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08-29-2014, 08:12 AM   #1
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Pentax QS1 mirrorless has Bokeh Control

Pentax Q-S1 mirror-less camera can produce "fantastic" Bokeh without a fast lens. Bokeh was one of the main advantages of Full Frame cameras, but this feature on the QS-1 might have evened things out a little bit. Unfortunately these features are not currently available on Pentax DSLR's. Read on...


Effortless bokeh control
The Q-S1's unique bokeh control function allows the user to make the subject stand out by automatically assessing the relative distance between the in-focus subject and obtrusive objects in the field of view. Since this function simplifies the advanced, SLR-caliber technique of intentional defocusing, even a first-time digital camera user can effortlessly capture high-quality images with beautifully defocused foregrounds and backgrounds. 9. Simple, user-friendly Auto Picture and Scene modes

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Unless it has new functionality, it's a feature that existed since original Q getting a new marketing bullet point.
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It's not on a dslr because dslrs don't need the added artifical bokeh.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hjoseph7 Quote
Pentax Q-S1 mirror-less camera can produce "fantastic" Bokeh without a fast lens. Bokeh was one of the main advantages of Full Frame cameras, but this feature on the QS-1 might have evened things out a little bit. Unfortunately these features are not currently available on Pentax DSLR's. Read on...


Effortless bokeh control
The Q-S1's unique bokeh control function allows the user to make the subject stand out by automatically assessing the relative distance between the in-focus subject and obtrusive objects in the field of view. Since this function simplifies the advanced, SLR-caliber technique of intentional defocusing, even a first-time digital camera user can effortlessly capture high-quality images with beautifully defocused foregrounds and backgrounds. 9. Simple, user-friendly Auto Picture and Scene modes
This feature has been around since the original Q. It looks pretty artificial in most cases.


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yeah. It's on my wife's Q. It even has its own position on the dial, IIRC. It was less than impressive.
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perhaps it's been updated to work better on the new camera if they are pointing it out though?
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I had mixed results on the Q. The bad pictures were quite bad. I had a couple of 'ok' images.

I imagine it's improved since the Q.
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Since the bokeh like effect it is software generated, it could possibly have been improved since the original version. I guess we just have to wait and see.

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They need to license the technique used by Google in their camera app. It works really damn well for a complete software based solution. Although who knows how long the processing would take on a Q that has processor far slower than my phone...
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At last there is a discussion around the new FF Pentax camera !! I mean this new Q-S1, it is a Full Frame camera isn't it ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by ruggiex Quote
They need to license the technique used by Google in their camera app. It works really damn well for a complete software based solution. Although who knows how long the processing would take on a Q that has processor far slower than my phone...
Seconded, the google implementation is genius...
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