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Old Apr 26, 2011, 12:15 AM   #61
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Thanks acscoggins, this what ever I decide on will be my.first DLSR also. It will probably get.down to.price. the cd was faster than the a330 so my options are getting to be.less. the new t3 is suppose to do well in low light but I don't know. I would love the 300 mm zoom so if it comes to price it will be the better deal.
Also everyone that I currently know with a dslr uses a canon, I don't know where to get pentax stuff local

shoturtle have you used the t3 yet, since you are the canon ,kx expert currently, can you give me a real world comparison of the kx to canon models.
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Old Apr 26, 2011, 12:38 AM   #62
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The t3 is actually a nice entry camera when I played with it in the store. It does shoot upto 6400iso and uses the same AF system as the t1i, t2i and t3i. While the AF is faster then the pentax. The pentax shoot a 4.5fps burst vs the canon that shoot 3fps. So the AF speed the canon has will get you lock on the first shot faster, and with a good zoom lens. It will AF track your subject better in burst mode. The pentax will AF decent in AF-A and you will get a nice 4.5fps burst.

The top end iso for both camera is honestly 6400iso. I would not venture to 12800 with the pentax unless I absolutely need the shot, and willing to accept a ton of post production noise reduction.

With price the big thing for you. The pentax gives you 2 very good lenses in kit form if you go with the 2 lens kit, the DAL 18-55 and DAL 55-300. Both are sharp lenses. The canon 18-55 is just as good, but the EF-s 55-250 is a little short in zoom then the dal 55-300, but it is very sharp. But cost 250 on top of the camera. The 55-300 is about 160 dollars more in the 2 lens kit. So it is a better bang for the buck for 650 dollars, so it is less then the T3 with the 55-250.
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Here is a comparison of iso performance between a k-x and a canon t1i. Which is very close to the t3 in iso performance

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ge...canon-t1i.html
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Will the af on the kx be faster than the a330
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Old Apr 26, 2011, 12:46 AM   #65
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yes it is, the sony a3xx never really impress me with their AF system.
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The shots in that post. the canon looks more natural while both seem great from my untrained eye. do you have any people shots
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These were taken with the k-x and the 55-300 and 18-55

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pe...town-area.html
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Dinner parties? Low light kids birthday party candles?
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the k-x can do that well. No problems, but a big aperture lens will help allot more then high iso. Something like the pentax FA 50 1.4. It is about 400 new, but you can find good used ones at the http://www.pentaxforums.com or ebay for around 270.

But then the canon option is 125 dollar for the ef 50 1.8. It is not as well mad as the pentax FA 50 1.4. So it goes back and forth. The canon ef 50 1.4 is the same price as the pentax.
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but to get best results, a external flash is the best option, and will give you the best results. If you can use a flash at the events.
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