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MrCynical

Link Posted 15/08/2010 - 15:20
Let us assume that the rumors of a new Pentax camera are true. That done, if you could only have ONE of the most commonly requested features (or fixes for most complained-about problems, depending on your POV) on this new camera which would it be?

PS: I'm assuming that the hypothetical K5 will be neither EVIL nor FF, which is why those aren't in the poll

Hardgravity

Link Posted 15/08/2010 - 16:32
I'd like a faster continuous-shooting mode.

It's no fun watching c**** users machine gunning fast objects when all I can do is get one or two shots in!

ChrisA

Link Posted 15/08/2010 - 17:03
Hardgravity wrote:
I'd like a faster continuous-shooting mode.

It's no fun watching c**** users machine gunning fast objects when all I can do is get one or two shots in!

I'm trying to be good and not rise to the bait here, but I'm not sure how long I'll be able to last.

Mike-P

Link Posted 15/08/2010 - 17:05
I think that faster AF/more accurate AF/More AF points should come under one heading.
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ChrisA

Link Posted 15/08/2010 - 17:15
Mike-P wrote:
I think that faster AF/more accurate AF/More AF points should come under one heading.

I don't really know enough to have a view on whether more AF points would be beneficial in practice, but for static subjects I've never had any issue with AF accuracy. It can take its time sometimes, but once it's there it seems to be pretty good.

I'd certainly not want faster at the expense of accuracy - it would defeat the object really.

Is current Pentax AF predictive at all?
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Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 15/08/2010 - 17:41
'True' mirror lock-up is available on the K-7 is it not? One press to raise the mirro, and another to take the shot, as far as I know.

The ISO control dial/button is there in the K10D, K20D and K-7, in various ways, depending on your custom settings.

Although I usually find the AF fast enough, and accurate enough for my purposes (using a K10D), I've picked faster AF as my choice, but as Chris says, this has to be faster, whilst still accurate.

Dan
K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...

Mike-P

Link Posted 15/08/2010 - 17:50
ChrisA wrote:

I don't really know enough to have a view on whether more AF points would be beneficial in practice, but for static subjects I've never had any issue with AF accuracy. It can take its time sometimes, but once it's there it seems to be pretty good.

I'd certainly not want faster at the expense of accuracy - it would defeat the object really.

Is current Pentax AF predictive at all?

Going from what I know of the Nikon/Canon AF systems (and a bit of use with the 7D) having more AF points means a tighter focus area when using predictive focus (which I don't think Pentax has anyway).

I would hope the new model does as it really is quite impressive on the 7D.
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Anvh

Link Posted 15/08/2010 - 19:34
Went for other, I simply want better AF.

What I also want to see is the ability to control dictated flash wireless from the camera body.
Also don't forget AF with video please
Last Edited by Anvh on 15/08/2010 - 19:35

polchraine

Link Posted 15/08/2010 - 21:26
Hardgravity wrote:
I'd like a faster continuous-shooting mode.

It's no fun watching c**** users machine gunning fast objects when all I can do is get one or two shots in!

My choice too ... but mainly because it would mean a larger camera memory buffer and faster read/write time for the memory.

MrCynical

Link Posted 15/08/2010 - 23:05
Mike-P wrote:
I think that faster AF/more accurate AF/More AF points should come under one heading.

It's possible to improve one without improving the others, and they have different target audiences (first: action photographers, second: people taking lots of photos under tungsten?, third: well OK this would benefit most people!). For example faster AF wouldn't benefit me all that much, because the things I photograph are either inanimate or standing still. For someone with young kids, or who photographs sport, it would be much more important.

Mike-P

Link Posted 15/08/2010 - 23:08
MrCynical wrote:

It's possible to improve one without improving the others

Highly unlikely they would increase the accuracy and not the speed though.

Personally I would have put them all under the Improved autofocus option which is why I also voted other.
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 15/08/2010 - 23:08

pentaxanne

Link Posted 15/08/2010 - 23:16
other from me, it needs an af sytem like the d300, and how old is that now.

Cameralucida

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 03:46
For me, the most desirable feature of the new camera would be a new Pentax 400 f/4 or a 500mm lens on the front.
Just a wish...

wadna

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 13:29
As a K-7 user I would like:-
1/ a larger, brighter viewfinder
2/ better sensor; not necessarily more pixels but more detail. I haven't tested them side by side but I feel for detail my old 6Mp *istD at least equals if not betters my K-7
3/ faster processing
4/ more accurate focus
5/ better high iso (800+) noise performance
Last Edited by wadna on 19/08/2010 - 13:29

ChrisA

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 14:38
wadna wrote:
2/ better sensor; not necessarily more pixels but more detail.

Huh?
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I haven't tested them side by side

Er...
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but I feel for detail my old 6Mp *istD at least equals if not betters my K-7

Do you not think that if this were really true, every review under the sun would have trashed the K7 from here to kingdom come?

My immediate reaction to this assertion is that it must be wrong, but I'd be interested to know why you have this feeling?
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Pentax K-3, DA18-135, DA35 F2.4, DA17-70, DA55-300, FA28-200, A50 F1.7, A100 F4 Macro, A400 F5.6, Sigma 10-20 EXDC, 50-500 F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS Samsung flash SEF-54PZF(x2)
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Last Edited by ChrisA on 19/08/2010 - 14:41
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