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01-31-2012, 12:19 PM   #1
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Official Pentax K-01 Specifications Revealed

See also our exclusive K-01 overview and commentary: Pentax K-01 Officially Announced - Pentax Camera News & Rumors - PentaxForums.com



Attached is the official Pentax K-01 specification sheet.

Overview:
  • 16.28 Megapixel sensor from the Pentax K-5
  • K-mount with same lens support as Pentax DSLRs (all manual lenses OK!)
  • New Prime M image processor!!
  • Improved video: H.264 format and 30/25/24 FPS at full HD, 60/50/30/35/24 at 720p
  • Shake Reduction, Dust Removal
  • Mirrorless, no optical or electronic viewfinder
  • Compatible with all Pentax DSLR accessories
  • Same battery and charger as the K-5
  • Exclusive design by Marc Newson
  • New HDR and scene modes
  • 81-point contrast-detect autofocus (for comparison, the Q has 25 points); selectable points
  • TTL metering system
  • Dedicated AF assist light
  • 3 available colors
  • $749 body only, 699 euros/$899 w/ kit lens (tentative price)
  • Available on March 15

The new dedicated SMC Pentax-DA XS (extra slim?) lenses will only work with the K-01 and are specially designed for it by Marc Newson. The kit lens is the DA 40mm F2.8 XS, which is a unifocal lens:
SMC Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 XS Reviews - DA XS Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

The K-01 will also be available with the standard 18-55 and 50-200mm DA L kit lenses.

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No optional EVF ?
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Is there a typo? How can it be $699 with the kit lens?
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Getting close to what interests me, now, just give me an EVF that works well with manual focus.

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I see something new:
1. Prime M processor
2. Full HD 1080p video capture at 30 FPS with h.264 compression (60 FPS at 720p) features shutter speed and aperture exposure control, video autofocus control
3. 81 AF points
4. No PEF
5. Focus Peaking

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12-bit RAW, that's downgrade from k-5 even though it claims to use k-5 sensor.
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Good catch, OGL. Interesting.
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The kit price is 699 euros, not $699. Over in the US this translates to $899.

Body-only is less than the Q at $749.


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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
I see something new:
1. Prime M processor
2. Full HD 1080p video capture at 30 FPS with h.264 compression (60 FPS at 720p) features shutter speed and aperture exposure control, video autofocus control
3. 81 AF points
4. No PEF
Add AF tracking
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
The kit price is 699 euros, not $699. Over in the US this translates to $899.

Body-only is less than the Q at $749.
Pretty good then. Q owners can come QQ at us now.

hehehe......
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
Is there a typo? How can it be $699 with the kit lens?
Even in euros, it's still a very good price
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QuoteOriginally posted by TOUGEFC Quote
Add AF tracking
I'd like to see manual to see more... Where did you find AF tracking in video?
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The specs look good for video. But they've removed a LOT of the functionality from the K-5 for photographs.
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So the wait is over!!!
Although the K-01 lacks a viewfinder, it's a temptation for the price.
It is indeed an industry first, and I am glad it's a Pentax!
Let's wait for the reviews and see the comparison with K-5 and K-r (which may have a successor released soon, maybe this year, no?)
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This is basically a castrated K-5. They made a mirrorless for the sake of making a mirrorless and were very careful that it does not cannibalize the sales of DSLRs. I don't see any single reason why K-5 owners - and that would be a huge portion of the targetted K-mount lens owning population - would want to purchase one of these.

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