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05-14-2009, 08:14 AM   #2686
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I'm not fool (I hope), but I'm shocked a bit...

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OK, here's some off-the-cuff speculation that probably has no bearing whatsoever upon the K-7 or K30D. Nonetheless:

What I'd like to see is a camera that could be configured a bit like a computer rather than the rather static designs we have now. I know, the K20D (for instance) is massively configurable ... I own one, and I've barely scratched the surface of the available customisations. But computers are far more configurable still.

Imagine a camera that had a really enormous range of possible customisation options that could be installed in the firmware while hooked up to your PC. Sure, the camera would ship with a default set of shooting and processing modes, but it should be possible to customise these far more extensively by interfacing the camera to a PC and installing exactly the modes you want, and de-installing those you don't want.

I'm sure that this kind of thing will happen before too much longer: cameras will become more and more like specialised little computers. I'd imagine that we're probably about 5 years away from seeing anything quite like this though.
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I think I read somewhere once, in a book about it, that the size of a man's camera body is inversely proportional to the size of his...
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
I'm not fool (I hope), but I'm shocked a bit...
You've said it yourself, you're not under NDA.

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I will post a part of scheme in 3-4 days...There were rumors about new and innovate VF of new K.
It's not rumor.

As I said before. There are no real info about new features in specs. Just common info.
But the inner features are the heart and soul of K-7. I think we can get explanation after May,20-21.

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I look at the scheme of new VF of K-7 and understand NOTHING.
Let us help you. Show us waht you've got

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Body is even a bit better than simple magnesium alloy of competitors.
magnesium silicides? which shows better characteristics than magnesium alloy ))))
or should we leave magnesium and think of something much better???
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magnesium silicides? which shows better characteristics than magnesium alloy ))))
or should we leave magnesium and think of something much better???
Show, but later. Too early now. I think on May, 17-19.

Not MUCH better than magnesium alloy, but a bit stronger.
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I will post a part of scheme in 1-2 days...There were rumors about new and innovate VF of new K.
It's not rumor.
Why 1-2 days? This is why the hype feels carefully manipulated.

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I'm said "NOT NOW".
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Why 1-2 days? This is why the hype feels carefully manipulated.
Of course it is - hype is always carefully planned and manipulated. Not that any of us are complaining though - it's not like we can't wait a week to find out the full details.
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Not MUCH better than magnesium alloy, but a bit stronger.
But it's still metal, right?
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K-7 has inner frame and outer housing.
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I'm said "NOT NOW".
ok, then it is still a rumor.
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OK, here's some off-the-cuff speculation that probably has no bearing whatsoever upon the K-7 or K30D. Nonetheless:

What I'd like to see is a camera that could be configured a bit like a computer rather than the rather static designs we have now. I know, the K20D (for instance) is massively configurable ... I own one, and I've barely scratched the surface of the available customisations. But computers are far more configurable still.

Imagine a camera that had a really enormous range of possible customisation options that could be installed in the firmware while hooked up to your PC. Sure, the camera would ship with a default set of shooting and processing modes, but it should be possible to customise these far more extensively by interfacing the camera to a PC and installing exactly the modes you want, and de-installing those you don't want.

I'm sure that this kind of thing will happen before too much longer: cameras will become more and more like specialised little computers. I'd imagine that we're probably about 5 years away from seeing anything quite like this though.
CHDK is something like this. It is an unofficial, open-source firmware replacement for the Canon Powershot and IXUS series that enables you to do all sorts of crazy things. Pretty cool. CHDK Wiki
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Yes. But I will show.
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