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Pentax K-01

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Overall 7
6.5
Design 5
5.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
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Picture quality 8
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Video quality 6
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Does the K-01's performance justify its excessive size and price?

theverge.com
10 July 2012
  • Summary: In a vacuum, the K-01 is a reasonably compelling package. It’s smaller than the average DSLR, can use the wide variety of Pentax lenses that are readily available to customers, offers lots of customization and manual control, and shoots photos that are nearly as good as those from much bigger or more expensive cameras. Three years ago, this would have been a noteworthy achievement, indeed — but the market has evolved significantly as of late.
  • 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
28 June 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.
  • Pros: More sophisticated than its toy-like appearance, 16-megapixel APS-C sensor, K-mount accepts large library of lenses
  • Cons: Polarizing design, Photos and videos not as good as cheaper competition, Bulky, no hand grip, Poor AF system
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Overall 5
5.0

Pentax K-01

MacWorld
1 September 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
Design 8
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Features 10
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Ease of use 8
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Performance 8
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Pentax K-01

GadgetSpeak
18 July 2012
  • Summary: It seems a long time since I have been able to enjoy the extras of a D SLR 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
21 June 2012
  • Conclusion: So what does this camera offer that others don't? Well, it comes down to design. If you want to make a statement as well as shoot good quality photos, it's worth considering - there are cheaper options out there but none that look like the K-01.
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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. It’s sandwiched somewhere between smaller compact system cameras and more advanced DSLR systems, albeit without the key benefits of either type. Autofocus isn’t up to scratch in terms of speed or ability, plus it’s far too loud in use.
  • 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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Overall 6
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Value for money 4
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Features 6
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Picture quality 6
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Build quality 6
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Pentax K-01 – Cool och spegellös

DigitalFoto
20 December 2012
  • Conclusion: Med ett nuvarande pris på nära 6 400:- (med ett 40 mm-objektiv) har den här kameran ett förhållandevis högt pris. När den jämförs med kameror med liknande specifikationer ligger K-01 på runt en tusenlapp mer. Många av konkurrenterna, som Panasonic GX1 , eller Sonys NEX-serie, erbjuder dessutom kompaktare hus och snabbare autofokus. Det gör det svårt att se värdet i K-01 om du inte har ett lager objektiv med K-fattning hemma.
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