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08-27-2014, 12:30 AM   #766
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
At least we've now seen what the grip LEDs are for, but the impressive thing about the K-S1 is its small size.
I like that it has the SR AA of the K-3. Nice move!

He didn't say anything about WR, I think? Well, with The Gap, I wouldn't have expected it
So I think we can assume that this is a below-K-50 offering, despite the glass pentaprism and advanced features.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sunfog Quote
20MP with no AA filter, full pentaprism, and the styling looks much better in the video than in the stills I've seen so far. And, yes, you can all turn the lights off.

Can't wait to see some sample shots and find out the price. With a bit of marketing behind it, this thing could really sell as a unique alternative to the overcrowded mirrorless market.
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Looks good in the video! These were on RiceLow:
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Never mind.

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Looks good in the video! These were on RiceLow:
Jesus man, that green camera is so good-looking...

The ladies are gonna love it
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No official announcement on the K-S1 yet?

btw, it seems video mode is on the power switch. Nice touch there - specially when the green (stills) LED on it turns red when in video mode.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alizarine Quote
No official announcement on the K-S1 yet?
I guess there's been a leak somewhere.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
He didn't say anything about WR, I think? Well, with The Gap, I wouldn't have expected it
The Gap appears to be just a groove, to fit the metal-looking (plastic) strip.

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QuoteOriginally posted by DominicVII Quote
I guess there's been a leak somewhere.
My guess is that this is a tactical choice to build up some hype with mystery.
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My guess is that this is a tactical choice to build up some hype with mystery.
Probably more than 50% of the leaks are deliberate, or tactical if you like. Leak nevertheless.
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QuoteOriginally posted by IchabodCrane Quote
There are professionals out there who are using the X-T1 and maybe even some using the A7.
A pro using a camera and a pro camera doesn't mean the same thing.
Some Pros use iphones. It means nothing. A pro camera is, btw, mostly used by amateurs full of money

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Logic then says there won't be a FF camera mirrorless camera. Since Pentax has repeatedly said 1) they are developing a FF camera, 2) there is room for a third full-line camera company and it will be Pentax, 3) they are committed to the three existing mounts, then logically they are developing a FF K-mount dSLR. A 4th mount with a FF adapter seems unlikely.

None of which has anything to do with the K-S1.
You forgot the part where they stated that, in their view, APS was the max size for a mirrorless camera (couple years ago, so to be placed in the context).

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In addition, most of the KAF pins are there to communicate the smallest and largest apertures of the lens (NOT the current aperture setting, mind you- just the largest and smallest it is capable of). A mechanical linkage opens and closes the aperture, based on how far the camera thinks it should move the arm. That's a 1980s way of doing things - most new mounts communicate digitally between the camera and lens, and the lens does the work. So do you force the new A mount to still use an 'old' linkage method, or do you put the servo motor and mechanical bits in the adapter? Do you keep the screwdrive motor in the camera body, or put that in the adapter, too? (Sony did just that for the non-motored-lens-Alpha-to-E-mount adapter.)
You actually described KA mount. Later revisions have the digital pin which solves that (KAF).
This does not contradict what you wrote but I doubt most of the other contacts are necessary for KAF compatibility. KA for sure though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DominicVII Quote
Probably more than 50% of the leaks are deliberate, or tactical if you like. Leak nevertheless.
Well, we say the same things then, just a matter of semantics.
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So it's basically a k-01 with a viewfinder?
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Logic then says there won't be a FF camera mirrorless camera. Since Pentax has repeatedly said 1) they are developing a FF camera, 2) there is room for a third full-line camera company and it will be Pentax, 3) they are committed to the three existing mounts, then logically they are developing a FF K-mount dSLR. A 4th mount with a FF adapter seems unlikely.

None of which has anything to do with the K-S1.
Not sure I get the part about "there is room for a third full-line camera company". If it means "we cover it all from compacts to FF or even more", there are three already if you count Sony which it would be very hard not to. Before long, there may be Fuji as well and perhaps Samsung too. A new product here, a new product there - pretty soon it adds up to a lot of "full-line" camera companies. It might be that eventually all surviving camera companies will be "full line" anyway. One could argue that the old ways are breaking down, as in beginner -> pro, small -> large and so forth. The landscape is flattening: nearly all cameras are reaching such a high quality bar that the differentiator is more what you use them for, tools for the job so to speak. Take the K-S1: in old-fashioned terms it is for beginners or "entry level". In fact, the K-S1 has enough resolution, RAW development potential and access to sufficient lenses to mean that in the right hands it could put an image on the front of a publication or mega-website anywhere in the world. No one talks about entry level or "beginners" with smartphones or tablets. They are just what they are and differ one from another through increasingly pointless features. Only ideas, I hasten to add.
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Looks great. Official announcements are so old school....
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