Pentax K-01

Announced Feb 2, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Okay, I have had the "brick" for over 12 months now, and I have shot several thousand images with it. Firstly, why did I buy it? Well the reasons were, I rather like the looks, it is unique, it is different, it would give my K-5 some breathing space on a day to day basis (I always carry a camera with me, even to work), oh and at the time it was a mere £240 brand new when I bought it. So a quarter of the price of my K-5 when I bought that, yet has the same sensor. :-) So, after 12 months of ...

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yohanitis
 
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The same 16MP sensor from the K-5 yields excellent IQ. The styling of this mirrorless is very boxy and unique. It is the only ILC that uses lenses from a native SLR/DSLR without having to use an adapter.

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The more I use this camera the more I change how I think of photography. The world of "serious" photography revolves around the large, traditional, film based DSLR. This is not what the K 01 is and should not be criticized for not following on that well worn path. This is more along the lines of being a modern rangefinder. No, it does not have a rangefinder style viewfinder focus system. It has what a modern camera would use instead. This is focus peaking and a live view screen on the back. A ...

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