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02-24-2021, 06:03 PM - 25 Likes   #1
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New K-3 III video from Ricoh: OVF face, eye and bird detection is coming.

They've just posted it here:

Update: I don't have time to write anything detailed now, but here are things you might want to know.

11:46 AF points coverage.

12:11 OVF Face, Eye and Bird detection is coming!
Combination of the new 307 thousand dots RGVIr metering sensor data and PRIME V means that they can detect motion, color distribution and shape, and they use this for image recognition. Mr. Wakashiro specifically said "things like face, eye and bird".
New algorithm for prediction of moving object position means better tracking even if the velocity toward the camera changes irregularly.

16:00 High ISO, better color rendition than K-1 II!
Examples shown are at ISO 102400 and 204800 and it's not like you want to use that kind of ISO, but anyway, K-3 III is clearly better as far as color is concerned.

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Nice! Thank you...I just looked at the pictures, but I got the gist.
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Thanks for posting. Wish I knew how to speak Japanese. The low light performance pic comparing it to the K1-ii blew me away.
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So what is the S.Fn button for? (6:35)

Having LV on a dial rather than button sounds less convenient to me.

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I gave auto translate a shot to maybe learn more that just from images, gave up after reading "increase fender magnifcation while securing the beef" ...
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I was about to post this. Thanks! There's subtitles but only in Japanese.


A few things I just spotted:

1. At 2:38 it shows the significant improvements in the viewfinder display. There's a lot more information available at the bottom of the viewfinder.
2. At 3:52 it shows the complexity of the new pentaprism system. I hadn't noticed how complicated it was to add all the information displays etc.
3. At 6:28 it shows a top view of a camera. I think this is the K1 not the K3iii. The K3iii is shown at 6:42. I think he was introducing the function dial.

4. At 6:49 I notice that there's an indication marked "AF Hold" (sorry I can't type katakana on this keyboard). Presumably this lights when you get AF lock and hold the shutter release half way?
5. At 8:30 it shows that there's five user modes. This is great, because I would really like to have more than the three on the K3.
6. At 12:04 he shows the AF pattern (and there's mention of f2.8 and -4EV limits).
7. At 14:23 he shows the weather sealing.
8. At 15:18 he shows the image sensor which has 25.73 million (2573*10,000) pixels.
9. At 17:05 he talks about a new sharpness setting called "Fine Sharpness II" in relation to "Fine Sharpness" and "Extra Sharpness". (I'm translating the katakana)

PS The Japanese have this curious anomaly in counting where after 1,000 they count in multiples of 10,000 and multiples of 100,000,000 (ie 10,000 * 10,000). So that's why the pixels in the sensor are counted in multiples of 10,000. I believe that this goes back to old counting systems in China which are no longer used. The Japanese also retained counters which are no longer used in Chinese eg. counters for people, small animals, large animals, rice etc etc. So counting things in Japanese can be extraordinarily complicated.

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Many thanks @kwb for posting this!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
So what is the S.Fn button for? (6:35)

Having LV on a dial rather than button sounds less convenient to me.
Maybe you can program the special function button to be a live view button if you want it to be?

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Thanks for posting. Wish I knew how to speak Japanese. The low light performance pic comparing it to the K1-ii blew me away.
I speak a little Japanese, but not enough to subtitle the video in English. I wonder if there's a way of extracting the Japanese subtitles so they could easily be translated?

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Heen Tax,thats a new feature!

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There's subtitles but only in Japanese
Just go into settings, you will find the Japenglish!
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QuoteOriginally posted by surfar Quote
Just go into settings, you will find the Japenglish!
All I see is auto-generated Japanese, which I assume is as reliable as auto-generated English. I haven't had the time to try to read the subtitles.

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Thanks for posting. Wish I knew how to speak Japanese. The low light performance pic comparing it to the K1-ii blew me away.
It looks amazing! I don't want to crank the ISO up that high, but I can't wait to see how 1600 ISO or 3200 ISO from the K3iii compares with the K3.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobG Quote
which I assume is as reliable as auto-generated English.
Take the time to read them, very entertaining!
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So what is the S.Fn button for? (6:35)

Having LV on a dial rather than button sounds less convenient to me.
He explains that the weakness of Smart Function in the previous models is that you simply couldn't use it while looking into the VF. You needed to look at the function dial.

In the new system, you press the Smart Function button and the available options are displayed in VF, you use the setting dial to choose. You can do it all without taking your eye off of the VF.

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I was about to post this. Thanks! There's subtitles but only in Japanese.
I'm sure they'll release English sub later.

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4. At 6:49 I notice that there's an indication marked "AF Hold" (sorry I can't type katakana on this keyboard). Presumably this lights when you get AF lock and hold the shutter release half way?
This should be "Hold AF" setting (e.g. how long the camera maintains the focus after it loses focus).
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QuoteOriginally posted by kwb Quote
I'm sure they'll release English sub later.
I've asked the question on YouTube.


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This should be "Hold AF" setting (e.g. how long the camera maintains the focus after it loses focus).
Ah,OK.
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the ISO 102400 image compared to K1 ii looks amazing, you can see the square-shape lights at the bottom left corner from the K3 iii image, not so on K1 ii. Hope K3 iii's video has good high ISO performance as well.
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