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06-13-2007, 06:19 PM   #1
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Pentax Next New Model ? Patent Jan-07 in US

Hi all,

Just found this link from dpr, check it out yourself, there are 25 pages there.

http://v3.espacenet.com/pdfdoc?DB=EPODOC&IDX=US2007019945&F=0&QPN=US2007019945&PGN=1


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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMac Quote
Hi all,

Just found this link from dpr, check it out yourself, there are 25 pages there.

http://v3.espacenet.com/... ...OC&IDX=US2007019945&F=0&QPN=US2007019945&PGN=1
I think this link will work better.


http://v3.espacenet.com/pdfdoc?DB=EPODOC&IDX=US2007019945&F=0&QPN=US2007019945&PGN=2
06-13-2007, 06:57 PM   #3
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The speed of high technology......

Well yeah......And there are comments on another Pentax forum on the net about the fact that the new in-lens motors for AF will allow faster focusing so that then a much faster shutter (5 f/s?) is enabled. Pentax will always be upgrading their top-of-the-line gear so why not just go with the point & shoot cameras?

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[QUOTE=BigMac;66527]I think this link will work better.

Interesting description of the upcoming live view. Now does the live view show how correct the exposure will be? Or, tilt out so you can hold the camera above your head, or put it on the ground? These are two of the main reasons those wanting live-view will find useful for Pentax to take seriously. Here's the phrasing of what they do propose:

"...an optical image of an object formed on the focusing screen and a live digital image of the same object displayed by the EL (electroluminescent) display can be selectively viewed through the viewfinder. According to this structure, the photographer can take a picture of an object while viewing a live digital image of the object through the viewfinder in an SLR digital camera while the viewfinder does not have to be provided with any switching mechanism for switching between an optical image and a live digital image. The EL display is an extremely-thin display that is formed integral with the focusing screen so that an object image captured by the image pickup device is displayed on the focusing screen by the EL display to be viewed through the viewfinder.

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Hi all,
Just found this link from dpr, check it out yourself, there are 25 pages there.
Hi,

Wasn't it also showed at DPR that this is old stuff showing the *ist D?
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I think what this patent describes is a way to do a viewfinder display after the SR process (in-body SR systems don't show you what will be captured, unlike in-lens VR systems).

But if they're going to capture it to display in the viewfinder, I don't see why they can't display this on the back LCD as well...
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Hi,

Wasn't it also showed at DPR that this is old stuff showing the *ist D?
Since it's a new patent, not necessarily. The camera used in the sample illustrations resembles a *istD, but that's not really meaningful evidence of anything, since that's not what the patent is about.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
I think what this patent describes is a way to do a viewfinder display after the SR process (in-body SR systems don't show you what will be captured, unlike in-lens VR systems).

But if they're going to capture it to display in the viewfinder, I don't see why they can't display this on the back LCD as well...

Read it again. It can be displayed on the back LCD.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mattdm Quote
Since it's a new patent, not necessarily. The camera used in the sample illustrations resembles a *istD, but that's not really meaningful evidence of anything, since that's not what the patent is about.
Yes, I agree with Matt. Since the patent was applied on 2005, they used the istD body to develop the system. It was a good body on hand. Since the istD is an APS-C body you could say, haha there you are 1.5 crop!!! But you know you can up-scale the design to fit a FF body, can't you?
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