A&P Thoughts on Pentax K100D for $380

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  1. Netwit

    Netwit Pass the Kerbango

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    My Nikon coolpix 8800 died and instead of picking up another elaborate point and shoot I figured I should grab a DSLR. I've got a ton of lenses from my Pentax so thats why I took the pentax into consideration, and the price.

    Any reasons why not to?

    My only gripe is 6.1 megapixels seems on the low side, but coupled with the nice glass it shouldn't matter a whole lot. I'm also considering the K10D, or K200D, but those are much more expensive.
     
  2. tenxia

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    If you already have a ton of Pentax lenses, the choice should be easy.
     
  3. Netwit

    Netwit Pass the Kerbango

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    I guess the issue is is 6.1mp too low? Should I aim higher aka 10mp K10D/K200D?
     
  4. Danno

    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    How much do you plan on printing?
     
  5. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    I have a 10d and its only a 6mp
     
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    Netwit Pass the Kerbango

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    Not very much at all. Maybe the odd shot here and there. Nothing bigger than an 8.5 x 11.
     
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    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    Then 6MP would be fine...
     
  8. 1992 240SX

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    Yup, I print 8.5X11 all the time from my D70 (6.1mp). I've even made a few 20X30s and they look pretty good too.
     
  9. JordanClarkson

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    I've printed 8.5x11 from 2mp :greddy:

    The K200D is a strong update if you can afford it.
     
  10. Sympathy

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    is that model the one w/ the image stablization motor built in the body?
     
  11. Netwit

    Netwit Pass the Kerbango

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    All Pentax bodies are.
     

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