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05-25-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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K-7 Shutter noise !

Seems pretty quiet ... LINK

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And the winner is....

K7 kicked @SS in that little test...
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K-7 is quiteter, however is it really 5.2fps? It is definitely slower than Nikon which is supposed to fire 5 fps.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Edvinas Quote
however is it really 5.2fps? It is definitely slower than Nikon which is supposed to fire 5 fps.
I wondered that myself.

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It could be that the shutter speed was too slow so it couldn't fire fully at 5.2 fps, but it is definitely quieter.
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Could be due to

Low battery, early firmware, etc. I'm not concerned about it. Edit: Early non-production engineer version.

QuoteOriginally posted by Edvinas Quote
K-7 is quiteter, however is it really 5.2fps? It is definitely slower than Nikon which is supposed to fire 5 fps.

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Ah the Specs for the Nikon read: 9Fps not 5. And the Pentax doesn't sound half as slow only a little slower. Nice and quiet though.

D3 - Continuous shooting at up to 9 frames per second: At full FX resolution and up to 11fps in the DX crop mode, the D3 offers uncompromised shooting speeds for fast-action and sports photography.

Nikon D3

D3X is 5 FPS
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Ah the Specs for the Nikon read: 9Fps not 5. And the Pentax doesn't sound half as slow only a little slower. Nice and quiet though.

D3 - Continuous shooting at up to 9 frames per second: At full FX resolution and up to 11fps in the DX crop mode, the D3 offers uncompromised shooting speeds for fast-action and sports photography.

Nikon D3

D3X is 5 FPS
That Nikon isn't firing 9fps.

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After listening to it again it does sound on the last part like the Pentax battery is running low.
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That Nikon isn't firing 9fps.
But it can and we don't know what mode each camera is in. The Pentax could be in RAW + and the Nikon in Jpeg. Or any other combination.

Plus you're comparing a $4400 camera against a $1300 camera that doesn't have the finished firmware.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
But it can and we don't know what mode each camera is in. The Pentax could be in RAW + and the Nikon in Jpeg. Or any other combination.
I bet you haven't heard how it sounds when camera is firing 9fps. It's like a machine gun, that Nikon in video was not firing 9fps.

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Plus you're comparing a $4400 camera against a $1300 camera that doesn't have the finished firmware.
I don't compare. I say that K-7 in video doesn't fire at the daclared speed of 5.2 fps.
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Fair enough. Regardless, it's darn quiet and a lot faster than the K20D. Cool to see how small it is against the D3. When you consider all the stuff packed in that little $1300 body, they have a winner here.
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D3 @ full trot YouTube link

I'm guessing both cameras were set to a manual shutter speed that resulted in 5.0 fps operation.
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Also, we don't know how many times that demo had been run prior to the beginning of this cut. The buffer could be full on one or both cameras.
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Just found this Swedish video review of the K-7. At 0:54 there is an excellent sound clip of the K-7 shutter firing at what sounds like a pretty good clip (though maybe not quite 5.2 FPS).

BTW, here is a clip of a Canon 20D @ 5FPS

PS: first time I heard this in person I got goose bumps

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