Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


PRIZES GALORE! Enter The ePHOTOzine Exclusive Christmas Prize Draw; Over £10,000 Worth of Prizes! Plus A Gift For Everybody On Christmas Day!

Rumours Of Full Frame DSLR


Southend 4 7 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 6:12PM
https://twitter.com/#!/SOSPHOTOGRAPHER

This Page Has A Link To An Image Of A Camera Called A K1.

I wonder why the Pentax UK Man Knew nothing about this.

Take a look if you have any interest.

Best WG

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
15 Jan 2012 6:32PM
(Why the bold text??)
Southend 4 7 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 6:58PM
Because I finally found a picture of the camera from the front.
It looks pretty real and I wanted other opinion. Thanks WG
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
15 Jan 2012 8:50PM
Did it work?

Wink
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
15 Jan 2012 9:18PM
If it's on Twitter, it must be true (!)
66tricky 8 742 Scotland
16 Jan 2012 11:35AM
It looks awful so if it's true then it would need to be an exceptional performer. Further investigation suggests that the camera in picture is probably a prototype created in early 2000s shown at Photokina. Some pre-prod samples appear to have been made and were in use by some Pentax employees but never sold.
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
16 Jan 2012 11:42AM

Quote:It looks awful so if it's true then it would need to be an exceptional performer.

Pardon?

Do you mean to say that you'd prefer to own a "pretty/handsome/good looking" camera that takes c****y photographs?
66tricky 8 742 Scotland
16 Jan 2012 2:18PM

Quote:It looks awful so if it's true then it would need to be an exceptional performer.
Pardon?

Do you mean to say that you'd prefer to own a "pretty/handsome/good looking" camera that takes c****y photographs?



No. That's not what I wrote is it? But the design is so crap and dated (reminds of an early minolta AF) and the ergonomics look pretty poor it would need to be something special to draw any market away from Nikon or Canon. Especially if aiming for the pro market where the potential user already have investment in the system and lens mount. Pentax don't have the range of top level lenses, leaving potential buyers with only 3rd party lenses to bulk the range. Nikon and Canon also have access to the whole range of 3rd party products as well as their own extensive lines. Sooo, logically, the Pentax camera would have to offer something startling in performance, durability and handling. Making it look crap is hardly a great staring point to take the market by storm.

Bottom line, it appears to be an 11 year old design exercise and it shows it. This is one of those rumour cameras that pops up regularly.

YMMV
adrian_w e2
7 3.4k 4 Scotland
16 Jan 2012 4:05PM

Quote:Do you mean to say that you'd prefer to own a "pretty/handsome/good looking" camera that takes c****y photographs?



Why not? Cameras are the modern male bling. Never mind the quality, see how fashionable it looks. Wink
Southend 4 7 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 11:44PM
The Pentax K-01 camera will be designed by Marc Newson and according to this press invitation received by stuff-review, the official announcement will be on February 2nd, 2012. Not Long To Wait To Find Out Something.
kodachrome 3 530
3 Feb 2012 8:51AM
I saw this comment from Ricoh/Pentax, "We will continue with DSLR's as we have seen a opening in the market for our DSLR's. We need to produce a DSLR above the Kr but below the K5 in price and specs. We also have identified a need for a DSLR above the K5.
We also need to optimise our DSLR lenses so our picture quality remains competative.
Our new DSLR cameras will be announced summer 2012.
Or words to that effect.
That is good news.

Pete
felixkh 7 2
28 Feb 2012 8:17AM
That photo of a rumoured K1 was a prototype MZ-D modelled after the MZ-S of film era. It never materiallised as the sensor back then was a Philip type sensor and was only picked by Pentax and Contax to use. Contax came out with the N Digital, I believe and that was the end of the company as the sensor was crap.

The mirrorless K-01 is coming soon to all shores and in Singapore it would be selling for about SGD$900.00 with the DA40mm XS lens. A Limited Edition K5 silver will also be introduced together with a silver DA40mm XS lens as a set. Price unknown as yet.

So far no concrete news about FF for Pentax.

Cheers.

http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/pentax/1039690-pentax-k-01-smc-pentax-da-40mmf2-8-xs-official-embargo-date-2-2-2012-a.html

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.