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Option 1 - I love video long time! I like to kill 2 birds with one shot! 2120.00%
Option 2 - I just like to shoot stills! Video cameras are for video! 8480.00%
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02-20-2015, 04:51 PM   #16
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Canon G15 for video and stills at family get togethers

K5 (stills only) for everything else.

02-20-2015, 05:33 PM   #17
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My 2 DSLRs can't do videos.

One of my phones, all of my tablets, and all of my P&S can do.
And despite the videos of the P&S are OK for computer or TV screen (of the Optio A30/A40 and Lumix LX3 even very good), I rarely use this feature.

So, no, I don't care having this capability with my DSLR. Either one of the Optios or the Lumix are with me all the time anyway.
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QuoteOriginally posted by NicoleC Quote
I've used video on a the K3 a couple of times. It's underwhelming. If I want casual video, I'll use my Lumia. If I want good video, I'll to use something else.

Would I like to see killer video on my DSLR? Sure. But I'd not pay extra for video until it is.
You aren't paying extra becuase it's there.
You'd pay extra if they made special models without it.

Camcorders and Mobile phones do not capture video anything like a DLSR does or offer the advantages of an interchangeable lens body.
Those who are happy with the aforementioned and are underwhelmed by DSLR video just don't understand this (I was there once).
02-20-2015, 07:29 PM   #19
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve.Ledger Quote
You'd pay extra if they made special models without it.
Maybe, maybe not...

02-20-2015, 07:33 PM   #20
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video is a very nice option but I've yet to use it on my K-3 or any of my DLRS's..
...what I'd absolutely buy is a Pentax FF for black and white only like the Leica M Monochrom...
02-20-2015, 07:34 PM   #21
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Maybe, maybe not...
That would be my guess.
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QuoteOriginally posted by peterjcb Quote
...what I'd absolutely buy is a Pentax FF for black and white only like the Leica M Monochrom...
Now there's an idea - me too
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I have bought 2-DSLRs without video, an istDS and a K200d,
wish my K5 and K3 were not burdened with that feature

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I spent 20 years of my professional life working with video before I even considered a digital still camera, and I really like having both media types available to me in a single camera body. In many situations the video capable still camera is the most cost effective and efficient tool available. There are other situations where only a traditional video camera will be the best tool, or only a still camera will be the best tool for the task.

I would not purchase a DSLR that could not record video.
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Video is optional. If my camera can't shoot video, I have my smartphone.
02-20-2015, 10:03 PM   #26
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QuoteOriginally posted by K-Three Quote
I have bought 2-DSLRs without video, an istDS and a K200d,
wish my K5 and K3 were not burdened with that feature
How on earth is it a burden???
You don't have to use it, it doesn't adversely affect your stills shooting?
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It all depends on the exact features sets. Sure I could live without video and don't often use it on my K-5. However if the camera did not have it, I might end up carrying around a second camera (and cell phone video, is not that great) for those infrequent times I want it.
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We have this discussion and polls a lot. I believe a majority of Pentax users are more interested in stills than in video, myself included. I can always use my phone or my camcorder if I want to take serious videos. I take video occasionally on my DSLR but only for maybe Christmas or something out of the blue.


Personally, having on board flash, again, only for fill flash when necessary and as a controller flash off camera, is more important to me than video so that is the only item that I am discouraged with the upcoming FF camera.
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I understand this is a thought exercise only. Option 2 for me, every time.

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Even if the two were identical in every other respect, and priced the same, I would choose Option 2. I have zero interest in shooting video.
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