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04-04-2014, 10:19 AM   #1
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upside down pictures

I have just returned from a day out, taking several pictures with my K-30. Bizarrely, having downloaded them all, two are upside down. These are shots taken with the camera in a 'normal' horizontal grip. Nothing unusual at all. Looking at the pictures with the card back in the camera, they are also upside-down.

It's easy to turn them the right way up. But that's not the point, is it? Has this happened to anyone else?

04-04-2014, 12:28 PM   #2
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Does the electronic level work normally?
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QuoteOriginally posted by elliott Quote
Does the electronic level work normally?
seems to. It's strange. Just two of around 30 pictures.
04-06-2014, 08:57 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by kentishrev Quote
seems to. It's strange. Just two of around 30 pictures.
This also happened to me several weeks ago...but I know how I did it. While in preview I accidentally touched a setting that flipped the image. Don't have the K-30 in front of me right now to tell you what exactly I touched.But I do remember that it was while I was in preview.


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Chances are that you had the sensor plane held approximately parallel to the horizontal plane on these 2 pics. It is quite common to have the image rotated 90 deg, 180 deg or -180 deg in this scenario because of discrepancy.

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two are upside down
Those two images are for the Australian market and are good to go.
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It has happened to me several times over the past year with my K-30. Happens so infrequently I have never really looked into it. Image rotation is easy to do in post.
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Playback Menu Item 1
Auto Rotation
Turn it off

04-06-2014, 03:14 PM   #9
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thanks for all the advice guys. I agree it is easy to correct - and the pictures are fine. It just seemed a little strange. That others have had this happen too is a little bizarre, but perhaps exactly the harmless quirky error that will endear the K-30 to me even more. I just LOVE this camera.
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This has happened to me a number of times too, with auto rotation turned off. Always wondered what was going on. Suddenly for no reason I get a half dozen upside down shots then everything else before and after is normal...don't have a clue what causes it.
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This has happened to me once or twice as well - not on a K-30, but on a K200D. I don't remember if it even had auto-rotation.

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