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View Poll Results: What's your favorite K-01 color, of the 3 ones available at launch?
Black 12332.37%
Silver and Black 16743.95%
Black and Yellow 9023.68%
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02-03-2012, 05:02 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
pay attention!!!
USA version of K-01 is black/white.
Yep - I ordered the White one...

(Funny how white isn't even in the poll options, maybe he will add it)

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02-03-2012, 06:45 PM   #47
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Yellow for me. Looks like fun.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 7samurai Quote
Yellow for me. Looks like fun.
I agree !

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I'd like the white (I think...) but would take yellow over silver or black, which seem to be my (UK based) choices. If the grip is just rubber I am hoping they do launch a full colour selection. Ideally I'd have a white body with blue grip/cover.

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Whose idea was it to give USA the white instead of Silver?
Who is it? I want to strangle you.
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Yellow but I'd like to see more colurs
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QuoteOriginally posted by RickyFromVegas Quote
Whose idea was it to give USA the white instead of Silver?
Who is it? I want to strangle you.
Good question. It's strange decision - who want white in Europe - should order in USA, who want silver in USA - order in Europe

I'd like to see 4 colours world-wide...Or even 10-20 colours versions...
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Its only a matter of time... all black K-01

Having seen the beautiful 'unofficial' composite picture showing an all black camera variant, which confirmed my gut feeling, its surely only a matter of time before an all black version is offered. After all, Pentax don't even need to have any new component variations, the black knobs and lever and flash housing already exist in the production line. And I expect other colours of the funky rubber grip wraparound will appear too.

So why hold back on the black choice given its a no-brainer it would be popular? my guess that its being saved for a 'mk 2' or higher spec camera.

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Ok changed my mind after confirmation of that white one. When I heard of the yellow I was all for it as they are my home region sport team colours (WELLINGTON!!!!!) but the silver mucks it up so yellow flash housing and black knobs would make me change preference AGAIN :O
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Black & white ... better than black & silver

Bonjour,

I'd go for the B&White version over the B&Sliver than I voted for initially ... really need to see it in real life ... lots of mixed reactions about the K-01.

And FYI - I have seen nothing yet on any French website, other than the Pentax France site ... neither on a photographic chain-store sites (Phox, Images, etc.), larger electronics chains, (FNAC, etc) nor strictly Web sales point site (Digi-photo, Miss Numerique ... ... no pre-orders ... nada, zip, zilch, et rien.

Allez et bonne chasse, J Frog

Edit: After looking again at the all black version, it's not to bad either. Really need to see the different ones and handle a K-01 ... call me a purist as to camera "colors" ... or maybe just old fashioned. Add please, please, please ... no hot pink like the Nikon J1 ... an absolutely repulsive color!

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I'd prefer all black version. Ask Pentax to make such version too.
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ogl order it in canada. Henrys camera only has 1 up for pre order and it's all black in the picture

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Three comments:

In terms of aesthetics, what I find most objectionable about this camera is the industrial looking, ribbed rubber skin. A faux leather skin, would have made it more attractive.

If I ever purchase one (unlikely) I would probably have it recovered in Leica-style Vulcanite. (Cameraleather.com apparently does this.)

As far as usability is concerned, I would only want a K 0-1 if an EVF becomes available. Using focus-peaking will be very difficult without one.

As for future sales, I suspect this will be a popular 'point and shoot' camera, but only if Pentax can drive down the price a bit.

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I was thinking the yellow K-01 with the yellow 35mm F/2.4 would look great. I photo-chopped these together. The yellows look very different. I hope it's due mostly to differences in lighting and color balance of the two photos!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Byrd-2020 Quote
If I ever purchase one (unlikely) I would probably have it recovered in Leica-style Vulcanite. (Cameraleather.com apparently does this.)
What do you about the door then?
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