images of Pentax K-01

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by krugorg, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I usually like the looks of Pentax cameras, but I may have to make an exception for this one.
  3. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    That looks like it is based on the GXR body. But less attractive.
  4. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Good point, I do like the GXR look much better. Also, I have a hunch that the GXR is going to look like a Pentax Q sitting next to this K-01.
  5. Julien

    Julien Top Veteran

    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    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).
  6. pepeye

    pepeye Regular

    Nov 19, 2011
    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.
  7. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    It will look better in all black. The silver adds a cheesy factor.
  8. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    there's only a very tiny number of people for whom this is true, pepeye ... :biggrin:
  9. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    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!
  10. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Looks a little on the porky side for my liking....
  11. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    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...
  12. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    C'mon Mark, there's more for you to love!!
  13. 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.