MX-1 DxOMark Test Up

Started Feb 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
marike6
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Re: MX-1 DxOMark Test Up, and? K-01, 40mm XS for 360 Dollar
In reply to rusticus, Mar 2, 2013

rusticus wrote:

is certainly a good camera, but at present you can buy a K-01 with 40mm f2.8 XS for $ 360 -
So why should anyone buy an MX-1?

Isn't the answer obvious?  Because they don't want a system camera.  Say I'm a Nikon or Canon DSLR user, why would I want a K-01 w/ 40 2.8 pancake?

Besides, people don't shop just to get bargains or low prices. Most buy based on what camera would help make their photography better or what camera would fill a specific need or role, i.e. travel camera, street photography, compact, etc.  

Personally, I'd be happy to shoot with a K-01, but 60mm is not the best focal length for general photography. And since I don't have any Pentax glass, no matter how good the IQ is, a K-01 makes zero sense for me.

A single focal length camera like the X100 does make sense for me.  A K-01, not so much.  But I have thought about picking one up.

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