images of Pentax K-01

Julien

Top Veteran
Jan 6, 2012
103
Paris, France
Julien
This design is not my thing, but I'm more concerned by the specs. Looks awfully close to a small DSLR without the advantage of an OVF or PDAF autofocus. I hope I'm wrong, but I really can't see much point in this camera, apart maybe for people who already own Pentax gear (but then I'm not sure why they would switch to this camera, apart from the novelty factor).
 

pepeye

Regular
Nov 19, 2011
13
Portland, Oregon
The only appearance that matters is the appearance of the photos it takes.

As the owner of 28mm, 35mm and 50mm Pentax primes, this will be pretty interesting IF its price comes in well under a K-5 but offers K-5 type performance.
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
123
Houston, Texas
Jack
Interesting. If this is THE real camera, I'm guessing that it's somewhat thinner than a K-5. Hence the column looking thing underneath the control dial. NO EVF on it? If there's no EVF, there's no reason to keep the hump then.

I hope the Oly OMD1 looks better!
 

bartjeej

Hall of Famer
Nov 12, 2010
124
bart
I like the looks in terms of design, but I really don't see the point in making a CSC if you're just gonna keep the same lens mount, because then the flange back distance will still be that of a DSLR, meaning it's always gonna remain thick, defeating the whole USP of a CSC. The only thing you could sensibly remove is the VF hump...
 
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Don't much like the look of that. Whats with the red and green buttons that look just like they have been photoshopped in. Pentax design has always been better than that. I'm not sure I see the point of it, really, if the body is going to be almost as big as the DSLR range.
 

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