Pentax K-01 Review

Overall Score

69

Main Features

  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 6 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 122 x 79 x 58 mm, 561g.
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Pentax K-01 Overview


First introduced in May, 2012, Pentax K-01 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Pentax K-01 comes with a 23.7 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.43 mm (1.11").

- Full Frame
- Pentax K-01

Sensor resolution of Pentax K-01 ~ 4915 x 3255 pixels.

Pentax K-01 has Crop Factor: 1.52

The sensor has a surface area of 372.1 mm².

There are approximate 15,998,325 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Pentax K-01


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax K-01 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
561g Light Body
Timelapse Recording
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
12800 Max Native ISO
6.0 fps Continuous Shooting
540 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
81 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Weight: 561g
Type Scores

Pentax K-01 has an Overall Score of 69/100 and ranked #100 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #186 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax K-01 Scores
Imaging score
57
Features score
69
Value for money score
83
Portability score
83
Overall score
69
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
61
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
63

Physical Dimensions of Pentax K-01


Pentax K-01 weighs 561g and has external dimensions of 122 x 79 x 58mm (4.8 x 3.11 x 2.28"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 323g, Pentax K-01 is 238 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Pentax K-01
561g
Average weight
323g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Pentax K-01
58mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax K-01 with the dimensions:

Pentax K-01

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight K-01 Dimensions K-01
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 561 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 122 x 79 x 58 mm
Pentax K-S2 Pentax K-S2 678 g 561 g 91 x 123 x 73 mm 122 x 79 x 58 mm
Pentax K-50 Pentax K-50 650 g 561 g 130 x 97 x 71 mm 122 x 79 x 58 mm
Pentax K-3 Pentax K-3 800 g 561 g 131 x 100 x 77 mm 122 x 79 x 58 mm
Sony Alpha A7 Sony A7 474 g 561 g 127 x 94 x 48 mm 122 x 79 x 58 mm
Pentax K-70 Pentax K-70 688 g 561 g 126 x 93 x 74 mm 122 x 79 x 58 mm
Sony Alpha A7 II Sony A7 II 599 g 561 g 127 x 96 x 60 mm 122 x 79 x 58 mm
Pentax Q-S1 Pentax Q-S1 203 g 561 g 105 x 58 x 34 mm 122 x 79 x 58 mm

Specifications of Pentax K-01


General
Brand Pentax
Model K-01
Announced May, 2012
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 150
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 81
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 6.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.7 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 372.1 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4928 x 3264
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 540 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI90
Physical
Weight 561 g
Physical Dimensions 122 x 79 x 58 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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