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Pentax K-01 Digital Camera With 18-55mm & 50-200mm Lenses (Yellow)

B&H # PEK012LKY Mfr # 15372
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Product Highlights
  • 16MP APS-C-Sized CMOS Sensor
  • High Res 920000-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video
  • ISO Range from 100 to 25600
  • Full Control Using PASM + Full Auto
  • In-Camera HDR and Focus Peaking Modes
  • Custom Color Functions--Infrared, Sepia
  • Sensor Shake Image Stabilization
  • Two Included Lenses Meet Most Needs
  • Wide-Angle to Ultra Telephoto

The K-01 Digital Camera With 18-55mm & 50-200mm Lenses (Yellow) from Pentax joins the march of the mirrorless cameras with this advanced 16MP camera with a large APS-C-sized CMOS sensor. In a very compact body with a high-resolution (920K dots) 3" LCD, Pentax has provided a wide range of advanced features. The included 18-55mm and 50-200mm lenses cover nearly any photo opportunity you could encounter, providing everything from wide-angle to ultra telephoto.

Full control is possible using the PASM modes, with a full automatic function available. The ISO range of 100 to 25,600 and a sensor-shift image stabilization system virtually eliminate blurry, shaky pictures forever. Full HD 1080p video at 30 fps is at your fingertips. The large APS-C sensor gives you superb resolution using JPG or RAW files, and creative filters, auto modes, and finishing options cater to your imaginative impulses. Shutter speeds from 30 seconds up to 1/4000 gives you all the exposure options you need, and you can shoot action at up to 6 fps-you'll never need to miss a photo opportunity waiting for your camera to catch up with you.

A built-in pop-up flash and a hotshoe expand your lighting possibilities. Advanced functions are built-in: a focus peaking mode that provides fast and accurate manual focusing for critical focus applications, and in-camera HDR that combines multiple bracketed user-specified exposures into a single, perfectly blended still image. The K-01 is compatible with Pentax K-mount lenses.

16MP APS-C-sized CMOS sensor
High-resolution 920000-dot LCD monitor
Full HD 1080p video
ISO range from 100 to 25600
Shutter speeds from 30 seconds to 1/4000s
Full control using PASM, plus full automatic modes
Capture JPG and RAW files
Creative filters and modes including in-camera HDR, focus peaking, scene modes, custom color modes, face detection and digital filters
The included 18-55mm and 50-200mm lenses provide everything from a wide-angle 27mm to ultra telephoto 300mm (35mm equivalent)--a range that leaves almost nothing out, so you can meet any photographic challenge.
Imaging
Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels 16 Megapixel
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.7 x 15.7 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Audio Recording With Video
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points 81
Viewfinder/Display
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen   LCD (920,000)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100-25600
Shutter 30 - 1/4000 sec
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Red-eye Reduction
Second-curtain Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 6 fps
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), 7
Mac: OS X 10.4 or later
Power
Battery 1x D-LI90  Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.8 x 3.1 x 2.3" / 12.2 x 7.9 x 5.8 cm
Weight 16.9 oz / 479 g Body only
Kit Lens
Focal Length 18 - 55 mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27.5 - 84.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 38
Angle of View 76° - 29°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (24.99 cm)
Magnification 0.34x
Elements/Groups 11/8
Diaphragm Blades 6
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread Front:52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.7 x 2.7" (6.86 x 6.86 cm)
Weight 8.1 oz (230 g)
Kit Lens
Focal Length 50-200 mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 75-300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 32
Viewing Angle 31.5° - 8.1°
Minimum Focus Distance 43.2" (109.73 cm)
Magnification 0.24x
Elements/Groups 11/10
Diaphragm Blades 6
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread Front:  52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.6 x 3.1" (6.60 x 7.87 cm)
Weight 9.2 oz (261 g)
Pentax K-01 Digital Camera With 18-55mm & 50-200mm Lenses (Yellow)
  • smc Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens + Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • smc Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4.0-5.6 ED Lens + Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • D-LI90 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh)
  • K-BC90 Battery Charger Kit for K7 Digital SLR Camera
  • I-USB7 USB Interface Cable
  • Strap O-ST120
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Software CD-ROM S-SW120
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PentaxK-01 Digital Camera With 18-55mm & 50-200mm Lenses (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Good image quality (7)
    • Image stabilization (5)
    • Large clear LCD (5)
    • High ISO performance (4)

    Cons

    • No viewfinder (5)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Family photos (5)
    • Travel (5)
    • Wildlife (5)
    • Low light (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    Great Camera !!

    By imagi

    from Los Angeles California

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about K-01 Digital Camera With 18-55mm & 50-200mm Lenses (Yellow):

        I am pretty new with this kind of a camera but I am very pleased I made the purchase!! It would help if the manual has simpler explanations to understand some of the functions. The value for the camera and 2 lenses,and all the features that you would normally pay much more for has made it worth my while!

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Alot of quality for not much cost

        By shane

        from Alberta, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about K-01 Digital Camera With 18-55mm & 50-200mm Lenses (Yellow):

        stunning piece of kit,awesome value!

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        PENTAX K-01 Good Kit lenses and Camera

        By Simham

        from San Jose,CA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Quality
        • High ISO Performance

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder
        • Poor In Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about K-01 Digital Camera With 18-55mm & 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

        This Camera is to replace my present Canon Powershot A710IS. Pentax Lenses are good. Tried few pictures. Camera is somehow struggling to focus even at decent light conditions. I had applied latetst K-01 support patches, still not much improvement in lens focussing. Picture Quality is good. Battery Life is excellent.The Camera is slow with continuous multiple shots. Practically could get one shot per second after few shots. I am able to existing old Pentax lenses. But Camera still has problems with Pure manual lenses without "A" option for Aperture. I am not able meter the shot properly. Overall great camera with leses for the Money with some reservations on speed and outer shell Build quality. Pentax discontinuing this product is a major setback after buying this product. Probably there may not be much of fixes in future.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 7
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Awesome camera!

        By Potamo

        from México

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about K-01 Digital Camera With 18-55mm & 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

        The design is very handy and compact, excelent to use and ergonomic. Better use the Portiat mode to capture vide, so the noise in the frame reduces so well.U can grab any Pentax lenses, no matter analog or digital and use with this camera.In day light or studio light the picture quality its impressing. With poor light the scenes become to add noise but, if you equialize the frame with the camera intools, you can get pictures noisless.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Better than I anticipated

        By Rick

        from Maryland

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about K-01 Digital Camera With 18-55mm & 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

          Read the online reviews of the K-01 and you'd think it's a complete dog. I bought it because I think it's great to be able to use almost any Pentax lens from the wayback machine.

          I never owned a Pentax before -- I'm a Nikon guy for decades. But I respect the Pentax brand and kind of see them as an underdog.

          Anyway, the B&H deal was way too good to pass up, I got the 2 lens kit, I didn't own any Pentax lenses either.

          When the camera arrived, I was skeptical; I carefully took it out of the box, thinking I'd have to re-pack it to return it.

          I was surprised right away, it's nowhere near as "slow" as the camera review sites would have you believe. It's more or less like my Nikon D200 I use every day in the studio.

          The menu system is very easy to use -- much better than an Olympus E-PL5 I bought brand new and then sold about 2 weeks later because I didn't like it at all. The K-01 takes way better photos than the Olympus in my opinion; I think the APS-C sensor makes a difference.

          In fact, I think the photo quality is about the same as my D200, perhaps a bit better.

          I then bought a couple of old, heavy-duty used Pentax lenses, a 50 mm f1.7 and 28mm f2.8. It's such a pleasure to use good old-fashioned lenses that were built like a tank and have real distance graduations, f-stops and everything!

          I programmed the red button on the K-01 to turn the special Pentax focus highlighting on and off and it works great with the old manual lenses, very easy to do. The quality of those lenses and the colors are unreal compared to most of the modern digital junk lenses of today.

          The K-09 has none of the "balance" problems the reviews complain about either, I have no idea what's up with that. It's especially nice with those short manual lenses.

          And the rubber SD card cover they all complain about? Ridiculous -- mine works perfectly fine and better than any compact camera I own.

          My only beef is the automatic video focusing -- there is none apparently. But I use a semi-pro video camera when we have to shoot video anyway, so I don't really care about it. I have played with video and it's nice to do pull focus and depth of field tricks with those old lenses though.

          All told, I'm really pleased, I think the B&H K-01 kit price with the dual lens kit is an absolute steal, considering it costs less than many "travel" compact digicams.

          And you have access to all those fantastic old Pentax lenses (that are increasing in price because others are catching on and the Pentax focusing highlighting system works so well!).

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Gsky

          from Arequipa, Peru

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about K-01 Digital Camera With 18-55mm & 50-200mm Lenses (Yellow):

          Color is the best thing in the world.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          The camera is the best I have had

          By Nicola

          from Houston,TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about K-01 Digital Camera With 18-55mm & 50-200mm Lenses (White):

          I use this for all pics personal and photo shoots. They all turn out great.
          It is simple to use and very easy to understand.To change the lens are easy. Using any of the screen modes are very nice. Sometimes it takes a little longer to focus to get shoots on auto.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Complete necessity for camera lovers!

          By VickyT

          from Norwalk, CT

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Nice Body Color

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom
          • No Viewfinder
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about K-01 Digital Camera With 18-55mm & 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

          I use this camera all the time for many different reasons. I use it for my brother playing sports, my sister singing and acting, outdoor scenes, and still life pictures all around me.
          There are many features that are great about this camera. The lenses are not too tricky to figure out and they come on and off with a click of a button. The camera also adjusts itself to make every image clear. It focus's within a few seconds and makes every moment picture perfect.
          Over all, this camera is amazing and so worth it! Thee only issue I have had is the time in the focusing. It goes pretty quick, but if you need an action shot on the spot, it may not be quick enough. This camera is amazing and makes everything more interesting to see.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          Transcend -  8GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
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          Batteries & Power

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          Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

          Pentax -  D-LI90 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh)
          • You Pay: $29.95
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          • You Pay: $19.95
           

          Protect your lens or produce a desired visual effect.

          Tiffen -  52mm UV Protector Filter
          • You Pay: $5.99
           
          Tiffen -  49mm UV Protector Filter
          • You Pay: $3.99
           

          Flash & Accessories

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          Get a flash to add light to your picture.

          Bolt -  VS-260 Compact On-Camera Flash for Pentax & Select Samsung TTL
          • You Pay: $69.95
           

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          Ruggard -  STREAK 15 Shoulder Bag (Black with Yellow Accenting)
          • You Pay: $34.95
           
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