Pentax K-01 with DA 40mm XS lens review

1 May 2012
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
inc VAT

Refreshingly different and excels for image quality and features, but more expensive, slower to focus and not much smaller than an SLR

Basic Specifications

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CCD effective megapixels 16.0 megapixels
CCD size 23.7x15.7mm
Viewfinder none
Viewfinder magnification, coverage N/A
LCD screen size 3.0in
LCD screen resolution 921,000 pixels
Articulated screen No
Live view Yes
Optical zoom 1.0x
Zoom 35mm equivalent 60mm
Image stabilisation optical, sensor shift
Maximum image resolution 4,928x3,264
File formats JPEG, RAW; QuickTime (AVC)


Memory slot SDXC
Mermory supplied none
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 500 shots
Connectivity USB, AV, mini HDMI, microphone
Body material aluminium, plastic, rubber
Lens mount Pentax K mount
Focal length multiplier 1.5x
Kit lens model name Pentax DA 40mm F2.8 XS Pancake
Accessories USB cable, neck strap
Weight 611g
Size 80x122x74mm

Buying Information

Warranty one-year RTB
Price £680

Camera Controls

Exposure modes program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Shutter speed 30 to 1/4,000 seconds
Aperture range f/2.8 to 22
ISO range (at full resolution) 100 to 12800
Exposure compensation +/-3 EV
White balance auto, 10 presets with fine tuning, manual
Additional image controls contrast, saturation, sharpness, hue, high/low key adjust, highlight correction, shadow correction, noise reduction, distortion correction, chromatic aberration correction
Manual focus Yes
Closest macro focus 40cm
Auto-focus modes multi, centre, flexible spot, face detect, tracking
Metering modes multi, centre-weighted, centre, face detect
Flash auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, red-eye reduction
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer, IR remote, AE bracket, HDR, interval

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