K-01 wins 2012 Red Dot Design Award

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mgm2
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K-01 wins 2012 Red Dot Design Award
Apr 16, 2012

Well this is good news for Pentax and the K-01.

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What the heck is the "Red Dot Design Award," and could you provide a link? Whatever it is, I wonder if the award was based on aesthetics rather than usability, which seems to the main complaint of some of the camera's critics. Mind you, I am not one of those critics, having never held a K-01 in my hands.

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Google K-01 wins 2012 Red Dot design award.

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In reply to Robgo2, Apr 16, 2012

See story on the pentaxforums(dot)com.

Robgo2 wrote:

What the heck is the "Red Dot Design Award," and could you provide a link? Whatever it is, I wonder if the award was based on aesthetics rather than usability, which seems to the main complaint of some of the camera's critics. Mind you, I am not one of those critics, having never held a K-01 in my hands.

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Red Dot Desgn Award is apparently a German award. I did find this in this article

http://www.photographyblog.com/news/pentax_k-01_wins_red_dot_design_award/

"Each year, products brought to market over the previous two years are judged on nine different design criteria, including degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, durability and ecological compatibility. "

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In reply to Paphios, Apr 17, 2012

cool.
i'm really enjoying mine.

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PJ711 wrote:

cool.
i'm really enjoying mine.

Same here.

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Good new. "Award Winning Design", that's something Pentax can now advertize and it will certainly bring some people to at least look at it.

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In reply to rogerstpierre, Apr 17, 2012

I do like the design look and the K0-1 takes great images, but the design should not be just about how a product looks, at least it shouldn't be in my book. Pentax made a great camera here, flawed by that shoddy SD rubber cover that opens just by looking at the camera, and no rear thumb grip, it is just too disappointing once you have the camera in your hand. Pentax should provide a free leather 'every ready' case with every unit to improve the ergonomics and help with these issues.

Designers band together when thing look dire for one of their own .... you know you have a poorly designed item when a product starts winning design awards!

I hope Pentax gets the future K0's right next time.

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Designers band together when thing look dire for one of their own .... you know you have a poorly designed item when a product starts winning design awards!

Lol! Especially design awards nobody's ever heard of...

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"Each year, products brought to market over the previous two years are judged on nine different design criteria, including degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics , durability and ecological compatibility. "
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I'm impressed, you seem ro know more than these folks.."The Red Dot Design Award (styled "red dot design award") is an international product design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany.[1] There are prize categories for product design, design agencies, and design concepts. Since 1955, designers and producers can apply for the prizes with the winners being presented in an annual ceremony. Winning products are presented in the Red Dot Design Museum on the premises of the historical Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen. The Red Dot Design Award has more than 11,000 submissions from 61 countries".

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In reply to John Cal, Apr 17, 2012

John Cal wrote:

Designers band together when thing look dire for one of their own .... you know you have a poorly designed item when a product starts winning design awards!

That's a pretty bold statement, dude.

My K-01 felt a little strange at first, just like my new bike did. Then I got used to it.

Not perfect, but all in all, a great camera. Matches perfectly with the Limited primes.

http://k-01vancouver.tumblr.com/

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In reply to mgm2, Apr 17, 2012

My old company had a coffee espresso machine that's awarded the Red Dot Award.

That think spends more time being fixed that it's being used.

Red Dot probably just mean - hey they hired a designer to do the exterior.

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