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Pentax K-01 Announced

The rumored Pentax K-01 is finally announced, It features Large 16 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS image sensor, the ISO range of Pentax K-01 is 100-25600 and it also records Full HD 1080p video @ 30 FPS with h.264 compression (60 FPS at 720p) , The 3 inch LCD is fixed and comes with 920,000 dots.

Pentax K-014 is available at Amazon, B&H

pentax K-01 back

The K-01 will be available in yellow, black and white in March 2012 for $749.95USD (body only) and $899.95USD (lens kit including new DA 40mm XS) in Marc Newson designed packaging and with the Marc Newson designed strap. The smc PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 XS unifocal interchangeable standard lens will ship at the same time for $249.95 USD.

Pentax K-01 Lenses
PENTAX mirrorless body design is compatible with 25+ million PENTAX K-mount lenses spanning decades

Key features of the PENTAX K-01 include:

  • Durable machined aluminum frame under a stylish black, white, or yellow exterior.
  • PENTAX mirrorless body design is compatible with 25+ million PENTAX K-mount lenses spanning decades.
  • Large 16 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS image sensor with low noise image capture and multiple aspect ratios.
  • Bright, high resolution 3 inch LCD with 920,000 dots.
  • Full HD 1080p video capture at 30 FPS with h.264 compression (60 FPS at 720p) features outstanding video capture flexibility.
  • Sensor-shift PENTAX Shake and Dust Reduction system is compatible with every mounted PENTAX lens.
  • Fast 6 FPS burst mode is ideal for fast-action photography.
  • Flexible ISO range of 100-25600 ensures gorgeous noise-free imaging in any lighting condition.
  • Focus peaking mode provides fast and accurate manual focusing for critical focus applications.

Additional features

  • TTL image-sensor metering, with a choice of multi-segment, center-weighted and spot modes
  • Contrast-detection autofocus system with 81 selectable focus points
  • DR (Dust Removal) mechanism to shake off dust adhering to the surface of the CMOS image sensor
  • CTE white-balance control mode to emphasize the predominant color of a particular scene, such as the sunset
  • A choice of four image size ratios (4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1) to accommodate different subjects and applications
  • Multi-exposure mode (up to nine exposures on a single image), with an auto exposure compensation function
  • Interval shooting mode, useful in time lapse recording of landscapes and flowers/plants from an exact same location and angle
  • Compatibility with the new-standard SDXC and UHS Speed Class 1 memory cards
  • SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 for Pentax RAW image data development (developed by Ichikawa Soft Laboratory) included; in-camera RAW image development also available

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