electronic level (and an apparently-undocumented feature) in K7

Adam Maas adam at mawz.ca
Sat Jul 31 18:44:58 EDT 2010


On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 3:04 PM, Charles Robinson <charlesr at visi.com> wrote:
> I noticed today that if I pushed "info" twice (or is it three times?) while in shooting mode, the entire rear display switches to an electronic level, complete with a sort of "artificial horizon" display.  Neato.
>
> Unfortunately, this made it VERY easy for me to set the camera on top of a spirit level and visually confirm that my K7's level is actually off by about half a bubble.  :-(
>
> It doesn't look like it can be calibrated/adjusted, so now I get to turn OFF the level display, or train my brain to always show the display "a half-bubble off level" when I want the camera to actually be level.
>
> So... it was kinda neato to discover that feature, and kind of a bummer what it shows me.
>
>  -Charles
>

It's a new feature with the 1.10 firmware and was documented in the
release notes.

Note that just about every camera with the feature has calibration
issues with it.


-Adam




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