Pentax K-01

Announced Feb 2, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
jarnvarg
 

I buy this camera very cheap, with a pancake lens, well, i like the colors, is a different camera, the same K mount, so I can use all my old K-lenses, obviously no mirror, no prism, but ths same flange focal distance, this is a bad issue for a mirror less, it means, the same space on the box like a SLR, the advantage of the mirrorless is the less size and a flange focal distance wich allow us to use many lenses via adapters, in this case, are very limited to lenses with the same flange focal ...

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orendanger
 

ok i love it first thing i really do its big for a mirorles however it outperforms most aps-c dslr of its year BUT BUT it has a slight meetering problem it wants to use slow shutter speeds alwayes

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robbo d
 

I picked up a cheap nice used cam and have taken it out over the last few days. It made an interesting comparison after using my DSLR's and my recent 'ben hur' post about mirror less. Interface: Same as all other Pentax cams, so very easy and it is one of those things I enjoy about staying within the family. Handling: Not to bad, I grew up with SLR's, but I did find I missed few shots because my finger wasn't on the shutter button properly. The grip is smaller, but I didnt find it bothersome, ...

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Okay, I have had the "brick" for over 12 months now, and I have shot several thousand images with it. Firstly, why did I buy it? Well the reasons were, I rather like the looks, it is unique, it is different, it would give my K-5 some breathing space on a day to day basis (I always carry a camera with me, even to work), oh and at the time it was a mere £240 brand new when I bought it. So a quarter of the price of my K-5 when I bought that, yet has the same sensor. :-) So, after 12 months of ...

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yohanitis
 

The same 16MP sensor from the K-5 yields excellent IQ. The styling of this mirrorless is very boxy and unique. It is the only ILC that uses lenses from a native SLR/DSLR without having to use an adapter.

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Easy enough. Summed up by another forum... goes like this: (1) better video than K5 (2) Focus peaking (K5 -none) (3) cheaper than K5 (4) IQ the same as K5 (5) DXO mark 79 on par with K5 /D7000 at a smaller price (6) Smaller and refreshing look than K5 (7) Native K nount (8) Cheaper than NEX7 (9) Best IQ in its class

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MaDog
 

I bought one and like it. :) Size is not a bad thing, has a bigger batery and K-mount. The IQ is very good and the image quality is also very good. With newest firmware the AF is good.

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MasDhani
 

This is my 1st camera, actually when I want to buying camera, I focused on budget, and after I browsing I found this K-01, at that time there is promotion, and I buy at $460 with 2 lens kit, 18-55mm and 50-200mm, day by day I used this camera, I fell this is an amazing camera, with special price and full with feature, may be because I'm still newbie, but trust me this is a solid & great camera :D and as a mirrorless camera he doesn't need to use any adapter for other Pentax lens, because he ...

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The more I use this camera the more I change how I think of photography. The world of "serious" photography revolves around the large, traditional, film based DSLR. This is not what the K 01 is and should not be criticized for not following on that well worn path. This is more along the lines of being a modern rangefinder. No, it does not have a rangefinder style viewfinder focus system. It has what a modern camera would use instead. This is focus peaking and a live view screen on the back. A ...

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I purchased and tested the K-01 along with two standard zooms, the Sigma and Tamron 17-50 f2.8's. I eventually returned the camera and lenses, because it was just too big for a mirrorless, no viewfinder, camera. To me, the K-01 sits in a no-camera-land between DSLRs and Mirrorless ILCs, being VERY close in size to the DSLR as a body and especially when using full size K mount lenses, but without the essential view finder to enabling optimal handling with full size lenses. To find a more ...

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