Premium build quality with metal dials.
Generally very good image quality.
Excellent high ISO performance.
Very flexible noise reduction options.
Excellent pancake kit lens.
Very good flash range.
Very good battery life.
Excellent photos quality (assuming your lens works properly).
Low noise through ISO 1600 in low light and 6400 in good light.
Eyecatching design (love it or hate it) with solid build quality.
Huge lens selection due to use of Kmount.
Uses Adobe DNG as its raw format. That, plus terrific photo quality.
Barely any smaller than an SLR with optical viewfinder.
No option for an electronic viewfinder.
Body design is uncomfortable in hand.
Some controls are poorly positioned.
Rubber flash / connector compartment door easily bumped open.
Autofocus system lags behind the competition, especially in low light.
Chunky body defeats the purpose of mirrorless design.
Ergonomics leave something to be desired.
Redeye a problem.
No incamera removal tool.
Questionable quality control for body and lens.
Noisy autofocus isnít fast enough.
No viewfinder possible.
By Photo Answers on April 08, 2013
Street price: £679 with 18-55mm zoom or 40mm pancake lens Camera type: CSC Sensor: APS-C sized CMOS Resolution: 16Mp at 4928x3264 Crop factor: 1.5x Lens mount: Pentax KAF2 Image stabilisation: Yes, sensor shift type LCD monitor: 3in, 921k...60
By itproportal.com on February 22, 2013
In face of competition from the rest of the industry Pentax had no choice but to join in the large-sensor end of the CSC market, and chose to do so trading on the unique feature of its widely-supported lens mount system. Unfortunately that means it...60
By Shutterbug on January 24, 2013
“Halfway through any work, one is often tempted to go off on a tangent... Finally, you would only produce something hybrid.”—Barbara Hepworth The Pentax K-01 belongs to a class of cameras generally known as...-
By PC Advisor on November 02, 2012
The concept of a compact system camera (CSC) is an appealing one to anyone wanting to take a step up from a compact camera, or who wants something less hefty than a DSLR without compromising on image quality. See: more camera reviews . Prime...70
By Digital Arts Online on October 21, 2012
The Pentax K-01 is a chunky camera with a size and weight that belie the mirrorless technology within, but it’s big in a good way. It feels stable and well built in the hand. Most importantly, it’s a camera that also performs well....80
By Macworld Australia on October 15, 2012
If you own a large collection of Pentax K-Mount lenses, this is a serious option. But the bulk, weight and terrible autofocus will turn off most other potential customers.Related Tags: camera, compact, K-01, macworld, macworld australia, pentax,...50
By GadgetSpeak on October 09, 2012
Sometimes review products are available immediately but there are occasions when a great deal of patience is required before you get your hands on a product. This is a case of the latter....60
By theregister.co.uk on July 20, 2012
Despite these few niggles, the Pentax K-01 is a superb shooter for the price. Any other camera combining this level of image quality and features will cost you hundreds of pounds more. Any, that is, with the possible exception of the Pentax K-5 that...85
By GadgetSpeak on July 18, 2012
It seems a long time since I have been able to enjoy the extras of a DSLR camera. So the arrival of this Pentax offering that I first saw at a London launch last autumn was an eagerly and long awaited event to...80
By The Verge on July 10, 2012
The last component is pricing — at $749.95 for the body only, or $899.95 with a delightfully slim 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens (which I tested), the K-01 costs a good deal more than some comparable options. The question for buyers: does the camera...65