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01-19-2012, 06:08 AM   #1
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New K-01 mirrorless camera coming

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from Mirrorlessrumors.com: Mirrorless Rumors | Blog | Hot! Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera coming soon?

Only thing I take away from it is that it's a K-5 in a slightly-smaller-than-kr body.

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Wow! Hope it's true!
It seems to be quite heavy compared to the other mirrorless cameras--only 200 grams less than the K-5...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mister Horrible Quote
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Only thing I take away from it is that it's a K-5 in a slightly-smaller-than-kr body.
121*79*59mm, 560 gramm

*its DS - 125 x 93 x 66 mm 605 gramm

-4, -14, - 7 mm.



It's VERY GOOD...Rather small for K-mount.

*ist DS was very small for me.

Samsung NX11
123 x 87 x 40 mm, 499 gramm

Olympus E-420
130 x 91 x 53 mm

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Here's the entire article, translated from the Japanese via Google Translate:

Mirror-less machine adopts the name Pentax APS-C sensor K-01?

From readers, courtesy of a mirror-less detailed information about new Pentax equipment.

  • Pentax new aircraft will be announced by CP +.
  • The name is K-01
  • The design of the hands of designers talby au. Rather than the K series, the Optio atmosphere rather reminiscent, like the heavy duty no Ricoh GXR.
  • K-mount mount. Other DA 40mm F2.8XS, there will be three lens kit with the existing lens.
  • Black & white body color (black keynote), white and black (white tone), black and yellow (based on black and white, yellow leather) three different colors.
  • In optical viewfinder, but the presence of EVF, is not clear about internal or external.
  • The sensor is the same spec K-5. Well as K-5 and the rear LCD.
  • Full HD video
  • Second shutter speed to 1 / 4000 of 30 seconds
  • Contrast AF, AF 81 Split
  • Built-in pop-up flash
  • 121mm width, 79mm height, 59mm depth
  • 560g in weight with battery
Since reliable information from people, I highly credible. The new machine is so that no optical viewfinder, the mirror-less machine no doubt, the adoption of the mirror-less K mount is amazing value.
59mm depth is certainly partly as a unit of the short flange back mirror-less body is too thick, it may be intact, including the K-mount flange back.
But still wide compared to the Kr-4mm, the height-18mm, so that in-depth and 9mm, I have been a small one around. Seems slightly lighter weight.
Then, I just care whether or not that can be achieved fast contrast AF DA FA group of current SLR lenses.

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Finally some actual Pentax news. Possibly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
[*] K-mount mount. Other DA 40mm F2.8XS, there will be three lens kit with the existing lens..
A cheap version of the DA 40mm?
Anyway, very exciting news.
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I think it's K-r's replacement. Hope - two new Pentax fixed lenses.
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will our pentax lenses AF on this?


and more importantly, will it blend?

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Interesting if the info and specs are true. Still, quite large and heavy for a mirrorless/viewfinder-free body.

Hopefully something more definitive soon!

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QuoteOriginally posted by causey Quote
A cheap version of the DA 40mm?
(...).
Or optimized for contrast detection autofocus.
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Interesting if the info and specs are true. Still, quite large and heavy for a mirrorless/viewfinder-free body.

Hopefully something more definitive soon!

Jason
For tiny dimensions - Pentax Q.

It's good size for me. Smaller than *ist DS.
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Sounds great. There is nothing about wheatersealing, right? I am curious about the viewfinder concept...
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So basically a dslr without the fast PD-AF makes you excited. Wow. I expect so much more when Pentax have the chance to launch a mirrorless.
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I hope this is true too. Just the same old K-mount but with a modern mirrorless body. There are enough other options for small APS-C cameras, but I'm not keen in using an adapter on them. This new Pentax sounds like the Sony SLT series but without a mirror. Very interesting, such a product does not exist at the moment (SLR registration distance but a MILC in all other aspects).
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Although smaller, it's heavier than k-x/k-r, so it might be weather sealed like k-5.
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