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Pentax K-01

onfoto.ru Best Design focus-numerique.fr Recommended theregister.co.uk Recommended Magnus.de Buying Tip
A multi award winning MILC digital camera with average features
MILC 16.28MP CMOS Black Feb 2012
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Pentax K-01 Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have ranked the Pentax K-01 number 725 across all digital cameras.
80
152 Reviews + 4 Awards
57
Average Features
22
5 Years Old
Overall Score
43
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

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. Canon 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 digital cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, good picture quality and it is easy to use.
The K-01 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Quite high ISO sensitivity (max)
Very slow camera shutter speed
Heavy
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Very Good
53
Average
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Good
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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

Four Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this digital camera. This Pentax digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both Focus-numerique.fr and Theregister.co.uk.

This Pentax digital camera was given a "Design Award" by website Onfoto.ru who decided that this camera was well designed.

Magnus.de gave this Pentax digital camera a "Buying Tip" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100 based on 45 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com.

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Good User Reviews

This camera has an average user rating of 89% based on 107 user reviews. Over 80% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Pentax Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 2,542 expert and user reviews (including 474 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Pentax also has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

12 owners considered that the product was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

12 owners agreed that the product was able to produce good images and two people who purchased it thought it was good in low light.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Four customers who purchased it considered that it was easy to use and two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report it is Robust

Five customers who bought the Pentax K-01 considered that it was well made.

  • Equally, we think many people will appreciate the hefty size and very sturdy build quality…
  • It feels stable and well built in the hand…
  • 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

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Pentax K-01 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 Excellent Design

Four people wrote in their reviews that the Pentax K-01 was well designed and two owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good looking.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Eight people reckoned that the product was good value for money.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Three owners who reviewed it concluded 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

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Two people said in their reviews that the product was compact.


Features

Average Megapixels

The Pentax K-01's sensor megapixels of 16.3MP is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted 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 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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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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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The Pentax K-01's ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800 is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 22% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras is 0.000062s, the fastest is 8s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.16s. The camera shutter speed of the Pentax K-01 of only 0.00025s is quite slow compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the slowest 14% of all digital 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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Heavy

The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Pentax K-01 of 480g is in the heaviest 19% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax K-01 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Pentax K-01 has an HDMI port. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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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Supports Video Capability

video capability

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

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

This Pentax 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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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

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

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540 Battery Life

The Pentax K-01 is a camera that takes 540 shots battery life.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-01 supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Pentax K-01's display diagonal of 3" is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 10% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Calendar

The Pentax K-01 features calendar, unlike 86% of digital cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Pentax K-01 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Album Organization

The Pentax K-01 features album organization, unlike 96% of digital cameras which do not feature album organization.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Pentax camera has been on the market since February 2012.


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