K100 vs KM

Jaume Lahuerta jlahuer at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 2 05:40:44 EDT 2009

Logic says that the K-m images should be closer to the K10D since they share the same sensor (or at least an evolution of it).

If you prefer the outcome of the 6 mpix sensor you should be able to find a K100D for half the price they are asking to repair yours...


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> De: MikeM <mmo45018 at bigpond.net.au>
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> Enviado: viernes, 2 de octubre, 2009 11:25:24
> Asunto: K100 vs KM
> My K10 and K100 both need repairing, I have been quoted $549 to replace the 
> circuit board for the K100 and the K10 shutter is sticking. I have decided to 
> get the K10 repaired but was thinking of replacing the K100 with a KM. I mainly 
> used my K100 for wildlife shots along walking tracks, such as small birds, with 
> my Tamron 70-300 or Pentax 18-250, depending where I walk. When the K100 started 
> rebooting, sometimes before the shot was saved, I started taking the K10. As 
> well as being heavier I have been unable to get wildlife shots as sharp and 
> noise free as with the same lenses on the K100. I also have been taking more 
> shots of each subject with the K10 because not all shots are sharply focused. 
> There is no problem with subjects like cityscapes or portraits, it is mostly the 
> low and variable light along the tracks, especially when the birds flit about in 
> and out of shade, where the K100 gets better results. I have been fiddling with 
> the settings since I bought the camera. I always shoot in raw.
> If I buy the KM are the images likely to be more similar to the K100 or the K10?
> thanks
> Mike 
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