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02-10-2014, 07:20 PM   #1
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Hidden Features on the New 645D

Has any one noticed the two areas of retouching on the photo of the rear of the 645D II ?

One is on the rubber cover on the left rear for the camera connections. On the original 645D this read "Video HDMI DC-IN USB" (reading from top left to bottom right). On the photo of the rear on the original post the top of the rubber cover has been retouched to hide what is written on the top of the cover. It now reads "Unknown Unknown DC-IN HDMI". Any guesses as to what is being hidden?

The second is on the right rear of the camera just to the left and between the Play and Menu buttons. The angling of the rear LDC display also covers this area. The four buttons for Drive Mode, White Balance, Custon Image and Flash on the original 645D have been repositioned around the direction controller and the other four buttons Play, Info, Menu and Delete have been moved off the right side of the display to below the direction controller, BUT only Play and Menu are visible. The extended rear display conceals the other two (???) buttons and what ever is their function. Any guesses as to what is being hidden? It could be a dual function button, as the other buttons have the function on the button, but at least the top hidden button has text underneath it.

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I think that the final version of the new 645D will end up looking different. The photos released so far are just "for reference".

With that said, they're of course hiding the live view button

Moved to the 645D section.

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Any guesses as to what is being hidden?
Probably the Ricoh (hociR) logo!


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Probably the Ricoh (hociR) logo!


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So? What difference in operation would that make?

What is (hociR)?

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What is (hociR)?
"Ricoh" backkwards, but I failed to understand why, not having the image in front of me.

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So? What difference in operation would that make?
Performance will suffer because if it says "Ricoh" on the back, then noone will buy it because "Pentax is Doomed!", and a product never sold will not perform.

No, seriously, some people here consider it some sort of prestige issue, but in the end, I think we'll learn to live with the fact that we're now Ricoh people.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
I think that the final version of the new 645D will end up looking different. The photos released so far are just "for reference".
Let's see what they show at CP+ - only 2 days now, right? Since the press release say it is scheduled for launch in spring, one would think that the design of the camera is pretty fixed by now. But of course they can keep something secret by showing an earlier prototype
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