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10-26-2015, 07:45 PM   #1
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video mode on k3ii vs k5iis

Does the new k3ii have any upgrades in video mode over the k5iis? I don't shoot a lot of video but am thinking about an upgrade and am curious.

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Well, the video codec is totally different in the K-3ii and it's a lower bitrate also the K-3ii doesn't use the sensor-shift stabilization for video which the K-5ii does.
Some might say the K-3ii is a downgrade in the video dept.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TroutHunterJohn Quote
Does the new k3ii have any upgrades in video mode over the k5iis? I don't shoot a lot of video but am thinking about an upgrade and am curious.

Thx.
The K-3 does support manual video exposure and it has more framerate options than the K-5, plus it has a headphone jack, so in that sense it's a step forward. Its .MOV files are also a more common format that's more widely supported.

However, as Steve said, you do lose the sensor-shift stabilization and the image quality isn't particularly stellar due to the compression being used. This applies to all PRIME M/PRIME M2 cameras as well.

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out of curiosity, how does the k50 fit into that picture as far as video?

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