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05-30-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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Camera Rotation

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I'm trying to find the option where if I rotate the camera, the review display rotates as well, so that "portrait" photos fill the screen. I have checked the auto-rotation option, but that doesn't seem to work.

I'm going to look for more options but I don't recall finding another

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05-30-2011, 11:14 PM   #2
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Francis,

The "Auto-rotate" option is to rotate portrait photos to vertical when viewed on the LCD Panel.

There is no option to then rotate a portrait photo to vertical when the camera is held vertical.

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Thanks. My K7 displayed portrait photos "vertically" when I held the body "horizontally" but when I rotated the camera, the photo would then "stay vertical" and expand to fill the screen.
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Unfortunately this great feature was removed from K-5

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Brilliant... one of my favourite amateur features.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Edvinas Quote
Unfortunately this great feature was removed from K-5
Strange...no reason to remove this feature.
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QuoteOriginally posted by yusuf Quote
Strange...no reason to remove this feature.
It is very possible that it's a bug in firmware.
05-31-2011, 02:14 AM   #8
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I hope it is "just" firmware as it does not seem to be a mechanical limitation.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Francis Quote
I hope it is "just" firmware as it does not seem to be a mechanical limitation.
The hardware must be there as the camera can identify the portrait picture when you are taking them.
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I hope it is "just" firmware as it does not seem to be a mechanical limitation.
That doesn't make things any different. Pentax issued three firmware updates for K-5 ant none of them addressed this issue.
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No it doesn't but maybe... you know? Let me hope at least...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Francis Quote
I'm trying to find the option where if I rotate the camera, the review display rotates as well, so that "portrait" photos fill the screen.
What about unchecking the auto-rotation option? I don't own a K-5, but portrait images should then fill the screen. They should be in the wrong orientation when the camera is held horizontally, but that's not a disaster, AFAIC.

Regarding a firmware upgrade: I'm afraid Pentax thinks the new behaviour is a feature rather than a bug. This issue has been discussed on this forum before.
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Didn't know it was discussed before, sorry about that. I'm fine with it. It doesn't make my photos "worse" as I'm already very damned bad.
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Didn't know it was discussed before, sorry about that.
You don't have to be sorry.
I just thought I point out that you might want to have a look at this past discussion.

QuoteOriginally posted by Francis Quote
It doesn't make my photos "worse" as I'm already very damned bad.
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What about unchecking the auto-rotation option? I don't own a K-5, but portrait images should then fill the screen. They should be in the wrong orientation when the camera is held horizontally, but that's not a disaster, AFAIC.

Regarding a firmware upgrade: I'm afraid Pentax thinks the new behaviour is a feature rather than a bug. This issue has been discussed on this forum before.
Considering that I sincerely thought that "unchecking the auto-rotation option" was a flaky idea, I just tried it today.... what the heck, right?

Well, portrait shots now rotate to fill the screen if I rotate the body.

I apologize for the thought!
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