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7.9 out of 10

Pentax K-01

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax K-01

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Overall 10
10

User Review

offertonhatter, DP Review
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Okay, I have had the "brick" for over 12 months now, and I have shot several thousand images with it. Firstly, why did I buy it? Well the reasons were, I rather like the looks, it is unique, it is different, it would give my K-5 some breathing space on a day to day basis (I always carry a camera with me, even to work), oh and at the time it was a mere £240 brand new when I bought it. So a quarter of the price of my K-5 when I bought that, yet has the same sensor.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

yohanitis, DP Review
2 January 2014
  • Excerpt: The same 16MP sensor from the K-5 yields excellent IQ. The styling of this mirrorless is very boxy and unique. It is the only ILC that uses lenses from a native SLR/DSLR without having to use an adapter.
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Overall 10
10

Great camera made even better with the closeout price

Ron, Amazon
15 December 2013
  • Summary: I have a set of lenses from years of collecting, and so the Pentax mount is my choice. Given that, I wanted a modern platform with features, accuracy, and some amount of compactness to fit my lenses. A tall order but the K01 fits the bill. This is a great camera that is easy to use. The ratings say "quirky", but I say compact, easier to transport, and fully featured.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

OnTheWeb, DP Review
2 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Easy enough. Summed up by another forum... goes like this: (1) better video than K5 (2) Focus peaking (K5 -none) (3) cheaper than K5 (4) IQ the same as K5 (5) DXO mark 79 on par with K5 /D7000 at a smaller price (6) Smaller and refreshing look than K5 (7) Native K nount (8) Cheaper than NEX7 (9) Best IQ in its class
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Overall 10
10

The Press Just Didn't Get It

Carlton D. Garrard, Amazon
20 November 2013
  • Summary: Pentax's K-01 may have failed to online press but pleases it's owners greatly. I could just stop the review right there. However, I must press on...this camera got a major unfair handshake and the score needs to be settled. The K-01 came out at a time when the press made expectations from every camera manufacturer about releasing their own mirrorless camera. And because the K-01 didn't meet their expectations, the press misunderstood this camera greatly.
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Overall 10
10

Built like a tank, a misunderstood loveable camera

Carlton D. Garrard, Amazon
18 November 2013
  • Summary: Pentax's K-01 may have failed to online press but pleases it's owners greatly. I could just stop the review right there. However, I must press on...this camera got a major unfair handshake and the score needs to be settled. The K-01 came out at a time when the press made expectations from every camera manufacturer about releasing their own mirrorless camera. And because the K-01 didn't meet their expectations, the press misunderstood this camera greatly.
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Overall 10
10

Buy One Now Before It Is Too Late

6x9 "6x9", Amazon
18 October 2013
  • Summary: In short: - this camera has carefully made analog controls. The mode switch and the power On/Off switch are both metal, so as the top o the camera which accommodates the flash. - has K-AF2 mount and accepts all K-mount lenses (and screw-mount lenses with an adapter). - has very good in-body image stabilization - has nicely implemented and convenient HDR mode - highly customisable, there are also two "quick" programmable buttons.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

MasDhani, DP Review
2 September 2013
  • Excerpt: This is my 1st camera, actually when I want to buying camera, I focused on budget, and after I browsing I found this K-01, at that time there is promotion, and I buy at $460 with 2 lens kit, 18-55mm and 50-200mm, day by day I used this camera, I fell this is an amazing camera, with special price and full with feature, may be because I'm still newbie, but trust me this is a solid & great camera :D and as a mirrorless camera he doesn't need to use any adapter for other...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

MaDog, DP Review
2 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought one and like it. :) Size is not a bad thing, has a bigger batery and K-mount. The IQ is very good and the image quality is also very good. With newest firmware the AF is good.
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Overall 2
2.0

Total Junk

Sup All, Amazon
1 September 2013
  • Summary: I cannot believe anyone would pay more than $20 bucks for this toy - save yourself from returning this fisher price garbage get a GH3 or OMD...I mean who designed this POS lol...took it out of the box and put it back in the next day and returned it - what a joke...how is Pentax still in business???
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