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02-02-2015, 10:38 AM   #1
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Pentax - give us interval shooting please - Petition

Anybody else missing interval shooting (and perhaps multi exposure mode) on the K-S1?


As there is no official email address whereto I can send my request, why not open a "petition-thread"?
The more users petition, the better. Maybe a Pentax official is reading along this forum.


From my understanding this features simply are firmware related.
So why not implement them into the next updated firmware?

02-02-2015, 11:25 AM   #2
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Interval shooting, WR, wired remote port, and a few other features like those seem to be reserved for the mid to higher end cameras. I wished for them when I only had a K-x and solved the issue by buying a K-5 (and now a K-3). I kind of doubt they will put those features in cameras aimed at the entry level photographers so they can have something to upsell them on later.

But I agree a small cameras like the K-S1 would be better with those features. The flagship models are all bigger and heavier, it would be nice to have a small light camera with those premuim features but it would probably have a premium price as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
Interval shooting, WR, wired remote port, and a few other features like those seem to be reserved for the mid to higher end cameras. I wished for them when I only had a K-x and solved the issue by buying a K-5 (and now a K-3). I kind of doubt they will put those features in cameras aimed at the entry level photographers so they can have something to upsell them on later.

But I agree a small cameras like the K-S1 would be better with those features. The flagship models are all bigger and heavier, it would be nice to have a small light camera with those premuim features but it would probably have a premium price as well.
Agreed!


I have got a FluCard and a 50€ refund by the cash back campaign last year.
I admit I'm really happy with this combination and even more considering the price I have payed.


But I do believe that interval shooting in particular still exists as a part of the firmware and could have been implemented at minimal cost.
Maybe I'm wrong.
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You're right but I'm saying they won't do it because they would prefer you buy a more expensive camera like the K-3 to get that feature.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
You're right but I'm saying they won't do it because they would prefer you buy a more expensive camera like the K-3 to get that feature.
K-01 and K-50 have Interval shooting modes.
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Yup, if you want the more advanced features you'll have to opt for one of the higher-end models.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve.Ledger Quote
K-01 and K-50 have Interval shooting modes.
As did the K-r if I am not mistaken
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QuoteOriginally posted by redrockcoulee Quote
As did the K-r if I am not mistaken
That's right, the K-r has interval shooting and was the Pentax entry-level model from the introduction date in 2010. I've used it to make time-lapse video for an architect by taking a large number of stills and processing them into video using software. All Pentax DSLR cameras since then should have it in my view, taking a backward step in features is a bad idea.

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Mount a Q on your hot shoe heck it even does interval movies, and FW update gave it peaking! Given those precedents you should ask nicely for interval shots.
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The K10D does not have interval shooting. The K-S2 does.

The K-S1 has no external AC power option - probably a limiting factor in considering interval shooting. It may be possible to do interval shooting via the FluCard.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
The K10D does not have interval shooting. The K-S2 does.

The K-S1 has no external AC power option - probably a limiting factor in considering interval shooting. It may be possible to do interval shooting via the FluCard.
Actually, it does have a removable piece in the battery door to allow a K-AC128 adapter. That said, I don't see much hope for a "petition thread". There are so few K-S1 owners on PF, and I doubt the executives who would make the decision would be lurking PF. Better to contact your Pentax customer support directly.
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