K01 ... Why is it that its size that counts

Started Jun 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: "Can" = "must" in some minds
In reply to Gerry Winterbourne, Jun 1, 2012

Gerry Winterbourne wrote:

tombell1 wrote:

BUT WHY OH WHY do Dpreview and others go on about the size.

We see many posts saying that the K-01 "missses the point" of MLCs, which is that they must be small. The real point, of course, is getting rid of the mirror with its mechanism, weight and vibration.

DSLRs already have the liveview mode that eliminates mirror related vibrations. 2. K01 is heavy. 3. K01 is not cheap.

K-01 doesn't offer anything special that a DSLR already doesn't do in liveview mode. All K01 does is lose PDAF AF system, in cases where you definitely need that part (like shooting anything that isn't still). You can use a DSLR identically to K01 in liveview mode, and you can use the DSLR as an OVF camera with PDAF system with the ability to track focus.

If size (and the ability to mount any lens due to shorter flange, like other ILC) isn't important, then what's left? K01 offers nothing that a DSLR can't already do in liveview mode.

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