D7100 or K-5IIs

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Ben O Connor
Ben O Connor Contributing Member • Posts: 983
D7100 or K-5IIs...... OR K-30 ?

I am also asking the smilar questions , but for a different camera; K-30

it has dream features for me, on video sides it downs a bit. But i still dont know, is it " a bad video recorder"  or "bad video shower" platform. Forexample, Nikon 7100 review, it got 85 points (its even more than D800, and its the top of any camera i dream from nikon) but they still don´t recommend it for video.

A cam which has built in stereo mic, has a mic socket, has a headphone possibility with HDMI possibility, does not  recommended to videographer... so i should not worry about it too much i guess. Better to buy a gopro, or sony action cam, and attaching it do down of the pentax K-30 via its tripod grid i guess...

I also check these photo comparison on, nikon 7100, canon 60D and pentax k-30 and my p&s olympus XZ-1 i genuenly can say, k-30 is the best, and oly bring the second best in both raw and jepg (up to iso 400) and up to iso 3200 pentax shines the top and olympus xz-1 dissapears.

Anyway, I still believe that k-30 and whole pentax lens family is nice and affordable for my neccesities, I am just waiting for some possible K-30s, and wish to see a wi-fi capabilites and HDMI inlet to show my footage on LCD tv´s directly to family and friends etc. I am not a fan of GPS thing, why would i want to share things without my control ? Maybe i will take some under thread creature´s foto in the wilderness nd don´t want to share further info than "its appearance!" anyway, wifi would be nice to use it from 200 metres far as a remote trigger etc.

If you are on a tight budget (as i am) and want to have flexibility (real weather sealed, don´t have carry batteries all the time, go to remote village grocer on the Tibet and find AA batteries and located to your cam and keep using it in next 300 shots!) Pentax K-30 is the Answer.K-5 IIs must be a dream land compare to Nikon D7000 or D7100


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