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Quirky Pentax K-01 Gets 69% on DPReview

By fotosiamo on May 31st 2012

Pentaxk K-01 DPReview

Well, so much for standing out in the Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (MILC) crowd. The Pentax K-01, as you may is Pentax’s second mirrorless offering after the equally curious Pentax Q, which is the smallest interchangeable lens camera that you can buy, albeit with a point & shoot-size sensor, of course.

So DPReview has just released their Pentax K-01 review and in a nutshell, although they love the RAW file quality, the autofocus performance, design and ergonomic problems, and the near-DSLR size of it just makes it not a really competitive offering in the mirrorless camera crowd that is already starting to get crowded.

From DPReview:

The Pentax K-01 is a bulky yet stylish camera that offers excellent image quality when paired with a quality lens. The size and ergonomics are certainly not for everyone, and the autofocus is way too slow for action shooters. If you’ve got a collection of K-mount lenses and want a full-featured camera for still lifes and landscapes, then the K-01 is well worth looking at. If you’re taking photos of your kids or pets or want something a little less chunky, then I would consider one of the other excellent interchangeable lens cameras out there.

Click here for the DPReview Review on the Pentax K-01 Mirrorless Interchangeable Camera.


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