Question about K-x and Nikon d3000.

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  1. AlexPhoto1

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    Hello ! I am making a leap from Film SLR to dSLR. I am quite anxious about it.. I am hesitating between the pentax k-x and the d3000 from Nikon. One thing I find important is what I see when I look into the camera.. Like on this video [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdRUuTjsTnM]YouTube - Nikon D3000 Feature Video[/ame] at 45 seconds we see that when you look inside the camera we see the f stop the iso etc. I find that very important to me... I just want to know if the pentax k-x has something similar (If you can include a pick it would help alot thanks ! :D) and will it be like that with all lenses? Because I have a couple old pentax k1000 lenses.. I want the K-x but that feature is pretty close to the top for importance..

    Thanks !

    -Alex
     
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    Thanks a ton Derrel, I should probably get the pentax because of the option to record HD video..
    Thanks again!

    -Alex
     
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    I wouldn't pick the Pentax just because it has video abilities. Im not saying get the D3000 but im saying dont pick a camera just because it can record video.

    Although I think the K-X is superior to the D3000 I rarley use video on my camera. Don't let that be a deciding factor.
     
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    No I agree with you Atlas, but I mean the characteristics are pretty similar... The Pentax has higher MP rate ( I guess not that important but still), I have used lenses from Pentax, etc... Its just kind of an addition that is helpful..
     
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    I guess I missed that you have old lenses.

    Then the Pentax is a great choice.


    Woops. :confused:
     
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    Yeah its no problem :p It's kinda cool to find someone else that lives in Ottawa :p
     
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    Oh your from Ottawa?

    Ive seen a couple of people from Ottawa on this forum.

    Welcome! :D
     
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    Thanks ! Yeah I live in Gatineau.. Which is considered Ottawa I guess :p Sens game tonight and I am stoked. lol
     
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    Im in Gatineau a lot around the winter.

    Me too, its on in 10 minutes. :thumbup:
     
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    I read reviews lately that the Pentax is the better buy. And although the Nikon does have slightly lower noise performance at low ISO. The Pentax is said to have better noise performance higher than 400!

    It has scored very well against the entry level Nikons and Canon's. And as you know Pentax will take any lens from their film line (converter may be needed).

    I have all Nikon gear, just sold off the last of my Canon equipment. But I would love to get a Pentax. :confused: Not a smart financial move but something about them peaks my interest. And the first 35mm I ever used was a Pentax ME Super.
     
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    Thanks for the advice Ben.. Yeah my grandfather gave me a K1000 about a year ago with 4 different lenses.. from 400mm telephoto to 27mm (I think) Wide lens.. Well it is up to my mom to make the final decision.. I tried to persuade her into pentax :p

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