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03-14-2013, 05:51 PM   #1
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What Do You Really Need On The New Flagship?

For me:

ISO 50(I tried K25 once)

More focusing points

Higher MP's

High-Point VF

Higher flash sync

Better AF

I've shot video three times and it's a hassle(Do AF lenses work auto-focus on the K-5?). I don't need ISO 51k+ or even anything over 12,000.
I wish camera functions were a' la cart.

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03-14-2013, 06:00 PM   #2
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Better multi-point AF is the number one for me, especially in low light.
A flash system which works well for dummies like me would be awesome.
I do NOT need more megapixels, but I'd take it anyway.
ISO 50 would be nice.
03-14-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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For us: more MP if the same or better iso quality is kept, dual SD slots, faster internal processing, and more AF points with true 3D facial recognition. I know a few here will also want better C AF. But I want the same battery, focusing screen, and focusing screen shim kept.

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I agree on the lower ISO setting. That would be a godsend in the relentless desert sun. I definitely don't want more megapixels, but if Pentax goes full-frame, we're gonna get it anyway. Heck, we'll get more megapixels no matter what.

I hope the new camera can write to the memory card faster. I always have to wait a while after a burst of shots to see how they turned out, but I'm being a little greedy here. I've never filled my camera's buffer, so it's never kept me from getting any pictures. Still, more megapickles will make it worse.

How about a stronger diopter? I mean, really REALLY strong.

Other than that, I think all the features are perfect on the current flagship. I never use flash, and rarely use autofocus. Actually, I don't think I need a new camera at all.

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Flagship or not, is it too much to ask for a rotating LCD?
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built in viewfinder curtain - removable UV-IR cut filter - more AF points and wider AF point coverage - ability to set max/min shutter speed values for Auto ISO parameters - APS-C and APS-H crop mode to allow for use of lenses with slightly smaller imaging circles- Ethernet connectivity w/camera remote control through tethering software - hard wired MLU switch - user controllable FPS rate from 1-7FPS - Silent shutter operation mode -

- that is all I can think of as things are.
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Tethering would be nice. An articulated LCD could come in handy but if it means loosing WR, forget about it.
How about a heated grip so my fingers stay warm on chilly nights.

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100% 1.0x viewfinder, split image and microprism with interchangeble screens (including a split-image designed for longer lenses, one for small apertures and one for faster lenses). All the other stuff is details. If I can't see what I'm focusing on they don't really matter.
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definetly better native ISO

display of depth of field in numbers would be great

bigger image display, tilt and swivel LCD.. would prefer...
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Oh yeah.

I would like the body size(to use existing BG-4)and button placement to remain the same.
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Smaller AF points and better flash (return to TTL?)
03-15-2013, 03:22 AM   #12
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Wifi, better manual control over video, longer video recording without heating, 1080 and 720p with 120fps, smaller and more af points, ISO50, focus peaking, USD1500 or less.
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Phasers, Photon Torpedoes and a Transwarp Drive for starters.
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Faster buffer clearance to prevent freezing camara after rapid burst of RAW
Better hi-iso performance
Better low-light af (I only have K5, understand K5II is better)
Focus peaking
Ability for caera to overide one of T/Av parameters (user selected) to avoid over exposure in TAv mode when ISO bottoms out
Proper tethering/pc based remote control
Lower bottom ISO could be useful
Articulated screen nice, but not it I can't get it past my nose- I am a left eyed shooter!

These are based on what I shoot, lots of ,moving things, lots of things in low light (eg outdoors at night) lots of manual focus lens or times when I use ,manual focus (eg low light when af fails, macros of flowers
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A bigger sensor.

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