Shakeout in the mirrorless market

Started Feb 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Shakeout in the mirrorless market
Feb 25, 2013

The Pentax K-01 bites the dust and there appears to be no replacement or upgraded model in sight. Maintaining the K mount was a good idea but the poorly-received styling by Marc Newsom, surprisingly chunky size, and slow CDAF performance did not help. It looks like Pentax's entries into the mirrorless market have not gone well, despite the fact that the general concept of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are apparently here to stay. The Pentax Q system has performed below expectations as well. The Q did well for a few weeks after a deep discount but has once again slid to mediocre sales.

Fortunately, with the K mount, existing owners of the K-01 will not be stuck with an inventory of soon-to-obsolete lenses. They can always upgrade to a K5-II or whatever else comes down the pike from Pentax.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/02/25/Pentax-Ricoh-discontinues-K-01-k-mount-mirrorless-camera-after-1-year

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