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04-29-2009, 07:12 PM   #46
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All the competitors offer video, so if Pentax doesn't, they are toasted.
With due respect, what a total load of utter b******s ! So by applying the same logic, if all the lemmings collectively decide to hurl themselves headlong off the nearest cliff, you'd unhesitatingly follow suit without a second thought ?
I'm sorry, but I tend to find this type of mindless "me-too" marketing gimmick somewhat tedious in the extreme and as others before me have mentioned, just because something is technically possible, it doesn't necessarily follow that it has to be implemented……the oft-used phrase "Jack of all trades, master of none" immediately springs to mind.
In fact you might be interested to learn that I'm just in the process of applying the finishing touches to my latest multitasking invention which I've called a washing-mower. It automatically does the laundry whilst cutting the lawn at the same time and I'm thoroughly convinced it will be such a smash hit that all the other manufacturers will be forced to follow suit, otherwise they'll definitely be toasted !

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With due respect, what a total load of utter b******s ! So by applying the same logic, if all the lemmings collectively decide to hurl themselves headlong off the nearest cliff, you'd unhesitatingly follow suit without a second thought ?
I'm sorry, but I tend to find this type of mindless "me-too" marketing gimmick somewhat tedious in the extreme and as others before me have mentioned, just because something is technically possible, it doesn't necessarily follow that it has to be implemented……the oft-used phrase "Jack of all trades, master of none" immediately springs to mind.
In fact you might be interested to learn that I'm just in the process of applying the finishing touches to my latest multitasking invention which I've called a washing-mower. It automatically does the laundry whilst cutting the lawn at the same time and I'm thoroughly convinced it will be such a smash hit that all the other manufacturers will be forced to follow suit, otherwise they'll definitely be toasted !

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At the risk of offending the wisest of the luddites....

But what tool would you recommend I use instead of a DSLR with HD video?

Don't tell me to buy a video camera, because the results are worlds apart. Kind of how a point and shoot differs from a DSLR.

I see this as a really exciting time. Its sad you technophobes just don't get it. This must be like when colour film became common, or at the start of mainstream DSLR's. The uproar from the "purists", oh the indignation! What have the evil companies done with our fine manual focus cameras! By Jove, my camera will never taste the fowl emusion of Kodachrome! Digital will never have the soul of Tri-X!

Do you really think the camera will somehow be LESS because it includes video?
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With due respect, what a total load of utter b******s ! So by applying the same logic, if all the lemmings collectively decide to hurl themselves headlong off the nearest cliff, you'd unhesitatingly follow suit without a second thought ?
I'm sorry, but I tend to find this type of mindless "me-too" marketing gimmick somewhat tedious in the extreme and as others before me have mentioned, just because something is technically possible, it doesn't necessarily follow that it has to be implemented……the oft-used phrase "Jack of all trades, master of none" immediately springs to mind.
In fact you might be interested to learn that I'm just in the process of applying the finishing touches to my latest multitasking invention which I've called a washing-mower. It automatically does the laundry whilst cutting the lawn at the same time and I'm thoroughly convinced it will be such a smash hit that all the other manufacturers will be forced to follow suit, otherwise they'll definitely be toasted !

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What kind of argument is that. Two years from now, every DSLR will offer video, just like every P&S in the market today offers video. I would like to see you stop buying video-equiped DSLR. In fact, I would like to see you start a movement of it.

Go ahead, do it.
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...I tend to find this type of mindless "me-too" marketing gimmick somewhat tedious...
As far as I know all brands that exclude themselves from the "me too" mentality as you call it, do it by offering something MORE, and not something the buyers might consider as "crippled" or "lacking".

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With due respect, what a total load of utter b******s ! So by applying the same logic, if all the lemmings collectively decide to hurl themselves headlong off the nearest cliff, you'd unhesitatingly follow suit without a second thought ?
I'm sorry, but I tend to find this type of mindless "me-too" marketing gimmick somewhat tedious in the extreme and as others before me have mentioned, just because something is technically possible, it doesn't necessarily follow that it has to be implemented……the oft-used phrase "Jack of all trades, master of none" immediately springs to mind.
In fact you might be interested to learn that I'm just in the process of applying the finishing touches to my latest multitasking invention which I've called a washing-mower. It automatically does the laundry whilst cutting the lawn at the same time and I'm thoroughly convinced it will be such a smash hit that all the other manufacturers will be forced to follow suit, otherwise they'll definitely be toasted !

Best regards
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Well, I've seen some ignorant posts in my time but this one takes the cake. DSLRs have such a massive inbuilt advantage over digicams - a big sensor and good, fast lenses - that of course they are going to take over as the video platform of convenience and choice. Pentax has to be part of that tsunami - or lose revenue and lose it big time.
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Well, I've seen some ignorant posts in my time but this one takes the cake. DSLRs have such a massive inbuilt advantage over digicams - a big sensor and good, fast lenses - that of course they are going to take over as the video platform of convenience and choice. Pentax has to be part of that tsunami - or lose revenue and lose it big time.
Because I am not a video shooter I just don't get it. But I have a hunch that you are right in that video platform is at a turning point right now. I am not sure if the manufactures can clearly see where this is going. It is a trend that deserves attention, I think.

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Do you really think the camera will somehow be LESS because it includes video?
Well, developping and supporting the video mode potentially diverts resources from other, more important things like improved AF, metering, etc...
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In the spirit ofthis thread

Rumor has it it is a MONO mic input. And that picture has such a feeble attempt at hiding "mic" that I wonder if that's even what it is.
As a "who cares about video" person of course I'm a bit biased here.....

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With due respect, what a total load of utter b******s ! So by applying the same logic, if all the lemmings collectively decide to hurl themselves headlong off the nearest cliff, you'd unhesitatingly follow suit without a second thought ?
I'm sorry, but I tend to find this type of mindless "me-too" marketing gimmick somewhat tedious in the extreme and as others before me have mentioned, just because something is technically possible, it doesn't necessarily follow that it has to be implemented……the oft-used phrase "Jack of all trades, master of none" immediately springs to mind.
Technically, you have it backwards. Sensors are continuous charged devices. They draw image input until told not to (there is a charge sequence, but that's beside the point) All digital cameras are video capture devices first, still shot capture devices second. Even in digital form, video is still still shot frames captured in sequence.

Video has been left off DSLR's to preserve market fracture, and because of battery, compression and storage issues. With SLR systems there are further issues with aperture, DOF and AF. Automatic video focussing can be brutal on the mechanisms involved.

You already own a video camera with your DSLR. If you do not like that, please send it to me and I will dispose of it for you
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I am not gonna bother reading your bullshit.

To other people out there who still don't appreciate video function, just think image stabilization and live view. Every company offers it.


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"Video in a DSLR is useless",
is a quote that will be remembered along all these other famous "succesfull" predictions:

«We will bury you.»
Nikita Krushchev, Soviet Premier, predicting Soviet communism will win over U.S. capitalism, 1958.

«Everything that can be invented has been invented.»
Charles H. Duell, an official at the US patent office, 1899.

«I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious sensibilities of anyone.»
Charles Darwin, in the foreword to his book, The Origin of Species, 1869.

«Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.»
Irving Fisher, economics professor at Yale University, 1929.

«If anything remains more or less unchanged, it will be the role of women.»
David Riesman, conservative American social scientist, 1967.

«It will be gone by June.»
Variety, passing judgement on rock ‘n roll in 1955.

«Democracy will be dead by 1950.»
John Langdon-Davies, A Short History of The Future, 1936.

«A short-lived satirical pulp.»
TIME, writing off Mad magazine in 1956.

«And for the tourist who really wants to get away from it all, safaris in Vietnam»
Newsweek, predicting popular holidays for the late 1960s.

«Four or five frigates will do the business without any military force.» — British prime minister Lord North, on dealing with the rebellious American colonies, 1774.

«In all likelihood world inflation is over.»
International Monetary Fund Ceo, 1959.

«This antitrust thing will blow over.»
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.

«Remote shopping, while entirely feasible, will flop - because women like to get out of the house, like to handle merchandise, like to be able to change their minds.»
TIME, 1966, in one sentence writing off e-commerce long before anyone had ever heard of it.

«They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist-»
Last words of Gen. John Sedgwick, spoken as he looked out over the parapet at enemy lines during the Battle of Spotsylvania in 1864.

«Our country has deliberately undertaken a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far reaching in purpose.” — Herbert Hoover, on Prohibition, 1928.

«It will be years - not in my time - before a woman will become Prime Minister.»
Margaret Thatcher, future Prime Minister, October 26th, 1969.

«Read my lips: NO NEW TAXES.»
George Bush, 1988.

«You will be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees.» — Kaiser Wilhelm, to the German troops, August 1914.

«This is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time.» — Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister, September 30th, 1938.

«That virus is a pussycat.» — Dr. Peter Duesberg, molecular-biology professor at U.C. Berkeley, on HIV, 1988.

«The case is a loser.» — Johnnie Cochran, on soon-to-be client O.J.’s chances of winning, 1994.

«Reagan doesn’t have that presidential look.» — United Artists Executive, rejecting Reagan as lead in 1964 film The Best Man.

«Capitalist production begets, with the inexorability of a law of nature, its own negation.»
Karl Marx.

«Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.»
Grover Cleveland, U.S. President, 1905.

«Man will not fly for 50 years.»
Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer, to brother Orville, after a disappointing flying experiment, 1901 (their first successful flight was in 1903).

«I am tired of all this sort of thing called science here… We have spent millions in that sort of thing for the last few years, and it is time it should be stopped.»
Simon Cameron, U.S. Senator, on the Smithsonian Institute, 1901.

«The Americans are good about making fancy cars and refrigerators, but that doesn’t mean they are any good at making aircraft. They are bluffing. They are excellent at bluffing.»
Hermann Goering, Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, 1942.

«With over fifteen types of foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn’t likely to carve out a big share of the market for itself.»
Business Week, August 2, 1968.

«The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing; every one must be an author; some out of vanity, to acquire celebrity and raise up a name, others for the sake of mere gain.»
Martin Luther, German Reformation leader, Table Talk, 1530s(«).

«Ours has been the first [expedition], and doubtless to be the last, to visit this profitless locality.»
Lt. Joseph Ives, after visiting the Grand Canyon in 1861.

«There is no doubt that the regime of Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of mass destruction. As this operation continues, those weapons will be identified, found, along with the people who have produced them and who guard them.»
General Tommy Franks, March 22nd, 2003.

«… good enough for our transatlantic friends … but unworthy of the attention of practical or scientific men.»
British Parliamentary Committee, referring to Edison’s light bulb, 1878.

«Such startling announcements as these should be deprecated as being unworthy of science and mischievous to its true progress.»
Sir William Siemens, on Edison’s light bulb, 1880.

«Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize it as a conspicuous failure.»
Henry Morton, president of the Stevens Institute of Technology, on Edison’s light bulb, 1880.

«The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty, a fad.»
The president of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry Ford’s lawyer not to invest in the Ford Motor Co., 1903.

«That the automobile has practically reached the limit of its development is suggested by the fact that during the past year no improvements of a radical nature have been introduced.»
Scientific American, Jan. 2 edition, 1909.

«The ordinary “horseless carriage” is at present a luxury for the wealthy; and although its price will probably fall in the future, it will never, of course, come into as common use as the bicycle.»
Literary Digest, 1899.

«Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical (sic) and insignificant, if not utterly impossible.» - Simon Newcomb; The Wright Brothers flew at Kittyhawk 18 months later. Newcomb was not impressed.

«Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.»
Lord Kelvin, British mathematician and physicist, president of the British Royal Society, 1895.

«It is apparent to me that the possibilities of the aeroplane, which two or three years ago were thought to hold the solution to the [flying machine] problem, have been exhausted, and that we must turn elsewhere.»
Thomas Edison, American inventor, 1895.

«Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.»
Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre, 1904.

«There will never be a bigger plane built.»
A Boeing engineer, after the first flight of the 247, a twin engine plane that holds ten people.

«Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and weigh only 1.5 tons.»
Popular Mechanics, March 1949.

«There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.»
Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), maker of big business mainframe computers, arguing against the PC in 1977.

«I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.»
The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957.

«But what… is it good for»«
IBM executive Robert Lloyd, speaking in 1968 microprocessor, the heart of today’s computers.

«Radio has no future.»
Lord Kelvin, Scottish mathematician and physicist, former president of the Royal Society, 1897.

«The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to no one in particular»«
Associates of David Sarnoff responding to the latter’s call for investment in the radio in 1921.

«Lee DeForest has said in many newspapers and over his signature that it would be possible to transmit the human voice across the Atlantic before many years. Based on these absurd and deliberately misleading statements, the misguided public … has been persuaded to purchase stock in his company …»
a U.S. District Attorney, prosecuting American inventor Lee DeForest for selling stock fraudulently through the mail for his Radio Telephone Company in 1913.

«There is practically no chance communications space satellites will be used to provide better telephone, telegraph, television, or radio service inside the United States.»
T. Craven, FCC Commissioner, in 1961 (the first commercial communications satellite went into service in 1965).

«Space travel is utter bilge.»
Richard Van Der Riet Woolley, upon assuming the post of Astronomer Royal in 1956.

«Space travel is bunk.»
Sir Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal of the UK, 1957 (two weeks later Sputnik orbited the Earth).

«To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling
gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth - all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne. I am bold enough to say that such a man-made voyage will never occur regardless of all future advances.»
Lee DeForest, American radio pioneer and inventor of the vacuum tube, in 1926

«We stand on the threshold of rocket mail.» — U.S. postmaster general Arthur Summerfield, in 1959.

«… too far-fetched to be considered.»
Editor of Scientific American, in a letter to Robert Goddard about Goddard’s idea of a rocket-accelerated airplane bomb, 1940 (German V2 missiles came down on London 3 years later).

«A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth’s atmosphere.»
New York Times, 1936.

«The basic questions of design, material and shielding, in combining a nuclear reactor with a home boiler and cooling unit, no longer are problems… The system would heat and cool a home, provide unlimited household hot water, and melt the snow from sidewalks and driveways. All that could be done for six years on a single charge of fissionable material costing about $300.» — Robert Ferry, executive of the U.S. Institute of Boiler and Radiator Manufacturers, 1955.

«Nuclear-powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality in 10 years.» — Alex Lewyt, president of vacuum cleaner company Lewyt Corp., in the New York Times in 1955.

«That is the biggest fool thing we have ever done [research on]… The bomb will never go off, and I speak as an expert in explosives.»
Admiral William D. Leahy, U.S. Admiral working in the U.S. Atomic Bomb Project, advising President Truman on atomic weaponry, 1944.

«Atomic energy might be as good as our present-day explosives, but it is unlikely to produce anything very much more dangerous.»
Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, 1939.

«The energy produced by the breaking down of the atom is a very poor kind of thing. Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of these atoms is talking moonshine.»
Ernest Rutherford, shortly after splitting the atom for the first time.

«There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.»
Albert Einstein, 1932.

«There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.»
Robert Millikan, American physicist and Nobel Prize winner, 1923.

«Who the hell wants to hear actors talk»«
H. M. Warner, co-founder of Warner Brothers, 1927.

«The cinema is little more than a fad. It’s canned drama. What audiences really want to see is flesh and blood on the stage.” — Charlie Chaplin, actor, producer, director, and studio founder, 1916.

«This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.»
A memo at Western Union, 1878 (or 1876).

«The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys.»
Sir William Preece, Chief Engineer, British Post Office, 1878.

«It’s a great invention but who would want to use it anyway»«
Rutherford B. Hayes, U.S. President, after a demonstration of Alexander Bell’s telephone, 1876.

«A man has been arrested in New York for attempting to extort funds from ignorant and superstitious people by exhibiting a device which he says will convey the human voice any distance over metallic wires so that it will be heard by the listener at the other end. He calls this instrument a telephone. Well-informed people know that it is impossible to transmit the human voice over wires.»
News item in a New York newspaper, 1868.

«Television won’t last. It’s a flash in the pan.»
Mary Somerville, pioneer of radio educational broadcasts, 1948.

«Television won’t last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.»
Darryl Zanuck, movie producer, 20th Century Fox, 1946.

«While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility, a development of which we need waste little time dreaming.»
Lee DeForest, American radio pioneer and inventor of the vacuum tube, 1926.

«Dear Mr. President: The canal system of this country is being threatened by a new form of transportation known as ‘railroads’ … As you may well know, Mr. President, ‘railroad’ carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of 15 miles per hour by ‘engines’ which, in addition to endangering life and limb of passengers, roar and snort their way through the countryside, setting fire to crops, scaring the livestock and frightening women and children. The Almighty certainly never intended that people should travel at such breakneck speed.»
Martin Van Buren, Governor of New York, 1830(«).

«What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of locomotives traveling twice as fast as stagecoaches»«
The Quarterly Review, March edition, 1825.

«Rail travel at high speed is not possible, because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia.»
Dr Dionysys Larder (1793-1859), professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, University College London.

«Transmission of documents via telephone wires is possible in principle, but the apparatus required is so expensive that it will never become a practical proposition.»
Dennis Gabor, British physicist and author of Inventing the Future, 1962.

«[By 1985], machines will be capable of doing any work Man can do.»
Herbert A. Simon, of Carnegie Mellon University - considered to be a founder of the field of artificial intelligence - speaking in 1965.

«The world potential market for copying machines is 5000 at most.»
IBM, to the eventual founders of Xerox, saying the photocopier had no market large enough to justify production, 1959.

«I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.»
HG Wells, British novelist, in 1901.

«X-rays will prove to be a hoax.»
Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society, 1883.

«Very interesting Whittle, my boy, but it will never work.»
Cambridge Aeronautics Professor, when shown Frank Whittle’s plan for the jet engine.

«The idea that cavalry will be replaced by these iron coaches is absurd. It is little short of treasonous.»
Comment of Aide-de-camp to Field Marshal Haig, at tank demonstration, 1916.

«Caterpillar landships are idiotic and useless. Those officers and men are wasting their time and are not pulling their proper weight in the war.»
Fourth Lord of the British Admiralty, 1915.

«What, sir, would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck» I pray you, excuse me, I have not the time to listen to such nonsense.»
Napoleon Bonaparte, when told of Robert Fulton’s steamboat, 1800s.

«The phonograph has no commercial value at all.»
Thomas Edison, American inventor, 1880s.

«If I had thought about it, I wouldn’t have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said ‘you can’t do this’.»
Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M “Post-It” Notepads.

«Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever.»
Thomas Edison, American inventor, 1889 (Edison often ridiculed the arguments of competitor George Westinghouse for AC power).

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

"I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year."
The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C,' the idea must be feasible."
A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.

"I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper."
Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in "Gone With The Wind."

"A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make."
Response to Debbi Fields' idea of starting Mrs. Fields' Cookies.

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

"So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'"
Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and H-P interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer.

"Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."
1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.

"You want to have consistent and uniform muscle development across all of your muscles? It can't be done. It's just a fact of life. You just have to accept inconsistent muscle development as an unalterable condition of weight training."
Response to Arthur Jones, who solved the "unsolvable" problem by inventing Nautilus.

"Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy."
Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.

"This fellow Charles Lindbergh will never make it. He's doomed."
Harry Guggenheim, millionaire aviation enthusiast.

"Louis Pastueur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction."
Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872

"The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the instrusion of the wise and humane surgeon."
Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, 1873




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Rumor has it it is a MONO mic input. And that picture has such a feeble attempt at hiding "mic" that I wonder if that's even what it is.
Makes no sense. There are no chips which can process mono but no stereo.
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So by applying the same logic, if all the lemmings collectively decide to hurl themselves headlong off the nearest cliff, you'd unhesitatingly follow suit without a second thought ?
Well, if the "lemmings" in this case are Canon and Nikon, I'm not sure what cliff you're referring to. They seem to be doing moderately okay in the camera business.

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I'm sorry, but I tend to find this type of mindless "me-too" marketing gimmick somewhat tedious in the extreme and as others before me have mentioned, just because something is technically possible, it doesn't necessarily follow that it has to be implement
Yeah, screw making money! Why should Pentax try to keep up with the latest and greatest? I mean, it's not like somebody comparing cameras to buy would notice that one HAS video, and one DOESN'T (that certainly didn't work for cell phones...NOBODY buys them with cameras in them, or music players...what STUPID "me-too" marketing gimmicks).


What the heck is the hangup about video? Are people worried they'll be considered less "pure"? Less serious? Give me a break.
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Makes no sense. There are no chips which can process mono but no stereo.
Agree. Also, it would have been simple to include a mono spot mic on the camera.
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«That the automobile has practically reached the limit of its development is suggested by the fact that during the past year no improvements of a radical nature have been introduced.»
Scientific American, Jan. 2 edition, 1909.
That wasn't that wrong.
By 1909, cars had reached 200 PS and 200 km/h speed.
Compared to the progress up to this time, progress since was relatively small
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(1909 motor)
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