Welcome, Guest

TOPIC: I Think I Like The New Pentax K-01

I Think I Like The New Pentax K-01 6 years 3 months ago #1

  • Friendly Photon
  • Friendly Photon's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Founding Member
  • Posts: 2801
  • Thank Yous Received 56
  • Points: 1751
  • Honor Medal
I didn't think I'd ever like a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, but the Pentax K-01 has me pleasantly surprised:
www.ephotozine.com/article/pentax-k-01-m...ands-on-review-18400

If it had a viewfinder of some sort, it would make a neat replacement for the K-x/K-r. Especially with that awesome sensor and full K-mount compatibility. My wife's K-x is getting old :whistle:

(just kidding, it still works fine and we don't foresee a need to replace it anytime soon)
Photons are your friends! :-)
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: I Think I Like The New Pentax K-01 6 years 3 months ago #2

  • blackcloudbrew
  • blackcloudbrew's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Founding Member
  • Posts: 3058
  • Thank Yous Received 86
  • Points: 3212
  • Honor Medal
Given that the sensor is likely the same one as in the K5 it's really going to be interesting to see what happens when this really hits the market. It's unlike anything out there. It's design is going to be a love it or hate thing. I like the look. I do not need another camera (really!) but between the Pentax Q and the K-01, I'm getting a lot more interested. Love the yellow body!

Time will tell on this.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: I Think I Like The New Pentax K-01 6 years 3 months ago #3

  • J.Scott
  • J.Scott's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Founding Member
  • Posts: 1799
  • Thank Yous Received 39
  • Points: 2298
  • Honor Medal
I have to say that I do not like the look of this new camera.
School bus yellow really turns me off!
It's kind of brick shaped.
And $1000 US - pass.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: I Think I Like The New Pentax K-01 6 years 3 months ago #4

  • Friendly Photon
  • Friendly Photon's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Founding Member
  • Posts: 2801
  • Thank Yous Received 56
  • Points: 1751
  • Honor Medal
What? It's $750 USD... You can't convert the Euro price to USD, that's never how it works.
And the yellow is just one of the colours. There's also all-black and black/silver.


PentaxK01_lenses.jpg


I think the Limited lenses will be an excellent fit for this camera, thanks to their size.
Photons are your friends! :-)
Last Edit: 6 years 3 months ago by Friendly Photon.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: I Think I Like The New Pentax K-01 6 years 3 months ago #5

  • J.Scott
  • J.Scott's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Founding Member
  • Posts: 1799
  • Thank Yous Received 39
  • Points: 2298
  • Honor Medal
oh.... sorry.

The black one looks better than yellow, that's for sure.

But still looks blocky.

I guess the proof will be in the pudding.
I'm judging on appearance alone.
If it takes decent images I'm sure it will be a big seller.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: I Think I Like The New Pentax K-01 6 years 3 months ago #6

  • Friendly Photon
  • Friendly Photon's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Founding Member
  • Posts: 2801
  • Thank Yous Received 56
  • Points: 1751
  • Honor Medal
well, no viewfinder and no weather sealing... I hope it does well on the market, but it won't find its way into my camera bag.

Still... this automatically becomes the mirrorless camera with the largest lens support on the market. That's something worth bragging about.
Photons are your friends! :-)
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: I Think I Like The New Pentax K-01 6 years 3 months ago #7

  • Leighgion
  • Leighgion's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Founding Member
  • Posts: 962
  • Thank Yous Received 29
  • Points: 1191
  • Honor Medal
I have to say, this is the most promising mirrorless model I've yet seen. It's not creating yet another lens system, uses an APS-C sensor and unlike some other makers (I'm looking at you, Panasonic and Olympus) it actually shoots HD video at the specified 24 fps instead of retiredly primitive 30 fps.

If Nikon made one of these instead of the stupid One line, I'd look at buying one.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: I Think I Like The New Pentax K-01 6 years 3 months ago #8

  • mikeSF
  • mikeSF's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Founding Member
  • Posts: 1854
  • Thank Yous Received 49
  • Points: 1643
  • Honor Medal
wow, where have i been? i guess i dont pay attention to new stuff until it isnt new anymore, lol.
This looks pretty cool but i am a habitual viewfinder user so not sure how i'd like it. I guess i don't know what the supposed benefits of being mirrorless are either. regardless, once the price point settles in, i think this will fetch some positive attention. There is something dissonant about the retro styling paired with the modern yellow color however. The classic silver/black is a winner!
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: I Think I Like The New Pentax K-01 6 years 3 months ago #9

  • blackcloudbrew
  • blackcloudbrew's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Founding Member
  • Posts: 3058
  • Thank Yous Received 86
  • Points: 3212
  • Honor Medal
The classic silver/black is a winner!
Spoken like a true Raider fan.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: I Think I Like The New Pentax K-01 6 years 3 months ago #10

  • mikeSF
  • mikeSF's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Founding Member
  • Posts: 1854
  • Thank Yous Received 49
  • Points: 1643
  • Honor Medal
blackcloudbrew wrote:
The classic silver/black is a winner!
Spoken like a true Raider fan.
Jim Plunkett-era Raiders rocked the bay! Of course, i was living in Texas then and Roger Staubach was our guy.
I didn't want to seem absurd, but if they offered the camera in burnt orange, i'd buy it on the spot. Texas Longhorns are my team! I'd say 50% of all the clothes in my closet are burnt orange, possibly more.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: I Think I Like The New Pentax K-01 6 years 3 months ago #11

  • Friendly Photon
  • Friendly Photon's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Founding Member
  • Posts: 2801
  • Thank Yous Received 56
  • Points: 1751
  • Honor Medal
that's absurd! :p
Photons are your friends! :-)
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Time to create page: 0.286 seconds