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Pentax K-01 16MP APS-C CMOS Mirrorless Digital Camera [Body] (Black)
|Price:||$371.50 + $5.99 shipping|
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- 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with low noise image capture at ISO range 100-25600
- Gergeous contemporary styling by world renowned designer Marc Newson
- Mirrorless body design with Pentax K mount lens compatibility that allows any Pentax K mount lens to work.
- Full HD 1080p video capture @ 30FPS with h.264 compression ( 60FPS at 720p)
- Fast 6 FPS burst mode ideal for fast action photography
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||540 Photos|
|Color||Body Only (Black)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||6 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||921000|
|Effective Still Resolution||16.28 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||25,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||JPEG v2.3, RAW|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Flash Modes Description||Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|Flash Type||Built-In Flash|
|Flash Type||Hot-shoe, P-TTL, high speed sync w Pentax dedicated flash|
|Focus Description||Contrast Detection|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus|
|Form Factor||SLR-style mirrorless|
|HDMI Type||Mini HDMI Type C|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100 to 12800 in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps (100 to 25600 extended)|
|Image Aspect Ratio||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||3.11 x 2.28 x 4.8 inches|
|Item Weight||1.24 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||5.2 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||7.2 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||0.08 ounces|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year parts and labor|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,928|
|Memory Slots Available||1|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Remote Control Description||Optional IR|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||2.9 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion D-LI90 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Video Capture Format||MPEG-4, H.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps),1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25, 24 fps)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
Color: Body Only (Black)
Top Customer Reviews
Despite all the carping, the body felt VERY comfortable in my big hands. The lens lock design for this body actually is sleeker and more ergonomic than the K5's. I'd purchased a Rokinon 85mm f1.4 prime a couple of years back, then buried it in my kit bag and pretty much forgot about it. When the K-01 arrived, I dug it out and slapped it on. WoW! A lens/body marriage made in Heaven. It felt perfect, the body and lens easily balanced with one another. The clarity and brightness in low light were a pleasant surprise. Unlike the K5, this body has Focus Peaking. It's not only a welcome backup for my K5, but has unique advantages in its own right.
The rubber cover for the SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot is a bit more meddlesome than the hard door/cover on the K5, but it does NOT 'flop' once you take the time to slide/secure it back in place. This body has an external stereo mike input, and UNLIKE the K5, it has audio level control. It also has a built in stereo mic and I think the K5's built in is mono, though its jack is stereo.
This unit may not be a spy's dream camera, but it should be any serious photographer's 'go to' camera for all around versatility and excellence at an unbelievable affordable price (currently). When I count up the advantage of being able to utilize my Pentax legacy/modern lenses, this thing just screams, "Buy me!"
Make no mistake, this is no toy. The dials and buttons feel solid, not cheap.Read more ›
In social situations, the camera puts people at ease, and being able to shoot from the hip (literally) makes it easier to engage your subjects and still get excellent photos.
I haven't shot much video with it, but having one-button access to the function is very handy.
Using manual lenses on this camera is a breeze, much easier than the dSLRs for me. With focus peaking and live view zoom, it's very easy to nail focus.
If you're looking for a serious snapshot camera, this is a great choice, even if you don't own any Pentax lenses. Teh 40mm kit lesn is outstanding, probably equal to the DA40 Limited prime (I have both and have compared them). My only concern with the 40mm kit lens is the lack of a lens hood, thought it never caused me a problem in the time I owned the lens (I sold it since I have the DA40 Ltd).
For people worried about the lack of an optical or electronic viewfinder, I've shot the K-01 several times in bright Texas sunlight, and the LCD works well enough for me to compose and focus. Honestly, the lack of a OVF or EVF is a non-issue for me.
All in all, I think this camera is a winner and well spec'd as a dSLR complement.
I bought the black camera and I like the styling very much. The controls have a very modern look and are easy to use if you read the instructions. They are much simpler than the K-5. The photo quality is excellent and the Custom Image menu and the various programmable filters make it fun to shoot and to play around with the photo output. The ribbed rubber covering makes it easy to grip even without a more pronounced gripping extension on the right side.
The size, for me, is just right. I didn't expect a smaller camera since I knew it has an APS-C sensor and uses the K-mount lenses. So far, I've used the Pentax 18-135 mm zoom lens with this camera. If size is a real factor, I can install the Pentax 40mm Limited pancake lens or one of its cousins. The continuous live view is a real advantage in most cases as opposed to the on and off live view in the K-5.
This camera is built like a tank. It seems to be an all metal housing and the solid feel is very encouraging. The memory card cover is easy to use once you get the hang of it. Although a lot of reviewers have complained about the rubber cover, I found it quite easy to use once I studied its configuration.
The auto-zoom feature is convenient for focus but in some ways complicates the composition of the photo. If the subject of the photo is in the center of the frame the auto-zoom is a real advantage.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
GREAT camera that is misunderstood.
K-5 sensor in a weird brick-like mirrorless body that takes ALL PENTAX lenses ever made?
OK, I will buy one of those. Read more
If you have a K-mount Pentax lens collection, this camera is for you. I have many lens that make this camera very useful. It is easy to use - intuitive. Read morePublished 1 month ago by pixelpete
Pretty Good overall, excellent performance for the price
Pros: Good for portrait, landscape and any static objects. The color is on the rich side but well balanced. Read more
This little camera took good pictures but the on/off switch broke after about 3 months of use and it would simply never turn on properly again. Read morePublished 6 months ago by lowkey2357
As described. I bought this used and broken. I took it apart and was pleased with a solid construction. Read morePublished 6 months ago by K. Wolter
I was asking for this camera in 2011 disappointed to not find it, was in Europe in 2012, and very pleased to learn of it now; years later, in 2015. Read morePublished 7 months ago by James d mittelstedt
Great mirrorless camera, with a great sensor.
Takes great pictures
Takes phenomenal video footage
Manual Mode in Video
Compact size... Read more
The Pentax K-01 is one sweet camera. My interest is in taking the best possible still photos at a price I can afford. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Enthusiast