Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Do you want HD video capability on your next Pentax DSLR, namely the K-7?

Each era has its own technological breakthrough.

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Hi Pentaxian friends.

The current trend seems to be the incorporation of HD Video Recording Capability to DSLRs. Although I view this trend as a technological breakthrough, I'm not sure it's that good of an idea. A still photographer is not necessarily a good videographer and vice versa.

It's pretty much imminent that the new Pentax K-7, or whatever its name will be, will have HD Video Recording Capability. I don't know that for sure, but judging from the photos leaked the past two weeks, why else would there be an audio input? :)

Nikon started the trend with the D90, followed by Canon with the EOS 5D Mark II, and Today, Panasonic announced the Lumix GH1. I'm surprized that Sony has not joined yet, but Sony is already making some of the best Video recording equipment. Why would they go after a market they already dominate?

On May 20th, it will be Pentax's turn to introduce their new DSLR. I'm betting it will have HD Video Recording Capability. I would like to see what Pentaxians think about that. Please join by either leaving a comment at the bottom of this blog or by voting at the top right of the screen. (Mouse over answer choices to view full answers). You can vote for more than one answer.

Thank you for reading and I hope you leave your opinion.

Yvon Bourque

16 May 2009 06.29 AM PDT:
Press Release : Panasonic Announces Pricing for Lumix GH1, a New Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera With Full-High Definition Video Recording Capability.

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 17 September 2008:
Canon announces the full frame, 21.1 Megapixel EOS 5D Mark II: the first EOS with full High Definition video capability.

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Aug. 27, 2008)

Nikon Inc. today announced the D90, a digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera that redefines the creative boundaries of digital photography allowing photographers to easily create stunning still images and High Definition (HD) movie clips with sound—with the same camera.
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