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09-12-2020, 09:16 AM   #31
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From the market point of view it is wise to have both, stills and video capable camera. You can serve still photographers and video-oriented ones with one product, thus lovering costs. But more important is technology. For example Panasonic use video for DFD focusing, 4k/6k photo, selectable focus point, etc. In fact, video capabilities are necessary for pixel-shifting, pixel-averaging, scene recognition and so on. Video capabilities are so to say byproduct of internal capabilities of camera. Not to develop and exploit video capabilities would be serious research disadvantage for Pentax.

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I do think video features are absolutely essential from a market standpoint if you want to sell cameras on any larger scale.
Exactly this : Joe Public buying a camera or anything else is looking at how many "feature" boxes are ticked when he compares models. Even if the feature is not implemented particularly well (he probably would not know that), and even if he never uses the feature more than once in a blue moon (if ever), or even if he can't be bothered to read the instructions how to use it when he gets home.

I am thinking of the story that many (most?) people who bought a DSLR worried themselves sick about which model had the most exposure and focusing modes that the salesman rattled on about, but after they got it they only ever used the green button setting.

So Pentax needs to keep that video feature, though I have no use for it.
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You're exactly right. It's the same reason why people buy 190mph motorcycles and cars, even though there are very few places on earth where you'll ever get near that speed legally, and even though only a microscopic minority have the skills to actually make full use of all that power. They just think it's cool to have the potential ability to go that fast, and the bragging rights that come with owning such a machine.

Can't help but post this for a bit of fun:


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If they do a "high quality" 1080P alŠ 1080p video that can do 10-bit, 4:2:2, up to 120fps recording, I think that will please that group of people who want a video option but really dont want or care about 4k, but do want some wiggle room for editing if they decide to do videos for youtube and/or stream on Twitch.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Flubber Quote
You're exactly right. It's the same reason why people buy 190mph motorcycles and cars, even though there are very few places on earth where you'll ever get near that speed legally, and even though only a microscopic minority have the skills to actually make full use of all that power. They just think it's cool to have the potential ability to go that fast, and the bragging rights that come with owning such a machine.

Can't help but post this for a bit of fun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LidF1gF3YQ
I. Loved. This. Video.
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Hahaha, I am glad you enjoyed it. I hope none of the people got hurt, of course - but it did make me chuckle to watch these knuckleheads attempt to show off.
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Hahaha, I am glad you enjoyed it. I hope none of the people got hurt, of course - but it did make me chuckle to watch these knuckleheads attempt to show off.
I have to say that the majority of the times someone is being completely reckless while driving it's a dude in an expensive car. It's almost mathematical .
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Some of these drivers looked like rich kids as well - so the car was probably bought by mom and dad. They don't take care of them in the same way when they haven't worked hard to afford them.

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Some of these drivers looked like rich kids as well - so the car was probably bought by mom and dad. They don't take care of them in the same way when they haven't worked hard to afford them.
My Mum and Dad bought me my first car... a very-well-used, somewhat-worn but perfectly solid and well-running CitroŽn 2CV BUT... I had to pay for my insurance, road tax, fuel, maintenance, any servicing that couldn't be done at home, repairs etc. It taught me both the privilege, and running costs, of owning my own transport. Ever since, I've never taken a single car I owned for granted... even when my finances allowed for something much nicer (though nothing so nice as these folks with the Lambos etc.)...
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I know we're getting side-tracked here, but when my dad talked to me about getting my first car, he asked what I'd like. I told him, "I want something really old...or something really new. I don't want the same car that everyone else has." He said, "You better look for something old." I ended up with a 1940 Chevy Master Deluxe with about 30,000 original miles on it. It had belonged to a little old man in town who had gotten too old to drive.
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