I have both and I totally agree - K5 focus is faster. It has a comparable sensor with nex5 and k01 but much better IQ. However, it is $400 more without a lens.
Comparable? There are the same. The K5, K-01 and NEX 5N share the same Sony sensor. The minor differences between them has to do with what they do with it. By all reports the K-01 has the same IQ as the K5.
I have both and I totally agree - the K5 focus is faster. It has a comparable sensor with nex5 and k01 but much better IQ. However, it is $400 more without a lens. I had the k10d too and the k5 puts it to shame. I think the guy with the k10d missed out on the k20d, k7, and the k5. I think the k5 was probably the biggest leap in terms of Pentax generations. I was hoping to get the k01 for the prime lens and video.
And I was ME Super, K100d, and--now--K20d.
I was gonna get a K5 but the price is still too much for me.
When I have checked it out in stores it is obviously a step forward. much better focus speed, better menus, handling, etc.
It is small compared to the K20d, honestly reminded me of my old ME Super in terms of "hand feel."
When I saw this K-01 for 316/416 with lens, I figured why not check it out since it has same sensor as K5 and same high ISO performance plus video?
I know it's not a K5 DSLR, but I figured I get the 40mm XS lens which will work with all Pentax DSLRs out of the deal and I can play with it til the K5 drops more in price.
I buy like one/two generations behind anyways.
I like getting the $1200 camera for 400-500 or so.
Now, if the damn thing would just get here already!
I was thinking about this but seeing that it isn't as weatherproof as the K-5 or K-30, I may just opt for the aforementioned cameras. Also, the deal is dead anyways...easy choice! Did anyone actually get it for this price?
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