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05-23-2015, 04:58 AM   #1
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K-S2 'Composition adjustment' missing

Where is gone sensor sifting ability, the "composition adjustment" as Pentax calls it from Pentax K-S2? It is not available from the menu system in K-S2. Very strange. In Ricoh press release announcement in dprewiev it exists, but from the final product it is gone?
(3)Supportive shooting functions: The K-S2ís SR unit has a flexible design that tilts the image sensor unit in all direction, by shifting it horizontally (left/right) and vertically (up/down), and even rotating it.
Or is it only Astro tracer and electronic horisont adjustment, which are making use of sensor sifting, not composition adjustment?

Even K-30 had composition adjustment, why not K-S2? We want it also to K-S2, maybe in next firmware update!

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I suppose they remove features from lower end cameras so that you have a reason to buy more expensive ones?

Pentax is doooooomed!
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The professional/prosumer features are on the K-3, Picturesque.
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I don't think the entry-to-mid-level Pentax cameras have ever had this function.

Situation normal.

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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
The professional/prosumer features are on the K-3, Picturesque.
Which is new for Pentax, AFAIK. IIRC it used to be that the entry/mid level had all the features the top level camera has, as long as it is physically possible... i.e. if they had to remove the feature for cost reasons, ok. But as long as that was not the case, they kept the feature. That's one thing I like about Pentax.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kadajawi Quote
Which is new for Pentax, AFAIK. IIRC it used to be that the entry/mid level had all the features the top level camera has, as long as it is physically possible... .
The opposite of Canon - hence the Magic Lantern project.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
The opposite of Canon - hence the Magic Lantern project.
Yup. Though to be fair Magic Lantern goes faaaaar beyong what a commercial firmware could offer... it is way to nerdy and professional for that. And too beta.

Also, Pentax needs Magic Lantern far more than Canon, Pentax DSLRs could be great for video, but are held back by a poor heavily locked down firmware.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
I don't think the entry-to-mid-level Pentax cameras have ever had this function.

Situation normal.
As I said K-30, which is entry level camere, has this feature.

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Shows (again) that the K-S2 is an entry level and that the K30/K50 are mid level cameras
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It think it has been said many times before that the K-S2 is not a replacement for the K-50. So it should come as no surprise if it lacks features of the K-50. The above quoted specs just say that Shake Reduction moves the sensor. There is no mention at all of the uses of the sensor movement other than the implied "SR".
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