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03-08-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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Language Settings for the K-01

Wondering if anyone in Japan can confirm if the K-01 can be set to English; assuming so at this point given the rest of the Pentax bodies seem to support that.

I was quite annoyed to find out that the Panasonic Lumix GF cameras are region-specific in this day and age...

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I believe that they all can be set to English, yes. Every Pentax I've bought to date (and I've gotten them both in the US and in Europe) supported several different languages including English and Japanese. Plus, there don't seem to be any regional firmware releases, either.

On my US K-01 there are 16 available languages

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Thanks Adam, I saw that in the documentation as well; guess that explains the lack of significant price differentiation between buying in Japan and in North America... the Lumix GX1 can be had nearly $200 off over there than here but you are limited to Japanese menus (at least according to the website and other user reports).
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My new K-01 has 16 languages too. But there's no Chinese in it. That's fine to me, but my wife has problem with that.

My K-5 has 19 languages, included traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese and Japanese. Don't know why K-01 take those 3 languages away.

Is there any way to install Chinese in K-01?

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I believe that they all can be set to English, yes. Every Pentax I've bought to date (and I've gotten them both in the US and in Europe) supported several different languages including English and Japanese. Plus, there don't seem to be any regional firmware releases, either.

On my US K-01 there are 16 available languages


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If the camera is sold in China, then I'm sure there's a version pre-loaded with the Chinese language. Otherwise there might not.
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However, I am pretty sure the spec of K-01 on the website said it supports Traditional/Simplified Chinese and Japanese.

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Even Pentax UK website claimed K-01 supports Traditional/Simplified Chinese and Japanese.

K-01 - Digital Mirrorless - PENTAX Photo

They need to update spec if K-01 doesn't support Traditional/Simplified Chinese and Japanese when you buy it in US.

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If the camera is sold in China, then I'm sure there's a version pre-loaded with the Chinese language. Otherwise there might not.
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