Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution system demo videos

Pentax K-1 full frame DSLR camera 4
Few videos explaining and demonstrating the Pixel Shift Resolution mode found in the new Pentax K-1 camera:

More Pentax K-1 videos can be found here (I will continue to add new videos to that post).

Explanations of the Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution system with a new motion correction function:

X Pentax Pixel Shift feature explained

The K-1 uses the latest super-resolution technology, which captures four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, and then synthesizes them into a single composite image. Since the K-1’s SR unit has a flexible design that tilts the image sensor unit in all directions, it provides a host of handy shooting functions, including auto level compensation, image-composition fine-adjustment, and ASTRO TRACER, which simplifies advanced astronomical photography using a built-in GPS module. (source)

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  • BP2012

    From CP+ video presentation (japanese only) it was obvious that it is possible to shoot pixel shift photos handheld and even moving subjects because of pixel shift correction function. With correction enabled camera detects moving objects and doesn’t apply pixel shift on them.

    • TinusVerdino

      Shooting hand held an correcting subject motion are two different things.

      • Zos Xavius

        If the exposure happens fast enough handheld might be possible. I agree that it’s a stretch tho.

        • TinusVerdino

          you’d need to micro-align the exposures first (like in hdr-mode ) and then edit out subject movement. Pentax only speaks about the latter in the information about motion correction.

          • Zos Xavius

            its seems to me that the pixels would be too different to be any real benefit hand held. i watched the last demo video again and it has a definite delay between shots. probably while the sensor is realigning itself. also you would probably lose shake reduction so you wouldn’t have that to help you compensate, though I could see how they could make the two work in tandem if your camera shake does not exceed the SR’s capabilities. Still being able to handle some movement on a tripod is a huge step forward. Hopefully adobe will get on the ball and start improving their support for pixel shift files. The last time I looked at some samples, it still had some problems with artifacts. That way you could could merge the files in lightroom and gain the benefit of raw editing versus having to use pentax’s rebadged silkypix software. Worst case you could process to taste and export a tiff as well as a tiff of the first frame into photoshop and just delete any errors you still see that the camera missed.

          • BP2012

            Benefits of handheld pixel shift shooting will be obviously smaller than shooting from tripod but it is possible:

        • J.Coi

          For 50mm lens, you will need camera rotation less than 50 microradians between exposures.

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