Pentax Unveils New Compact Interchangeable Lens Camera; The K-01

February 2nd, 2012

K-01_Yellow_3QView_FlashUp_sm.jpgHot off the press, Pentax USA has just announced information about an all new EVIL or ILC digital camera, the K-01. Like the Pentax Q, the K-01 boasts a very small stature. However, the K-01 is the World’s thinnest ILC camera to house an APS-C sized image sensor; which is a huge enhancement over the Q. This CMOS type sensor offers 16-megapixels of resolution, and thanks to the inclusion of their “Prime M” processing engine, can also handle full 1080p HD video at 30, 25, or 24fps. 

The K-01 incorporates a plethora of advanced controls and features that enthusiasts and pros will enjoy, while at the same time the camera boasts user-friendly options like Smart Auto and various Scene modes. Another very impressive feat for Pentax with the K-01 is the camera’s lens mount system. Instead of having to design a whole new mount system for it’s small frame, Pentax has implemented their dSLR K-mount system into the K-01′s compact body. This means you can use any Pentax K-mount lens with the K-01; a very appealing feature to those who already have an investment in Pentax glass.

To learn more about this exciting new camera, see our Pentax K-01 Preview page. We’ll be updating this page once we get our hands on a K-01; so stay tuned!

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