Pentax K-01 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax K-01 
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General
Model Number: K-01
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $899.95
Street Price: $520.04
Date Available: 2012-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 21.6 oz (611 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.8 x 3.1 x 2.3 in.
(122 x 79 x 58 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 16.3
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.81 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
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
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
640x480 (30p/25p/24p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (AVC H.264), AVI/MJPEG for Interval Movie
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3)
Lens Thread: 27mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
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
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: Yes
Evf Resolution In Pixels:  
Evf Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100
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, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes 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 (intervalometer): 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: 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots:
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit DNG RAW
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: MP4 (AVC H.264), AVI/MJPEG for Interval Movie
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Infrared
Connections (extended): 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 (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 500
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
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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