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Old Jun 8, 2010, 11:17 AM   #11
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Greg,

Please post your links here if you would.

I am considering my options for upgrading from my FZ30 (with older FZ20 as well) and would be interested in seeing some of your research. My current list includes the Panasonic G2/G10, Canon T2i/50D/7D, and Pentax K-x/K-7.

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OK Here is my list. Some of the links are a bit old, but I have checked them all so they should be right. Enjoy :-)

  1. Review Index: Pentax K7 Archives (114 posts)
  2. Review Index: http://www.dphotojournal.com/pentax-...sample-photos/
  3. Review Index: http://www.digitalcameratracker.com/...sample-photos/
  4. Review: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentaxk7/
  5. Review: http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/09/01...he-pentax-k-7/
  6. Review: http://theonlinephotographer.typepad...ld-review.html
  7. Review: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cam...r=reviewdigita
  8. Review: http://www.wired.com/reviews/product/pr_0601_pentax_k7
  9. Review: http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/42...tal-slr-camera
  10. Review: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/c...0811-eh33.html
  11. Review: http://www.neocamera.com/review_pentax_k7_more.html
  12. Blog: http://www.falklumo.com/
  13. Blog: Chasing Light - Mark Dimalanta
  14. Blog: Ned Bunnell - President Pentax USA
  15. Blog List: http://www.ok1000pentax.com/2009/05/...n-preview.html
  16. Video Review: http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/2442...video-megawhat
  17. Video User Samples: http://www.techtheman.com/search/label/k-7%20video
  18. Pentax Official Introduction Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNCHd...layer_embedded
  19. Pentax K-7 USA Site: http://www.pentaximaging.com/slr/K-7/
  20. Pentax K-7 Japan Site (English): http://www.pentax.jp/english/imaging...7/feature.html
  21. Brochure (PDF): http://www.pentaximaging.com/images/..._071409_LR.pdf
  22. Manual (PDF): http://www.pentaximaging.com/images/...NAL_101409.pdf
  23. Press Release: PENTAX K-7 Voted Readers’ Choice Camera 2009 by Adorama Learning Center Readers
  24. Press Release: PENTAX INTRODUCES ADVANCED PENTAX K-7 DIGITAL SLR
  25. Amazon User Feedback: Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video (Body Only)
  26. Amazon User Feedback: Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video with DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant Lens
  27. Flickr Camera Finder: http://www.flickr.com/cameras/pentax/k-7/
  28. Flickr K-7 User Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/pentaxk7/
  29. Wikipedia Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentax_K-7
  30. Pentax Forums: http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/
  31. Pentax Japan Designer's Notes (Part 1): http://www.ok1000pentax.com/2009/09/...toshihiro.html
  32. Pentax Japan Designer's Notes (Part 2): http://www.ok1000pentax.com/2009/09/...-takeharu.html
  33. Imaging Resource Comparometer: http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 3:53 AM   #12
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Wow! That's thorough research Greg. I checked the review here on Steve's and the K7 sure looks good. However, if improving my standard of photography and getting a better camera means carrying multiple lenses around, I think I'd prefer to carry the smaller Micro G series lenses. The reviews suggest their picture quality compares well with similarly priced SLRs. BTW, I have only just noticed that there is a separate forum section for SLRs and more professional cameras (duh!) which explains why no users of the G series have commented here. Guess I'll check out that forum now. : )
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if you need to keep weight down, but want some nice options with lenses and better image quality then any point and shoot. The olympus epl-1 is even smaller then the g2. And if you get the kit lens and add the panasonic 45-200mm you get a very small yet versatile camera system. You will have low light performance upto 2000iso, and range from 14-200mm so 28-400mm in 35mm equivalent with a tiny gap at 42-45mm or 82-90mm at 35mm eq.
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Everything is a compromise isn't it. I had been looking at the Olympus EPs first. Then when I saw that some of the Panasonics have rotating LCD screens, I've been thinking that is what I want to have. Anyway, I'm in no rush. My mind is open until I put my money down.
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rschofield, I'm interested to know if your fz20 (and perhaps fz30) have survived in better condition than mine.
oznasia,

The thumb rest on my FZ20 came off just like yours. No matter how hard I try, I can't get it to fit back on. Other than that, my FZ1, FZ20, and FZ30 are all in great shape. No scrapes, no dings, no holes, no duct tape.

Normally I leave a Nikon 1.7x teleconverter on my FZ30 for birding and nature photography. If I expect to need wider coverage, I bring my FZ20. (My FZ1 is left in the glove compartment of my car for unexpected photo ops.)
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OK Here is my list. Some of the links are a bit old, but I have checked them all so they should be right. Enjoy :-)
Thanks, Greg, for your exhaustive reference list. I've got my work cut out for me now.
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Everything is a compromise isn't it. I had been looking at the Olympus EPs first. Then when I saw that some of the Panasonics have rotating LCD screens, I've been thinking that is what I want to have. Anyway, I'm in no rush. My mind is open until I put my money down.

Panasonic has one of the best design for swivel lcd, better then most of the other brands.

But picking a camera is a compromise, but it is a bigger camera the the olympus pen's. The panasonic gf1 is about the same size as the pen's but you do not get a swivel lcd.
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