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Old Jun 18, 2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 12:36 PM   #2
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A curious camera,the K-01... What are it's competitors...?
It's not exactly "bijou" as per other mirrorless compact systems.
Almost the size of an entry level DSLR- so why lose the viewfinder...?
The slow performance- especially by today's standards seems odd,unnecessary and could surely have been improved.
Questionable AF performance is unacceptable- unless all you shoot is landscapes,where you get a second chance(or maybe a third)... even the iso test shots seem out of focus- unless focus was intended on the flag..!
As for the aesthetics- well I guess that's a matter of personal taste- but I wouldn't know whether to take a pic' with it, play with it, or even eat it...!!
It looks like a birthday cake...!!
I may be wrong- but this may struggle on potential IQ alone....

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Thanks Simon, your comments are always appreciated.

The ISO series was not the camera's fault. The reviewer used an aperture of f/2.8, which gives you very shallow DOF. This is why the flag is nice and sharp and the objects in the foreground are blurry. He sent the camera back to Pentax already, so we can't retake them at this time.

I'm going to see if we can get another K-01 in so I can personally retake the ISO series.
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