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K01 body for only $249
Posted By: Roob-N-Boots, 04-08-2013, 05:25 PM

Adorama has k-01 bodies for only $249 with free shipping.

Yellow body: Pentax K-01 DSLR Camera Body,Yellow 15322

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


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04-09-2013, 02:14 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by alelynh Quote
Do you think that the kit price will go down as well?
I dont know, it has been going up(DA 40xs kit) from $360 to $380 and now $400. They might just run out before the price comes down any.

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QuoteOriginally posted by samysarena Quote
Why are the prices so low for this model. I think it was just launched last year?? Is there something wrong with this camera performance?
Nah, I don't think it's the camera's performance so much as it's a butt ugly camera. :P
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Also, don't overlook the Pentax two-year extended warranty that gives you three years of coverage for an additional $19.95. It also gets you one complete check-up to ensure the camera is within specifications any time during the warranty period.
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Pentax thought this would be their breaktrough camera into the mirrorless craze. Problem was it was way too expensive, too big, and was only attractive to those who already had K mount lenses. It's sales were "very disappointing" and it sat in warehouses. Then they discontinued it, dropped the price dramatically, and it started to sell -finally. I bought my yellow one for $299 with the 40XS and sold the lens, so the body cost me $152. At that price it was a steal as a backup for my K-5. Funny though, they really didn't sell many at all when it came out because it's been on DEEP discount now for months with lots of sales -even Groupon, and they still have stock.

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I wonder if this K-01 is better than Canon 5D II on video...I am so tempted.
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I couldn't help myself. A yellow one has been ordered.
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QuoteOriginally posted by metalmania Quote
I wonder if this K-01 is better than Canon 5D II on video...I am so tempted.
It might not be better, but its adequate and costs a fraction, so you have money to spend on wonderful lenses and lighting, which is what really makes video look amazing
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QuoteOriginally posted by metalmania Quote
I wonder if this K-01 is better than Canon 5D II on video...I am so tempted.
I don't know much about shooting video - I've played with it a little on the K-01, but that's all. Some folks have shot excellent video with the K-01; some have said it is impossible to shoot video with it because it didn't have all the controls they are looking for. The 5D Mk II has been so popular for pro video, that I can't think the K-01 is "better". The bang for the buck is excellent.

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Hmmmm...pretty tempting. I have the 40mm limited so I don't need a lens.
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I want to live in the US, here in France the brick still costs 400€ and you still find offers at 800€...
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QuoteOriginally posted by seventysixersfan Quote
the question is, will B&H price-match this?
I have asked B&H and unfortunately they cannot match this.

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I've been increasingly interested in the K-01 with 40mm kit lately but missed the boat(s) on earlier deals. I had been watching it at Adorama for $380 but now it's up to $399. Any hope on it going back down or should I go for the body and just look for deals on lenses? I'm looking to step up from my K100d so I could potentially use that lens but that 40mm did look very nice.
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Just saw an email from Abe's of Maine. They have the K-01 with the 18-55 and 50-200 lens kit for $439.00. Great starter kit!

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Can I adapt rangefinder lenses to this camera or is the registration distance off?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Skullsroad Quote
Can I adapt rangefinder lenses to this camera or is the registration distance off?
The registration distance is way too deep. It is a standard K mount.
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