Pentax K-01 Features
Release Date: March 2012
List Price (no lens): $897 USD
List Price (40mm lens): $950 USD
The Pentax K-01 is the company's first entry into the mirrrorless camera market.
There are several things that make the K-01 unique: the first is the fact that it is compatible with "normal" Pentax SLR lenses (other mirrorless cameras use special lenses).
This makes the K-01 body deeper than other mirrorless alternatives and it also makes the camera a bit heavier.
A second unique feature is the inclusion of in-body image stabilization. While you can get stabilization with other mirrorless cameras, it's included in the lens, not in the camera body.
This means that with the Pentax K-01 you get stabilization regardless of the lens you use.
FInally, for those who are tired of the solid black look, the K-01 body is available in white and canary yellow (with black accents).
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