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Old May 26, 2006, 1:52 AM   #21
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Looks like the K100D has only two advantages over the DL, the camera shake reduction and a name that makes sense.

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I think there's more than that. Per the specs PDF:
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Picture Modes Mode Dial: Auto Picture, Scene, Standard, Portrait, Night-scene Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Flash Off, Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Metered Manual, Bulb
Scene Modes: Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Text, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum Digital Filter
The "Scene Modes" appear to be new. The "Macro" picture mode is also new, and something I'd be interested in.
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Old May 26, 2006, 4:43 AM   #22
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The "Scene Modes" appear to be new. The "Macro" picture mode is also new, and something I'd be interested in.
The Macro mode is just a default setting that aims to give you you the best depth of field for close up shots - as far as I know it doesn't perform miracles in image capture.

Personally, I use Tv most of the time with a shutter speed high enough to reduce camera shake toa minimum often reducing this down when bracing arms in a tripod format on the ground.

I've never seen the point in using the Auto Pic mode & seldom use any of the scene modes - perhaps it's a legacy from my Pentax K2 / Pentax MV1 days when such features were unheard of.

To me, the most important thing in purchasing a new camera is how good are the images that it captures, ease of use& how it feels in use.
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Old May 28, 2006, 12:43 AM   #23
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I've never used the scene modes - I was using the ME, then a ZX-M before getting the Sony F717, which didn't have modes. The Panasonic had a whole bunch of them and the only one I found really useful was the snow mode - the match of white balance and exposure settings did a good job. I usually would auto-bracket with the Sony. Otherwise, I've always wondered what they offered that a basic understanding of aperture and shutter speed wouldn't do. Is there something I'm missing?
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Old May 28, 2006, 8:19 AM   #24
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Otherwise, I've always wondered what they offered that a basic understanding of aperture and shutter speed wouldn't do. Is there something I'm missing?
you're not missing anything H. all the scene modes do is set aperture and time to a setting the camera THINKS you should use. that's it!!! i've never used them on any cam because i know the relationship of time vs aperture.. that's why i have a dslr.. M &Av is all i ever use..

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The only time I have used a scene mode on my DL is when I needed continuous AF right now, and it is faster to turnthe dial to action than surf the menu.

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I've only used the "Auto Pict" a few times together with the pop-up flash, otherwise it's Av, Tv or M for me. I'd be happy if Pentax launched a body with only those modes, and no pop-up flash either. I'd rather see that they put the money in a sturdy, dust-and-moistprotectedbody and possibly higher resolution. A digital LX.

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