Timmbits: I don't mean to badmouth pentax or anything of the sort, but with new FF mirrorless models being introduced by Sony, and others to follow... although a good idea, the selectable olpf sounds like the sort of innovation I'd fall for when I was younger, but which seems moot, when you consider that more of us have started to ponder graduating to FF and have been eagerly waiting to see what develops in FF. At end of 2013, I'm definitely not willing to pay entry-level FF prices for an APSC, no matter what bells and whistles they throw into it.
Which FF camera can you buy for $1,299?
Pablom: So all the fuss is about AF speed in live view? who cares about that? I'd assume probably Rebel owners rather than the target market for this camera.
yabokkie, I don't see the day when optical viewfinders disappear. Call me old fashioned but I'd prefer tracking the scene directly with my own eyes with the camera steady and firm as an extension of my body rather than viewing through an electronic screen and holding the camera clumsily as if it were a baby with a dirty diaper.The only benefit I currently see about live view is for use on a tripod and for fine manual focusing, which is what I use it for.
So all the fuss is about AF speed in live view? who cares about that? I'd assume probably Rebel owners rather than the target market for this camera.
This is roughly the same size as my 3 year old Pentax K-x with a 40 year old K mount.I don't see an engineering achievement here.
jon404: Pentax people -- if I got a K-30, does Pentax make a 35mm or 40mm small, bright, sharp prime lens that you would recommend? I hate zooms.
DA 35mm/2.8 MacroYou'll love it
Korim: No bulb mode, no buy
of course there is a bulb mode
JackM: I wish that 40mm f/2.8 kit pancake with the K-01 was a 32mm f/1.4 or f/2.
I doubt they can make one of those very slim
why wait till 2013 with the rear converter? that makes no sense
This one deserves better than 39th