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02-09-2015, 10:54 AM   #451
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Quick question : will this sensor have 12-bit per channel color depth or 14-bit? Anyone know?

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There is so much in common with the K-S1, I would be surprised if it's 14-bit. But I've been surprised before (and I didn't like it) (insert picture of Grumpy Cat ).

EDIT: Just read specs: It's 12 bit.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
Quick question : will this sensor have 12-bit per channel color depth or 14-bit? Anyone know?
Pentax has traditionally reserved 14-bit for their flagships, at least for the K-5, K-5II and K-3. Most likely it will be 12-bit.
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Pentax has traditionally reserved 14-bit for their flagships, at least for the K-5, K-5II and K-3. Most likely it will be 12-bit.
Not only that, but since it shares the K-S1's processor Prime M II yeah the K-S2 will most likely be 12-bit

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QuoteOriginally posted by kadajawi Quote
I believe there is a market for traditional entry level DSLRs, such as the K-30 and K-50. Yes, they have some design to them, but the K-S1 goes far beyond that.


What confuses matters is that the K-S2 is so... "conventional". I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
But over in the "let's talk about names" thread, you asked me what was so confusing about the S designation...
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But over in the "let's talk about names" thread, you asked me what was so confusing about the S designation...
Ah. Well, the designation itself makes sense. What makes less sense is why they used the name on the K-S2... does it mean that a proper K-50 successor is still to come? It has to, unless they have changed their mind about what the K-S stands for.
02-09-2015, 11:27 AM   #457
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Wil all be revealed at CP+ ?
No..In just couple of hours.

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I think tomorrow.
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It means they don't have a clue?
I cant see nothing on the original sheet anyway
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
No..In just couple of hours.

(...)
A bit more than that actually: in three and a half hours .

QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
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I cant see nothing on the original sheet anyway
Photorumors have updated their text. It now states:

"GPS with O-GPS1 unit (sold separately)"

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QuoteOriginally posted by kadajawi Quote
Ah. Well, the designation itself makes sense. What makes less sense is why they used the name on the K-S2... does it mean that a proper K-50 successor is still to come? It has to, unless they have changed their mind about what the K-S stands for.
Agreed. I think the K-S2 is definitely the K-50 successor. I mean, what beyond bland styling could they add to it and not step on the K-3's toes?

Who knows...I just think that every time there's a new guy/girl in the marketing dept, they feel the need to make their mark with some adjustment or other.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
I cant see nothing on the original sheet anyway
You can't see nothing... hmm... that means you're seeing something, right? Those double negations (and in each language they work differently! )
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
A bit more than that actually: in three and a half hours .



Photorumors have updated their text. It now states:

"GPS with O-GPS1 unit (sold separately)"
I wrote 23:00 CET earlier..so i know..i should have said few insted of couple

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You can't see nothing... hmm... that means you're seeing something, right? Those double negations (and in each language they work differently! )
Hehe..have had the pressrelease/Specsheet for some days allready
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My guess is PRIME Mii with 20 megapixel sensor in 12-bit RAW. That is currently the thing Pentax is running on the lower end body's. This only would need an update if 4K video is incorporated, but I don't see that happening for the K-S2.
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I hope they did some refinements to video capabilities too, at least to be like those found in OM-D EM-5mark2 and focus peaking during recording and aperture control during recording.

better video codec would be great. And hopefully the HDMI port is of a kind that lets output video signal to external recorder, would be extremely awesome if 4K 422 similar to how it is done on Sony A7s.
Also these days DSLRs has 1080p 60fps too. All I-frame would be very welcome.
I know many Pentaxians hate video stuff, but it is the age when it is something expected in a DSLR.
I would rather buy a Pentax camera body to use Pentax lenses rather then invest in adapters and spend money else where like GH4 or NX1, want to support Ricoh/Pentax... and it seems Ricoh Pentax might have looked partially into it, swivel screen, Mic in port, HDMI port.... Hopefully new DSLRS FROM Ricoh Pentax will finally connect both still and motion imaging artists. I still can't forget the awesome marketing campaign of K-7. Those videos were gorgeous.
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Looks like a K-S1 just without the led's......

http://photorumors.com/2015/02/09/pentax-k-s2-camera-hd-pentax-da-18-50mm-f4-5-6-dc-wr-re-lens-specifications/#more-67392
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Ok, I'm going to show my ignorance and ask - what does "Smartphone integration" mean?

  • 20.12 million pixel CMOS sensor (no low-pass filter)
  • Image processing engine: PRIME MII
  • Dust and water sealed in 100 places
  • Dual dial
  • Full HD video
  • 77 segment metering
  • LCD vari-angle screen
  • AF system SAFOX X. 11 AF points of which 9 are cross points (-3EV)
  • AF hold function
  • Highest ISO sensitivity: 51,200
  • In-body camera shake correction
  • Low-pass selector
  • GPS with O-GPS1 unit (sold separately)
  • View finder field of view: 100%
  • Fastest shutter speed: 1/6,000 seconds
  • Continuous shooting: 5.5 fps
  • Wi-Fi built-in
  • Smartphone Integration
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