What do you think

Started Feb 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tom Caldwell
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Re: What do you think
In reply to sroute, Feb 26, 2013

sroute wrote:

The Newson design was a failure.

Had they applied his design eye to a truly compact camera, then perhaps there'd have been a saleable winner as a result.

My guess: Pentax designed the K-01 using their standard approach and the result - an ugly brick of a camera - was deemed unsaleable. "Who would buy that?", remarked Kontiki-san in sales. "Only someone with the face of a donkey to match!" exclaimed Norikomaki-san.

Instead of working on the specs (a big bulky APS-C camera designed for full size lenses from their DSLR line needs a VIEWFINDER among other attributes) they decided to... wait for it...

PUT LIPSTICK ON A PIG.

The K-01 goes to show that dressing up a bad idea isn't a good plan.

Funny (laugh)  There must be a few donkey faces around the world.  Even enough to clear warehouses would be quite a few.  Maybe with some luck they were in a warehouse taken our by natural disaster (sick joke)

One might wonder if they gave Marc Newson a working chassis and told him to slip something comfortable around it?  Or he designed the box and they fitted the components in afterwards?

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