Pentax K-01

Announced Feb 2, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Massao
By: Massao (1 month ago)
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Hi, I am looking for trying out some other camera system for making videos. I am not considering Panasonic GH series (too expensive) or any other M4/3 system (the sensor is too small for narrow DOF). Both Nikon and Canon are useless for video (autofocus too slow and noisy), and the key lenses (35mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.8) are not with stabilization. The whole Sony package is too expensive (very expensive lenses and accessories). Fuji is really bad for video. I also have Samsung gear, but it does...
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This thing racks through the whole zoom range it seems on my k-01, grinding away like a power drill, every time it focuses or re-focuses. It does it with force, but by the time it finds focus, shooting the moment is often gone. Fine for landscapes, not so good for a child who has turned their head already. I hear the k3 has a faster focus motor. Will I see any noticeable gains moving on from the k-01, or are any gains minimal at best?
robbo d
By: robbo d (3 months ago)
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I have another wedding to shoot shortly, a small affair for a guy at my "day job" (sad but true - can't always be shooting !!) He has asked if I we could shoot some video ..... OK ? Not done any video editing before but my ever faithful sidekick and partner did a fabulous job (with the K-01 on a tripod and panned about slowly) the other day at another small job I had. The result, despite the poor lighting, was not too bad, so without buying some specialist kit, I thought i'd turn the ever...
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I really like the feel of the K-01 compared to the K-r I used to have. I like the feel of the materials, the quiet shutter, the feel of the dials. It just feels premium vs. that old kr. That thing was very plastic feeling. How does the k3 compare? I don't have anywhere to see one in person and I've never seen one out in the wild. I was out looking at a canon 70d because it has many of the features I want compared to the k3 and it's really about the only camera besides Nikon I can see in...
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The only issue I really have with the k-01 is af speed. I like the size, the weight the build. I am worried about the k3 heft, but I like the sensor shift to help even the slightest bit with converging angles on architrcture and interior shot and hopefully be able to track toddlers better. Pull the trigger?
Inkheart
By: Inkheart (8 months ago)
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Hello, I just ordered a K-01, and I'm eagerly awaiting it's arrival. I read a lot of reviews before buying it, and every second review complained about the flimsy rubber cover on the side, and fear of it breaking eventually. Not that I'm afraid of that, but I'm curious if it actually broke for anyone. Can you share your experience after a few months/years of shooting with it? Cheers, --Inkheart
yudi
By: yudi (8 months ago)
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I usually shoot with M mode by setting the exposure according to the position of EV bar in OVF. And I used to having the EV bar at -1 (under exposure), and Auto EV Compensation OFF. Everything was OK until one day of last month, when I found the LCD on my K5-IIs was so bright that it washed out the whole image, if I do Live View, Instant Review and Playback the images I am taking. Then I adjusted the LCD Display Settings to Brightness -3, Contrast +3. The Playback of images is acceptable now,...
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I'm just looking at the direction the features are going in. Dust Removal: SP coating and CMOS sensor operation vs Sensor movement w SP coating on low pass filter. So ultrasonic DR on a Pentax entry level DSLR. No more clunky sensor thrashing. A return of entry level DSLRs with PEF support. Only rated for use down to 32F, not the 14F of the K-500. Is this the first entry level without wireless flash support with the on-board flash or is it a return? I don't know the specs of old DS and DL...
eyafaer
By: eyafaer (10 months ago)
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I consider myself as a hobbyist ever since owning a Powershot A560 when I was 13, 7 years ago. I haven't used my camera for a long time due to school, yet I would still shoot with my phone or a colleague's DSLR during school events. Recently, my phone's rear camera stopped working, and my old camera is now worn out (my brother used the camera for quite a long time), thus I'm looking for a new camera. I like to shoot in low light, thus sensor size is important. DOF also seem to be important....
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Hi all, I'm going to Japan in a couple of months and will stay in Kyoto. I was thinking to buy a K-01 + 40mm kit (saw the prices on their site), but won't be able to move to Tokyo where they have a big shop. Do any of you have experience with the Kyoto Yodobashi shop (I think it's called Yodobashi Multimedia or something)? Are they well stocked? Do you think I should send a mail in advance? Is there any other good Pentax retailer in Kyoto? Thanks in advance.
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