K01, who is "ugly" now?

Started Oct 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jim in Hudson
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Re: K01, who is "ugly" now?
In reply to ET2, Oct 26, 2013

ET2 wrote:

audiobomber wrote:

I never thought the K-01 was ugly. That Sony A7 is ugly. Really ugly!

This isn't a beauty contest, unless you like to have sex with your cameras.

I owned a white one and actually thought it quite a handsome camera, though ergonomics were disappointing.

A7's sensor is more than 2 times larger, it has EVF, more buttons, more dials, better grip, tiltable LCD, and yet the same size as K01.

  • Sony A7R is 5% (5.9 mm) wider and 19% (15.4 mm) taller than Pentax K-01.
  • Sony A7R is 18% (10.8 mm) thinner than Pentax K-01.
  • Sony A7R [465 g] weights 17% (95 grams) less than Pentax K-01 [560 g] (*inc. batteries and memory card).

This isn't even close

Was the last line accidentally truncated?  Seems it should have ended with "... in price". 

I give Sony credit for trying something different here.  When it comes to weight and dimension, though, the practical figures should include the adapter as well until there's a robust native lens lineup.  The other issue around dimension relates back to the low shot life.  I don't know how many "pros" will buy the A7 but most will find it necessary to include the grip just to get the shot life up to a D800/E.

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