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04-09-2010, 07:06 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bramela Quote
Is the actual size the real issue. Though I am surprised at the evident difference, (The k-X does indeed look smaller) doesn't the issue between the two come down to technical points : MP"s/SR/Weatherproofing/Dust Removal System.
The difference in technical areas should be the deciding factor, to me at least.
I agree.

I would never let the size of the body dissuade me from using a lens.

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Bottom line to me, these are both fantastic cameras. They each have their strengths and weaknesses and should be applied to suit your needs. However you may use them.
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K7
Weight: 750 grams
Deminsions: 131x97x73mm

Kx
580 grams
deminsions: 123x92x68mm
That K-x weight is rather misleading, as it is with disposable (aka single-use / non-rechargeable) lithium batteries. Use NiMH rechargeables (which weigh significantly more), and the weight difference is quite a lot less.

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Then perhaps there is an alignment issue with your K-x, if your comparison is being made with the same lens. The K7 and K-x share the same 11 point AF system.
They're not the same, they're *similar*. The K-7 accounts for light wavelength when determining focus (courtesy of an extra sensor the K-x lacks); the K-x doesn't account for this. The K-7 also includes a built-in AF assist lamp, and the K-x doesn't. The K-7 also allows AF fine tuning of lenses and the camera body; AFAICR the K-x doesn't.
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QuoteOriginally posted by knoxploration Quote
That K-x weight is rather misleading, as it is with disposable (aka single-use / non-rechargeable) lithium batteries. Use NiMH rechargeables (which weigh significantly more), and the weight difference is quite a lot less.

They're not the same, they're *similar*. The K-7 accounts for light wavelength when determining focus (courtesy of an extra sensor the K-x lacks); the K-x doesn't account for this. The K-7 also includes a built-in AF assist lamp, and the K-x doesn't. The K-7 also allows AF fine tuning of lenses and the camera body; AFAICR the K-x doesn't.

I agree, with NiMH batteries, the K-x weighs slightly more than 600g, which is a bit of a heft.

The lack of a AF lamp is kind of disappointing. It's the one thing about the camera that I will miss.

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