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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    I hope that's NOT it!!....That is just more of the same 'looks like a DSLR but not a DSLR'...

    ....pentax is going to have to get a bit more modern than that!

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    THAT is the ugliest camera I have ever seen. Marc Newson might be a neat product designer, but not of cameras. There is more to design than trying to be different. It helps to know about what you are designing.

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    I will boycott Pentax until they drop this designer. I sincerely hope that they do not screw up the rumored A16 Ricoh M mount like this!

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I will boycott Pentax until they drop this designer. I sincerely hope that they do not screw up the rumored A16 Ricoh M mount like this!
    I hope not either, although this design has slight design references with the Ricoh GXR. It is the material, the silver part and the weel on the chimney that is all wrong. Cheap!

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I will boycott Pentax until they drop this designer. I sincerely hope that they do not screw up the rumored A16 Ricoh M mount like this!
    I would think Ricoh will base A16 mount on A12 design, so I think you are safe there. However, if there is a full frame design in progress, then all bets are off!

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    Interesting design and much better than the Panasonic G/GH series. They have managed to keep SLR functionality while making a design that doesn't look like something from the 1980s (like more or less all DSLRs on the market today). Important to remember also that this is closer in concept to the Sony SLT cameras, since they've apparently decided to stay with the register distance from the DSLRs. A K-5 (or whatever comes after it) and this one would be an interesting combo.
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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    I'm with Jorgen here - this looks interesting and different - right now it looks odd, but at least it isn't another retro design.
    . . . the prospect of Pentax and Ricoh in cahoots really is tantalising (if they can just get the QA sorted on the Pentax lenses).

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    How cute.

    Looks like a Lomo in a tuxedo.

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    It's kinda silly looking with the panda coloration. Otherwise, it looks a fine little industrial lump*. I'll wait for the official announcement to hear what the specs are.

    * Hasselbalds are fine industrial lumps, and the GXR isn't exactly Vickie Vamp either. But they make nice photos...

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    I kind of like it. Looks to me a case of form following function, with emphasis on those big top controls, one of which looks easily controlled by a finger at the front.

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    Arrow Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    Official announcement: today February 2 at 07:00 EST or 12:00 UTC.
    Don't believe me ? Check it out here: Pentax K-01 Unveiling Countdown - Pentax Camera News & Rumors - PentaxForums.com


    Right, who'll start "Fun with the Pentax K-01" ?

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    I think it's fine. I heard rumors about it before and I thought it was going to be Super Ugly II TurboTM, but as it is, I think it's fine. Considering it will be smaller than a K-5 it may have even a bit of a "sexy appeal" when seen first person.

    I remember the first time I saw the Q in the rumor photos and I thought it was like the ugliest thing ever. Seeing it in person- whole different story.

    For me the success of this camera will boil to three things:

    - AF - how fast
    - LCD - how viewable in daylight
    - price and price.

    A price of say $800-$900 for a camera like this with the superb Sony sensor, seriously, I think it would be great (but maybe I am hallucinating). I also like the "60mm pancake remake" they did. Superbly thing, superbly small and apparently a good lens (yes, from the marketing press release so who knows :-) but it's probably good).

    - Raist

    PS: For all the "ugly" critiques one thing Pentax does *pretty darn well* is photographer centric ergonomics, interface, features. If this is even remotely close to the K-5/Pentax Q, its ergonomics/controls/interface will beat 90% of what's out there easily. For starters, no stupid Canon PowerShotTM dial wheel.

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Official announcement: today February 2 at 07:00 EST or 12:00 UTC.
    Don't believe me ? Check it out here: Pentax K-01 Unveiling Countdown - Pentax Camera News & Rumors - PentaxForums.com


    Right, who'll start "Fun with the Pentax K-01" ?

    Not me :-) Keeping what I've got. ;-)

    - Raist

    Update: here you go- if the K-01 could fit in my jeans pocket, then and only then it would cross my mind. But I don't think that will fit in my jeans pocket :-)

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    And what about that lens.. even on the K-5 it looks class:

    From photorumors:

    Pentax K-01 picture leaked, DA 40mm f/2.8 XS lens specs (UPDATED) | Photo Rumors



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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    How cute.

    Looks like a Lomo in a tuxedo.

    -Marc
    Well I gotta give it to you, that's an awesome analogy :-)

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    K-01 has focus peaking.

    From the BH Photo press release:

    "Focus peaking mode provides fast and accurate manual focusing for critical focus applications.
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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    Some is saying at dpr, the prices will be:

    Pentax K-01 body only: $750
    Pentax K-01 plus the new 40mm f/2.8 lens: $900
    Pentax K-01 two zoom lens kit (18-55mm & 50-200mm): $1000

    I think that price is pretty reasonable. Knock off $50-$100 for street I guess. I would think that's pretty good.

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    Quote Originally Posted by raist3d View Post
    Some is saying at dpr, the prices will be:

    Pentax K-01 body only: $750
    Pentax K-01 plus the new 40mm f/2.8 lens: $900
    Pentax K-01 two zoom lens kit (18-55mm & 50-200mm): $1000

    I think that price is pretty reasonable. Knock off $50-$100 for street I guess. I would think that's pretty good.

    - Raist
    What a bargain, same price as the Pentax Q had when it was announced

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    Quote Originally Posted by retow View Post
    What a bargain, same price as the Pentax Q had when it was announced
    Yup. But keep in mind to do sophisticated and small can get pricey.

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    It's "official" now: Pentax K-01 Officially Announced - Pentax Camera News & Rumors - PentaxForums.com

    But who fancies yellow I wonder ...
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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    If the video is good I'm interested and it does have an external mic socket, which is a great feature.
    What I wanted for my 15, 21, 40 and 70 ltds? not sure. But, as with all cameras, until you use one for a while you can't really evaluate it. Although I can evaluate the yellow version and that's a big NO! Well, perhaps maybe if nobody else buys one and they sell them off cheap. I used to be indecisive, now I just can't make up my mind.
    Price wise it seems OK and that will drop to an even more appealing figure for my retirement present in August. Especially if it drops like the Q's price has. It seems to me we used to have to go on waiting lists for new cameras, if we wanted one quickly. Now they start them out at a premium price and then drop the price after the initial rush.
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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    While I welcome a live view cam (I even bought the first Samsung! ), I do not get a half blind camera- i.e., no EVF, despite the heft and the pseudo SLR looks complete with the hump.

    Even, Olympus have learnt that an integrated EVF is a good thing!

    I can understand folks with Pentax lenses and accessories looking to buy one.

    But, with more evolved mirrorless systems in the m4/3rds and the NEX, it will be a tough sell.

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    Mmm, that missing O/E VF makes it a bit of a No-No ...
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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidL View Post
    Obviously (for the existing users with the lenses and accessories), the DSLR is the better choice. Better ergonomics and better AF.

    Why K-01?

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Mmm, that missing O/E VF makes it a bit of a No-No ...
    Same for me. It has been clearly designed by a famous industrial designer, not by a photographer.

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidL View Post
    That thing is almost as big as the K5. What is the point? If it was at least the size of an NEX-7 I would maybe consider it as I have some nice pentax K glass.

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Mmm, that missing O/E VF makes it a bit of a No-No ...
    +2 What were they thinking

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01



    More high quality junk from the headless chicken formerly known as Pentax.

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    The conspiracy of the camera manufacturers: Some have compact bodies with excellent sensors and integrated EVF but no interesting native mount lenses (Sony), others have lots of interesting new and legacy glass, but oddly shaped and quirky looking bodies with no EVF or OVF (Pentax) and the last group tries to lure consumers into bying complete new systems (Fuji and Samsung). Coincidence?

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    Re: Photo leaked of K-01

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    +2 What were they thinking
    + 3. Seems bizarre to me to. Added to which there is the size

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