|The K-01 is equipped with a sensor shift shake reduction system. This system moves the sensor in the opposite direction than the one of the camera, so that the sensor remains in the same position during the shooting of the pictures.The K-01 features a large, easy-to-view, high-resolution 3" color LCD monitor. Its wide-view design assures a clear view of the monitor from approximately 170-degree horizontally and vertically, making it particularly useful in low and high-angle shooting.|
|Camera Type||Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens|
|Sensor Resolution||16.3 MP|
|Sensor Size||15.7 x 23.7mm|
|Lens For SD||DA 40mm|
|Focal Length Range||40mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Lens Filter Size||27 mm|
|Lens Construction||4 groups / 5 elements|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||61mm|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100-12800, ISO 100-25600, ISO auto (100-12800), ISO auto (100-25600)|
|Light Sensitivity Max||25600|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Flash +/- Compensation|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card|
|Screen Details||LCD display - 3"|
|Connector Types||1 x HDMI output, 1 x Hi-Speed USB, 1 x composite video/audio output, 1 x microphone|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP3|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Digital Video Format||AVI, H.264, MJPEG|
|Still Image Format||DNG (RAW), DNG (RAW) + JPEG, JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||1080p Full HD Movie Recording, AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Audio Recording, Automatic Face Tracking, Brightness Control, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Digital Image Rotation, Edit Function, Exif Print Support, HDR image enhancement technology, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, Interval Shooting Mode, PRINT Image Matching, RAW Processing, RGB Primary Color Filter, Resizing an Image, Shadow Point Display, USB 2.0 Compatibility, display color control|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Backlight silhouette, Blue sky, Candle, Food, Forest, Kids, Landscape, Macro, Moving object, Museum, Night scene, Night scene HDR, Night scene with portrait, Night snapshot, Pet, Portrait mode, Quick macro, Stage, Sunset, Surf & snow|
|Special Effects||Bleach Bypass, Bright, Color Extract, Cross Process, Fisheye, High contrast, Landscape, Miniature, Monochrome, Muted, Natural, Portrait, Posterization, Retro, Sketch, Slim, Soft, Starburst, Toy camera, Vibrant, Water Colour|
Average review score based on 9 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Well, honestly i bought this K-01 Brand new and when i got it in my hands i played around with it for about 4 days the camera was malfunctioned, the entire camera just shut down and got no power even though i have a fully charged battery in it. I had to sent it back to Pentax Service in Phoenix. AR. I still haven't heard from Pentax , i sent them an email to ask about the status of my camera, and they replied its in the shop for repair and would take 4-6 weeks to fix it.
I can only said a little about this camera, because i only have it for a few days, BUT i must mentioned this is the second Pentax that i bought, the first one was the KR model which i bought 2 years ago, it also had problem in the first year and i had to sent it back for repair the pre-set function was not working.
My experience with Pentax was not good, i like the image quality but i must say their quality control is bad, Pentax seems to produces the cameras fast to the market but missing the quality control. I personally will NOT buy another Pentax dues to bad quality control.
I don't care for Pentax service at all, they don't answer and don't seem to care about their customer feeling, no one wants to buy a camera and be out of it for 4-6 weeks, their service is way too slow.
Sorry Pentax you have lost one customer.
I stay with Fuji-film.
I'm not a professional reviewer so here goes....
The K-01 is a camera style you will either love or hate. Either an oversized P&S or a DSLR with something missing. I happen to like it. I purchased mine after it was officially discontinued by Pentax from a seller on e-bay for 2 reasons. I was thinking about using it for a microscope camera (no mirror so no vibration) and the seller modified it for full spectrum (took out the UV and IR blocking filter). I always wanted a camera I could use for UV and IR work (just a hobby) but couldn't get one for Pentax mount, so I was excited to discover this one on ebay. The mod works as I would expect based on reading reviews of other cameras that had their UV / IR filters removed; with the same advantages and disadvantages (it is a mod!) IR works as is typical for this type of mod. UV is limited by the chip and the lenses you have or can get which is always a problem with UV work. My test shots are what I expected. For UV I use a minus IR (B+W 489) and a UV pass ((B+W 403)filter together along with a UV light source; for IR, I use a filter (B+W 092); got my filters from B&Hphotovideo a while ago. My rating is for the camera along with the mod - I'm very positive about the product because I was surprised to see anything done for a Pentax product. The seller I got my camera from was "eeassa"; happy with his work.
Camera looks great and performs well. I prefer the straight forward controls and feel of this camera. It fits well in my hands and suits people with larger hands. I purchased a 18-55mm lens separately to go with this camera. I have a number of old k-mount lens which work very well with the manual settings/preview and focus peaking. Macro shots with extension tubes or with a lens reversal are easy to achieve with focus peaking. Sometimes, I miss the viewfinder when the sun is behind me and is reflecting of the screen.
Pros: superb image quality, good stabilization feature, wide ISO range, Pentax lens compatability, focus assist light
Cons: no screen indication of correct focus on MF mode, on/off button easily turns on when you store the cam, battery doesn't last as previous cams (yes, this has live view).
I just made some shots with this camera and the picture quality is awesome...I have also a Pentax K10D and this has almost the same features yet in less weight and less bulky package...its not small enough to carry in the pocket but if you hang on you shoulder doesn't disturb you. I miss the focus indicator in the screen in MF mode...I really love the focus assist light, its a must. I also bought a Metz flash Meccablitz AF 44 and works fine, only the AF assist light of this doesn´t work as well the slave mode. I upgraded to 1.01 firmware that speed up the auto focus and fix some problems in low light conditions
Hi! It is the stylish and beautiful camera. It won't be simple to beginner to understand him, but it is possible to learn quickly. In hands of the professional the camera will prove from the best party. It will be pleasant to you. There are many lenses which will approach on this camera. The battery suffices on long using. Fast charging of the battery. I recommend to stop the choice on this camera! It is very beautiful in white color!The excellent price, on my homeland, in Russia the price of this camera is much more expensive.