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06-04-2012, 02:20 AM - 1 Like   #1
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K-01 get honourable mention in "Techlife"

"Techlife" magazine formerly "PC User" magazine one of Australia's top tech mags, has given the Pentax K-01 4 stars out of 4 in it's latest edition. In its review of compact cameras, Canon G1X received 3.5 stars, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V 3 stars and Samsung NX 4 stars.

Best feature according to Techlife is full compatability with Pentax K mount lenses. Downside is the fiddly SD Card slot.

Best thing for me though, this is the first time for a long time that Pentax has even been mentioned in this mag. I got tired of seeing Canon and Nikon and Sony and Samsung and Fuji cameras reviewed with the comment that Pentax did not supply a sample for testing.

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that's awesome, though i still haven't see it on display at JB Hifi
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Don't expect JB to stock them they seem to be a bit anti Pentax. Don't know why but they maybe have some deal with Canon as that seems to be their main push. It comes through in other of their lines too. Remember that companies pay for product placement.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bruce Clark Quote
Downside is the fiddly SD Card slot.
... and the Aesthetics

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Downside is the fiddly SD Card slot.
It's more easy to get the SD card out of my K-01 than my K-7.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jogiba Quote
It's more easy to get the SD card out of my K-01 than my K-7.
The SD card rubber cover is the problem here It's just too hard to get it back on!
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That was one of my issues too. I found the rubbery bit was annoying to deal with. The camera looks 100% better in person, especially when not in yellow. My wife thinks it's the dumbest looking camera there goes the idea of buying it for her to learn on. Maybe a K30 for her?

I did return it after the weekend though... it was a great camera in features and function. But the lack of OVF bugged me too much... and I found the egronomics very poor for my smallish hands.

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