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The Pentax K-01 Wins Design Award

K-01 gets the Gold German Design Award for 2013 · Posted on 11-09-2012 in Pentax News

Despite the fact that many photographers don't like its looks, The Pentax K-01 mirrorless ILC just won the Gold German Design Award in the life style design category. There were 1500 candidates for the award, so the K-01 really did well!

German Design Award - GOLD

After the recent pice drops the K-01 can be had for about US $349 which is a really good deal. You basically get the excellent image quality of a K-5 for the price of a point and shoot!  Earlier this year, the K-01 also won the Red Dot Design Award. 

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lightbulb [Delete] Dec 10th, 2012 10:31PM

To me it looks interesting. I didn't buy it because it lacks WR and WR pancake primes. Otherwise this will be my go to camera; small, light, rugged, great IQ, focus peaking, great video, etc.

Biro [Delete] Nov 10th, 2012 10:34AM

I have a K-5 and a Q, and just gave my K200D to my neice. For less than $350, I am tempted to pick up a K-01 body. But am I likely to use it more - or even as much as - the K-5, the Q or my micro four-thirds gear? With no EVF, it would no doubt be used mostly indoors.

WillWeaverRVA [Delete] Nov 9th, 2012 11:24PM

I'm actually tempted to get one of these for video...

laolao [Delete] Nov 9th, 2012 10:19PM

Received a white k-01, so far like it a lot... Esp. with 18-135, feel good in my hand.

jascar [Delete] Nov 9th, 2012 5:59PM

$349 with international shipping is cheaper than the lens itself in Japan!! Great for night shots where I use live view anyway.

buzzyslr [Delete] Nov 9th, 2012 5:28PM

It's a shockingly good looking camera especially in person. You pick it up and you feel you cant leave the store without it. Something akin to the iPhone 4 when I first saw it. Although the K-01 beats the K30 because of its more unified and simple design, the K30 also has a lot of great small details and forms. Both camera's make the latest Canons and Nikons look stale and dated in comparison. IMHO

zmohie [Delete] Nov 9th, 2012 4:53PM

well is time to buy one now!

NewTake [Delete] Nov 9th, 2012 2:34PM

I think it looks cool, but then again, even if I thought it was ugly I would get it. I am all about functionality. Wish it had the 5 bracket exposures though, but for 350, I can’t complain.

blackcloudbrew [Delete] Nov 9th, 2012 11:46AM

Well, that's just wonderful. I don't own one yet but I'm likely to. I've always thought it was a cool design, in spite of it being non-traditional. So good for Pentax!

halfspin [Delete] Nov 9th, 2012 10:44AM

Déjà vu