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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
6.0
Picture quality 8
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Video quality 6
6.0

Pentax K-01 review

theverge.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: 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 smaller sensor and a custom lens mount.
  • 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 6
6.0

Pentax K-01

imaging-resource.com
25 June 2012
  • Conclusion: With the Pentax K-01, the company treads new ground. It's a bold move, making Pentax the only manufacturer to offer two distinct mirrorless product lines, and the only one to offer a way to use existing SLR glass on mirrorless without an adapter. We can't help thinking that there's a reason other manufacturers haven't been down this road, however.
  • Pros: Premium build quality with metal dials, Generally very good image quality, Excellent high ISO performance, very flexible noise reduction options, Excellent pancake kit lens, very compact, Very good flash range, Very good battery life, Compatible with a large selection of existing lenses, accessories, In-camera image stabilization works with almost all lenses, Optional in-camera distortion and lateral chromatic aberration correction, Focus peaking function is a great a...
  • Cons: Premium build quality with metal dials, Generally very good image quality, Excellent high ISO performance, very flexible noise reduction options, Excellent pancake kit lens, very compact, Very good flash range, Very good battery life, Compatible with a large selection of existing lenses, accessories, In-camera image stabilization works with almost all lenses, Optional in-camera distortion and lateral chromatic aberration correction, Focus peaking function is a great a...
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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
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

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 with DA 40mm XS lens review

expertreviews.co.uk
1 May 2012
  • Summary: Refreshingly different and excels for image quality and features, but more expensive, slower to focus and not much smaller than an SLR
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax K-01 review

Pocket Lint
24 April 2012
  • Excerpt: The Pentax K-01 first fell into Pocket-Lint’s hands back in February this year , where we were left more than a little perplexed about what this mirrorless camera was all about.
  • 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
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Build quality 6
6.0

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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