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    Hi,
    Thinking of getting an entry level DSLR, budget ard 1k. Been reading the reviews and found that the Pentax k-x looks pretty gd. Only flaw is it uses AA batt. Would the experts recommend this DSLR or a Canon/Nikon DSLR.
    Thanks in advance.

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    We recommend that you read the other 100+ threads in this forum. Or is is becoming a running gag here to ask this question..?

    I cannot see how using AA batteries can be a flaw. Maybe you try to charge your proprietary battery in some ulu ulu kampung where you can only find a kampung shop selling AA batteries...
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    goodness... u and almost every other newbie is asking the exact same question.. look thru the other threads and see what others have asked and written.. maybe u might get a better idea.

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    Why would AA batteries be a flaw?
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    using AA batteries is not a flaw. in fact, it will come in handy when you do not have your charger with you, at times.

    yes, and do a search for your question. on the first page alone you can see many many same questions.

    but to answer your question yes, a k-x will be good for a starter.

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    10yrs later, you can still get AAs and use your camera.
    Can't be too sure if you can still find the same model for proprietary batteries.

    Well, that is if the camera is still worth to use.
    Then again.... why not?

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    Default Re: Help and Advice on Entry Level DSLR

    • Do some reading up
    • get clear what you wanna use the DSLR for
    • budget?
    • get down to showroom, feel the actual hands-on
    • or any friends owning a camera which u can try on it & get some advise from them



    btw, just to let u know there're many 'hidden cost' to own one DSLR.
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    Eh, enjoying photography is one thing, but once the poison gets to you... your lenses may cost more than the body

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    How is AA batt a flaw?

    Heavier than usual lor..

    but it's no big deal, really.
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    I believe TS is referring to the inconsistent power problem with AA rechargeables in K-x. Which is quite true.
    However, as I have written, if you are not a heavy user, a 4x Energizer lithium can last you very very long and reliable storage as compared to rechargeables. Or stick to enelope.

    Value for money? Other than being very mechanical noisy, the K-x iso and IQ is IMO slight better than entry level of the other brands. So the only verdict is, if you need take picture where noise volume level is to be minimal, then K-x is not the choice. Other than that, it is ok and better.

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    Actually using AA battery is good, when you run out off power and don't have any spare. You can get it from most of the places
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    use these rechargeable AA batteries.


    You can buy 16pcs (4 sets of 4) for less than the price of an original Nikon EN-EL3e battery, for example.

    By the way, they are known as Eneloop, not Enelope
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    By the way, they are known as Eneloop, not Enelope
    Enelope would be the soon-to-come Chinese version Or Iniloop .. or Enelobo ..
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    i am using the energizer lithiums given free with the camera for now.. haven't opened my eneloops yet. have taken 500+ shots, many with flash, and the battery is still full! the inconsistent battery thing occurs only in certain batches so not to worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bishop1990 View Post
    Hi,
    Thinking of getting an entry level DSLR, budget ard 1k. Been reading the reviews and found that the Pentax k-x looks pretty gd. Only flaw is it uses AA batt. Would the experts recommend this DSLR or a Canon/Nikon DSLR.
    Thanks in advance.
    I would recommend the Lumix G1.

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    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for all the advice. Will continue to do more reading up.

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    Pronounce as Enelo pee battery Ya.. now than I know it Eneloop.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    use these rechargeable AA batteries.

    You can buy 16pcs (4 sets of 4) for less than the price of an original Nikon EN-EL3e battery, for example.

    By the way, they are known as Eneloop, not Enelope

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