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02-01-2013, 06:54 AM   #1
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K-5ii vs K-01 - video

Anyone had experience with both these cameras in shooting video? I don't plan on using one as my main video camera as I already have a Canon HF S11 camcorder for that. I would use it along side the Canon when I needed more "creative" shots with wide angle or shallow DOF. How is the rolling shutter? I know the format is different from normal DSLR video formats (motion JPEG, if I'm correct?) but does that have any effect on quality?

I am just asking because I've ordered a K-01 for casual photoshooting and video purposes, but may upgrade my K20D to a K5-ii in the fall/winter.

02-01-2013, 08:17 AM   #2
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I think when it comes to taking high quality video with DSLRs (or the K-01) you really just have to read on how to get the best results. You know, how to set the shutter speed, how to focus, how to avoid the jello shutter effect, which framerates and codecs are better, stuff like that. I think the K-01 will fill your needs pretty well, though. You'll see once you get it
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I have K-01 and K-5. K-01 is better in terms of manual controls. I haven't noticed much rolling shutter, but then again, my subject matter doesn't really exhibit it.

Here are some samples:

IMO, the K-01 is good for short clips and playing around. For more serious stuff it's doable but there are some things that you need to work around, i.e, no focus peaking during shooting, no HDMI out during shooting, audio monitoring. Here's what I wrote about it:

What Blog is This?: So far yet so close... (Pentax K-01 and video)

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