"Trend conscious people" - what a euphemism ...
WACONimages: Dear Dpreview,
Why, oh why do we always have to click and click before we can read the article or/and review!!??? You read news on the front-page and think, well I'm interested to read this and give it a click! A new page opens and surprise the same announcement as on the front-page shows up! and only after another click you get to the article.
Is it just me who isn't funned of this... I know it is just another click, but don't see why this is needed?
fed2man: When is Windows going to support DNG files? In Explorer in Windows 7 all my DNGs show up as icons only, no thumbnails. Or have I missed an update somewhere? Thx.
A quick google search for "windows 7 dng support" would have pointed you to Adobe's DNG Codec: http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/dng/win/DNGCodec_2_0_Installer.exe.
skyfotos: Bear in mind:This is a primarily a viewfinder “street camera”.As such it will very seldom used to photograph burnt out highlights.Low light wide aperture street photographs will use a higher ISO and background out of focus orbed highlights will consequently be ameliorated.The essence of the subject matter will never be subservient to background highlights –“orbed” or otherwise.Scene and landscape photographers should use another camera if orbs offend them and should leave street photographers to enjoy the fantastic X10!
Bear in mind: This is not a "street photography only" camera, people can use it for whatever style of photography they enjoy, even landscapes and whatnot. If you're happy with your defective piece of equipment, rejoice. Others are not, and rightfully so. If it's defective, it's defective, and for the price tag buyers can expect to use the camera for whatever they want to capture.
I, for one, am happy that Pentax did not jump on the "let's design a camera that looks like it's 40 years old" bandwagon. The K-01 looks interesting, a little smaller than the K-5 (which itself is a rather smallish camera). It's certainly not a K-5 replacement though, but I welcome the direction Pentax is going with designing a MILC that accepts current and legacy Pentax K-mount lenses without an adapter. If Olympus had only followed the same strategy with their excellent Zuiko lenses!
I'm a bit disappointed that there is no built-in EVF, but remember that it took Olympus several years to come up with such a design (the upcoming E-M5 or OM-D). I'm sure Pentax will deliver an EVF shortly.
Nevertheless, I'm sure interesting times are ahead for all Pentaxians - there's new lenses, new cameras, and the K-01 shows that Ricoh is committed to keeping the brand name alive.