It's a great option if you have a shelf full of K-mount lenses and don't mind missing some action shots, but the Pentax K-01 isn't such a great option for a typical amateur photographer.
A great option if you have a shelf full of K-mount lenses and don't mind missing some action shots, but the Pentax K-01 isn't such a great option for a typical amateur photographer.
Design aesthetics aside, the K-01 is a fairly well put-together camera, albeit with some seriously annoying issues.
With a relatively low-noise sensor and great JPEG processing, the camera's midrange ISO sensitivity images -- up to ISO 1600 -- excel for a sub-$1,000 model.
A reasonable option for an entry-level dSLR, the Pentax K-50 should satisfy if you need the weather-sealed design. But while acceptable, it and its cheaper sibling the K-500 lag behind the competition in image quality and performance.
The Pioneer VSX-823-K is a good deal for AirPlay fans looking for lots of HDMI connectivity, but it falls short on wireless features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
While the camera still has the weather-sealed body and same basic design, almost everything else about the Pentax K-3 from sensor to control layout is different.
The compact camera has a mirrorless design that can use Pentax's K mount SLR lenses, has a relatively large sensor, and costs $900 with a fast 40mm lens.
The CST-01 was created thanks to a partnership between E Ink and Central Standard Timing. The device is currently on Kickstarter.
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The K-5 II gets an enhanced autofocus system, plus a sibling without an antialiasing filter. And they're accompanied by a couple of new lenses.