Hands-On Preview: Pentax K-01- Stylish new compact system camera from Pentax

6/25/2012 5:24:45 PM

Stylish new compact system camera from Pentax

The latest model to be released from Pentax is the K-01 and we were lucky enough to get a first look of the new model.

The body is wide and chunky – it’s closer to the size of a DSLR than a compact system camera and there’s no denying it’s unique in style. The fashionable retro finish made a lasting impression on us, which is down to renowned designer Marc Newson. Pentax tells us that Marc has been working closely on the project with Pentax for the past couple of years.

Description: The K-01 has a unique style and chunky retro feel

The K-01 has a unique style and chunky retro feel

On test, the K-01 proved to be powerful and efficient, with speedy processing times. Pentax has included a new 16MP APS-C sensor and instant full-HD movie recording at the touch of a button. At $1,020 with the kit lens this camera is reasonably priced. The camera can also be used with any K-mount lenses and there’s even an adapter ring so you can use any of your older Pentax lenses. For more information, head to

Description: Pentax K-01

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