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01-28-2016, 09:29 PM   #1
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Pentax K-1 FF Video Capability

Looking at the K-1 pics, I do not see a way to turn on the video mode. Any info on what video capability the K-1 will have? Surely Pentax put better video in this $2000-3000 camera. I hope.

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Look closely at the base of the grip-side mode knob. There is a lever and camera and movie icons, with a dot to show which is enabled.
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Look closely at the base of the grip-side mode knob. There is a lever and camera and movie icons, with a dot to show which is enabled.
I see it! Boy, that was hard to find on these low-res pics. Thanks so much. Any hope for movie continuous AF?
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QuoteOriginally posted by rdj92807 Quote
Surely Pentax put better video in this $2000-3000 camera. I hope.
Not surely, they have said several times video is not a priority. But maybe they will surprise. And just because it is expensive does not mean anything about video. I suspect video will be about the same as the k-3, there if you need it but not really competitive.

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If it uses the latest Fujitsu Milbeaut processor set (available since last October), it'll do 4k video.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rdj92807 Quote
Looking at the K-1 pics, I do not see a way to turn on the video mode. Any info on what video capability the K-1 will have? Surely Pentax put better video in this $2000-3000 camera. I hope.
It'll probably work just like the K-3, with a video button on the back.

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Just below the new mode dial, there's a lever for switching between stills and video.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rdj92807 Quote
I see it! Boy, that was hard to find on these low-res pics. Thanks so much. Any hope for movie continuous AF?
lol, it took me a while to find it also. On high res pics :-)

i'm really hoping for a step forward, especially in pure IQ & maybe clean hdmi out.
I wouldn't get my hopes up for SR or AF.

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What I really need is autofocus in video - even my MX-1 has it! and crucially so does the EOS 5D. This is very important to many users simply because I take my DSLR out on model shoots, family holidays and days out and I'm simply nowhere near as good at focussing for video as an autofocus system. I can't count how many Christmas day videos etc have been ruined by crappy focus!

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QuoteOriginally posted by grispie Quote
I wouldn't get my hopes up for SR
You're hopes have been realized!! sorry
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Pentax has publicly stated that video is not a priority for them so I'd be surprised the the FF takes any great leap forward in this regard. It'll probably be fine for "home movies" and will benefit from the light gathering abilities of a larger sensor, but other than that...not so sure.
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What I really need is autofocus in video - even my MX-1 has it! and crucially so does the EOS 5D.
The original Canon 5D had no video.
The Canon 5DII doesn't support continuous video AF, neither does the Canon 5D III.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jonlg Quote
What I really need is autofocus in video - even my MX-1 has it! and crucially so does the EOS 5D. This is very important to many users simply because I take my DSLR out on model shoots, family holidays and days out and I'm simply nowhere near as good at focussing for video as an autofocus system. I can't count how many Christmas day videos etc have been ruined by crappy focus!

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To expect Pentax to leapfrog everyone and automagically become very good will lead to nothing but disappointment
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
Look closely at the base of the grip-side mode knob. There is a lever and camera and movie icons, with a dot to show which is enabled.
Next to the Samsung label. But dont see any UHD logo, probably because the K1 is keeping low profile and hiding out its 8k capabilities!
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