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04-10-2016, 06:13 PM   #31

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Ricoh/P have a camera to suit a lot of the market EXCEPT video....any camera released these days should offer UHD at the minimum.
Some may disagree but they will fall by the wayside as image capturing progresses.
Touch screens too will become standard(you don't have to use it though)
Then again for the traditionalists,they can always go back to film!

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Pentax already missed the digital boat, as many people like to say, and now they're playing catch-up in terms of market share. Now, we have no clue if video is something like that at all... but i really don't want that to happen AGAIN... IDK
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QuoteOriginally posted by Danas_Anis Quote
they got to be kidding. Don't they read any reviews of cameras? Apart the lack of FF (which is now a fixed issue) the only other major thing about Pentax cameras to get huge criticism is video capabilities and quality, maybe focusing speed for sports shooting also gets critiques, but the problem is lenses mostly for this one. If heads of decisions making at Pentax doesn't want to read forums etc. Best way to know what market wants is to read few reviews of their latest products. Specifically pros and cons section. Video is a huge con hurting the sales. Upgrade it to current expectations for a dslr.

Learn from competition, Panasonic got successful because they got video right, sony got successful because theu made both stills and video quite right. Even Olympus upgraded video specifications and quality in their latest offerings. Fuji is also stepping up there a little bit.

Clean HDMI output is expexted,
Camera with inbody sr? Video sr by sensor shift is expected,
Min bit rate 50Mbs is expected.
Focus peaking during video recording is expected. Zebras are expected.

Simple as that, critiques didn't change since 2011. During this time at least few reviews could have been reviewed to see what id being said about latest products they offer.
Actually IIRC reviews of the K-5 did actually criticize the noises the K-5 made when SR was activated. Ever since, there was no SR. Plus they were criticized for the big files. Basically the reviewers a) tried to find stuff to bash Pentax with and b) are looking at video from a very consumer angle, and being a bit clueless. Had EOSHD reviewed the K-5, the review would have been much better, and if Pentax had read that...

Well, Pentax fixed the noise, and they fixed the big files.

I can understand why Pentax is a bit confused. Hopefully the feedback in the thread will help them get on the right track.

Touchscreens are great. Selecting the focus point using a touchscreen is great. On the GX8 you can use it as a touchpad (2 different modes... either every part of the screen is linked to a part of the sensor, and you just tap on the right spot (of course you can move around still). The other one is great when using the EVF (or in the case of a DSLR the OVF), it acts like a typiclal touchpad on a laptop. That way every part of the sensor can be reached. I just tried it for a few minutes, and it was very intuitive and worked very well.

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