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08-05-2016, 10:23 AM   #16
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Pentax has 35 CDAF AREAS. Points not mentioned. Adam should ask at Photokina. (If he is going).

08-05-2016, 11:44 AM   #17
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Pentax has 35 CDAF AREAS. Points not mentioned. Adam should ask at Photokina. (If he is going).
No contrast and phase detect points = no hybrid AF.
CDAF is CDAF
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CDAF is not points it is area's of pixels.
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CDAF is not points it is area's of pixels.
It's well known fact.

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TOP : Auto Focus System Special Site | FUJIFILM
FUJIFILM X-E2 | features - Firmware Ver.4.00 Enhancement for X-E2 | Fujifilm Global

why doesn't Ricoh offer the same material for the users?
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How embarrassing would it be if the sensor/tech in the camera didn't match the press release? I'll be sure to investigate at Photokina.

Until then, I have a reviewer testing the K-70, and the PLM lens is expected soon.
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How embarrassing would it be if the sensor/tech in the camera didn't match the press release? I'll be sure to investigate at Photokina.

Until then, I have a reviewer testing the K-70, and the PLM lens is expected soon.
We will wait for information from you It's really serious question.
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There is an answer from Photokina from Ricoh's representative - Hybrid AF works only in video mode, no any Hybrid AF for photo shooting. LV - common contrast AF.

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The technology exists on the sensor, but the firmware limits it to video.

While I suspect that it is possible that it may be unlocked in the future, I doubt it.

Why? Not good to have an entry level camera with a live view focus better than the K-1. It was likely restricted by the marketing team when internal testers pointed this out.

So it's more proof of concept so that a future flagship can use it along with the 27 PDAF points.

That said, I am really enjoying my K-70. Wish I could use Hybrid AF for stills, but I am still very satisfied and recommend this camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SeaRefractor Quote
The technology exists on the sensor, but the firmware limits it to video.

While I suspect that it is possible that it may be unlocked in the future, I doubt it.

Why? Not good to have an entry level camera with a live view focus better than the K-1. It was likely restricted by the marketing team when internal testers pointed this out.

So it's more proof of concept so that a future flagship can use it along with the 27 PDAF points.

That said, I am really enjoying my K-70. Wish I could use Hybrid AF for stills, but I am still very satisfied and recommend this camera.
It is also possible that the contract with Sony has certain limitations to prevent Pentax from competing with Sony's products.
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It is also possible that the contract with Sony has certain limitations to prevent Pentax from competing with Sony's products.
Time for a firmware hack.....
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It is a serious flaw for the use of the K-70 for stills in liveview. They should repair this via firmware. The K-70 is in no way competition for K-1.
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The K-70 is in no way competition for K-1.
I don't believe anyone claims otherwise.
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