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 Test and Review 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 TypeMirrorless Interchangeable Lens
Optical Zoom3x
Sensor Resolution16.3 MP
Screen Size3"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size15.7 x 23.7mm
Sensor TypeCMOS

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Lens For SD18-55mm & 50-200mm
Focal Length Range18mm - 55mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size52 mm
Lens System FeaturesAspherical Lens
Lens Construction8 groups / 11 elements
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera27 - 82.5mm

Light SensitivityISO 100-12800, ISO 100-25600, ISO auto (100-12800), ISO auto (100-25600)
Light Sensitivity Max25600

Camera Flash
Flash TypePop-up Flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator, Flash +/- Compensation
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

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

Viewfinder TypeNone

Depth2.3 in.
Height3.1 in.
Width4.8 in.
Weight16.93 Oz.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - 3"
Display Size3"

Connector Types1 x HDMI output, 1 x Hi-Speed USB, 1 x composite video/audio output, 1 x microphone

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

Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

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

Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional Features1080p 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 DetectionYes
Shooting ModesFrame Movie Mode

Shooting ProgramsBacklight 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 EffectsBleach 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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