Pentax K-01 digital camera review

Pentax K-01 digital camera review

Features and specifications of the 16.3 MP digital SLR camera

Pentax K-01 digital camera review – today at For consumers blog we are going to take a look at the digital SLR camera from Pentax the K-01. This exceptional and yet affordable DSLR camera offers wide variety of features and great quality pictures that make it one of the most desirable
digital SLRs on the market today.

Pentax K-01 black
Pentax K-01 black

Pentax K-01 is a very popular camera already and it has a lot of fans worldwide. Many user ratings and reviews give it very high scores and there is a reason for that of course.
Pentax K-01 is equipped with many some innovative features as well as many of the standard options for a DSLR camera.
The Pentax K-01 has a CMOS image sensor measuring 23.7 millimeters by 15.7 millimeters. This extra-large sensor assures high-speed readout of image data signals. The K-01 also features the “PRIME M” imaging engine to assure first-rate movie recording performance in a digital interchangeable lens camera.
The K-01 is equipped with a sensor shift shake reduction system, which moves the sensor in the opposite direction than the one of the camera, so that the sensor remains in the same position during the shooting of the pictures.The K-01 features a large, easy-to-view, high-resolution 3-inch color LCD display (921K dots) for viewing your masterpieces. Its wide-view design assures a clear view of the monitor from approximately 170-degree horizontally and vertically, making it particularly useful in low and high-angle shooting.

Pentax K-01 silver
Pentax K-01 silver

The HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode, which produces one extra-wide-gradation composite photo from three images taken at different exposure levels, has been upgraded to create a greater range of visual expressions. This upgraded HDR mode can be instantly elected with a turn of the mode dial. The user can take advantage of features to select one of three exposure increments as well as the level of effects, while an automatic position adjustment function assures precise alignment of three images even when they are taken with a handheld K-01.

Pentax K-01 display
Pentax K-01 back side and display

The K-01 makes high quality videos in Full HD with ease using the H.264 codec and also has a large range of filters and other creative function for you to be able to, not only shoot movie, but create movie.

Pentax K-01 sample video in Full HD 1080p
Video test of the Pentax K-01 digital SLR camera

The K-01 is equipped with all the connections to record not only the video, but also the sound, and to export all easily on your PC or TV via the HDMI cable.
The price of the Pentax K-01 camera varies around $850 and  $1200 depending on the lens kit that will come with this very good digital SLR camera.
Pentax K-01 comes in three different color choices – white, silver and black.

Pentax K-01 video review

Pentax K-01 full specifications

Camera Type Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens
Optical Zoom 3x
Sensor Resolution 16.3 MP
Screen Size 3″

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size 15.7 x 23.7mm
Sensor Type CMOS

Lens System
Lens Type Zoom lens
Lens For SD 18-55mm & 50-200mm
Focal Length Range 18mm – 55mm
Focus Adjustment Automatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size 52 mm
Lens System Features Aspherical Lens
Lens Construction 8 groups / 11 elements
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 27 – 82.5mm

Light Sensitivity ISO 100-12800, ISO 100-25600, ISO auto (100-12800), ISO auto (100-25600)
Light Sensitivity Max 25600

Camera Flash
Flash Type Pop-up Flash
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Camera Flash Features AF Illuminator, Flash +/- Compensation
Flash Modes Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash Memory SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Viewfinder Type None

Depth 2.3 in.
Height 3.1 in.
Width 4.8 in.
Weight 16.93 Oz.

Display Type LCD
Display Rotation Built-in
Screen Details LCD display – 3″
Display Size 3″

Connector Types 1 x HDMI output, 1 x Hi-Speed USB, 1 x composite video/audio output, 1 x microphone

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System Supported Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP3

Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video Format AVI, H.264, MJPEG
Still Image Format DNG (RAW), DNG (RAW) + JPEG, JPEG

Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C

Other Features
Additional Features 1080p Full HD Movie Recording, AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Audio Recording, Automatic Face Tracking, Brightness Control, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Digital Image Rotation, Edit Function, Exif Print Support, HDR image enhancement technology, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, Interval Shooting Mode, PRINT Image Matching, RAW Processing, RGB Primary Color Filter, Resizing an Image, Shadow Point Display, USB 2.0 Compatibility, display color control
Face Detection Yes
Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode

Color White
Shooting Programs Backlight silhouette, Blue sky, Candle, Food, Forest, Kids, Landscape, Macro, Moving object, Museum, Night scene, Night scene HDR, Night scene with portrait, Night snapshot, Pet, Portrait mode, Quick macro, Stage, Sunset, Surf & snow
Special Effects Bleach Bypass, Bright, Color Extract, Cross Process, Fisheye, High contrast, Landscape, Miniature, Monochrome, Muted, Natural, Portrait, Posterization, Retro, Sketch, Slim, Soft, Starburst, Toy camera, Vibrant, Water Colour

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