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02-26-2012, 02:45 PM   #706
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I would wager that on average the Olympus would carry more mass appeal since it is more of a "traditional" camera, while the X-Pro 1 and K-01 would likely be less popular but highly interesting to particular groups.

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I agree regarding the Olympus. I've been looking for a more-portable alternative to my K-7. I own several Pentax lenses and love the 77mm, but the K-01's lack of a viewfinder steered me to pre-order the new Olympus OM-D. I sincerely hope Pentax sells gazillions of their new camera, but the K-01 w/o a viewfinder seems to me to be a heavy point-and-shoot with potentially wonderful image quality.
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I'm looking forward to trying the focus peaking with my fast lenses frankly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
I agree with you but there was someone on here telling me that my friends - people they've never met - would universally choose the Olympus and Fuji over the K01.
3 out of 5 of my layman friends thought K-01 looked rather nice.
So that certainly throws the 'ppl won't choose the K-01' "fact" out the window

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Just checked and #1-#5 are Olympus and on #6 K-01.White #7 Fuji #8 NX200 #9 V1 #10 K01 Black #11 K-01 Yellow

So that ain't to bad and consistend with my expectation of sales where Olympus wins and Fuji is dead last.

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Hey Winder, where's your next update? I just checked out Amazon... Hot New Releases: The best-selling new & future releases in Compact System Cameras

Hot New Releases in Compact System Cameras
About Hot New Releases in Compact System Cameras
These lists, updated hourly, contain bestselling items.

1. Olympus OM-D
2. Olympus OM-D
3. Olympus OM-D
4. Olympus OM-D
5. Nikon V1
6. Fuji X-Pro1
7. Pentax K-01
8. Olympus OM-D
9. Panasonic GX1
10. Pentax K-01
11. Canon G1X
12. Pentax K-01
13. Replay XD
14. Pentax K-01
15. Sony NEX-7
16. Sony NEX-7
17. Fuji Finepix S3200
18. Panasonic GX1
19. Sony NEX-7
20. Olympus Pen E-P3

What conclusions do you want to draw from this?
03-01-2012, 03:27 AM   #711
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Not bad! Ahead of Sony Nex 7!
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
This doesn't surprise me. Reality is people most likely to pre-order are the same people who buy the high end. this holds in all areas of electronics. something targeted more entry level is highly unlikely to do well on pre orders - the customer is far different, and reality is these do better 2-3 months in to their life - entry customers don't spend their lives on the interwebz checking every rumor and spec and pixel peeping, when they are ready to buy they are far more likely to walk into a store pick up a few different items and make a decision then and their without doing masses of research. At most they will ask a trusted friend for advice ( I always dreaded the trusted Friend when i was in retail 9 times out of 10 they were completely misinformed and gave horrible advice pushing their friend to buy what they really wanted as opposed to what suited their friends needs)
Good points Look for steady numbers for the Pentax.

Will get interesting when more group tests are done how the Pentax stacks up against the more expensive rivals

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sad truth about Fuji

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Thats a bummer lol... I was considering one too
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I am surprised that the sale/pre-order numbers are so high for the K-01. I wonder how much of this is based on availability/volume (think that Pentax has much more potential than Fuji)? It seems like the Fuji preorder went up and then down a couple times on Amazon based on what they expected for shipments.

The other thing that would be interesting to know is how many non-Pentaxians are purchasing the K-01. Based on my limited experience, on some of the "neutral" enthusiast forums like serious compacts (some pentax users there even), I feel like I am the only person in the world that purchased a K-01 without already owning K lenses. There is a whole lot more interest about the XPro1.

This is all interesting conversation, but at the end of the day, I am very happy with the K-01 and it is meeting my expectations and requirements.
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Pretty good user inputs on handling where most of the little irritations are.
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Must be something wrong with his unit. Mine lasts about 400-500 shots and more if only OVF and no chimping. Shutter lag is more perceivable than X100 but not much slower. If he set frameline for lens focal length at 53mm he will get the more accurate one. Aperture ring can be set as intended. Also, focusing ring is velocity sensitive, not turn sensitive. He will not focus fast if he keeps turning it again and again.

He probably never read a manual before using the camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by K1D27H Quote
Also, focusing ring is velocity sensitive, not turn sensitive. He will not focus fast if he keeps turning it again and again.
Interesting - I have not seen this described anywhere before. So how does it work? Quick turns adjust fast and slow steady turning is used for precision focusing?
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So as it stands now :

K-01 :
Best set of avaliable lenses
Very good IQ
Very good low noise performance

Average AF speed
No EVF (can use a lcd loupe thought)


Good set of avaliable primes lenses (no fast zooms)

Good IQ at low ISO
Fast AF speed

low noise performance good till 1600, usable to 3200. 1 stop behid APS-C rivals (ie. NEX5n, K-01)
Nosier files even at base ISO. Less able to take more PP if necessary.

Fuji Xpro1:

Decent set of avaliable primes lenses

Good IQ at low ISO
Best high ISO performance

Very bad AF speed
Problematic handling and interface
Very pricey but not delivering high end level usability (ie. peaking; MF ability; slow AF, etc)

The K-01 actually looks like a fine balance of the other two, too bad about no having an EVF though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
The Fuji only has THREE lenses and it is still out selling any camera Pentax makes. K-mount support is irrelevant to 98% of the camera buyers in the world.
How can this be, the Fuji isn't even on the market yet ?

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