First Pentax K-01 Hands-On Video

Started Feb 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
BobORama
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Re: First Pentax K-01 Hands-On Video
In reply to TCSJordan, Feb 3, 2012

TCSJordan wrote:

I shot this preview of the Pentax K-01 camera with the help of Pentax Canada. I would love to hear your questions and comments!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-lSQlvqFKs
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Fun little video.

Its not possible to make a K mount camera thinner than the registration depth of the mount. So its going to be a brick. The K01 seems to "fight" this design limitation rather than embrace it. If you are going to make a brick, make the king of bricks. I'm thinking of the like a Mamiya or Rolli form factor with a hooded ( removable ) LV screen and optional grips that convert it to a more traditional SLR form factor.

Pentax needs to define what their brand is. I "think" it is about flexibility, performance, image quality, and backwards comparability for lenses. So extend that flexibility to the form factor of the camera. If you have a box, make it a flexible box.

Gotta go, I have to take some yellow duct tape and put pinstripes on my lenses to make them aesthetically compatible with the K-01 Hornet edition.

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