February 02, 2012
PENTAX Announces the K-01--a More Powerful Mirrorless Camera

Press release from Pentax: PENTAX Announces the K-01—a More Powerful Mirrorless Camera

One of the immediate highlights and benefits of this cameras mirrorless body design is its compatibility with all PENTAX K-mount lenses spanning decades. You won’t have to worry and wonder whether an investment in a camera of this magnitude will force you to abandon some of your favored lenses. The fact is this camera was built to be compatible with your existing equipment.

$700+ is a high cost when for a few hundred more you can get a full featured (and not that much bigger) DSLR in the K-5. The fact that the mirrorless camera will use all your existing K-mount Pentax lenses reaching back decades is awesome however. Would much rather it had a viewfinder though, even just a rangefinder style.

Engadget has more here.

Posted by Arcterex at February 02, 2012 12:25 PM