I’m ready for my closeup: Pentax K-7 Mode Dial and 4-way-controller

15 05 2009

Well…here they are!

The Mode Dial’s “locking pins'” function is still not 100% confirmed. Some say it locks Video Mode in when you’re using it and out when you’re not…requiring a push of the center button to move out of it or into it, respectively. Others say it requires a press to switch between all modes. We shall see in a few days 🙂 You can also see below it that the K-7 retains the metering mode dial of the K10/20D.

K-7 Mode Dial
(Source: PentaClub Russia )

Our mystical friend the 4-way-controller is shown once again with the weird “hexagon that doesn’t quite fit into its box” symbol. Jury is still out on that one. What’s more is that the OK button now shows arrows instead of them being on the buttons themselves. The point of this little diagram is still unknown.

K-7 Controller
(Source: PentaClub Russia )

Just a couple more days! 😀

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20 05 2009
Sune / Jonson PL

Our mystical friend the 4-way-controller is shown once again with the weird “hexagon that doesn’t quite fit into its box” symbol.

Yeah, I’m also wondering about that one as well

20 05 2009
fotoramblings

It now seems that it controls the Custom Image Processing Modes. Per Pentax, there are 7 preset modes like Portrait, Landscape, etc which are all fully tunable. The youtube link I will be posting in a minute here explains it about halfway through.

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