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Old Sep 25, 2006, 7:26 PM   #1
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Hello,

I know they've stopped making the Konica Minolta 5D and 7D, but I was wondering...

Which would you choose if all were available and why? Pentax K100D, KM 5D or KM 7D.

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Old Sep 25, 2006, 11:33 PM   #2
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Hello,

I know they've stopped making the Konica Minolta 5D and 7D, but I was wondering...

Which would you choose if all were available and why? Pentax K100D, KM 5D or KM 7D.

Thanks

If you can find a 7D, it is a better value right now as far as price compared to the 5D because they are running about the same price. They are both hard to get brand new, especially the 5D.

I like the 7D because it has more external controls, although you can access most everything quite easily on the 5D through menu options. I also like the larger buffer on the 7D, which allows more continous shots before having to access the memory card. Once both buffers are full the 5D does have a faster write speed to the card. the 7D feels better and more well balanced with heavier lenses, but some prefer the lightweight more compact 5D. The 7D also has a higher resolution LCD and the viewfinder is a little better. Both cameras provide similiar results as far as picture quality. It is just a matter of what you prefer.

I cannot comment on the Pentax, because I don't own one but I have heard good things about it. At least it has built in image stabilization like the KMs, which I reccomend. You probably eliminated the Sony Alpha because you heard it is a bit noisy, but I feel it is still worth a look if you can't locate a KM 5D or 7D.


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