Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 21, 2006, 3:23 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 344
Default

In the page 49 of the user manual:-

http://www.pentax.co.jp/english/supp...ad_manual.html

There is two scene modes to be chosen in the "Pet Mode". It is very interesting to see it can be further chosen between "Dog" and "Cat". So, what's the difference between dogs and cats? And, how these can be different for a camera or simply for a photographer? :-)

Also, do any DL2 users here can verify if the saturation, contrast, sharpness and WB settings are actually varying or not for the end results obtained in those picture and scene modes as the user manual only tells that these cannot be changed and everything will be in "Bright Mode". I just wonder why Pentax don't make their DSLRs just like their P&S DCs, i.e, those are changed together as a profile when different scene modes are selected and actually the user can easily see the settings selected by the camera. It is called "Picture Style" for the Canon 5D and 30D, well, it is nothing specail afterall but I just wonder why Pentax haven't done so (as it would be very clear way to show what adjustments/preferences the camera has selected for the user for different modes.)

Pls enlighten me if you know the answer(s) to any of the above, anyway.

RiceHigh
http://www.geocities.com/ricehigh
RiceHigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 22, 2006, 1:54 PM   #2
Member
 
bright eyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 94
Default

RiceHigh, for your infomation, I took a series of static pictures using the different scene modes. Alll were shot with the same settings: AWB, Auto ISO (200-800), Autoflash (internal) Multisegment Metering and Spot Focus.

Although the camera info page show no different in setting of saturation and sharpness, but the picture shot in 'Text" mode show much higer sharpness than the others. And there seems to be no different between Cat & Dog :-).

I will post those pictures, see for yourself, hope this help. -BE.
bright eyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2006, 2:03 PM   #3
Member
 
bright eyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 94
Default

"Night Scene" (F5.6, 1/30 sec, iso 400, flash off)
Attached Images
 
bright eyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2006, 2:05 PM   #4
Member
 
bright eyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 94
Default

"Surf & Snow"(F4.0, 1/60 sec, iso 200, flash on)
Attached Images
 
bright eyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2006, 2:07 PM   #5
Member
 
bright eyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 94
Default

"Text" (F8.0, 1/60 sec, iso 200, flash on)
Attached Images
 
bright eyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2006, 2:10 PM   #6
Member
 
bright eyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 94
Default

"Sunset" (F5.6, 1/30 sec, iso 400, flash off)
Attached Images
 
bright eyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2006, 2:12 PM   #7
Member
 
bright eyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 94
Default

"Kids" (F4.0, 1/180 sec, iso 200, flash on)
Attached Images
 
bright eyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2006, 2:14 PM   #8
Member
 
bright eyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 94
Default

"Cat" (F4.0, 1/180 sec, iso 200, flash on)
Attached Images
 
bright eyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2006, 2:15 PM   #9
Member
 
bright eyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 94
Default

"Dog" (F4.0, 1/180 sec, iso 200, flash on)
Attached Images
 
bright eyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2006, 2:20 PM   #10
Member
 
bright eyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 94
Default

"Candlelight" (F4.0, 1/90 sec, iso 800, flash off)
Attached Images
 
bright eyes is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:46 PM.