ogl: 17/0.95 provides the equivalent DOF really as 35/1.9 (for US$1,500 for manual focus instead of US$200 for AF). Sending its image to a poorer sensor. Absurd.
D800 is USD3000, but it's new camera. FF could cost not above 2000-2500 USD (used or new). Anyway, 35/2 is good lens in any system. And rather cheap. As for IQ - FF killed crop 2 forever. Noise, resolution and so on.
Zebooka: Sys Requirements are amazing.Why do they need Core 2 Duo or i5, 2 GB RAM and 1 GB HDD for sending commands via USB ?This is ridiculous.For professional usage they should have done WiFi module, not outdated wired USB.Shame on you Pentax.
PS: Also such long wait for such easy app... what are they doing when they have all specs of camera protocol? I'm telling this as programmer.
Anton, you are not Pentaxian..Why do you care?
loock: Where is D-FA 90 f 1.7 for K FF35, star or Ltd. ???
On crop 645D, 90mm is like 71mm on FF35 - what portret lens is that ???
645D could get new sensor in the future, don't you think?
New thin lens for K-01....Interesting. Which focal length and speed?
Why this 75/1.8 is so big?
Mirrorless like small DSLR: funny, but silly. The specs are nothing special.Do you know m4/3 weather sealed lenses?The design is like wardrobe or cupboard.
17/0.95 provides the equivalent DOF really as 35/1.9 (for US$1,500 for manual focus instead of US$200 for AF). Sending its image to a poorer sensor. Absurd.
New features in K-01
1. Prime M processor 2. Full HD 1080p video capture at 30 FPS with h.264 compression (60 FPS at 720p) features shutter speed and aperture exposure control, video autofocus control3. 81 AF points4. No PEF5. Focus Peaking (the best in the class)6. New SR7. Three (green and red + AF/AE-L) programmable buttons8. AF tracking9. New sensor10. In-camera stereo microphone11. 1024 metering12. New HDR mode
No emotions: good, big, high MP, fast and boring device.
what is the size of RAW of 36 MP?
so boring camera...but usefull
BBnose: why pentax didn't ask marc newson to design some new lenses dedicated to this new k-01?it seems that previous lenses or old decades lenses don't match the new look of k-01.
Wrong. Very good with any lenses. Even better with FA LIMITEDHave a lookhttp://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-01-forum/174204-my-opinion-about-k-01-design.html
ljmac: Hey everybody - I managed to get my hands on the transcripts of Pentax's product meetings, and I think I can explain this camera now!
Submanger: We make the smallest DSLRs, but these new mirrorless cameras are even smaller, and they're eating our lunch!
Manager: In that case, let's make a mirrorless cam using the smallest sensor we can find, then we'll be smaller than everyone!
Submanager: You're a genius!
A few months later...
Submanger: I don't know why, but we haven't been able to sell any Qs.
Manager: Hmmm, so I guess people don't want small after all - they just want mirrorless. So let's just rip the mirror out of one of our DSLRs, and we'll make the biggest mirrorless camera instead!
Submanager: But why would people want to buy the a camera that's just as big as a DSLR but with less functionality?
Manager: Let's hire some expensive designer so that it doesn't look like a DSLR - in fact, let's make it not look like a proper camera at all!
Submanger: You're a genius!
he said meaningful nonsense
sashko1: will this new 40mm work on my k-5?
It will work. NEW DA40 XS is for ANY PENTAX DSLR
gmol: What's the point of a 60mm-equivalent lens? It's too narrow for indoor shots, and F2.8 is too small an aperture. Why is it that - with the exception of the Samsung 30mm f2 pancake - nobody has been able to produce a really usable and bright standard pancake since the Panny 20mm F1.7 was introduced 3 or 4 years ago?
I use FA43 at my K-5 as all-around lens almost all my time.
ronniemac: All this talk about camera image is so irrelevant compared to the importance of image quality. Remember the Pentax Q criticisms about sensor size and image quality? I’ll not form judgement until I read the tests and see the pics – and taken with some of the excellent glass that is designed for the K mount.
But just to irritate the aesthetic police, can I add the Pentax K-01 is gorgeous, especially in black and white. I even like yellow, but that may be because it annoys so many purists who need everything in black. I am so tempted to buy one, but the radical dissenter in me has decided to stick with the K-5 until the EVF FF version is released. C’mon Pentax – take this beautiful baby to the next level.
Pentax Q's IQ beats CCD 1/1,7" and 1/1.65" sensor's cameras.It's strange, but it's truth.
jmmgarza: Looks quite ugly. To many, MoMA is an arbiter of taste and design. They are also a shill for corporate investors. Again, the camera looks horrible. Yes, Ricoh screws up again. Please let Pentax designers do their job.
I've heard about Pentax APS-C mirrorless "UGLY" camera more that 1 year ago. :) My friend saw K-01's prototype of body more than 1 year ago. Said - "out of my mind." :)))
Video mode of K-01 is much stronger than all Pentax DSLR. The camera uses new processor PRIME M. Less functionality is the thing to discuss.
Pentax Q has good sales in Japan, by the way.
Kaizer One - the name of camera from Russian Penta-club