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Pentax K-01
6.9 out of 10

Pentax K-01

Marc Newson Design 16 Megapixel CMOS 1080 HD at 30 FPS * Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-01: Review

Review guidelines
27 August 2013
  • Summary: The Pentax K-01 is a strange camera. It is a classic SLR. It is a classic mirrorless. Therefore, difficult to understand who can appreciate it fully. Find an alternative to compact SLR really will not find it in its entirety, to his expectations.
  • Pros: Ergonomics of the keys, Optical light, thin and powerful, Mechanically stabilized by moving the senso, Image Quality agine.
  • Cons: Aesthetics, Dimensions, Rubber door that hides the memory card slot, Autofocus camera that easily goes in difficulty, Lack of viewfinder also optional.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-01 ( Body Only, Black)

CNET
27 June 2012
  • Summary: The K-mount is a boon if you have a stock of compatible lenses, but it means the Pentax K-01 needs to be large to accommodate it. If you're happy to accept this, you won't be disappointed by the excellent image quality. The price below is for the body only.
  • Pros: Wide selection of compatible lenses; Pin-sharp results with 40mm pancake lens; Good colour reproduction; Decent noise control.
  • Cons: Some degradation when shooting movies while walking; Large chassis.
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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
19 June 2012
  • Summary: The Pentax K-01 is the company’s second entry into the mirrorless, interchangeable lens class of digital cameras, following by less than a year their initial offering, the Pentax “Q.
  • Pros: Good still image quality, Great high ISO performance, Lots of compatible lenses
  • Cons: No viewfinder, Costly, bulky, Slow AF acquisition
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Overall 8
7.8

Expert Review

reviewed
13 June 2012
  • Summary: It's a bird, it's a plane—no, it's a weird designer camera.
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Overall 7
6.9

Expert Review

DP Review
30 May 2012
  • Summary: The Pentax K-01 is a bit of an odd duck. It's a mirrorless camera that's as big as digital SLRs, which sort of defeats the purpose of being mirrorless in the first place. Photo quality is among the best out there, but other cameras offer better AF performance and more compact/usable designs.
  • Pros: Excellent photos quality; low noise through ISO 1600 in low light and 6400 in good light, Eye-catching design (love it or hate it) with solid build quality, Huge lens selection due to use of K-mount; all lenses will have shake reduction built-in, courtesy of sensor-shift IS system, Lots of manual...
  • Cons: Excellent photos quality; low noise through ISO 1600 in low light and 6400 in good light, Eye-catching design (love it or hate it) with solid build quality, Huge lens selection due to use of K-mount; all lenses will have shake reduction built-in, courtesy of sensor-shift IS system, Lots of manual...
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Pentax K-01

Wired
29 May 2012
  • Excerpt: The K-01 is one of the best-looking specimens in the compact system camera category. Thank industrial designer Marc Newson, who simplified the exterior and controls while preserving Pentax’s K lens mount and finding room for advanced guts that exceed the company’s top DSLR in some areas.
  • Pros: Shoots video at three resolutions and 11 frame rates. Works with Pentax’s entire range of lenses.
  • Cons: No dedicated viewfinder. What weight savings?
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Overall 8
7.6
Design 7
6.5
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 7
7.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Pentax K-01 Review

What Digital Camera
20 April 2012
  • Summary: Available for £679 with a lens, the K-01 carries a similar asking price as the Olympus E-P3 . The Olympus is as expensive as non-viewfinder Compact System Cameras come, so Pentax’s mirrorless model is also a pricey purchase. The Pentax K-01 isn’t like anything else on the market.
  • Pros: Great image quality, K-mount compatibility with all Pentax lenses
  • Cons: Noisy autofocus isn’t fast enough, no viewfinder possible, large body size, lack of prominent grip
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Overall 8
7.5
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
8.5
Performance 8
8.0

Pentax K-01 - A Designer Camera

Hardware Zone
5 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Possessing a 16MP APS-C CMOS sensor, the K-01 is a new mirrorless system camera from Pentax that is compatible with all of its existing K-mount lenses. It features a unique body designed by renowned designer, Marc Newson, but is the K-01 a competent camera or is it just all looks and no substance?
  • Pros: Works with K-mount lenses, Good image quality, Simple, clean design
  • Cons: Unique design may not appeal to everyone, Bulkier than other mirrorless system cameras, Heavy, Pricey
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-01

PC Magazine
30 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Larger than its peers, but interestingly designed, the Pentax K-01 can capture sharp photos in all types of light and delivers full compatibility with every Pentax K-mount lens ever produced.
  • Pros: Extremely sharp lens. Excellent high ISO performance. Full compatibility with Pentax K-mount lenses. In-body image stabilization. Selectable video frame rates.
  • Cons: Larger than other cameras in its class. Slow autofocus. No EVF option. Fixed rear LCD.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-01

pentaxforums.com
12 March 2012
  • Summary: In this section, we answer several user-submitted questions directly, even if we may have already touched on the same topics elsewhere in the review.
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