Pentax K-01 Review

3.5
April 10, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Type
Camera Type

Lens-interchangeable SL Digital-still camera

Sensor
Type High sensitivity CMOS sensor with a primary colour filter
Size 23.7mm x 15.7mm
Effective Pixels approx. 16.28 megapixels
Still JPEG: [16M] 4928x3264 pixels, [10M] 3936x2624 pixels, [6M] 3072x2048 pixels, [2M] 1728x1152 pixels
3 levels of quality in JPEG (good, better, best)
RAW: [16M] 4928x3264 pixels
Movie FULL HD: 1960x1080 (16:9) at 30/25/24fps
HD TV: 1280x720 (16:9) at 60/50/30/25/24fps
VGA: 640x480 (4:3) at 30/25/24fps
Sensitivity Auto, Manual: ISO 100 to 12800 (1/3EV, 1/2EV or 1EV steps)
Extended sensitivity: from ISO 100 to 25600
Shake Reduction Sensor-shift Shake Reduction
Compatible with ALL PENTAX lenses
Sensor Cleaning SP coating and CMOS sensor operations
Lens
Mount PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount
Usable lenses KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom not compatible), KAF, KA mount lenses
Focusing System
Type Contrast detection AF
Functions

AF/MF switching
Face Detection, Tracking, Select, Spot
AF Autozoom (OFF/x2/x4/x6), Focus Peaking, when set to MF,
an image can be magnified by pressing the OK button.

AF assist Dedicated LED AF assist light
Screen
Type 3'' (7.6cm), TFT color LCD Monitor, wide angle viewing,
Approx. 921k dots, with AR coating
Brightness and colors adjustable?
Resolution Approx. 921 000 dots
Playback Single frame, Multi-image display (4/9/16/36/81 seg.), Display magnification (up to 16x, scrolling & quick magn.), rotating, histogram, bright/ dark area warning, copyright display, calendar filmstrip, folder display, display, slideshow
Shutter
Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Speed Auto: 1/4000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/4000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV step or 1/2EV step), Bulb
X-Synchronization Sync Speed 1/180 sec.
Exposure system
Metering TTL image sensor metering, multi-segment metering, center weighted metering, and spot metering
Exposure Modes Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, HDR* (JPEG only)

Auto Picture mode: automatically selects from Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest

Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object,
Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR*, Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf &Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum
Metering Range EV -1 to 21 (ISO 100, F1.4 lens)?
Auto Exposure Lock Can be assigned to the AF/AE-L button from the menu.
Compensation ± 3EV (1/2EV step or 1/3EV can be selected)
Auto Bracketing 3 frames
Flash
Type Built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash
Guide Number approx. 12 (ISO 100/m)
Modes P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync., High-Speed Sync is also available with PENTAX dedicated external flash.

Sync Speed 1/180 sec.
Angle of View Coverage Wide-angle lens, equivalent to 28mm in 35mm forma?t
Exposure Compensation from -2 EV to +1EV
Exposure Parameters
Modes Single frame, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12sec., 2ssec.), Remote Control (0 sec., 3 sec.), Auto Bracketing (3 frames)
White Balance Auto (TTL by CMOS image sensor), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten, Flash, CTE, Manual (configuration on monitor), Fine adjustment (+/-7 steps)
Digital Filter Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color
Movie
Recording FULL HD: 1960x1080 (16:9) at 30/25/24fps
HD TV: 1280x720 (16:9) at 60/50/30/25/24fps
VGA: 640x480 (4:3) at 30/25/24fps

3 levels of quality (good, better, best)
Editing Divide or delete selected frames, Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie
Playback
Digital Filter Monochrome, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color, Tone Expansion, Sketch Filter, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim, Base Parameter Adjustment?
Storage
External Compatible with SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File Format

Image :
RAW (DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant, RAW+ JPEG

Movie:
MPEG-4 AVC/ H.264

Image sizes :
JPEG
[3:2]16M(4928x3264),12M(4224x2816),8M(3456x2304),5M (2688x1792)
[4:3]14M(4352x3264),11M(3840x2880),7M(3072x2304),4M (2304x1728)
[16:9]13M(4928x2776),10M(4224x2376),6M(3456x1944),4M
(2688x1512)
[1:1]10M(3264x3264),8M(2880x2880),5M(2304x2304),3M (1728x1728)
RAW
[3:2]16M(4928x3264)

File Name Date (100_MMDD…), PENTX (100PENTX...)
Special Features
Features
  • World time: 75 cities, 28 time zones

    Button/Dial Customization:
    Green Button (Green Button, One Push File Format, Preview, Focus Peaking, Custom Image, Digital Filter)
    Red Button (Movie Recording, One Push File Format, Preview, Focus Peaking, Custom Image, Digital Filter)

    AF/AE-L Button (Enable AF1, Enable AF2, Cancel AF, AE Lock)

    Playback View:
    Single frame, Multi-image display (4/9/16/36/81 seg.), Display
    magnification (up to 16x, scrolling & quick magn.), rotating, histogram, bright/ dark area warning, copyright display, calendar filmstrip, folder display, display, slideshow

    Delete:
    Single image, all, select&delete, folder, instant review image

    Digital Filters (Playback):
    Monochrome, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast,Shading, Invert Color, Color, Tone Expansion, Sketch Filter, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim, Base Parameter Adjustment

    RAW Development:
    File Format (JPEG), Image Capture Settings, Lens Correction
    (Distortion, Lateral Chromatic Aberration), Custom Image, White Balance, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction,

    Edit (playback):
    Resize, Cropping, Index, Movie editing, capturing a JPEG from a
    movie, Saving RAW file data in the buffer memory

    Other:
    Copyright information.
Language English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese
Interface
Interface Connection Port:
USB2.0 (high-speed compatible) / AV output terminal, HDMI output terminal, Stereo microphone input terminal

USB:
MSC/PTP

Video:
Output NTSC/PAL
Power
Source Main: Rechargeable D-LI90 Lithium-ion battery

Optional: AC adapter K-AC1202E
Performance Approx. 500 shots with 50% flash*, approx. 540 shots without flash and 320 min in play mode w/ D-LI90

* Tested in compliance with CIPA standard. Actual result may vary according to the shooting conditions/circumstances?? ?
Dimensions
Height 79mm
Width 121mm
Depth 59mm
Weight 480g body only, 560g loaded and ready with Li-ion battery and SD card
Compatibility
PC Windows XP SP3, VistaTM and 7? (To be confirmed)
Mac OS X 10.3.9 or above? (To be confirmed)
Accessories
Included Software

SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 for PENTAX

Kit Content Li-ion battery D-LI90, AC plug cord D-CO2E, USB cable, Battery charger D-BC90, Strap, hot shoe cover, body mount cover, Software

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