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10-19-2010, 09:13 AM   #1
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Can a k-r owner give us some thoughts on k-r

I am new to this forum and i think it's a great site. I have noticed that everyone is talking about the K-5 and Thats great because i'm sure it's a great camera. But I (and i'm sure many others) are thinking about purchasing a k-r but was wondering if anyone who owns a k-r and a k-x or just owns the K-r can give us more feedback on their thoughts of the camera. I did notice one guy gave us some pics and another gave us some comparrisons between the k-x and the k-r but that's it
can any who owns a k-r tell us if:
1-there is a mirror slap/vibration problem and are the pics very sharp
2-Is the shutter sound louder then the k-x or loud at all
3-How is the HD night mode
4-How is the HDR handheld alignment feature and does it work well
5-How is the movie mode with the effects added to them
6-How is the green focus light and does it offer enough light to focus with
7-Can you constantly hear the SR going in movie mode
8-How is the new 921 screen compared to the old 230 screen
Thanks for your help
9-How is liveview focusing is is qiuck or very slow and how is the focusing over all
10-is the shadow correction feature still there
Thanks for your help

10-19-2010, 09:29 AM   #2
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Let me add some more questions (about performance):

11. What is REAL frame rate in continuous shooting?
12. What is REAL number of frames (RAW) before buffer is filled?
13. How long does it take to empty buffer?
14. What is frame rate when buffer is full?

I know that I can find answers in specs but sometimes real life values are different.

Thanks!
10-19-2010, 09:39 AM   #3
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15. Somebody should post a video of k-r (and k-5) focusing in good and low loght.
10-19-2010, 11:12 AM   #4
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You should in the previous thread, many question have been answer in the last week

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Owners are too busy playing with camera or posting in own thread (no time to read this and reply here)
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I'll try, but I don't have a K-x and only used one for a couple of minutes...

1-there is a mirror slap/vibration problem and are the pics very sharp
No problem that I have seen. Very sharp. Comparable to my K20D.

2-Is the shutter sound louder then the k-x or loud at all
Definitely not as quiet as a K-5 or K-7. It's been a while since I heard a K-x, but I'd say about the same loudness. Except that 6fps makes noise really quickly

3-How is the HD night mode
Haven't tried it yet, looking forward to it.

4-How is the HDR handheld alignment feature and does it work well
Tried it very quickly, and it seems to work brilliantly. Helped I suspect by that 6fps speed!

5-How is the movie mode with the effects added to them
Haven't added any effects yet. Movies look great so far.

6-How is the green focus light and does it offer enough light to focus with
It's obviously less bright than the focus light I had on my Nikon F80. Whether it works as well... I'm not convinced.

7-Can you constantly hear the SR going in movie mode
You can hear all kinds of handling noise in movie mode. Seriously, I would never use the sound from on-camera. I have an M-Audio MicroTrack II and professional mics, and will be shooting dual system sound. To me, movie mode is for making films.

8-How is the new 921 screen compared to the old 230 screen
I don't know how it compares to the K-x. Compared to the 230k screen on my K20D, it looks good. Seems like "just" enough resolution to be able to pull focus in movie mode ... but not at any stop under f/2.0.

9-How is liveview focusing is is qiuck or very slow and how is the focusing over all
Focusing overall is quick and sure. I would compare the K-r focus speed to the Nikon D80 (which I used for a while.) Better than the K20D. Liveview AF is like magic, I love the way the screen zooms in to provide focus confirmation. It might be slower, but I think the liveview contrast-detect AF will prove to be more accurate than the regular AF, because it's focusing right on the sensor.

10-is the shadow correction feature still there
Yes, I see highlight and shadow correction in the menus. I haven't had time to play with them or read up on it, so I don't know how well it works (or if I should even bother.)
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