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04-21-2015, 08:28 AM - 1 Like   #31
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I'm awaiting an official unveiling, will reserve my judgment till then....

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This is the official leak though isn't it
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QuoteOriginally posted by chiane Quote
Because they skip things that are just commonplace in the market that you think would be a no brainer and then add things they may be useful to only say wildlife photographers off the grid. I mean really, an astro tracker but no wifi? Are they looking to gain market share and sell some cameras? There's no way market research came back to them and green lighted that decision. It's just the quirkiness that is Pentax I guess.
Unless this is a test-bed for the FF DSLR. They already know how to do WiFi and maybe the K-3 II will help them refine and prove out the pixel shifting technology.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
This is the official leak though isn't it
The official release should include more info, release date and price.

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I have thought about "pixel/sensor shift super resolution" sort of things before, given the technology we've today this is absolutely possible to achieve, but I seriously doubted the 'micro movement' of the sensor module can still be maintain and accurate after heavy use of the camera. Bumps and drops of the camera are not uncommon if you are a serious photographer, I dropped and bumped both my K5 and K3 few times, the SR still works I think it requires less sensor movement accuracy, but for super high res. I think is different thing, and the K3 simulated AA filter made very little different I can't really tell it is at work, or I am completely wrong in this matter ?
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If the inbuilt GPS actually enables astrotracing without the O-GPS1 unit, that would make it a great camera for night sky photography.
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There is no contact, just a retrofitted electro magnetic field so I see no reason for it to be affected more than other electronics.

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What is the synchro terminal mentioned in the "leaked" google translated specs ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Glorfindelrb Quote
What is the synchro terminal mentioned in the "leaked" google translated specs ?
I'd imagine a remote flash synchronisation function

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QuoteOriginally posted by IchabodCrane Quote
Unless this is a test-bed for the FF DSLR. They already know how to do WiFi and maybe the K-3 II will help them refine and prove out the pixel shifting technology.
Sure, but let's be real, what is a bigger money maker for them, k3 or FF? The FF market worldwide just isn't all that big. I can't imagine using their financial work horse as a guinea pig for FF, which is going to be more of a marketing tool than anything.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
The leaked specifications are correct, even if somewhat incomplete.
So now you've kept me up for another entire night.
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What happened to the rumored improved AF? Judging only by the leaked specs, this is no different than the current K3.

I was not planning on jumping the K3 bandwagon at all, at any time, but I was still hopeful of a real improvement in that area. One thing I believe would actually make a huge difference would be wider frame coverage with cross type focus points. I love taking photos with aperture wide open or close to that, and focus and recompose with central point sends the focus off when recomposing. Wider coverage would greatly help with that.

Still awaiting the FF.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Glorfindelrb Quote
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What is the synchro terminal mentioned in the "leaked" google translated specs ?
"Terminal" = connector.

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QuoteOriginally posted by deepbluish Quote
What happened to the rumored improved AF? Judging only by the leaked specs, this is no different than the current K3.

(...)
The so-called 'leaked' specifications include:

- コンティニュアスAFの精度改善

which means "Improved accuracy of continuous autofocus."
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I will NOT buy any camera with out at least tilting display or tilting EVF. To take close up pictures close the ground is really difficult with NOT tilting display or EVF.
For sure I could use 90 degree loop, but that is not so convinient.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
If the inbuilt GPS actually enables astrotracing without the O-GPS1 unit, that would make it a great camera for night sky photography.
That would be great! The Astrotracer function is really cool, with these, more people could go stargazing!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
31 hours and 35 minutes to wait.

The leaked specifications are correct, even if somewhat incomplete.
The last time I believed you, I expected to see the announcement by now
(see #28 of https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/293180-k-3ii-announced-soon-2.html)
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