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02-17-2016, 07:36 AM   #391
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Yeah but the top plate? Plastic for GPS and Wifi sake?
Well you do want them to work, right?

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Well you do want them to work, right?
I'll get back to you on that

On closer inspection it probably is metal. Just de pentaprism housing plastic. Look at the sides of the lcd screen lay in:


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Just finished reading everything Pentax sent me..i think this will be a sweet machine!!!! Got a few more pics then those out there too
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I still haven't seen anything about face detection working in optical viewfinder AF. Only face detection in LiveView ( ie just like the K-3 and earlier Pentaxes). Has anyone seen any mention of PDAF face detection in the K-1?

That's a D800 feature I've been impatiently looking forward to seeing in the K-1.

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Just finished reading everything Pentax sent me..i think this will be a sweet machine!!!! Got a few more pics then those out there too
Still don't know what the additional unspecified dial on the top of the camera is for.
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Its all gonna be out in just hours
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Still don't know what the additional unspecified dial on the top of the camera is for.
Changing the colour of the led body lighting by rubbing it the right way.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobell69 Quote
Still don't know what the additional unspecified dial on the top of the camera is for.

To control what is selected on the function dial next to it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
Its all gonna be out in just hours
Hours, you say hours as if you talk about minutes...

If everything would have been as planned, I would be on my way to shoot a concert and the time would have gone by in a blink of an eye - just perfect to endure the mental pain of waiting for the official announcement from Ricoh. But NO, some management of a band, which just won the "Metal Grammy" thought I´m not worth shooting the band and just told me the day of the concert (location has agreed weeks ago) Now tell me how should I wait HOURS for the official specs of the K1 with nothing to do?

I don´t even want to think about waiting to get the pre-ordered K1 + no rumors to shorten the time anymore left in "just hours"
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QuoteOriginally posted by Deimos Quote
It didnt have -3EV AF on 33 points. 1-3 as far as I remember

EDIT: maybe K-5II did have -3EV on all points...I thought it was just the center
It had 1 point with 2.8 precision (the K-3 had 3 just like the K-1) but all of them had -3EV sensitivity. Those are two different things.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Yeah but the top plate? Plastic for GPS and Wifi sake?
It's metal then the antennas and then plastic. That's explaining the prism housing looking so big.
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It is still remarkable they were able to cram all those electronic components into such a small space and still use such a large pentaprism. In the pentaprism area alone there is the metering system,GPS WIFI circuits and antennae, LCD data panel, forward LED AF illuminator array.
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Yep, and i will add that unless you need 4K, the video capabilities have been quite significantly improved : ext. stereo mic jack + int. stereo mic.
I am sure that we also will be surprised with contrast AF performance...
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
I'll get back to you on that

On closer inspection it probably is metal. Just de pentaprism housing plastic. Look at the sides of the lcd screen lay in:
I believe the entire top is plastic. Otherwise they would have shown the metal part in the stripped down photo, and it seems as if the top is in one piece. I haven’t seen any lines suggesting otherwise.

Also doesn’t it look kind of weird around the top lcd screen? As if the top glass I missing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
Yep, and i will add that unless you need 4K, the video capabilities have been quite significantly improved : ext. stereo mic jack + int. stereo mic.
I am sure that we also will be surprised with contrast AF performance...
Higher bitrate? Good video quality? That's what matters, to me, more than video AF, in camera aperture during recording, video button, etc. Maybe a clean HDMI external out. Good video and clean out. That's all I need.
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