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Old Jul 26, 2006, 12:18 PM   #11
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This technology could possibly allow a few more f-stops to allow handheld shooting that could not be done otherwise. The need for more expensive, faster glass would most likely not be necessary which makes for more shooting opportunities.

I will await the results of this possible future gem like the rest of the istD Line of cameras.
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Old Jul 26, 2006, 12:48 PM   #12
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Does anyone know what the MSRP will be for the K10D?
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Old Jul 26, 2006, 1:38 PM   #13
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K10D is still vapourware until September at least, so any price would be pure speculation. Given present Pentax pricing it will probably undercut the Nikon D200 and Canon 30D however.

I see the point of the image stabilization and I will probably get the K100D next. I have seen huge prints from 6MP cameras and have no problem with the quality so I may "want" more but I don't really "need" more. Pentax have always built quality cameras so I have no doubt the anti shake will not greatly impact on overall reliability. Sometimes I can get a little old fashioned, too many years with a K1000 I guess.

K100D, my next camera... at least right now... well when there are some reviews... maybe.

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Old Jul 26, 2006, 2:22 PM   #14
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Henry's Cameras is already selling the K100D in Toronto. There are a number of folks, especially those in Australia, that already have the camera and are posting actively about the K100D at www.dpreview.com's Pentax SLR forum.

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Old Jul 26, 2006, 6:54 PM   #15
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My DS is just fine. I'll eagerly read the reviews and wait for a few years to see how things develop. By that time my DS will probably need replacing and I'll see what's out there. I'm perfectly happy with what I've got.
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Old Jul 26, 2006, 11:38 PM   #16
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The K100D will be mine as soon as I can find a retailer who carries them. So far the reviews I've seen are fewand mostly positive. But seeing it IRL is important to me as I have never owned a dSLR and this will bea big purchase for me.

And unless some very negative feedback starts popping-up, I should have my very own K100D in the next few weeks. Otherwise, I'll be getting the *istDL at a superbargain price.
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Old Jul 27, 2006, 9:06 AM   #17
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Like Ira, I used to always walk around with 2 bodies simply because I didn't like to have to change lenses.

I've been looking around for a second body and the 100 with the IS looks like the one - for my heavy 300mm. I'm starting to notice the old age thru my shots.

I guess I'm taking the advise here and wait for the reviews before I do.
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Old Jul 27, 2006, 11:48 AM   #18
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NLP and Ira-

There is a lot of very positive chatter about the new K100D over on the Pentax SLR forum at www.dpreview.com this morning and yesterday.

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Old Jul 27, 2006, 3:57 PM   #19
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I've already started to put a little aside for the K100D, I will not be waiting for the K10D unless it is far less expensive than expected. Itwould bevery nice to have the added features but I think the K100D will be all I need for a long time.

I am not upgrading because of any deficiency in the DL, I just like having the convenience and security of two camera bodies and the K100D seems like it addresses the biggest issue I have, camera shake.

I can see Tom waiting for the K10D because with his high quality lenses, and an eye for great wildlife shots, the extra resolution and features will be a big plus.

I guess nlp239 and I are in the same boat.

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B&H Photo-Video today showed the K100D as available on their website. The body only is not yet available, but the kit (with the 18-55mm lens) is available at $699.

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