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09-11-2010, 05:04 AM   #1
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Some more details on K-r (AF etc.)

German photo website photoscala has more details, some differ from the information seen before. They are citing a Pentax press release, so I suppose this is reliable information.

Pentax K-r (aktualisiert) | photoscala

Some details I haven't heard before:
- AF system is SAFOX IX+
- AA battery adapter is included
- Tracking or Servo AF, functions for FPS or focus priority
- Predictive AF, precalculates focus for moving subjects.
- Catch-in focus
- Interval shooting up to 999 images
- Max. 1600 ISO in Bulb mode

Sounds good to me, especially the predictive AF

09-11-2010, 05:25 AM   #2
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Good find.

I wonder what factor in price does the proprietary LiIon battery has. With AA's they just gave some nice alkaline's. Now they have to supply the battery itself as well as the charger.
Decent batteries and charger cost quite a bit when buying AA powered camera for the first time, i always make note on this when someone is choosing their camera.

Btw, it would be nice if chargers who come with cameras had output for external camera power.
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IMHO, the lion battery and charger added about $50 to the retail price.
the kx's 4AA's supplied probably added about $8

wow to the AF specs, at least on paper. we'll have to see how it performs in the field

dang. i wish i had one to test. i'm taking pictures of my daughters softball games and the kx is doing okay but could do better.
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Can anyonre translate it via google translator?
how come I do not know how to do it? and tried it several times, with no luck..

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mystic Quote
Can anyonre translate it via google translator?
how come I do not know how to do it? and tried it several times, with no luck..
Here you go:
Google Translate

Code:
1.Copy the original url: "http://www.photoscala.de/Artikel/Pentax-K-r"
2.Paste in google translate text box
3.Pick languages "From: German; To: English"
4.Hit translate button and wait.
09-11-2010, 06:46 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by Noisychip Quote
German photo website photoscala has more details, some differ from the information seen before. They are citing a Pentax press release, so I suppose this is reliable information.

Pentax K-r (aktualisiert) | photoscala

Some details I haven't heard before:
- AF system is SAFOX IX+
- AA battery adapter is included
- Tracking or Servo AF, functions for FPS or focus priority
- Predictive AF, precalculates focus for moving subjects.
- Catch-in focus
- Interval shooting up to 999 images
- Max. 1600 ISO in Bulb mode

Sounds good to me, especially the predictive AF
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QuoteOriginally posted by Noisychip Quote
- Interval shooting up to 999 images
that should be nice if it's true
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Pentax.de lists most of this information as well, such as predictive AF, SAFOX IX+ ...

Pentax K-r - Digitale Spiegelreflexkameras - PENTAX Europe Imaging Systems

09-11-2010, 02:41 PM   #9
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predictive af is not new,but much better
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pablom Quote
that should be nice if it's true
Yes indeed. This might make my K7 a dedicated foul weather camera, must wait and see what K5 is about.
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