K100 vs KM

Adam Maas adam at mawz.ca
Sat Oct 3 08:31:11 EDT 2009

On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 5:25 AM, MikeM <mmo45018 at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> 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

I'd suggest a K-X instead if the K-M. You get improved AF over the
K10D and the new 12MP sensor with better performance than the K-M,
K10D or K100D. And it's not that much more than a K-M

M. Adam Maas
Explorations of the City Around Us.

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