Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-05-2010, 09:40 AM   #31
Veteran Member
falconeye's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Munich, Alps, Germany
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,863
QuoteOriginally posted by jogiba Quote
There is no way in hell you will see a 24-720mm (35mm eqiv) F2.8/5.6 lens for Pentax DSLRs
Note quite.
Still cameras only produce a subset of their pixels in video mode, typically by subsampling across the entire sensor surface. If only the center fraction is sampled (like the new Canon does offer as an option), then the total zoom range for 720p with a 14.6MP sensor and with the DA18-250 in 35mm equivalent terms becomes:

27.5 - 1400 mm (50x)

Of course, subsampling would have to be flexible to allow a smooth digital 3.65x zoom range at the tele end of things. But this feature will come very soon in all video-capable dSLR, I am sure (even the DA*16-50 becomes 24 - 280 mm). Digital zoom is a good thing in video mode to be exploited. Unlike in still mode, it doesn't necessarily detoriate resolution and can't be done in post-processing! And because of their higher overall resolving power, digital zoom has much more power for dSLRs compared to P&S.


Last edited by falconeye; 03-05-2010 at 09:51 AM.
03-05-2010, 10:09 AM   #32
Banned




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Millstone,NJ
Posts: 6,491
I shoot HD video with all of my lenses from 6.5mm to 2350mm so that is a 361x range on my K-7 or a 9.75 to 3525mm (35mm eqiv).
03-05-2010, 11:45 AM   #33
Pentaxian
reeftool's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,154
My Canon digital camcorder has a 25x , 2.6-65mm/f1.8 lens. It produces surprisingly good video fully zoomed. I can also zoom in more digitally. While not as sharp as a DSLR, stills from it are pretty good. I have not used the X90 but I see no reason to dismiss this camera because "26X zoom is too big". It is built not to replace the DSLR but to be a light, bring it everywhere and shoot pictures of just about anything from up close to far off. You can carry it in your jacket pocket.
03-05-2010, 03:15 PM   #34
Banned




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Millstone,NJ
Posts: 6,491
The longest zoom is the 32.8-2571mm (16:9 35mm eqiv)) F1.9/5.7 78x zoom on the Panasonic SDR-H95 / SDR-H85 / SDR-T55 / SDR-T50 / SDR-S50 camcorders that take the new SDXC cards.
SDR-H95/SDR-H85 SDR-T55/SDR-T50 SDR-S50 | Camcorder | Panasonic Global

03-05-2010, 05:19 PM   #35
Veteran Member
falconeye's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Munich, Alps, Germany
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,863
QuoteOriginally posted by jogiba Quote
that is a 361x range on my K-7
Lens change in 33ms? You're really quick. Chapeau!
03-05-2010, 05:51 PM   #36
Banned




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Millstone,NJ
Posts: 6,491
Only 10.7x with a single lens.
[yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kvKntLMbIw[/yt]
03-17-2010, 03:24 PM   #37
Senior Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Nass's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The British Isles
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,251
I've ordered one of these for my son. He said he wants video and zoom. As he's only 11, I figured this was the way to go to introduce him to the basics in a single package that he can't lose the bits for. I wonder how long it'll be before he drops it.
03-18-2010, 02:52 AM   #38
Pentaxian
gazonk's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Oslo area, Norway
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,512
QuoteOriginally posted by Nass Quote
As he's only 11, I figured this was the way to go to introduce him to the basics in a single package that he can't lose the bits for. I wonder how long it'll be before he drops it.
I would have ordered the W90 instead.... but my 11 year old son hasn't dropped his cheap PowerShot that he got some 4 or 5 years ago yet

03-18-2010, 04:03 AM   #39
Senior Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Nass's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The British Isles
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,251
QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
I would have ordered the W90 instead.... but my 11 year old son hasn't dropped his cheap PowerShot that he got some 4 or 5 years ago yet
*crosses fingers*

He wants zoom. A lot of zoom. I have to do as I'm told
03-19-2010, 07:11 PM   #40
Inactive Account




Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
lithium batteries for FinePix HS10

Hi guys,

Could you please tell me if I can use lithium batteries for the fuji finepix HS10 instead of 4aa batteries?

Thanks,
Jerminal
03-19-2010, 08:03 PM   #41
Senior Member
Itai's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Montreal
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 211
QuoteOriginally posted by Jerminal Quote
Hi guys,

Could you please tell me if I can use lithium batteries for the fuji finepix HS10 instead of 4aa batteries?

Thanks,
Jerminal
Sorry but you seem confused

Those are not exclusive options. The HS10 requires 4 AA batteries which is awesome for versatility because you can use Alkalines, NiHm, NiCd or Lithium.
I'd even guess you can use Eneloops too (although Fuji does not say).

- Itai
Digital Camera Buying Guide, Photography Articles and Reviews | NeoCamera.com
03-20-2010, 10:38 AM   #42
Banned




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Millstone,NJ
Posts: 6,491
Fuji HS10 @ 24mm (35mm eqiv) vs 720mm

@24mm:


@720mm:
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
pentax, pentax news, pentax rumors, x90
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
X90 questions LScrabeck Pentax Compact Cameras 8 11-07-2010 06:47 PM
X90 Info-Where is it? billyid Pentax Compact Cameras 3 04-18-2010 08:44 PM
Pentax X90 - How long is 26x zoom gubak Pentax News and Rumors 3 03-22-2010 04:47 PM
BIG ZOOM FOR K20D charliezap Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 01-23-2010 10:17 PM
Some of us have no business with zoom lens. BIG airplane pic!! vmax84 Post Your Photos! 16 07-18-2009 07:59 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:40 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top