Nikon D40 vs Pentax K100d Super
Which one is better?
From what I could tell, it seemed that the D40 has sharper images, but if I adjusted some of the settings on the K100d, could I get similar images?
Which camera will be better in low light?
Which one has more features?
Would Pentax lenses for the K100d also work with the D40?
I'm trying to make the same decision!!
I am also trying to choose between the D40 and the K100D Super! I have read tons of reviews, and have already tried out the D40 at a store... it "felt" good to me (better than the Canon 350D!).
As I see it, here are the pros and cons:
* wider choice of body upgrades
* includes rechargeable lithium batteries
* unlimited continuous shooting at 3.0 fps with fast SD card
* generally thought to have a bit better sensor (dpreview.com reviews)
* about 100g lighter weight
* used lenses will mostly be manual focus only (because only AF-S and AF-I lenses can autofocus with the D40)
* no stabilization with kit lens
* more expensive, about $480 with kit lens from a reputable dealer
K100D Super pros:
* can autofocus and autometer with practically any used Pentax lens
* can use disposable AA batteries in a pinch
* has top status LCD
* has in-body stabilization
* cheaper, about $430 with kit lens from a reputable dealer
K100D Super cons:
* not as many body upgrades (K10D is the only one now, right?)
* sensor not quite as good
* only 4 frames of continous JPEG shooting at 2.8 fps
As far as the quality of the kit lens goes, I have to say that it seems a tie to me. Some say one is better, some say the other. DPReview.com say both are better than expected, but the Nikon suffers from slight purple fringing, while the K100D suffers from vignetting.
So, I am going to go to another camera store this weekend, and I'd like to try both the D40 and the K100D-Super side by side. I think I'll go for whichever feels best to me!