stuff of K20, then yes, Kx is a good complement.

I do that once in awhile, using a K7-Kx combo. I just need to remind myself where the buttons are to change settings rapidly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andrew Faires Quote
The k-7 and k-x have different strengths, whereas the k20d and the k-7 have very similar strengths.
As a K20D / K-x owner, that's what appealed to me. I use the cameras for different purposes. For someone who only wants the second camera for backup, a K-7 / K20D may be preferable.
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Thanks everyone for replying to my message! It seems that we all agree: K20d is better that kx as a backup for k7; the kx is a nice complementary camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by matoqui Quote
Thanks everyone for replying to my message! It seems that we all agree: K20d is better that kx as a backup for k7; the kx is a nice complementary camera.
Good way to put it!

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