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01-04-2012, 07:48 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Two new Pentax patents

Shows that Pentax is still working on DSLR/SR technology- so I guess that's good news

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A K30D with super-angular sensor shift + advanced internal image treatment ?
1st sounds a bit complicated to manage with OVF...
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These patents were applied for in 2008 and 2009 - and so have no meaning for any direction from Ricoh

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that first one is interesting in that the diagram looks to be based on a k20 but smaller not the k5 body (it is dual wheel but has buttons down the left of the lcd) the mirror box doesn't look as high. hmmm i wonder if it's an abstract of a k5 replacement?

oops saw the message above, they are k20 patents i would guess. kind of obsolete now.
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The K5 with all the gizzmo stuff removed like video etc
and built so i can nock nails in with it mmmmmmmmmm
Shush.... dont wake me just yet lol
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...and they aren't tied to DSLR in any way, unless I'm missing something.
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
that first one is interesting in that the diagram looks to be based on a k20 but smaller not the k5 body (it is dual wheel but has buttons down the left of the lcd) the mirror box doesn't look as high. hmmm i wonder if it's an abstract of a k5 replacement?

oops saw the message above, they are k20 patents i would guess. kind of obsolete now.
The first one is about SR with the ability to compensate rotational movement, which was introduced on the K-7 IIRC. I'm pretty sure the K20D didn't have it.


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nope K20D couldn't compensate for any rotation.
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I think the patent is about rotating sensor, so we won't need vertical grip anymore or to rotate the whole camera to make vertical photos, just click the button and the sensor will do it for you. if it's true, then it must be for mirrorless camera, since it's impossible to see the veritcal view with the mirror.
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I think the intent was rotation as a correction; implying small angle changes for when you're shaking in a 'rotating' axis or are trying to compensate for a not-perfect tripod, etc.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
I think the intent was rotation as a correction; implying small angle changes for when you're shaking in a 'rotating' axis or are trying to compensate for a not-perfect tripod, etc.
I would tend to agree with this
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Had a good look at the patent and it appears to be a simple transfer to Pentax Ricoh Imaging. A few comments on shake reduction. This was first used on the K100D then upgraded to the K10D with added provision for rotational movement. I believe this is the same system used on all models following.

From the details on the patent is was applied for much earlier and was only finalised on Jan 3rd 2012.

I am wondering if the lack of future models was delayed until until these patents were legally transfered.
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That would not be in anyone's interest and I'm certain that there's no connection. The sale would have included all intellectual property. Any change in assignment of the patent is an administrative rather than operational consideration.
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