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Old Oct 13, 2006, 1:15 PM   #11
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I'll reserve judgment until the K10D is actually released - no doubt there will be some changes from current press releases as things do.

In the meantime, I keep my SR permanently on my *istDS - before any comments, I'd like to point out that it's done by carefully holding the camera still at slow shutter speeds & using a high shutter speed to stop the action.
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Old Oct 13, 2006, 1:22 PM   #12
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Old Oct 13, 2006, 2:41 PM   #13
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1. Big size and heavy - nearly 800g with battery and card;

2. Do not support *any* Pentax TTL auto flash in AUTO. User can just use and must use the flash as MANUAL flash (!?);

3. With 360/540 latest dedicated Pentax flash units, P-TTL must be engaged on K10D despite that those flash units DO support TTL or even Auto non-TTL flash mode;



5. Ridiculously super large RAW file size - a 512MB memory card only holds 29 RAW images (~18MB each!?);

6. Default Auto ISO range is set at 100 to 400, full available range is 100 to 1600. When compared with the auto ISO range of 200 to 800 and the 200 to 3200 full range of all other Pentax DSLRs. One will not be difficult to relate that it is very likely the noise level of ISO 400 of the K10D will be something close to that of ISO 800 of K100D or *ist Dx and then the ISO 1600 of K10D will be as noisy as the ISO 3200 of the K100D and *ist Dx;

7. The Auto Rotation sensor works only very conditionally. The user must hold the camera vertically "with the shutter release button at the top and the mode dial at the bottom" to make it functions. But then some shooters including me prefer to hold the grip at the bottom for a more steady shot (believe me, it is better and more steady - do you know why? :-));

8. The operations of the camera seem to be a bit rather complicated afterall, overall speaking.
Such accusations are not correct, no value. (Number 4. outside).

You can give up PENTAX DSLR. Olympus E-400 fit your needs.

I need that 800 grams of K10D! Rather than 500 grams!
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Old Oct 13, 2006, 3:48 PM   #14
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Ricehigh, you forgot one other shortcoming of the K10D:

9-If you take all your photos with the flash on you will get unacceptably shorter battery life than if you don't use the flash at all.

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Old Oct 13, 2006, 4:16 PM   #15
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Ricehigh, you forgot one other shortcoming of the K10D:

9-If you take all your photos with the flash on you will get unacceptably shorter battery life than if you don't use the flash at all.

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10- I can't afford one yet.

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Old Oct 13, 2006, 6:40 PM   #16
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Number 11. The release date has been pushed back a month making me wait one more month to get my greedy little hands on one. :lol:
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Old Oct 13, 2006, 7:17 PM   #17
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12 - doesn't have HDTV output
13 - no movie mode (that really sucks)
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Old Oct 13, 2006, 7:28 PM   #18
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14 No coffee cup holder.
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Old Oct 13, 2006, 8:18 PM   #19
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14 No coffee cup holder.
You mean like the automatic one that pops out of the front of my PC?

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Old Oct 13, 2006, 8:19 PM   #20
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a though
how about if the first person to read threads like this adds the comment
"add no more comments to this thread"
and it will eventually disappear off the bottom
instead of keep going to the top
like i just did too ooooppssss

oh does this Pentax have the auto lens cap remover so you dont get black photos ?
the coffe cup holder is a good idea
maybe next model??
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