Pentax 15274 16 MP Mirrorless Body Design Camera with DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses - Black
|Price:||$549.00 & FREE 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)
- Complete w 18-55mm standard zoom & 50-200mm long zoom
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|Continuous Shooting Speed||6 fps|
|Effective Still Resolution||16.28 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||25,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Flash Memory Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Flash Modes Description||Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|ISO Range||100, 12800|
|Item Dimensions||4.8 x 3.11 x 2.32 inches|
|Item Weight||1.2 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||5.2 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Weight||0.08 grams|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year parts and labor|
|Maximum Focal Length||200|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Memory Slots Available||1|
|Minimum Focal Length||18|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||1 second|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||cmos|
|Shipping Weight||4.25 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Video Capture Format||h.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080|
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Top Customer Reviews
I was all ready to pull the trigger on an FZ200, when I noticed a review for the Pentax K-01. The review, as are most reviews for this camera, was of a low opinion of the K-01, but what caught my eye was the photo quality. I imagine the reviews would have been of a much higher opinion with the camera now half the price of when it was released, and with a new firmware to boot...
The main "functional" criticisms against this camera are the lack of a viewfinder and the slow auto-focus performance. The auto-focus performance has been addressed by a new firmware, available at the Pentax web site. The lack of a viewfinder is, in my opinion, and unforgivable oversite, but at a bit over $500 with a pair of lenses, for a camera with an 16MP APS-C sensor and Pentax K-Mount compatibility, I am willing to overlook that. The ergonomics are also very poor in comparison to almost every other modern camera, and it is large, but I can live with that.
Simply put, you cannot get higher quality images with the flexibility of lenses that the the K-01 delivers, for less money right now. I own a few old Pentax lenses, so I am getting even more bang for my buck than others would, but even if I did not have the lenses already, I would have gone with the K-01 dual lens setup.
The K-01 has reignited my interest in photography, as it gives DSLR quality photos, combined with a HUGE selection of lenses to choose from, at an affordable price.
Ergonomically, the operation is different from a standard SLR, as every review site says. The feel is different, but not foreign, and despite the whining about button placement, it takes virtually no time to get used to it if you want to make the effort to do so. Honestly, the biggest challenge in using a camera like a K-01 is making the brain-switch to hauling an SLR body and lens up to your face to use a viewfinder. It takes a lot of failed attempts to see through the flash hump to start to get that this camera doesn't work that way.
First of all, this camera is not at all photogenic. Almost anything with an APS-C sensor has a better appearance on a web page. My bet is this killed the K-01 series, more than anything. Consequently, 30 years ago, the K-01 would have been a hit, as users would have held it in their hand, rather than judge it by a photo. Compared to any of the all plastic, and pricier, APS-C Sensor DSLRs from the competition, the K-01 feels solid and well built, no doubt due to its solid aluminum frame and controls and sturdy rubber covering, as opposed to the cheesy plastic and flimsy controls offered by the three major competitors. The kit lenses may have plastic bodies and mounts, and lack an aperture ring, but handle with a smooth solid feel and have class leading optical performance, again, way outclassing the competition from the big three.
While it's true, you can use your old k mount Pentax - Asahi optics, the manual settings are less than intuitive and required some experimentation and practice. That's the bad news. The good news is, other than nostalgia, the old lenses offer little advantage over the kit lenses, unless you're in a low light situation, or you want a narrow depth of field, and then the old 50mm f1.4 comes in handy.
There are other advantages to the Pentax K-01 compared to almost anything twice its price in the mirror-less APS-C class.
1) If you have large hands, like mine, the K-01 feels much better than the puny plastic grips on the competition.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A really wonderful camera. It's modestly priced for what it can do. The plastic makes the camera feel a little inauthentic, but its function surpasses the somewhat kitchy style.Published 8 months ago by Kathleen Brien
Making the move from film to digital, I had my eye on the Nikon D7100 and the Pentax K3, leaning towards the Pentax. Read morePublished on July 21, 2014 by Boisebru