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View Poll Results: Which one? K-7 or K-x
I've already got a K-7 3941.05%
I've already got a K-x 2425.26%
I've got Both 11.05%
I will get a K-7 88.42%
I will get a K-x 1010.53%
I will get Both 11.05%
I will get Neither 1212.63%
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02-02-2010, 01:50 PM   #16
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deadwolfbones... may I ask, from my original post, if you were deciding now (taking into account maybe new cameras on their way) what would you buy if only buying one?

02-02-2010, 01:59 PM   #17
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K-7, no question.

It does everything the K-x does and more, with the exception of clean ISO3200, and I use that ability fairly rarely. It's slightly bigger and slightly heavier than the K-x (without the grip), but not so much that it's a bother.
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Thanks.

Am I worrying too much about noise then in your opinion?
02-02-2010, 03:00 PM   #19
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where is the option "has a kx but would buy a k-7 if i can afford it"

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QuoteOriginally posted by p0opstlnksal0t Quote
where is the option "has a kx but would buy a k-7 if i can afford it"
Sorry, one of the endless options didn't came to my mind. :ugh:
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QuoteOriginally posted by DavoMrMac Quote
Thanks.

Am I worrying too much about noise then in your opinion?
Well, if you shoot all the time indoors at night (bars, concerts, etc), noise performance is a legitimate concern. However, the K-7, as I said, is very good up to about 1000 and very usable up to about 1600. For me that's plenty, most of the time. It really depends on what you shoot.

Here's an ISO1000 shot I took with the K-7 last night, under the light above my kitchen table. Tamron 17-50mm @ f/4, 1/30sec:



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Very film-like grain, IMO.
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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
Well, if you shoot all the time indoors at night (bars, concerts, etc), noise performance is a legitimate concern. However, the K-7, as I said, is very good up to about 1000 and very usable up to about 1600. For me that's plenty, most of the time. It really depends on what you shoot.

Here's an ISO1000 shot I took with the K-7 last night, under the light above my kitchen table. Tamron 17-50mm @ f/4, 1/30sec:



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Very film-like grain, IMO.
was you camera NR turned on or off? if it is, how much NR level did you apply?
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I can tell you when I get home and check.

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In-camera NR was set to start at ISO1600, and was set to low.

So no, no NR in that shot.
02-02-2010, 07:40 PM   #25
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I don't think you could go wrong with either, but at only an extra $400, I would have to go with the K-7. According to a sales person in one of the larger shops here in town, (who owns and prefers Pentax), K-x is not doing very well as it is too "plasticy". I like it but I can see why people would feel that way.

I think a lot of people overlook the features that come with the K-7 that are missing the K-x;

- AF-assist lamp
- Stereo mic
- HDMI
- Cold and weather resistant
- Magnesium alloy body
- Electronic Level function
- Optional Grip with AA battery option
- rechargable batteries

Areas where the K-7 is better than the K-x;

- 5.2 fps vs 4.7 fps
- 77 segment AE vs 16 segment
- Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
- 1024 30fps vs 720 24fps
- 3.0 inch LCD with 921,000 dot resolution vs 2.7 inch, with 230,000 dot resolution
- True Mirror Lock-up vs 2 second timer
- Shutter speed of 1/8000 vs 1/6000
- Better low ISO performance due to higher resolution
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
was you camera NR turned on or off? if it is, how much NR level did you apply?
Anecdote: when I first got my K-7, I had been frightened by all the talk about how it was noiser than the competition, so I cranked the NR way up to maximum. Didn't care for the look of the results, so experimented with turning it off. Much, much better prints (and onscreen viewing) even up to ISO 4000 with NR off. Sure, it's noisy, but I don't find it ugly noise. I don't date to Ye Olden Dayes of Filme, so I'm not gonna call it film-like, but I'm happy enough with the effect. If I don't want any noise, I'll find some light.

QuoteOriginally posted by DavoMrMac Quote
Am I worrying too much about noise then in your opinion?
In short, yes.

Two articles of interest:

The Online Photographer: Noise Is Your Friend

And maybe even more importantly:

The Online Photographer: The Peeve Pathology

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I've got a K20D. Happy with it. No desire to switch (can't really call it an upgrade) to a K-7. But I would like to own the K-x. It seems like a nifty little camera. And I like the idea of the colors. I just wish the rest of the world (or at least N/A) had all the color choices the Japanese do.

NaCl(just don't know if I want white or blue)H2O
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I just bought a K20d last year, so the step up to the K7, while tantalizing, was not in the budget. The K-x was purchased for my wife, but it somehow ends up in my bag from time to time. Great little camera - even better than the K20d in many ways. I'll probably get a K7 later this year (esp if they provide full manual control for video) or wait anxiously for its successor.
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I got a K10D late in the product cycle and have added the grip and extra batteries. It does everything I am capable of doing as well as I can do it - adding a new camera, plus new grip and batteries is just gear-lust, but I'll do it anyway late in the product cycle.

I'll probably spend a few hundred dollars net of selling my K10D and some disused lenses, and there is at least a few hundred dollars value in new features. Per-lens focus adjustment alone might be worth that. My FA35/2 is just a tad soft (front-focus) on the K10D. I've never had the cojones to hack the firmware - even if I did, everyting else might be soft if the 35 was corrected.
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If one choice was "I would consider a K-7", I would choose that. I'm an advanced amateur who already has a K20D, so frankly buying a K-x would be going quite a few steps backwards, IMO.
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