Pentax K-01 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax K-01 
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Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: K-01 
Camera Format: Compact System Camera 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $899.95
Street Price: $749.99
Date Available: 2012-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 21.6 oz (611 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 4.8 x 3.1 x 2.3 in.
(122 x 79 x 58 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Total Megapixels: 16.5
Effective Megapixels: 16.3 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.12"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
4224 x 2816 (11.9 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2688 x 1792 (4.8 MP, 3:2),
4352 x 3264 (14.2 MP, 4:3),
3840 x 2880 (11.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
2304 x 1728 (4.0 MP, 4:3),
4928 x 2776 (13.7 MP, 16:9),
4224 x 2376 (10.0 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 1944 (6.7 MP, 16:9),
2688 x 1512 (4.1 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 3264 (10.7 MP, 1:1),
2880 x 2880 (8.3 MP, 1:1),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
1728 x 1728 (3.0 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, 12-bit DNG RAW  
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 30p/25p/24p, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, 30p/25p/24p
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: MP4 (AVC H.264), AVI/MJPEG for Interval Movie 
Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K, KA, KAF, KAF2/3 
Kit Lens: smc PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 XS, 5 elements in 4 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 61 mm
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/22 (tele) 
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 27mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Auto 81 Point, User-Selectable, Center; AF Single (w focus lock, focus/release priority selectable), Face Detection AF, Tracking AF, Manual  
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,000 dots
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto: ISO 100-12800 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to ISO 100-25600, Auto ISO range selectable; Manual: ISO 100-12800 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to ISO 100-25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1024-segment Multi, Center-weighted and Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG only), Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum; Custom Image modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome (including film filters, infrared, sepia toning), Cross Processing; Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color... 
Self Timer: 2, 12 seconds
Time Lapse: Yes 
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto + Redeye, On, On + Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Off 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent 
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 
Flash Exp Compensation: -2 to +1 EV
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional Infrared 
Other Connection: Mini HMDI (Type-C), 3.5mm stereo microphone input 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI90 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI90 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 500
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM S-SW120 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Machined aluminum frame under black, white or yellow exterior, 16MP APS-C sensor, Pentax K-Mount, Sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction (4-stops), 6fps Burst Mode, Full HD 1080p Movies, HDR mode, Focus peaking in manual focus mode. 

 


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