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02-16-2016, 09:28 PM   #301
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Given the hardware is relatively bug free and the AF works well, (with good results from the sensor) I think this is a good start for the FF Pentax line

I would like them to produce a cheaper model without all the not needed rubbish like gps, wifi, hdmi, video and the like. A good basic but solid working Stills FF, maybe 20mp, faster frame rate, over all less bells and whistles, this i think would sell like hot cakes.

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QuoteOriginally posted by beachgardener Quote
Given the hardware is relatively bug free and the AF works well, (with good results from the sensor) I think this is a good start for the FF Pentax line

I would like them to produce a cheaper model without all the not needed rubbish like gps, wifi, hdmi, video and the like. A good basic but solid working Stills FF, maybe 20mp, faster frame rate, over all less bells and whistles, this i think would sell like hot cakes.
Yes, I hope they get it right the first time. There seems to have been a rash of issues from various brands as of late. Having the K1 dialed in from day one will go a long way in terms of brand reputation.
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QuoteOriginally posted by beachgardener Quote
Given the hardware is relatively bug free and the AF works well, (with good results from the sensor) I think this is a good start for the FF Pentax line

I would like them to produce a cheaper model without all the not needed rubbish like gps, wifi, hdmi, video and the like. A good basic but solid working Stills FF, maybe 20mp, faster frame rate, over all less bells and whistles, this i think would sell like hot cakes.
I would guess none of those things add much to the price. The Video capability is very basic and they appear to have spent no time on it since the K-3 release, there are no features over what the K-3 has as far as video is concerned. All the new developments in it seemed to be aimed at stills photography from the specs I've seen so far.
Seems to me this is low a spec as one could expect from their first FF DSLR, and therefore the cheapest they were likely to make.
I hope there is some feature that has been kept under wraps, one or two people have alluded to a surprise or two in store. We shall see in the next day.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jhmos Quote
All the new developments in it seemed to be aimed at stills photography from the specs I've seen so far.
They know their market, John.

But I'm kidding - I understand that video doesn't matter to most of us, but that to some forum members it's tremendously important.

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I understand that video doesn't matter to most of us, but that to some forum members it's tremendously important.
Typical market push-pull. We want video Vs We don't care about video.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
The answer to that question is individually determined by one's spouse.

"Well, too bad. You already spent your hobby budget on all those old lenses. What are you going to do with them anyway?"

It just means my 'In-Bag Acceptance Date' and Ricoh's 'In-Store Release Date' are no longer coincident.

a reasonable analysis. what I did is KEEP the lenses from film days, ---the only ones I consistently got rid of were the M's and other pre K-A models that I traded in years ago as I didn't want to be bothered....

I've mostly not been a great fan of Zooms --- well except on the wide end,
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There is another update of the specs on digicame-info.com. Looks like we are back at FHD 60i .

??????K-1????????????????? - ????info
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From Digicame-info

From the direction of the reader, we have to provide information such as more detailed specs and the price and release date of the Pentax K-1.
PENTAX estimated retail of K-1 price is the lowest price of about 250,000 yen (including tax). Announced February 18. Release Date is the end of April.
PENTAX K-1 specifications
36.4MP CMOS sensor. A low-pass-less
- Realistic resolution. Motion correction by sensing the body to reduce the effects of the synthesis (ON / OFF possible)
- Low-pass selector
- Image processing engine PRIME IV
- Sensor Size: 35.9 x 24.0mm
- Video is full HD (60i / 30p). Recording level of manual setting Allowed
- 4K interval movie
- 14-bit RAW
- DR II
- Can be mounted lens is KAF3, KAF2, KAF, KA, K, there is compatible with power zoom lens
- AF sensor SAFOX12. AF point is 33 points (25 points are cross-type). -3EV Correspondence
- AF assist light
- Viewfinder magnification 0.70 times. 100% field of view
- Focusing screen Natural-Bright-Matte III
- Crop function
- LCD monitor 3.2 inches 1,037,000 dot. Flexible tilting (up and down 44 degrees, left and right 35 degrees, waist-level support)
- GPS built-in. ASTROTRACER. Electronic compass. GPS log
- Wi-Fi built-in. Remote control function
- Shutter unit of the compact new design. Durability is 300,000 times
- Shutter speed is 30 seconds -1/8000 seconds. Synchro speed is 1/200 sec
- Media SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I). Dual card slot
- USB terminal (USB2.0, micro B), HDMI terminal (type D)
- Microphone jack, a headphone jack, X contact
- 5-axis camera shake correction "SR II". Shift shake, corresponding to the rotation shake. Shutter five stages of effect
- Camera shake correction is panning automatically detect the
- Electronic Level
- Photometry sensor 86000 pixel RGB sensor. Real-time scene analysis system
- ISO range is 100-204800
- Continuous shooting 4.4 frames / sec (full size). 6.5 frames / sec. (APS-C)
- The number of pictures 70 sheets in the JPEG, 17 shots at the RAW (at full size 4.4 frames / sec.)
- Automatic horizontal correction, composition fine-tuning
- Clarity control, skin color correction function
- Hand-held HDR function (can be saved in RAW)
- Mount the top, card slot, release the socket, the operating unit assist light to illuminate the back of the monitor
- Control panel customization features
- The battery is D-LI90P
- Battery life is 760 sheets
- Body adopts the exterior to the magnesium alloy of the front and rear and bottom
- Dust and water structure which has been subjected to the 87-point ceiling. -10 Degrees of resistance to low temperature
- Size: 136.5 x110 x 85.5mm
- Weight: 925g (body only). 1010g (battery, including one SD card)

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What, wait, pixel shift for moving objects? So hand held too...?
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QuoteOriginally posted by troenaas Quote
waist-level support
Yes! So the screen swings up high enough. This is neat.

QuoteOriginally posted by troenaas Quote
Mount the top, card slot, release the socket, the operating unit assist light to illuminate the back of the monitor
?? Illuminate back of monitor?

There is lots here to like. The details will matter such as how good the IQ actually is, and how well they implemented the AF. If video has a usable hdmi output and mechanical shake reduction it would be an improvement. Also how the wifi actually works, whether it allows access to all the shooting modes, and has a usable file transfer system.

Control panel customization. Nice.
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Pixel Shift Resolution and HDR hand held thanks to the superior performance of the new SR system is certainly one of the goodies promised by kenspo. As are the illumination settings (LCD panel, backside controls, lens mount, card slot/connector).

Automatic detection of panning by the SR system would be another one.

Automatic horizon correction might be one (it works up to 1 degree with SR on and up to 2 degrees with SR off).

I will add (not in the list above) the viewfinder overlay with AF points, grid display, electronic level, AF frame, spot metering frame and crop.

Among the cons: the beast is heavier than expected (1,010g with battery and card).

USB 2.0 is confirmed but I am indifferent on this.

Price will be K-1's best asset: €1,999 / $1,799.

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Ummm...Earth to Mistral - There is a GPS button on the right side of the viewfinder hump.
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Ummm...Earth to Mistral - There is a GPS button on the right side of the viewfinder hump.
Silly me... the GPS (included, obviously) is enough for the astrotracer, there is no need for an 'astrotracer module'

It's to early in the morning here...
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Just send that thing to me...enough of these rumours already. I want my K-1 now.
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