Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-09-2012, 07:48 PM   #31
Veteran Member
frank's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Singapore
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,202
AFAIK, the launch price of K-01 w/ 40XS here in Singapore would be near or less than $900SGD, that's less than $720USD which is pretty good deal considering its image quality and built quality (yeah, I've held and played it for a while, I know how strong this tough guy is). I'm sure prices in the other countries (other than UK or EU, sorry for you guys) won't be too much off.

I think they are gonna sell tons of this new 40XS, many people would buy it as a body cap

02-09-2012, 09:25 PM   #32
Forum Member




Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 87
QuoteOriginally posted by m2richard Quote
I guess it will have it's place. I can't see it being used much outdoors unless you want to go back to the time when you covered your head with a hood when you took a picture. Just IMO
There are a zillion photographers that do not need to see every detail of every frame that they shoot. Getting the framing right can be done in even the worst sunshine. I shot a zillion pictures only using an LCD screen in Yemen, despite a rather harsh sun. I can't recall ever having a problem taking the picture. No, I wasn't using telephoto lenses and no, I wasn't dealing with shallow depth of field with that camera, but that's a very common type of shooting. Shortish lenses taking pictures of scenes with decent depth of field is an enormous part of pictures taken. For those of us that mostly shoot like that, using the screen is fine. I prefer it actually. I would have liked the K-01 to have a movable LCD, but it isn't critical for me.

I think that this camera will be fine for the vast majority of pictures that most people take. It certainly has got me back into Pentax and it will be my first "serious" digital camera.
02-10-2012, 12:11 AM   #33
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
RobA_Oz's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,026
QuoteOriginally posted by isaacc7 Quote
There are a zillion photographers that do not need to see every detail of every frame that they shoot. Getting the framing right can be done in even the worst sunshine. I shot a zillion pictures only using an LCD screen in Yemen, despite a rather harsh sun. I can't recall ever having a problem taking the picture. No, I wasn't using telephoto lenses and no, I wasn't dealing with shallow depth of field with that camera, but that's a very common type of shooting. Shortish lenses taking pictures of scenes with decent depth of field is an enormous part of pictures taken. For those of us that mostly shoot like that, using the screen is fine. I prefer it actually. I would have liked the K-01 to have a movable LCD, but it isn't critical for me.

I think that this camera will be fine for the vast majority of pictures that most people take. It certainly has got me back into Pentax and it will be my first "serious" digital camera.
And I suspect you're part of the target market for the K-01.

Some folks here seem to think that Pentax can't have done any market research on this camera, but, again, as I've said before on these Forums, not all landscape photographers shoot in bright outdoor conditions - how many rainforests have direct sun like North Africa? I use Live View on both my K20D and K-5 to get focus right, both in macro and in close environmental shooting outdoors, but I find it's not so good in direct sun, nonetheless.

Having said that, I agree with those who say that an articulated LCD would have made the K-01 much more attractive for some of this type of work. Even the Refconverter on 2x doesn't help in some situations.
02-10-2012, 02:03 AM - 1 Like   #34
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Jean Poitiers's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lost in translation ...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 17,169
Possible second body for me ... after price drop(s)

Bonjour,

Like it or not, the K-01 is a good event for Pentax IMHO. The "styling" is highly debatable, but I (budget) buy for function and not for (designer) form.

So, I'll wait and see in a few months (let the price drop), definitely go hold one when in stock, and read voraciously PF and the pro press ... and decide later.

And maybe I'll wait for the "second generation" of the K-01 which could have improvements like an articulating screen, etc. and maybe even a VF to boot.

Look at how Nikon positioned the J1 and V1 ... a Pentax equivalent of the V1 may be on the horizon ... who knows.

Allez, on ve croiser les doigts et attendre un peu ... Salut - J Frog


Last edited by Jean Poitiers; 02-10-2012 at 05:41 AM.
02-10-2012, 09:02 AM   #35
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 896
The price will fall fast, the market will force it. remember also the price of Pentax lenses.

the specs and build quality of the K-01 may be top-notch, but it's lack of viewing features and unconventional design bely all that. The K-01 could've been a great K1000 for the next generation in schools and under xmas trees, with its unintimidating design and tough build, still could be actually, just nowhere near at this price.
02-10-2012, 09:28 AM   #36
Senior Member
Paul MaudDib's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 292
If it falls to $600 before the sensor becomes too obsolete I would probably buy one. I'd grab one used at $500 ish.
02-10-2012, 07:29 PM   #37
Pentaxian
johnmflores's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Somerville, NJ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,264
QuoteOriginally posted by isaacc7 Quote
There are a zillion photographers that do not need to see every detail of every frame that they shoot. Getting the framing right can be done in even the worst sunshine. I shot a zillion pictures only using an LCD screen in Yemen, despite a rather harsh sun. I can't recall ever having a problem taking the picture. No, I wasn't using telephoto lenses and no, I wasn't dealing with shallow depth of field with that camera, but that's a very common type of shooting. Shortish lenses taking pictures of scenes with decent depth of field is an enormous part of pictures taken. For those of us that mostly shoot like that, using the screen is fine. I prefer it actually. I would have liked the K-01 to have a movable LCD, but it isn't critical for me.

I think that this camera will be fine for the vast majority of pictures that most people take. It certainly has got me back into Pentax and it will be my first "serious" digital camera.
+100. Me too.
02-10-2012, 07:51 PM   #38
Senior Member




Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 173
From what I've seen, I really like this camera, especially the lemon one. The only thing I'm worried about is manual focusing using liew-view, anyone have experience with that?

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, k-01, k01, mirrorless, pentax k-01, price
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Tenba 638-342 Messenger Camera Bag (Olive) - 2nd PRICE Drop GDRoth Sold Items 5 10-01-2011 04:15 PM
Pentax K-7, a pro camera at an amateur price? Student Pentax DSLR Discussion 4 01-05-2011 04:51 AM
People Аbout girls (The same but for the critics) Svyatosha Photo Critique 5 07-18-2010 08:54 AM
Pentax K20D Critics... benjikan Pentax DSLR Discussion 48 02-08-2008 12:38 PM
Critics for humane society project? d.bradley Photographic Technique 8 02-07-2008 12:39 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:44 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top