Pentax K-01

  • Pentax K-01
70
Based on 38 scores, 65 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    11
  • Average:
    12
  • Bad:
    12

Pros:

  • Premium build quality with metal dials.
  • Generally very good image quality.
  • Excellent high ISO performance.

Cons:

  • Barely any smaller than an SLR with optical viewfinder.
  • No option for an electronic viewfinder.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Photo Answers on 60

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...

By IT Pro Portal on 60

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...

By Shutterbug on

“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 70

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...

By Digital Arts Online on 80

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....

By Macworld Australia on 50

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,...

By GadgetSpeak on 60

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....

By theregister.co.uk on 85

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...

By GadgetSpeak on 80

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...

By The Verge on 65

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...

By Digital Trends on 65

We'll give Pentax K-01 a passing grade — but just barely. Given the right circumstances, it grabs very nice stills. However, there are just too many negative issues. You have far better options at more palatable prices. Highs More...

By CNET UK on 80

The K-mount is a boon if you have a stock of compatible lenses, but it means the Pentax K-01 needs to be large to accommodate it. If you're happy to accept this, you won't be disappointed by the excellent image quality. The price below is for...

By The Imaging Resource on

With the Pentax K-01, the company treads new ground. It's a bold move, making Pentax the only manufacturer to offer two distinct mirrorless product lines, and the only one to offer a way to use existing SLR glass on mirrorless without an adapter. We...

By CamcorderInfo on 84

Thanks to its large image sensor and quality kit lens, it was easy to shoot good video with the Pentax K-01. But we seem to say that about nearly all video-capable DSLRs and interchangeable lens system cameras these days, so in that aspect the...

By CNET Australia on 76

The K-01 hits the ball out of the park when it comes to image quality, but its operational quirks and slower-than-a-glacier shooting speeds will...

By Steves Digicams on

The most obvious draw of the K-01 is the K-mount, which can accept numerous lenses going back long before digital cameras came on the scene. If you are a long-time Pentax user with a big stash of K-mount lenses, the K-01 is likely a godsend. But for...

By Trusted Reviews on

16.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor Pentax PRIME M image processor ISO 100 - 12,800 (exp. to 25,600) 1080p Full HD movies at 30fps 11 Custom Image and 7 Digital Filter effects Buy now for £680 Following on from the Pentax Q that was launched last year to a...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

The Pentax K-01 has a style all its own and it's a fun camera to use. Some people may find it to be too bulky and cumbersome, but equally, we think many people will appreciate the hefty size and very sturdy build quality. It can produce clear and...

By reviewed.com on

Is it unique...or just weird? Futuristic...or toyish? Bold...or simply befuddling? Whatever the case, if you find yourself attracted to the K-01 based solely on its forward-thinking exterior design, then you'll be happy to know that underneath it...

By reviewed.com on

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