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02-01-2012, 11:24 AM   #31
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The K-01 is ungley in a cute way. Still have to see how it performs. I am guessing AF will be slow. Also if it is weather-sealed. My guess is if is is going for the K-r bottom of the line price it will not be weather-sealed.

Still it is nice to see Pentax releasing this camera. I can see a second higher-end version coming out within a year with an EVF and a few other goodies.

It is a lot more exciting than the Q.

02-01-2012, 11:27 AM   #32
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Mostly the ugly looking comes from unusefulness, lets wait for the real specks first, if this "ugly" looking body will have goood hart, may be it will be well accepted
I actually do not feel this design so ugly
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Ok, lets wait for tomorrow.
I'm not so sure there is no EVF included.
And then the rest of features...

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I think if you keep the aluminum knobs and dials, keep the black grips, and paint the rest metallic copper or gold the sucker will sell like crazy...
Steam Punk K-01 will kick ass!

aside from that, this is the perfect back up camera for any pentax d-slr shooter..
looks weathersealed..
is that a red dedicated video REC button I see?
if this thing can record video to the capacity of the card without overheating I'll buy two, and ditch my sony camcorders!
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Personally, I think it looks great. I want to see the specs, but I think I'm going to be buying this to back up my K-5.
02-01-2012, 11:54 AM   #37
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It looks like a GXR with a fixed K mount.
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I hope this puppy uses the same batteries at the K-7 and K-5 because that would make it an even better sidekick to the K-5.

02-01-2012, 12:06 PM   #39
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Wow, that lens is crazy. I like the design.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sjwaldron Quote
I hope this puppy uses the same batteries at the K-7 and K-5 because that would make it an even better sidekick to the K-5.
The hand-grip bulge many take objection to hints at that. Sure hope so too. (but then why couldn't they have left the back circular button grouping the same labels/functions as on the K-5? )
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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
Well, it's a BRICK. Has anyone ever found a brick attractive? Not me for sure!
The Canon G12 & G1X are bricks.
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I'm quite enjoying the prototype Ricoh sent me in the mail to test...

Ok... that was a lie...
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oh no, it is ugly.

who cares, if it takes good pictures and is ergonomically fantastic
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QuoteOriginally posted by dinneenp Quote
The Canon G12 & G1X are bricks.
And the Nikon 1s. But more than that, they're generic. Pentax has chosen to not be generic -- and that's going to open it to criticism.
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Loving the looks!

And I love the fact that it now is a really good chance that I will try out a mirrorless for back up-camera and that it can use my beloved Pentax K-mount lenses

I am thrilled and soooo looking forward to what comes next. Oh I mean after the next release. Fullframe, yes?

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