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10-24-2013, 06:59 AM - 1 Like   #301
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One of the things most interesting to observe here is that the three most active subjects so far on Pentax Forums about the K-3 cover: (a) video, (b) flash and (c) Wifi.

Every other issue (so far) hardly gets a mention. Perhaps this is something Ricoh should pay attention to.

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No, I think it is that we have complete confidence in Pentax for IQ (stills). Both Video & flash were mis-rumoured & WiFi is someone not paying attention.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
One of the things most interesting to observe here is that the three most active subjects so far on Pentax Forums about the K-3 cover: (a) video, (b) flash and (c) Wifi.

Every other issue (so far) hardly gets a mention. Perhaps this is something Ricoh should pay attention to.
That is true, yet they have made big improvements on other places, so it is not anymore being in everyones teeths(focus for one)for now.

Besides, video is so minor part in photography and WiFi that it will take more time from Ricoh...and also to make up, if it is something that they wan't to evolve. They are making it to that direction thou. From K-01 with dedicated button, but still on the level what is just enough for today/compared to other models. +now they have that headphones thing. This is enough for many.

About flash...no comments, for me it is oukhay for now.

Jus my 2 cent.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ayoh Quote
Cool, the image quality looks nice however this was in a shooting environment with tripods, dollies, rigging etc. which make it easier to get nice footage. They may have had movie SR turned off for the whole shoot. It does not really represent the image quality in a daily environment.
Incorrect. There is a 12 second clip of Birnbach shooting the moving dancer handheld, then reviewing the clip with her. They would have to have intentionally edited the feeds to misrepresent which camera shot the reviewed clip otherwise.


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Where have you disabled half-press AF?
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You are right, such misrepresentative behavior would never happen as it is completely against the ethics of marketing.

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Incorrect. There is a 12 second clip of Birnbach shooting the moving dancer handheld, then reviewing the clip with her. They would have to have intentionally edited the feeds to misrepresent which camera shot the reviewed clip otherwise.
10-25-2013, 01:23 AM   #307
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Where have you disabled half-press AF?
I'm not sure who you meant with this, but I did it in Menu on my K-7. And I'm really happy with that. I'll do it with K-3 too when I get it, maybe I'll try that normal AF too, but I like AF only via AF button.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sledger Quote
You must have a different K-01 to mine because you cannot refocus during video recording with a half press.
Unless I have totally missed a setting I didn't know about..
That's correct, but you can set the AF/AE-L button to focus during video.
It's a really bad implementation, but it's there.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ayoh Quote
You are right, such misrepresentative behavior would never happen as it is completely against the ethics of marketing.
A little cynical, are we? There are ethical corporations around. And Birnbach wouldn't permit that either. His reputation and client list is too important.

Face it.
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FWIW, in his First Impressions Post panoguy says the K3 has sensor shift image stabilization in video (not software-based) and the mic is far enough away that the mechancais aren't audible.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
FWIW, in his First Impressions Post panoguy says the K3 has sensor shift image stabilization in video (not software-based) and the mic is far enough away that the mechancais aren't audible.
He actually wrote "...I don't know if I'll hear it in the video since the little built-in mic hole is further forward now..."
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Hope it is true and that the engineers came to their senses. Also hoping there is no horizontal crop of the sensor.

QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
FWIW, in his First Impressions Post panoguy says the K3 has sensor shift image stabilization in video (not software-based) and the mic is far enough away that the mechancais aren't audible.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
He actually wrote "...I don't know if I'll hear it in the video since the little built-in mic hole is further forward now..."
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Hope it is true and that the engineers came to their senses. Also hoping there is no horizontal crop of the sensor.
And later states he doesn't see the effect of the sensor "floating," whatever that means, so I jumped the gun (again).
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
FWIW, in his First Impressions Post panoguy says the K3 has sensor shift image stabilization in video (not software-based) and the mic is far enough away that the mechancais aren't audible.
QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
He actually wrote "...I don't know if I'll hear it in the video since the little built-in mic hole is further forward now..."
QuoteOriginally posted by Ayoh Quote
Hope it is true and that the engineers came to their senses. Also hoping there is no horizontal crop of the sensor.
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And later states he doesn't see the effect of the sensor "floating," whatever that means, so I jumped the gun (again).
Sorry folks, there is no sensor-shift mechanical stabilization in video recording. I jumped the gun by only listening for the SR "hum" (which of course I heard as the mechanics were active - keeping the sensor still!).

I've since turned on Live View with no lens on the body (it asks for focal length input, but I couldn't find "nil/infinite") and during LV I can clearly see the SR moving the sensor as I move the camera. Switch to video mode, start recording with "Movie SR" on, and the sensor never budges. Apparently the K-3 has "digital stabilization" which I don't fully understand (it records more pixels and moves a crop window to compensate?).
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QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
Sorry folks, there is no sensor-shift mechanical stabilization in video recording.
Thanks a lot for clarifying.

That's sad news, though.

I didn't do much video at all with my K-5 II yet, but what I've seen from the mechanical SR I really liked, whereas the software SR samples indicate the need for a lot more work.
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