• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax K-01
  • Pentax MX-1
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General
Model Number: K-01 MX-1
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $899.95 $499.95
Street Price: $358.95 $399.95
Date Available: 2012-03-15 2013-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 21.6 oz (611 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
14.1 oz (399 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.8 x 3.1 x 2.3 in.
(122 x 79 x 58 mm)
4.8 x 2.4 x 2.0 in.
(122 x 61 x 51 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   BSI CMOS
Effective Megapixels: 16.3 12.0
Sensor Format: APS-C 1/1.7 inch
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.81 microns 1.90 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed  
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 79 49
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.7 20.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.9 11.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,135 208
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)
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1152 (2.4 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG, 12-bit DNG RAW JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit DNG RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.9 4.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
640x480 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (120p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (AVC H.264), AVI/MJPEG for Interval Movie MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3) n/a
Lens: smc PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 XS, 5 elements in 4 groups smc Pentax Lens, 11 elements in 8 groups (4 aspherical elements)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 61mm 28 - 112mm
Focal Length (actual): 40mm 6 - 24mm
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/22 (tele) f/1.8 (W) / f/2.5 (T) - f/8
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
40 cm to Infinity
15.6 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   1 - 20 cm
0.4 - 7.9 in
Filter Thread: 27.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a Up to 1.95x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 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 Contrast Detection: Auto, Spot, Tracking , AF Select (25 Points), Infinity Landscape, Manual Focus, Pan Focus, AF Point Switching
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots 921,000 dots (307,000 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
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 (100-12800 with selectable upper limit), 100-12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White),Tungsten, Flash
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1024-segment Multi, Center-weighted and Spot Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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... Natural Skin Tone, Handheld Night Snap (5M), Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Digital Panorama (2M per frame), High Speed Movie (VGA, 120 FPS capture, 30 FPS playback), Time Lapse Movie, Landscape, Blue Sky, Sunset, Flower, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M), Kids, Pet, Portrait, Food, Fireworks, Surf & Snow, Sport, Fisheye, Sketch, Miniature Filter, Text, Frame Composite (3M); Digital filters (capture): Movie (B&W, Sepia, Fisheye, Miniature, Sketch); Dynamic Range adjustment: Yes (shadow, highlight)
Self Timer: 2, 12 seconds 2 or 10; 3 shots after 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes No
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto + Redeye, On, On + Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Off Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red-eye, Slow-speed synchro, Slow-speed+Red-eye, Trailing Curtain Sync
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent 1.31 - 40’ (wide, auto ISO), 1.31 - 29’ (tele, auto ISO)
Max Flash Sync: 1/180  
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV -2 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I  
Other Memory: UHS-1 compliant  
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit DNG RAW 12-bit DNG RAW
Movie File Format: MP4 (AVC H.264), AVI/MJPEG for Interval Movie MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) with stereo sound
Included Memory: 0.0 MB 75.3 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Infrared Optional IR
Connections (extended): Mini HMDI (Type-C), 3.5mm stereo microphone input Micro (Type D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.91 1.43
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 2.24 1.91
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited 7
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.9 4.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 9 10
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.80 seconds 0.24 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.25 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.105 seconds 0.178 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.85 seconds 0.30 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.120 seconds 0.016 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus, Multi-area AF mode = 0.768 second  
Startup Time: 2.4 seconds 2.2 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.3 seconds 1.4 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.0 seconds 4.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 500 shots 290 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI90 Proprietary D-Li106
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI90 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary D-Li106 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM S-SW120 Software CD-ROM including SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE for PENTAX RICOH IMAGING RAW development software
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. Image Stabilization: Still: Sensor-Shift SR, Digital SR (ISO 100-12800), Dual (SR & Pixel Track SR); Movie: Movie Shake Reduction Mode (Movie SR); (Maximum effect of 3 stops using Sensor-Shift SR); 12-bit RAW (DNG) support, Dual-axial digital level, Dual remote control sensors. Available in black or two-tone silver and black.