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Pentax K-01

Pentax K-01
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A fully featured and multi award winning MILC digital camera
MILC 16.28MP 4928 X 3264 Pixels CMOS Apr 2012
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Pentax K-01 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Pentax K-01 number 630 across all digital cameras.
90
Reviews
152 Reviews + 4 Awards
88
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Age
5 Years Old
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 80%, based on 152 reviews. This digital camera has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Focus-Numerique.fr plus one other site and a "Design Award" from Onfoto.ru. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Pentax digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality, good picture quality and that it is easy to use.
The K-01 has some great features:
4928 x 3264 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Exceptional image quality assured by digital SLR camera system
Equipped with sensor shift shake reduction system
Compatible with all PENTAX lenses
3" LCD screen with 921k dots
Full HD video with dedicated button and multiple controls
New generation HDR mode, with direct access dial

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

59
Portrait Photography
Average
69
Landscape Photography
Good
62
Everyday Photography
Good
64
Sports Photography
Good
72
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Pentax K-01 Video Reviews

How Big is the Pentax K-01?

The Pentax K-01 is 121mm wide and 79mm tall. It is 59mm deep and weighs 480g.

Pentax K-01 front dimensions
Pentax K-01 size in context

Pentax K-01 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Four Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" award from both review websites Focus-Numerique.fr and Theregister.co.uk, both of which decided that this Pentax camera was very good.

The writer at review website Onfoto.ru concluded that this digital camera was carefully designed and gave it their "Design Award".

The writer at one more expert review site thought that this camera was very good. This was from Magnus.de who gave it an "Buying Tip".

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 45 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com the average expert rating of this camera is 72 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

K-01 owners on average rated this camera 89 out of 100. Over 80% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Great Product Quality

12 people who bought the product agreed that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

12 people mentioned that it was able to produce good images and two people wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light.

Excellent Brand

We checked 2,566 user and expert reviews (including 483 verified purchases) for Pentax digital cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent ratings. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Four customers agreed that it was easy to use and two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Five customers who reviewed it agreed that it was well made.

  • It feels stable and well built in the hand…
  • Equally, we think many people will appreciate the hefty size and very sturdy build quality…
  • If you like a big solid camera…
  • The build quality is superb with the button arrangement (by…
    Stefan 22 (Amazon) - October 2013
  • After some months of using it camera still impresses with elegant design, general robustness and excellent quality photos it delivers…
  • Great image quality and solid body…
    Marco (Amazon) - June 2013

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Five customers reckoned that this digital camera had a good autofocus.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two people who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording.

  • The video quality is good too…
    Stu (Amazon) - August 2013
  • It produces nice video with acceptable sound, plus the ability to add an external microphone…
    Nr (Amazon) - January 2013

Customers Report Nice Design

Four people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was well designed and two people who purchased the product agreed that it was good looking.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Eight customers who bought it agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Three owners who bought this digital camera considered that it had good features.

  • Like all its previous products, this camera is expected to attract consumers with its efficient features…
    Gizbot.com May 2012
  • It has the features to please both beginners…
  • The feature set is wonderful for the price…
    Ann (Amazon) - June 2014
  • Too many other features to list - the manual is only slightly shorter than the Lord of the Rings…
    Nr (Amazon) - January 2013

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two owners who purchased it reckoned that it was compact.

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2012.

Features

4928 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Pentax K-01 is 4928 x 3264 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Pentax K-01's sensor megapixels of 16.3MP is higher than 66% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax K-01 of 12,800 is in the highest 26% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Pentax K-01 of only 0.00025s is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is slower than 86% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavier Than Average

The Pentax K-01's weight of 480g is heavier than 81% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax K-01 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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540 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Pentax K-01 which takes 540 battery life.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Pentax K-01 has a tripod mount. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax K-01's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 10% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Pentax K-01 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax K-01 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Calendar

The Pentax K-01 features calendar, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Pentax K-01 has an HDMI port, unlike 72% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-01 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Only 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB Version

This camera supports a 3.0|3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)|3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version, which is typical of many cameras.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Pentax K-01's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is higher than 74% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Features Album Organization

The Pentax K-01 features album organization, which is unusual. 95% of cameras do not feature album organization.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

unknown k01lenskitwda40mmxswhite, pentax pentaxk01by, pentax k01body, pentax 15372, pentax 15423

Barcodes:

00027075214583, 00027075214699, 00027075214804, 00027075214811, 00027075215306, 00027075215320, 00027075215436, 00027075215634, 00027075215740, 00027075215849, 00027075215948, 00027075216143, 00027075216242, 00027075216259, 00027075216266, 00027075216273, 00027075217119, 04549212215452, 05052415400406, 05473543147399

Frequently Asked Questions About the Pentax K-01

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