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K-01 for $316 with 40XS at Amazon is back!! $399 Now.
Posted By: Docrwm, 12-28-2012, 05:51 AM

Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Pentax K-01 16MP APS-C CMOS Compact System Camera Kit with DA 40mm Lens (Yellow)

You must go to the additional sellers page and go to the Amazon.com offering. They are out of stock but taking orders at that price. Nladt tome this happened the price didn't ladt long, but Amazon honored the sales.

Down to $314.95 as of 1/8/13

$399 now 1/18/13

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01-10-2013, 07:42 AM   #91
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Got the same message

QuoteOriginally posted by tmsunil Quote
The estimated window that I just got is Jan 30 - Feb 25. Thank you for everyone who responded.


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That's really odd. I placed my order on 12/28 and it is still saying Delivery Estimate: Thursday January 17, 2013 - Thursday February 7. I wonder if it has anything to do with ordering with Prime.
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QuoteOriginally posted by harriska2 Quote
That's really odd. I placed my order on 12/28 and it is still saying Delivery Estimate: Thursday January 17, 2013 - Thursday February 7. I wonder if it has anything to do with ordering with Prime.
If you check over in the 'has it shipped yet' thread he indicated he received the email with the estimated date range (with his range starting on jan 30), not an exact date.

Don't worry, we're still first in line
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Thanks Paul, I had to search for it but found the thread: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-01/210653-has-shipped-yet-thread.html

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Yay, I put the order in on Jan 04 and just got the delivery estimate: February 4, 2013 - February 26, 2013.. kudo to Amazon for shipping to Canada, though I pay a bit more, but still far less than buying in Canada - go figure.
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Ditto, got the same notice. Stoked, I should have this before leaving for Disney with the wife and kids. Will be nice to carry around something smaller than the K-5.....though....if my Groupon Q actually ships, I might just got with it.
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Did anyone else see this comparison (Pentax K-01 vs Fuji X-100) and find it fishy?
Fujifilm X100 vs Pentax K-01 - Our Analysis
I say "fishy" because the "pros" of the Fuji are few (3), and arguably insignificant (ex: viewfinder saves battery life) the "pros" of the Pentax are many (15), and pretty darned significant (better IQ for instance...duh!).
Anyway, I waffled on the K-01 but finally bit. Mine is supposed to arrive sometime between late Jan and late Feb.
01-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #98
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QuoteOriginally posted by Piscator Quote
Did anyone else see this comparison (Pentax K-01 vs Fuji X-100) and find it fishy?
Fujifilm X100 vs Pentax K-01 - Our Analysis
I say "fishy" because the "pros" of the Fuji are few (3), and arguably insignificant (ex: viewfinder saves battery life) the "pros" of the Pentax are many (15), and pretty darned significant (better IQ for instance...duh!).
Anyway, I waffled on the K-01 but finally bit. Mine is supposed to arrive sometime between late Jan and late Feb.
Like the Fuji or not, the analysis leaves a lot to be desired. The Fuji wins because of 3 things its "better" at than the K-01? Wow.
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Around 10% smaller
Around 10% thinner

But among the insignificant advantages of the K-01 are the following:
Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization
Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p
Larger screen
Significantly higher true resolution
Has interchangeable lenses
Better image quality
Better maximum light sensitivity
Longer battery life
More dynamic range

Just amazing.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Like the Fuji or not, the analysis leaves a lot to be desired. The Fuji wins because of 3 things its "better" at than the K-01? Wow
Actually, it is even stupider than you just mentioned. If you look at how they compiled the score, Fuji won because accumulated a ton of points in the categories of popularity and lenses. Popularity was a heavily weighted category. Also, they gave the K-01 0 points in this category, indicating that they were actually scoring it without a lens.
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Actually, it is even stupider than you just mentioned. If you look at how they compiled the score, Fuji won because accumulated a ton of points in the categories of popularity and lenses. Popularity was a heavily weighted category. Also, they gave the K-01 0 points in this category, indicating that they were actually scoring it without a lens.
Does the word "rigged" come to your mind too?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Does the word "rigged" come to your mind too?
Good question. I don't know what the goal of that site is in general...but I think it is incredibly strange to have "Popularity" as literally the most heavily weighted criteria...then to give the K-01 scores of 0 in the lens categories? It just doesn't make sense, and isn't to be taken seriously.
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Already have a k-01. really tempting to order another one for my parents. The video quality is just awesome.
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I just ordered one...
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I just ordered one...
Looks like Yellow is the new Pentax Color of 2013
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Yep. It was too good of a price to resist. At least I get some good Amazon reward points for it.
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