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Old Nov 6, 2012, 7:06 AM   #21
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I wish they were that price here, I would snap one up straight away. Need to ask around my mates and see if anyone is visiting the States any time soon so they can smuggle me one back.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 7:00 AM   #22
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K-01 449 € at Pixmania.com including Pentax DAL 18-55 lenses.
Is it worth buying?
I am still worried about the autofocus lagginess and inaccuracy reported in some reviews. I dont have any dSRL but I used to have a Minolta SLR and an ageing Fujifilm F10 (still working, hopefully). I'll use it mainly for indoor picture and video for live opera performances in difficult light conditions.

I'd prefer K-01 because of its video capabilities compared to a dSRL. How could the K-01 video capabilities compare to my good old Canon HV20 (HDV)?

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Old Nov 7, 2012, 11:55 AM   #23
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Those reviews were written prior to the recent firmware upgrade. A bargain at the reduced price. Read the Oct 27 post in this thread. Contrast detection AF may never be as fast as phase detection, but this one comes close with the right lenses. Read Joe Farace's field test review in the current (December) Shutterbug.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 9:08 AM   #24
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Default Pentax K-01 at low prices

The body only and body plus 40mm lens went on sale on Black Friday and have remained at a few locations.
Body $316.95
Body plus DA 40mm f2.8 lens $416.95
Both Adorama and B&H Photo either have them in stock or available for back order at that price. Amazon is out of stock but other sellers have them.
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