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04-01-2013, 01:31 AM   #1
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Pentax announces new 1600 MP camera

Just checked the Pentax-Japan website at X-5?PENTAX RICOH IMAGING ... wow!

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04-01-2013, 01:40 AM   #2
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Pentax is doomed! The sky will fall!
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Old news I'm afraid, was pointed out some months ago.
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They use metric units in Japan.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tanzer Quote
They use metric units in Japan.

Yes! 1600 Mpx means 16.00 Mpx for them !
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tanzer Quote
They use metric units in Japan.
In Chinese, large numbers are often quoted in multiples of 10,000 (called 'man'), rather than 1,000 as would be the style in Europe and America. I think this is the same in Japanese.

1600 man pixelu[1] = 1600 x 10,000 = 16,000,000 or 16 Mpx, so it's most likely a case of an automatic translation snafu, rather than the Pentax Gigapixel.

[1] 'scuse my terrible Japanese.
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I am disappointed, I expected an April Fool joke and only got a typo or translation error.
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I am disappointed, I expected an April Fool joke and only got a typo or translation error.
Me too!

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i still feel beaten by that "27" :-)
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Stop the insanity!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tanzer Quote
They use metric units in Japan.
Yet it still has a "3.0-inch tiltable HVGA lcd".
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Yet it still has a "3.0-inch tiltable HVGA lcd".
So is the case in Europe.
We use metric system but screen sizes are still inches. Wierd huh ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
So is the case in Europe.
We use metric system but screen sizes are still inches. Wierd huh ?
It's pretty stupid, to be honest.
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Of course it is. TV sometimes get cm sizes.
Screens though always get inches...
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Anyone thought of hijacking this thread to talk about ff?
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