rjx: Great idea to allow the user to customize the colors. I know there are some that think the appearance of the camera is more important than what it's capable of. Luckily you'll also get a nice camera too.
Actually Q is a nice camera system. The size is very compact, on par with quite a lot of serious photographer compacts. The image quality isn't bad, as numerous tests have suggested. The lenses are also pretty OK. The price is low. And the sorta classic looks are quite good. Actually Q is among the top 10 best selling ILC's out there in Japan, and this isn't bad, considering that there are so many ILC's out there. And adding a bit of color to the Q can be quite nice. I have seen a lot of young ladies using the original Q, and this newer, more colorful version can be even more charming. The real problem with Pentax on the consumer front is their marketing.....
Correct me if I am wrong, but if this K01 uses the same CMOS as the K5, it's got to have good IQ, since K5 has one of the best IQ's in all DSLR's according to DXOmark, plus it's already almost bigger than most competitors. And please don't worry too much about not being able to hold it steady with a K-mount lens. If you are using a telephoto K lens, you probably should use a tripod anyways, and if you are using a normal lens, please note that recent K lenses are really small and light.
I think I am now looking at a camera that is stylish, probably offering good IQ and not too heavy, with a bigger lens-base than probably any other mirrorless on the market now, and with a lot of good functions and really nice video capabilities. And I think that if put at a reasonable price, this has a lot potential. Another big plus for me is that this can share lenses with my DSLR even without a adapter. Fight Pentax!
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