Pentax K-01 Features

pentax k-01 mirrorless camera
Release Date: March 2012
List Price (no lens): $897 USD
List Price (40mm lens): $950 USD
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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).

List of Features

Image StabilizationIn Body
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture6 per second
LCD3 inch (921,000 million dots)
Flexible LCDNo
AutofocusContrast AF (81 points)
Face Detect AFYes
Aspect Ratios4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1
Sensor Dimensions23.6 x 15.6mm
ISO Range100-12800
Movie ModesH.264:
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps)
1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps)
640 x 480 (30, 25, 24 fps)
Movie SoundStereo
HDMI PortYes
Accessory PortNo
Built-in FlashYes
Compatible LensesPentax KAF2 Mount
BatteryD-LI90 LiIon
Dimensions4.8x 3.11 x 2.8in
122 x 79 x 58mm
Weight19.8oz (560g)