This is a highly competitive & with high expectations for camera features, quality, design, etc. The design engineers have done a great job in putting Pentax in a glorious quality spot. In the real world, choices are aplenty and they are bound to be acceptable to many categories of users. Bearing this in mind, it is sad to say that this K-01 design if placed side by side with the others, it will be overlooked as a piece of cheapskate. Miniaturization, high perceived value with quality is the way forward. It is simply not appealing because it does not look serious and it is thick and bulky obviously by comparison difference with the others. I know the quality is highly acceptable as being tested by DxOMark but I am sure not buying it. I am really curious to know at the end of the day, the number of K-01 units can be sold worldwide.
Nothing much to ask for, for this is not a Nikon D7000 or a Canon 60D. Overall it is acceptable. Good performance.
For those of you who are talking about a size fit to call compact and good to pocket it around while travelling should look at Samsung WB750. Bear with it for a couple of months.
Nothing to complain for it has an 18X optical & 24X smart zoom, 24~432mm equivalent. No bulky lens like the NX200 or NEX series. Some preview says that it has an OLED while an LCD would be the only set back. A build-in flash good for 13ft. 12.5 megapxl, APS-CMOS BSI sensor plus full HD video. 10fps burst, 24mm wide angle, HDR, 3D & live panorama. No GPS.
Cant ask for more with so many up-to-date features. It is one to carry around light and easy, thats all. I truly wish that with all the right features & a latest sensor type, it gives us a reasonable good quality image. What is there more to ask for from a reasonably priced compact? Dont expect it to make you a pro out of it. It is a level not to compare with that of a pro unit. Pray that the image quality is good and we will have nothing else to complain.