Surprised K-01 Rated So Low For Value

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mervis50 Regular Member • Posts: 214
Surprised K-01 Rated So Low For Value

Considering that class-leading image quality coupled with a set of good prime lenses would cost far more with the OM-D, NEX-7 or the X-Pro1, I think DPR got it wrong about the K-01's value. When I was shopping for a new system last January, I didn't have an unlimited budget and price of access was a major factor in steering me to the K-01.

Another quibble: the review's emphasis on the K-01's alleged bulk. For walking around the city and hiking through the bush, the K-01 sits in a small bag on my hip with a pancake lens attached, ready for shooting. Much better than a DSLR for this (personal experience) and not so much bigger than the other mirrorless offerings to make a noticeable difference.

Otherwise not a bad review. Will reluctantly concede occasional slow AF and a sometimes difficult-to-see LCD, although these rarely affect my approach to shooting. The links in my signature give a decent show of what can be done by one enthusiast with a K-01.
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My K-01 Contact Sheet: http://k-01vancouver.tumblr.com/
My K-01 Diary: http://kayohonediary.tumblr.com/
K-7 images from Mexico, Guatemala & Belize: http://mesoamerica.tumblr.com/

Cheers from Vancouver, Canada

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Pentax K-01 Pentax K-7 Sony Alpha NEX-7
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