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10-30-2018, 03:14 PM   #1
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I was looking at old K-7 footage and began thinking

I know this topic has been beaten to death but it still baffles me how Ricoh doesn't use features it already has built into the camera. Looking at old video footage from the K-7 the mechanical stabilization from it was great, and that was almost 10 years ago. I'd go as far to say that the average video from a k-7 will look way better because of it than modern Pentax video and that's just depressing.


yada yada noise yada yada

Makes me want to pick up a k-7 for cheap to have some fun.

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I wonder what happened with this: Ricoh Imaging Puts on a Big Show at CP+ 2017 - CP+ 2017 | PentaxForums.com

"According to Ricoh Imaging representatives, video improvements have been made to the KP, and soon both the KP and K-1 will have access to sensor-shift stabilization in video via a firmware update."
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I wonder what happened with this: Ricoh Imaging Puts on a Big Show at CP+ 2017 - CP+ 2017 | PentaxForums.com

"According to Ricoh Imaging representatives, video improvements have been made to the KP, and soon both the KP and K-1 will have access to sensor-shift stabilization in video via a firmware update."
Would be incredibly welcome. Not sure why they haven't done it yet. Probably "noise" problems

But then again the K-01 was supposed to get astrotracer compatibility via a firmware update and we can see how well that went.
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I'm relying on my memory (which is never a good thing to do - for me, at least ) but I'm sure there have been comments in other more recent interviews that suggested the mechnical stabilisation for video wasn't coming after all... which is a shame for those interested in video, though given other comments that we often see, I wonder if that alone would be enough to keep folks interested in video on Pentax? I'm not a video guy, so I can't really comment...

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I'm relying on my memory (which is never a good thing to do - for me, at least ) but I'm sure there have been comments in other more recent interviews that suggested the mechnical stabilisation wasn't coming after all...
That's such a joke. It's so easy to implement too.
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That's such a joke. It's so easy to implement too.
Well, I think that's a little strong. Ricoh has its reasons, I'm sure. We can believe them or not, but... you know...
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... but it still baffles me how Ricoh doesn't use features it already has built into the camera.
I get the same feeling when I pick up my K-70 in a rush and find I've just managed to change the Drive Mode settings because there's nowhere to put anything other than the tip of my right thumb on the back of the camera ... never had this problem with my previous Pentax cameras
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I get the same feeling when I pick up my K-70 in a rush and find I've just managed to change the Drive Mode settings because there's nowhere to put anything other than the tip of my right thumb on the back of the camera ... never had this problem with my previous Pentax cameras
I think if you change C18, this will prevent the 4-way pad from accessing the sub-menus unless you press and hold OK first.


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I think if you change C18, this will prevent the 4-way pad from accessing the sub-menus unless you press and hold OK first.
HERO Reply !!

I'd have NEVER guessed from the cryptic description in the manual!


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I think if you change C18, this will prevent the 4-way pad from accessing the sub-menus unless you press and hold OK first.
please tell me this works on the K-3ii also.....
*will check when i get home*
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please tell me this works on the K-3ii also.....
*will check when i get home*
I'm actually not sure about that, but I think that the feature debuted on the K-1, so it might only be on >= 2016 bodies.

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