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12-26-2013, 01:42 AM   #1
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Monitor magnification

My K-3 is just arrived. First question - the monitor magnification level is only 16x but in my K-5 I can use the magnification ratios like 23x and 27x.
There are some possibiblities to have the 23x magnification ratio on the screen or no?

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are you sure, you are talking about playback? I do not have my K-5 with me but I thought that you can only go up to 16x as on K-30 and K-01 ( just checked, have both them here).
with K-3 you have one extra option , x8.3 = 100% crop, could be very convenient
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Yes, about playback. Only 16x what is very disappointed for me...
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On K-5 the magnification goes up to 32x, but is much more than 100%, maybe 200% or a little more. And this is misleading when I want to check a photo. Maybe that is the reason way they choose to limit the magnification on K-3 to 100%, or 16x.

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I think the 8,3x 100 % magnification is the very best option to take control of your images.
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Remember, the image itself full is 24mp vs. 16mp... so "magnifying" that up to 32 might be a little tough on memory.
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@RonHendricks1966, are your sure about 8,3x for 100% on K-5.? I am asking, because I tried to see which is the right number several times, and the closest seems to be 16x. But I'm not sure. And I can't find the horizontal and vertical resolution of the camera display, to do the math.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JimmyDranox Quote
are your sure about 8,3x for 100% on K-5.?
Magnification ratio 8.3x is 100% for the K-3. This is true.

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Indeed, it is explicitly displayed so on the K-3's LCD (instead of being calculated using possibly wrong assumptions); it's now one of the valid magnification settings. That's one of the small but nice additions to the camera.
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So, my math was wrong. Ups!
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It can happen And I assume that was one of the reason why they put this in the K-3 - many people assumed that "100%" is at a higher magnification than it actually was, looking at overly magnified - and apparently blurred - images.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JimmyDranox Quote
@RonHendricks1966, are your sure about 8,3x for 100% on K-5.? I am asking, because I tried to see which is the right number several times, and the closest seems to be 16x. But I'm not sure. And I can't find the horizontal and vertical resolution of the camera display, to do the math.
For K-5 it's more like 7,7x magnification, so the 8x is already to much. Also the K-5 is less sharp in showing the image then the K-3 (or K-01/K-30/K-50).
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Thank you all for your responses. Weird figures those 7.7. Maybe Pentax will think to put in an firmware upgrade, a 100% step for the rest of cameras in use.
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Don't know why you want 16x and more because the picture will be (very) blurry at those levels.

It would be better if we had 25%, 50% and 100% magnification levels instead of the confusing 2x, 4x, 8x, 8.3x...

Levels such as 25%, 50% and 100% require less processing and give us better look.
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The magnification level 23x is absolutely normally when you will print the image at the format 40x50 cm for the exhibition, for example.
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