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Pentax K-01
6.9 out of 10

Pentax K-01

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Overall 7
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Design 5
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Features 8
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Performance 6
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Picture quality 8
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Video quality 6
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Pentax K-01 review

theverge.com
10 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Pentax has a history of making cameras that are just a little bit offbeat. Just take a look at last year’s Pentax Q : rather than making a more traditional mirrorless camera like many of its competitors, the company released the smallest interchangeable lens camera on the market — but one that had a...
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Excellent battery life, Huge lens ecosystem, Manual controls and easy access to key settings
  • Cons: Expensive, Relatively large and heavy, Mediocre autofocus, Bizarre physical design
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Overall 7
6.5

Pentax K-01 Review

Digitaltrends
9 July 2012
  • Conclusion: We’ll give Pentax K-01 a passing grade — but just barely. Given the right circumstances, it grabs very nice stills. However, there are just too many negative issues. You have far better options at more palatable prices.
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8.0
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8.0
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Pentax K-01

GadgetSpeak
18 July 2012
  • Excerpt: It seems a long time since I have been able to enjoy the extras of a DSLR camera. So the arrival of this Pentax offering that I first saw at a London launch last autumn was an eagerly and long awaited event to savour.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
9 July 2012
Overall 5
5.0

Pentax K-01

MacWorld
8 July 2012
  • Conclusion: If you own a large collection of Pentax K-Mount lenses, this is a serious option. But the bulk, weight and terrible autofocus will turn off most other potential customers.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax K-01 review

TechRadar UK
24 May 2012
  • Summary: Is the K-01 a knock out blow to its rivals?
  • Pros: Good image quality, Compatible with K-mount lenses, Good build quality, Wide viewing angle LCD
  • Cons: Slow autofocus, Delay on shutter, Card door flops open, Odd placement of some controls
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax K-01 with DA 40mm XS lens review

expertreviews.co.uk
1 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Compact systems cameras (CSCs) are here to stay, with nearly all the leading manufacturers now selling some kind of compact camera with interchangeable lenses. The K-01 has no trouble standing out from the crowd, though, and couldn't be further removed from the Pentax Q .
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax K-01

Pocket Lint
24 April 2012
  • Conclusion: Oh, Pentax. From the outset the K-01 looked like an oddity and, sadly, our “weird” view remains unchanged. Super-designer or not, the K-01 is boxy, big and has less - not more - than the competition to offer prospective buyers.
  • Pros: Great image quality, compatible with existing K-mount lenses
  • Cons: Noisy autofocus that can be slow and is poor at longer focal lengths, no viewfinder possibility, boxy design, lack of prominent grip inconsistent with K-mount concept, too expensive, confused concept
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax K-01

PC World
3 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Il sistema a baionetta K è utile se si dispone già di tali lenti. La K-01 fornisce immagini eccellenti, ma le sue dimensioni e il peso la allontano troppo dalla praticità delle compatte
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