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03-03-2016, 03:38 AM - 1 Like   #751
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You could probably drive nails with the K-5II too, but I have no intention of finding out for sure.

Maybe I'm heavily biased in this question, but If I had to choose between using a dslr as a 2-in-1 device or a camcorder as a 2-in-1 device, I would hands down choose the dslr in 11 of 10 cases, so I feel the other way around argument is not comparable at all.

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actually, you probably could use a K-1 to do this.

Must give it a try as soon as I pop it out of the box.

If memory serves (older I get, the more vacations it takes) I've a camera hit the ground three times, always when I was careless not fully respreading tripod legs when moving one spot to another. Only one permanent damage: killed the light meter on a Canon EF. However, my K20 has a cracked base plate and I've no idea how it happened (not driving nails). Camera still works perfectly, however. I'm not convinced that metal is always superior to plastic. Sometimes it seems a bit like thinking the quality of a car is in the sound a door makes when slammed and a tire makes when kicked.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Simen1 Quote
You could probably drive nails with the K-5II too, but I have no intention of finding out for sure.

Maybe I'm heavily biased in this question, but If I had to choose between using a dslr as a 2-in-1 device or a camcorder as a 2-in-1 device, I would hands down choose the dslr in 11 of 10 cases, so I feel the other way around argument is not comparable at all.
And why so? I mean objectively rather than say Sony give me better videos blablabla...

A pro video cam, very different than DSLR, and if you are serious about video you'd much preffer your video cam. There no ways around that. They are simply better suited.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Simen1 Quote
Maybe I'm heavily biased in this question, but If I had to choose between using a dslr as a 2-in-1 device or a camcorder as a 2-in-1 device, I would hands down choose the dslr in 11 of 10 cases, so I feel the other way around argument is not comparable at all.
I have never been a fan of 2-in-1 devices; I do not like scanner/printer combinations, for example. If both video and stills are important, then I firmly believe the user should buy one specialized device for each. Pentax should do what they do best, and leave the fancy alternatives to those who have the resources to develop multiple product lines.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Simen1 Quote
You could probably drive nails with the K-5II too, but I have no intention of finding out for sure.

Maybe I'm heavily biased in this question, but If I had to choose between using a dslr as a 2-in-1 device or a camcorder as a 2-in-1 device, I would hands down choose the dslr in 11 of 10 cases, so I feel the other way around argument is not comparable at all.
Null hypothesis. There is no relationship benefit to any video capability in a dSLR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
I have never been a fan of 2-in-1 devices; I do not like scanner/printer combinations, for example. If both video and stills are important, then I firmly believe the user should buy one specialized device for each. Pentax should do what they do best, and leave the fancy alternatives to those who have the resources to develop multiple product lines.
Good point. I recently bought a printer and a separate scanner and a few days ago I put my old printer, scanner, copyer for sale. I got no responses yet so I might give it away for free.

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Null hypothesis. There is no relationship benefit to any video capability in a dSLR.
I guess that is true, video is not my strong side. I just use it occasionally since its built in, I have it with me, and my low quality camcorder have been in a drawer for the last couple of years.
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I only occasionally use my K5II or K3 for video..... short grabs mostly whilst on holiday..... I must admit I was very impressed with the quality given all the negetive stuff people have posted ....... just shows ya!

So many on this forum are 1 percenters....
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
I have never been a fan of 2-in-1 devices
me neither

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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
I have never been a fan of 2-in-1 devices;
Agreed, I much prefer 100-in-1 devices (AKA smartphones)
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I have never been a fan of 2-in-1 devices.
Like zoom lenses?
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Like zoom lenses?
zoom lenses have are infinity in one devices
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
If memory serves (older I get, the more vacations it takes)...

...my K20 has a cracked base plate and I've no idea how it happened...
I'm seeing a worrying pattern here

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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
actually, you probably could use a K-1 to do this.
For those who want a camera to drive nails:




(it even comes with a phone).
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Best use for anything Sony!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cynog Ap Brychan Quote
Best use for anything Sony!
Apart from their sensors, of course. 😀
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