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07-03-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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K01 -- white and blue

K01 is still well and alive in Japan.
New version available, white and blue.
So, it's not quite discontinued? Ah, who cares — this one is cute.

K-01 White×Blue?PENTAX RICOH IMAGING



07-03-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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Well, color me confused! For real?

BTW, if you add it to you cart, there's a line that auto-translates to: "Release Date: 2013/07/25". Whoa!

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......whaaaat, I want that!
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Too cute! And here I am still fantasizing about a upgraded version of the K-01 somewhere. Please!

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Too cute! And here I am still fantasizing about a upgraded version of the K-01 somewhere. Please!
The upgrade came — a new colour combo!
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as much as I like that color combo (and I am really guarding my bank now!) It would be interesting if they do something other than change the rubber grip or body color.
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I want one sooo badly...
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This might be the best color combination for the K-01.

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Very neat! The price is good too - 44,800 yen with the DA40xs. Stock of the K-01 has been getting very hard to find in Japan lately, so perhaps there was demand at the right price after all.

Perhaps Pentax has decided that K-01 is for low-end K-mount in Japan, while the K-500 is their direction for other countries.

It also gives me more hope that we may get a successor. At least, with this and the K-50/K-500 being released tomorrow with Prime M, there is the possibility of further firmware updates.

On a side note, did you notice that it has Ricoh written on the front. I know it looks a bit like "PENTAX" from this angle, but if you look carefully, it definitely says Ricoh. Time to sell my gear!
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On a side note, did you notice that it has Ricoh written on the front. I know it looks a bit like "PENTAX" from this angle, but if you look carefully, it definitely says Ricoh. Time to sell my gear!
Have you lost your marbles or are you RiceHigh under cover?
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Well, it's nice to see that the K-01 line isn't dead... but why white/blue? Ick, looks like a little 5-year old's Fisher Price toy...

I guess they are targeting Japanese girls who seem to like these cute "kawaii" things...
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It's showing 49800 yen to me!
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Tzrenz0 - Try Fujiya Camera in Nakano. It's the best shop in town.
http://fujiyacamera.shop4.makeshop.jp/shopdetail/029001000123/order

Julie - I think they've chosen it as a summery colour. It's not really to my taste either, but I never liked the white one much anyway. Looking at the comments so far, it seems that some people like it.
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do we have any firmware suggestions then ?
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Julie - I think they've chosen it as a summery colour. It's not really to my taste either, but I never liked the white one much anyway. Looking at the comments so far, it seems that some people like it.
I suppose...
It would just be so much nicer if they had tons of color combos like the new Q and K50... or maybe we'll see that in the future?
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