Though it's still a tiny interchangeable-lens compact, it has a more refined design and color palette than its predecessor, the Q7.
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Among several other enhancements, this successor to the 645D is the first in the category to capture video as well as 51-megapixel stills.
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 Pentax Q7 has a slightly larger sensor than its predecessor's. But look -- pretty colors!
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.
At CES, Pentax surprised us with an overdue, if somewhat unremarkable, advanced compact, the MX-1.
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.
The Pentax Optio WG-2 is a very good rugged camera with few trade-offs for its durability.
Do a lower price and claimed performance improvements enhance the small-sensored ILC's appeal?
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.