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02-01-2012, 05:27 PM   #121
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Ricoh had no time to do anything other than just give a nod to this. To me the design looks like an SUV?truck engine/motor, I almost want to pour oil down the mode dial.

It is definitely not ugly, a masculine design. Definitely not as bad as Ricoh GXR or the Samsung NX 100 or NX 10 (NX 200 is lovely) or even the V1.

Different than the NEX and 4/3rds and I think that's a good thing, but these are all decent looking cameras.

Overall the looks is neutral to me...not like a Fuji X100 where you want to get the camera almost just for looks (lol). I like the button. mode dial layouts. But due to the size and the placement the user experience should be much more pleasant than other mirrorless.

I will enjoy holding and using it. But, as I already have the K-5 and a K-7 I am not planning to get one.

Why are they still not showing the back where there could be a VF?

I hope pentax tweaked the CDAF over the K-5 (otherwise it will be a tough sell) and they price competitively against the NEX-5 or NEX-7 depending on whether it has an EVF or not. I am so glad Pentax chose to keep the K-mount for it's mirrorless venture.

Overall it has the potential to be an excellent product!

P.S: If they are still hiding an EVF and Pentax had tweaked CDAF to be par with competition and priced under US$1k, then this would be a HUGE hit. Then I might get one eventually.


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02-01-2012, 05:27 PM   #122
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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
Getting back to the pictures: Are these real pictures or 3D mockups?

It looks to be a K-r replacement in some respects, due to limited features, so I would hope there's another big surprise announcement soon as well as this. Or perhaps this is an elaborate hoax.

There's no DOF preview on the On/OFF latch either.. maybe there's a function button for that.
Adam has already said they are genuine.
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The K-01 doesnt look anything like the rest of Marcs work. Hope this is all an elaborate hoax. Marc Newson Ltd
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I wonder why they made it a point in the design to have that two tone look. It would make sense if the top part was interchangeable by way of modules...

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Well it's not an SLR so I guess that's a moot point.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sjwaldron Quote
I wonder why they made it a point in the design to have that two tone look. It would make sense if the top part was interchangeable by way of modules...
Hopefully Ricoh will bring out a K-Mount and FF sensor module for the GXR
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Adam has already said they are genuine.
Is Adam God or something?
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Maybe its a modular camera like GXR and they will release full frame module for it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
Is Adam God or something?
No, but he happens to have more information in this case than the rest of us
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I really don't like the looks. There have been some fantastic looking cameras out recently but this one just doesn't do it for me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
No, but he happens to have more information in this case than the rest of us
Ahh, so he's not The God.. he's just A god.

I hope the K-5 replacement will be a more modular design. That would at least allow a FF sensor module if they don't intend a FF camera per se.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
Ahh, so he's not The God.. he's just A god.
If you equate getting advance information to be being "a god", then I suppose so
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Sorry but I'm gonna have to say it again. I don't believe these real photo's of an actual camera. I reckon they are CAD renderings.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
If you equate getting advance information to be being "a god", then I suppose so
It's just the way his omnipotence was intimated in the other post that got me thinking like that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Macario Quote
since when did camera's become a fashion item??
Pretty much everyone who buys an SLR and kit lens, uses it on dummy program mode all the time and never buys an accessory lens.
Something like 95% of the really top end cameras (Canon 1 series, etc) are sold to no professional photographers. These are primarily fashion items.
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