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11-01-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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K-01 now at $346 at Adorama

Not sure if this is a new low, though it must be, but I'm just giving a heads up on the new price. Is there any reason I shouldnt look into this as a replacement for my Kx? I notice there isn't a viewfinder, which may ruin it for me.

Url: Pentax K-01 Digital Camera Body, Black 15222

A sale with the 40mm lens as well.


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This is the new MSRP for the K-01

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This is the new MSRP for the K-01
If so, that is a killer, killer price.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Billium28 Quote
Is there any reason I shouldnt look into this as a replacement for my Kx? I notice there isn't a viewfinder, which may ruin it for me.
I also am very tempted by this low price to get a new Pentax body for my lenses. My only Pentax camera right now is a Kx, so I'm in your same situation. The question for me is whether the K-01 would be a replacement for my K-X or a compliment to it. That is, would I want to have two camera bodies? Use the K-01 for times when it's better than the K-X (video capture, for example), and use the K-X when it's better (viewfinder, faster AF for fast-moving subjects).

The K-01 is only marginally smaller than the K-X, both in terms of weight and physical dimensions. I've heard the new firmware improves the AF speed a lot but it's still going to be slower than the K-X. You might need to consider whether that matters for the subjects that you shoot -- if mostly stationary objects, then the K-01 could be a good upgrade in some ways, but if you are trying to photograph kids running around or sports, you are probably better off keeping your K-X (or better yet, get the K-30).

Still, I can't dispute that the $350 price for the body is extremely appealing and has made me seriously consider buying one. Or I keep saving my pennies and pay roughly double the price to get a K-30 body that has a very nice viewfinder (better than K-X) and is WR too. Decisions, decisions!

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This is going to get serious consideration for use with my MF lenses
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May have to get this for my 10yr old for Christmas...
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I just told B&H about the price drops (Adorama always gets to them first for some reason), and they're now live at B&H as well:
Pentax K-01 Digital Camera (Black) 15222 B&H Photo Video

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Wow, this is great for those who want to shoot video. Seriously.

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I'm really tempted at the new price.
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Oh man... I've already got a (classic black) K-01, but for that price, I could put off LBA for a bit and build a really funky 3D rig w/ one black and one bumblebee...

To respond to the OP, it depends on what you are using your K-x for. The K-01 is great for some things, but if you are used to a viewfinder, you will definitely have to learn a new way of shooting. I actually enjoy the "differentness" - it makes me go outside my routine, work from different angles, and shoot from the hip a lot more - but I'm keeping my dSLRs, as well. (I can't decide if I am a "collector" or "hoarder". Meh, whatever.)
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Sounds like Ricoh/Pentax is clearing out this model, maybe eliminating it, maybe offering a new updated version! Seems like the company is getting serious.
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It's better at Adorama if you go with the Bundle for the same price because you get the K-01 and the following items :
16GB SD Memory Card
Camera Case
Digital Memory Case

Body only for $346
Pentax K-01 Digital Camera Body Black - Bundle 16GB SD 15222 A

Body + 40XS Lens for $446 - the K-01 + Lens seems to include a Spare D-LI90 Rechargeable Battery too!
http://www.adorama.com/IPXK01K40A.html


SanDisk 16GB Ultra SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, 30MB/s Read Speed SKU: IDSDUIC1016 MFR: SDSDU-016G-A11




Lowepro Rezo TLZ-10 Holster-Style Bag for DSLRs, Black SKU: LPRZTLZ10BK MFR: LP345800EU




Adorama MEM-4 4-Slot Bi-Fold Memory Card Holder SKU: ICDMEM4 MFR: MEM4

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That is super cheap, wowzers
Get the yellow one
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LOL, it is still 749 in Canada.... hard to resist not shopping south of the border.
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Wow. I've been thinking of a K-01 and a 21 ltd as a great everyday camera...this is going to be hard to resist.
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