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02-01-2012, 10:52 AM   #1486
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Based on the leaked photo of the back buttons...

Would it have killed them [Pentax] to have kept the multi-function 4 button circular group the same labels/functions as they have on the K-5? I mean, I learn which button to push for WB, Flash and Drive mode w/o having to look, and this camera changes the positioning of every one of them?!!!

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Just my two cents- If that is the design it better be a really good camera. Everyone has different tastes but it doesn't jump out at you like the Fuji. I'm not saying the Fuji is a better camera, but they really got the design part right for their target audience. This is an interesting look but I'm just not sure who it will appeal to outside of current Pentax users, unless of course it's performance is really special.
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I wonder about the other two lenses it supoosedly can come bundled with. Will it just be the current the current zooms (L versions?, WR versions?). Looking at the group picture, it looks like the other two K-01's have the DA18-55 II and the DA18-135 (or is it the DA55-300). I would have expected them to try to come up with a more compact (XS) kit zoom as well. It seems pretty clear to me, at this point, that this is a mirrorless camera for K-mount users, not a CSC. Pentax is not trying here to make a new, much more compact system. Well, I suppose they see the Q for that role.
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Because it's a K-R replacement , it's not WR. I see the price at $799 body only
Remember this camera will not be for old pentaxian but peoples who move from P&S or peoples who want to move on mirrorless camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bobmaxja Quote
Because it's a K-R replacement , it's not WR. I see the price at $799 body only
Remember this camera will not be for old pentaxian but peoples who move from P&S or peoples who want to move on mirrorless camera.

This is not a replacement for the Kr, that is coming in spring. I would like weather sealing, but at the price point Pentax is aiming at, it may be another model.



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02-01-2012, 11:14 AM   #1491
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobmaxja Quote
Because it's a K-R replacement , it's not WR. I see the price at $799 body only
Remember this camera will not be for old pentaxian but peoples who move from P&S or peoples who want to move on mirrorless camera.
That may be the case. Tho Adam did post a 'hint' that it is in keeping with what drew many/most new adopters to Pentax. While it's an open-ended question, top of most's list can be said to be legacy glass support, SR, and WR. So I'm not counting WR out until it's counted out in the official release.
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Photos of ther battery door makes me think it is not weather-sealed.
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Photos of ther battery door makes me think it is not weather-sealed.

Good point !


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at this rate we'll be well past 1500 posts by tomorrow morning
Tomorrow morning where? At this rate we'll be at 1500 by 1:00 pm Central (GMT-6)
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Tomorrow morning where? At this rate we'll be at 1500 by 1:00 pm Central (GMT-6)
Getting closer.

I have nothing to add to this thread. I reserve judgement until we see the actual specs and how it performs.
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three!...
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I don't think posts about post counts should count ...

two!
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Photos of ther battery door makes me think it is not weather-sealed.
But it comes with a bottle of this.

Last edited by junyo; 02-01-2012 at 11:53 AM. Reason: I swear my post was 1499 when I first posted it.
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