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Pentax K-01 Marc Newson camera resurrected in blue and white colors

After the price of the Pentax K-01 camera designed by Marc Newson dropped in half and was later officially discontinued, Pentax Japan announced today a new blue and white colored K-01 model. In the press release Pentax mentioned that this new model was released because of increase demand (probably in Japan). B&H still has few two lens K-01 kits that […]

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Pentax K-01 listed as discontinued one year after announcement

The Pentax K-01 fame was short-lived – one year after the camera was announced and few months after the price dropped in half, Pentax Japan officially listed the K-01 as discontinued on their website. I doubt that there will be a replacement.

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Pentax K-01 and Panasonic LX5 now selling at half price

Pentax K-01 sale

The prices of the Pentax K-01 and Panasonic LX5 cameras are now reduced in half: $346.95 for Pentax K-10 body only (original price: $749.95) $249.95 for the Panasonic LX5 (original price: $499.95) The LX5 is already replaced by the LX7, but why the K-01 price drop nine months after the camera was announced? Poor sales or a […]

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Pentax K-01 now shipping

The Pentax K-01 is now shipping in limited quantities in the US (update: B&H and AcePhoto also has some in stock). Unboxing video: Here are the results of the poll posted here few weeks ago:

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Expected shipping dates for some newly announced products *UPDATED*

Many new products were announced in the past few weeks. Here is a quick update on the expected availability dates for some of the more popular items: Olympus OM-D E-M5: April 10, 2012 Fuji X-Pro1: March 20 7, 2012 Pentax K-01: March 29, 2012 Sony 500mm f/4.0G lens: April 23, 2012 Canon PowerShot G1x: March 5, […]

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Pentax K-01 poll: love it or hate it?

Just curious to find out your opinion on the new Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera in this poll: Pentax K-01

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Pentax K-01 now available for pre-order

The Pentax K-01 is now available for pre-order at B&H. Here are the Amazon and Adorama listings: Pentax K-01 with 40mm f/2.8 lens (black) Pentax K-01 with 40mm f/2.8 lens (white) Pentax K-01 with 40mm f/2.8 lens (yellow)

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Pentax Ricoh Imaging Corporation introduces Pentax K-01 designed by Marc Newson

DENVER, CO February 2, 2012…When is a camera more than a photographer’s tool?  The answer is when it’s an object designed by Marc Newson, one of the most acclaimed and influential contemporary designers. PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION introduces the Marc Newson designed PENTAX K-01* interchangeable lens camera (ILC).  The new PENTAX K-01 is another bold effort […]

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