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10-06-2013, 06:11 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Pentax K-3 Specifications

- 24 million pixel APS-C sensor,
- Low-pass filter effect based on SR system actuation (The effect selectable: strong, weak, OFF)
- Astro tracer support(?)
- New AF unit SAFOX11. -3EV Supports. AF to take advantage of the color information of the photometric sensor
- the focus point of the AF three points (25 cross point), center point 27 on the light of the corresponding F2.8
- The continuous shooting 8.3 frames / second
- Media SD card (SDXC , UHS-I compatible), dual slot
- can save in RAW format HDR
- newly developed viewfinder, redesigned optical system -. 100% field of view, 0.95x magnification
- body adopts a magnesium alloy up and down and back and forth. Dustproof drip-proof. Cold performance of -10 C.
- 200 000 cycle shutter durability
- can work with smart phone i
- battery grip D-BG5

Source: ??????K-3??????? - ????info

AF, RAW HDR and SR based AA filter sound interesting

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Whoa! If this is true then it is nothing short of magnificent!
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- New AF unit SAFOX11. -3EV Supports. AF to take advantage of the color information of the photometric sensor
-3EV is going to be awesome with more AF points

- The continuous shooting 8.3 frames / second
At 24MP? Wow?

- can save in RAW format HDR
Huh? How?

- body adopts a magnesium alloy up and down and back and forth. Dustproof drip-proof. Cold performance of -10 C.
Solid solid

- can work with smart phone i
Whoah! I wanna see people complain about these specs now then!
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
- New AF unit SAFOX11. -3EV Supports. AF to take advantage of the color information of the photometric sensor
-3EV is going to be awesome with more AF points

- The continuous shooting 8.3 frames / second
At 24MP? Wow?

- can save in RAW format HDR
Huh? How?

- body adopts a magnesium alloy up and down and back and forth. Dustproof drip-proof. Cold performance of -10 C.
Solid solid

- can work with smart phone i
Whoah! I wanna see people complain about these specs now then!
Me too. Can't really complain. There is most things from wish list! And more, RAW HDR?!

Let's see ISO, and movie mode specs too.

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Rumor has it the the 'new' Pentax AF system is what really they're excited to present...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ayoh Quote
- the focus point of the AF three points (25 cross point), center point 27 on the light of the corresponding F2.8
Interesting specs!

Can somebody translate the point quoted above to a more understandable english?
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27 AF points of which 25 cross-type, the efficiency of the 3 central AF points being enhanced with lenses the aperture of which is f/2,8 or greater.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Supernaut Quote
Interesting specs!

Can somebody translate the point quoted above to a more understandable english?
Translating from the original article,

"There are 27 AF focus points (25 are cross type), centre three are f/2.8 sensitive type."

Also, in regards to smartphone interoperability, an optional "FLUCARD" is required. There's an interesting comment on the original site where one poster speculated the possibility of using the phone's display as "variangle" monitor.


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AF to take advantage of color information on photometric sensor - is this related to tracking? I remember seeing something similar being referenced when tracking techniques of other cameras were described
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
AF to take advantage of color information on photometric sensor - is this related to tracking? I remember seeing something similar being referenced when tracking techniques of other cameras were described
Yes, it is. Being colour-sensitive, the tracking system will avoid to change target when something else suddenly crosses the detection area of the AF point locked on the target.
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:::: Flucard pro ::::
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If this is accurate, I'd gladly ditch my Canon 7D for shooting sports and birds. When you build a body like this, however, it serves your customers far better to offer a fast focusing ultrasonic zoom in the 80-400mm range like Canon and Nikon have.

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Thanks guys. Way better translation than google
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Yes, it is. Being colour-sensitive, the tracking system will avoid to change target when something else suddenly crosses the detection area of the AF point locked on the target.
Looking forward to seeing the AF comparison [speed, accuracy] to the K5IIs and D7100!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
This is really interesting! One of these in cam+ laptop, And normal card-> good for events and so.
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