Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-24-2012, 09:39 PM   #16
Veteran Member
Laurentiu Cristofor's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: WA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,044
QuoteOriginally posted by Cambo Quote
I rest my case.
I like the EOS M. Check the top view:

Compare camera dimensions side by side

QuoteQuote:
Pentax K-01 is 83% (26.7 mm) thicker than Canon EOS M.
If you lay the K-01 flat, it is almost as tall as the EOS M standing up.

07-24-2012, 10:30 PM   #17
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,892
At least the Canon was designed somewhat ergonomically, rather than what someone in the '60's thought a camera would look like in 50 years.
07-29-2012, 06:49 PM - 1 Like   #18
Loyal Site Supporter
EricBrown's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Arlington, VA USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 696
It is all subjective. I find the K-01 very easy to hold and use. I like the feeling a more substantial camera in my hand. The Canon looks nice, but bland. I still give Pentax credit for not always being the "me to" brand.
07-30-2012, 01:43 AM   #19
Veteran Member
ihasa's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Midlands
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,054
I wouldn't call the K-01 ugly, although the bold chunky aesthetics are something you either love or hate.

The Canon is not ugly. Bland, maybe, but I don't mind 'bland' looking cameras.

The Canon wins in terms of elegance of design, as it has been designed from the ground up to provide a compact ILC system. Pentax's solution is more of a compromise, so comes over a little cumbersome and cludgey - but has merit in that it meshes seamlessly with their DSLR system. Like many commenters, I would have preferred to sacrifice a little functionality for an micro-K to K mount adapter based system which would work well with DA and FA ltds.

07-31-2012, 09:02 AM   #20
Pentaxian
Edgar_in_Indy's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Indiana, USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,555
QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
I don't want a touch screen on my camera. It means always reviewing images thru finger prints and crud. Pass.
I would love to be able to just touch the screen where I want the focus point to be. It might also be nice just pointing at a setting to change it, rather than having to navigate to the setting with the direction buttons.

My experience has been that the screen on my DSLR gets touched regardless, whether just from handling the camera, or putting it up against my face. It's never particularly bothered me though.
07-31-2012, 01:35 PM   #21
Site Supporter
Zygonyx's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ile de France
Posts: 2,951
Well, i agree touchscreen is just another marketing trick made to impress the gogo.
If it was of any photographic interest, we would have seen it first on 1D x.
Otherwise, i agree this new M thing improves esthetically from G1X ...
But the features and specs don't tell me anything good nor new almost 3 years after the first NEX.
07-31-2012, 02:35 PM   #22
Banned




Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Charleston & Pittsburgh
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,683
QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
this new M thing improves esthetically from G1X

Considerably differently marketed cameras targeted to much different audiences. Canon already working on a much better (both) sensor & lens combo for the new Gxx (whatever that new model number might be?). And my betting chips are still on the table that Canon comes out with a second mirorless before long; one that accepts all of the existing slr based Canon lens'; also most likely costing in excess of 1k.
07-31-2012, 02:46 PM   #23
Pentaxian
Edgar_in_Indy's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Indiana, USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,555
QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
Well, i agree touchscreen is just another marketing trick made to impress the gogo.
If it was of any photographic interest, we would have seen it first on 1D x.
I absolutely agree. That's why I have a hard time taking in-camera shake-reduction seriously.

07-31-2012, 07:03 PM   #24
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,892
The intended user of 645D is expected to be using a tripod.

That said I'm not sure why they didn't still use it. Obviously the 645D can still be hand-held. Perhaps the sensor connection to the camera body isn't very rigid?
07-31-2012, 10:17 PM   #25
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: 5th floor
Posts: 1,322
QuoteOriginally posted by Franky2step Quote
The Canon looks like a medical camera for colonoscopies perhaps.
Oh God. That is gonna hurt a lot.
08-01-2012, 11:37 PM   #26
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 1,352
QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
I never thought my nose was THAT long... but my screen is always covered in noseprints anyway.
I'm left-eye-dominant, so my nose is always jabbing at buttons, let alone the screen!
08-02-2012, 01:13 PM   #27
Site Supporter
Zygonyx's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ile de France
Posts: 2,951
QuoteOriginally posted by Edgar_in_Indy Quote
I absolutely agree. That's why I have a hard time taking in-camera shake-reduction seriously.
Well, you might find the answer if you use old but shining and fullcompatible Pentax or other manufacturers K-mount primes, but such an use is definitely not widespread amongst what i called " gogo "
08-02-2012, 01:23 PM   #28
Site Supporter
Zygonyx's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ile de France
Posts: 2,951
QuoteOriginally posted by Medium FormatPro Quote
Considerably differently marketed cameras targeted to much different audiences. Canon already working on a much better (both) sensor & lens combo for the new Gxx (whatever that new model number might be?). And my betting chips are still on the table that Canon comes out with a second mirorless before long; one that accepts all of the existing slr based Canon lens'; also most likely costing in excess of 1k.
Why not , but in my opinion there is no relation btw ugliness and market segmentation or type of user
08-02-2012, 02:57 PM   #29
Pentaxian
Edgar_in_Indy's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Indiana, USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,555
QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
Well, you might find the answer if you use old but shining and fullcompatible Pentax or other manufacturers K-mount primes, but such an use is definitely not widespread amongst what i called " gogo "
I was actually being satirical in my first reply. Shake reduction is one of the things that brought me to, and keeps me with, Pentax. If Canon and Nikon started offering in-camera SR, then I might give them consideration for my next DSLR (if they could exceed the value proposition of the competing Pentax model, which I find doubtful based on history).

Catch-in-Focus is another one of the great features that Pentax offers, but is hard to find on competing models. Although with focus-peaking, perhaps CIF is not as important for manual lenses as it used to be.
08-02-2012, 03:09 PM   #30
Pentaxian
Na Horuk's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Slovenia, probably
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,331
So Canon basically stole the black/white look from Pentax? (which Pentax stole from the storm troopers, I guess?) Well, not stole,.. I meant to say "drew inspiration from."
The K-01 is a fun camera, if I wanted a tiny camera, I would go for a Q or something.
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!
k-01, k01, mirrorless, pentax k-01
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Macro Ugly J-Rod Post Your Photos! 5 09-12-2011 08:04 PM
Macro Ugly mug yeatzee Post Your Photos! 31 09-15-2010 12:21 AM
Macro She's got an ugly face ... volley Post Your Photos! 6 08-14-2010 12:32 PM
If you thought the White KM was ugly... ajuett Pentax News and Rumors 49 03-05-2009 12:10 PM
Ugly ducks with the ugly duckling lens rfortson Post Your Photos! 3 03-01-2007 03:43 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:19 AM. | See also: NikonForums.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