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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-04-2011, 02:12 AM  
A K-7 K200D comparisom
Posted By JohnBee
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By the looks of things, it seems as though the major difference bewteeen the two would be the black point and perhaps a little fill light(hard to say without looking). Though very slight.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-04-2011, 01:15 AM  
A K-7 K200D comparisom
Posted By JohnBee
Replies: 21
Views: 3,654
I think your findings are right in line with the DxoMark sensor ranking data. A quick glance confirmed that the K200D and K-7 are neck in neck on all specs aside from DR, at which point the K200D shows a slight advantage over the K-7.

TBH, I don't think any of the images posted expose the differences(if at all possible) given that were talking minute dynamic range difference, and so I'm guessing your images are showing the in-camera settings/processing between both units rather than that of substantial image attributes.

Not dissing either unit btw. I'm just pointing-out what I've found with respect to both units.

IMO, given the recent advancements in sensor technology, I'm thinking the only way to experience or warrant some of the advantages in sensor performances(ie. K-5 etc) is to shoot in RAW to take advantage of them. Granted... some JPG systems can/will make better use of added dynamic range with highlight etc. but, for the most part, it would seem as though camera's don't typically tap into such reserves without some form advanced processing method(extended DR, HDR, etc etc.) - Which is rather sad when you think about it, as this leaves the JPG shooters at a sort of hybridized point and shoot level in contrast to the RAW shooters.

Either way, I give you an "A" for effort, for taking the initiative and doing the tests. I've had a K-5 for almost 1 month now and I can't seem to get off my ass to do anything other than the odd snap here and there :(. So kudos to you for that!

Take care and keep-up the good work!
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