so.....how is this 'me too' then, if no one else is doing it?Some things never change; Pentax has had a 'me too' policy for all of the digital period and this is but more of the same,...a 'me too' camera that sadly has none of the advantaages of other makes models. If a camera can be summed up with the phrase 'the worst of all worlds' then the k01 must be a close contender.....
....so, ONLY pentax lenses will fit (STILL no 24mm f2 ater TEN YEARS of pentax dslrs!!)
....No possibility for any adaptor use with 'any' lens like NEX
....Big as a brick!
....No viewfinder, or provision for.
....'Styled' but not apparently designed as a photographic tool.
....Unadventurous basic spec,..16 meg when everyone else is already on 24 and thinking 36.
....Weird confused identity,..a fudge made to ape a DSLR.
....Plus, a lens that is so 'off the wall' that no photographer would want it as manual focus appears physically impossible!!
Maybe I am not as much as photographer as some but I can't see how anyone can manually focus with any focus-by-wire lens, I think unless you have a proper MF ring everything else is AF only and the MF is just for show and to tick a box.....Plus, a lens that is so 'off the wall' that no photographer would want it as manual focus appears physically impossible!!
I feel the same way. While I don't have any problem with retro designs like the Fuji X series and now Olympus OM-D cameras, I really like clean and simple designs that are created for digital from the ground up - like the NEX-7 and the Pentax K-01. Designing a retro style camera is inherently challenging since designers have to deal with all of these new controls that never existed in the film world. Also, in defense of Marc Newson, he was given a brief by Pentax to retain the K mount and still come up with a bold and interesting design. It seems like the route he chose was to emphasize that boxiness rather than try to hide it with a curvaceous design. I personally find it an interesting approach. Also, as far as Pentax is concerned, they have never abandoned K-mount compatibility throughout their history and that is surely something Pentaxians value.I like that Pentax went their own way with the design, and I like the look of the K-01.
Okay, probably just highlighting my newbishness - just used to coming from m4/3 where everything is a nice round effective like, 24, 28, 35 (okay, 34), 40, 50 and 90. Oh yeah, and then my GXR is 28 and 50 effective.You mean the lenses like 21, 31, 40, 43, 55, 70, 77 mm X 1.5 crop factor?
I'm still having one eye on it. I like the quirky design and the in body IS, which no other aps-c sensor mirror less system offers. And I would not be surprised if the IQ of the K01 would set new benchmarks (@ USD 750!). In a quick pancake comparison, digitalrev.com was very positive about the new lens.Seems this new announcement suddenly lost it's appeal. No more talk about it after the OM-D. Is it a dead issue?