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02-17-2016, 06:34 PM   #136
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QuoteOriginally posted by rangercarp Quote
That is a lot of camera for the money!
Pretty much a D810 for almost half the money ($1G less)

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Well done Pentax/Ricoh!
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QuoteOriginally posted by kadajawi Quote
I had low expectations for this camera in terms of video, and even so I was massively disappointed. The specs are barely acceptable for a 2013 camera.
It appears to be D810 hardware from the sensor to the image processor, so I wouldn't expect modern video features. My biggest surprise is that it took Ricoh so long to develop a camera with such old technology. I guess the time was spent on the SR system and OVF. As you say everything else is 2013 technology. It's a great buy.
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So Pentax isn't doomed? The threads complaining about the lack of a FF camera can finally die?

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The threads complaining about the lack of a FF camera can finally die?
Traffic on this board will fall by 50%.....
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So Pentax isn't doomed? The threads complaining about the lack of a FF camera can finally die?
They will continue wanting a "real" FF camera
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This can't be a FF .... too small !!
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The inevitable, "Dude. It's a PENTAX."

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QuoteOriginally posted by Matthew Saville Quote
My only disappointment is that it doesn't offer raw compression. I wish at least the DNG files could have a compressed option, for when I need to rattle off a few 999 image timelapses that might not even turn out LOL.
DNG files are losslessly compressed. Perhaps adding a 12-bit option might help...
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Looks like a winner.
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I have never attempted to use the video functions on any of my dslr's, just saying.
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A D800E with sensor shift, 4 years late but at half the price. Not bad
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
They will continue wanting a "real" FF camera
You're right. It looks already like Pentax is doomed because they made a camera for shooting stills not video.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Matthew Saville Quote
like the compressed NEF Nikon files that I've been using for years now, can still retain almost all of the image quality of a raw file, amazingly, at almost the filesize of a JPG file
It's probably because it uses JPEG compression. JPEG is actually an organization that publishes a variety of compression algorithms, but discrete cosine transformation is the technique that produces such high compression ratios at the expense of losing information recorded by the camera. Fractal compression is the only other compression technique that can match DCT for compression ratios and it is also a lossy compression method. The big problem with lossy compression is when you compress a decompressed image (such as saving edits or resizing the image), you almost always end up with ugly artifacts. If you don't need to do any post-processing out of camera, just save your images as JPEG.

RAW files are commonly compressed with a lossless technique such as the LZW algorithm, which can only get close to 2:1 compression. But RAW files compressed with lossless compression can be decompressed and compressed endlessly without any loss of information and without producing unintentional artifacts.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Raybo Quote
I have never attempted to use the video functions on any of my dslr's, just saying.
Me too
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