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11-21-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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shooting video with a K-5

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I am researching buying a camcorder for family filming. I have a K200 and love it, but need and want to upgrade to the K-5. My question is will the K-5 shoot video at a comparable level with say a Panasonic SD 700. Just shoot me to a resource that will give me the final word on this.
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11-21-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
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It will shoot better than it due interchangeable lenses. Only one minus no AF while shooting video
here is sample
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The image quality will be great, that isn't the issue. The issue is the usability of the movie mode, eg, manual focusing.
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How long will the camera allow you to shoot? Is this what I really want to shoot the grandkids while they are in play?

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QuoteOriginally posted by tarponn22 Quote
How long will the camera allow you to shoot? Is this what I really want to shoot the grandkids while they are in play?
Spec wise its 25 minutes or 4GB or until SD Card fills up, whichever is less.
In practice sensor heating is an issue, so is SD Card quality (get good, fast Class 6ones for Video recording) Helps if you turn off SR. I've managed to get 10-15 minutes indoors with no problem. Outdoors in sunlight causes overheating rather quickly.

Video on dSLR is very good for casual , unplanned video-making - those moments with the kids at play when it just occurs to you "wouldn't it be nice to capture a movie of this, complete with sound, not just still photos ?"

For planned video of events, gatherings etc. I'd still bring my Video Cam.
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The quality of the K5 video is great, the only issue with video on SLRs in general is that it require manual focus. The Nikon D7000 and the Sony A55 have introduced auto focus in video modes, but none of the other companies have auto focus.

It is nice to use your SLR for video because sometimes you have it along and you don't have your camcorder along and you just want to capture something more than a still photo. Also, using an SLR allows you to manipulate angle of view and depth of field more than a standard camcorder would. I personally use my K7 more for family video than I do my camcorder, just because I have it with me more and I don't mind manual focus, but experiences differ.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kittykat46 Quote
I've managed to get 10-15 minutes indoors with no problem.
I would be really interested to know the shut-off temperature. I don't shoot that much video myself so this will probably never happen to me, but if this happens to you, please snap a quick JPEG after your video cuts out due to the temperature limit, then use ExifTool to extract the temperatures from the JPEG image (either that, or post the image here and I can extract them for you). There are 3 known temperature sensors in the camera, and the readings are extracted as CameraTemperature, CameraTemperature2 and CameraTemperature3 by ExifTool. Let us know what you discover! Thanks.

The highest temperature I have seen so far with my K-5 is 38.8 C (for CameraTemperature2 and CameraTemperature3, which I'm guessing are the sensor temperatures), but then again I live in Canada and it's getting into the cold weather here now.

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QuoteOriginally posted by i83N Quote
It will shoot better than it due interchangeable lenses. Only one minus no AF while shooting video
here is sample YouTube - First practical video test of PENTAX K5. Please have also a look on the Full HD-Version!
Try shooting a 1080p HD video @60fps handheld while zooming from 35mm to 630mm (35mm eqiv) with any DSLR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jogiba Quote
Try shooting a 1080p HD video @60fps handheld while zooming from 35mm to 630mm (35mm eqiv) with any DSLR.
Can you differ where 60fps where 25fps? I cannot.
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Heating of the sensor isn't that much of an issue as with the K-7. aldo we are going into winter, so no sun here. You can change settings if you want longer video than the 5.23 minutes for fullHD if you go to two star or one star or lower the resolution or change to black and white you have more video footage.
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