Summary: I am one of those die hard Pentax owners dating back to the Me Super days. I also own a Pentax K20d so I have bought this as a backup. So far I have found it is hard to autofocus on close ups when shooting a flower using the kit lens of K20d. Oftentimes I will need to guide the focus by using the focusing ring on the lenses. I have also tested a few manual lenses from the good old days.
defective firmware with expectation that customer fix it. it's a disgrace.
richard machol, Amazon
18 May 2013
Summary: Camera shipped with outdated, defective firmware. Customer required to download and install workable firmware. I tried but was unsuccssful and it resulted in the camera not functioning at all. Pentax customer service told me to send camera to Pentax service center in Arizona. I'm now waiting to see what I get back and when. Camera should never be shipped ot customer with known defective firmware, expecting the cutsomer to fix it.
Summary: I have a few excellent Pentax lenses, which I use on Sony NEX 5N as fully manual. So when K01 went on sale, I decided to get one. I expected the same image quality, plus AF, plus image stabilization, plus aperture control. The K01 fell short in every department. The image quality is nowhere as good as I was getting from Sony: the noise noticeably higher (both OOC jpegs and RAW), the resolution and contrast also noticeably worse, and colors, especially at high ISO are not...
Summary: pentax lover but not this model. very uncomfortable grip. very noisy af motor and slow focusing. design should follow function. wait for the next model. love the images though. it's just too bad.
Summary: I am a very loyal Pentax user. K1000 since I was 10 years old. got the K100D when it came out..Love it. I have a Pentax i10 that was purchased as a novelty but turned out to be a daily user as a pocket camera. after much review of the 4/3rds cameras and then seeing this offering I know this was it... to my disappointment the camera has way to many quirks for a reliable camera to replace a DSLR.
Summary: I own a Canon G11 which I'm still learning on. I bought this Pentax K-01 for the larger APS-C CMOS sensor. After testing it all day here's why I returned it. - Too large to be practical. It needed its own dedicated bag to keep all the lenses and the camera. - This is the first camera I've used that did not have an articulating display. For me, this was unacceptable. - Poor quality photos with fully automatic settings as compared to the G11.
Summary: Verführt durch die guten Erfahrungen mit meinen bisherigen 5 Ricoh-Kameras glaubte ich,mit der Pentax K-01 einen guten Kauf getätigt zu haben, was jedoch - die erreichbare Bildqualität mit dieser Kamera betreffend - keinesfalls zutrifft. Für mich ist sie schlichtweg unbrauchbar,weil der Autofocus zu langsam und zu unsicher ist, die Bildstabilisierung annähernd wirkungslos ist, Rauschen ab ISO 800 sehr wohl ein Thema ist und keine vernünftigen Bilder ohne Nachbearbeitung...