Pentax K-01 review

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The large APS-C sensor enables shallow depth of field, with images taken at fast apertures.

Pentax K-01 review

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Shutter speeds as fast as 1/4000sec can be selected, for freezing fast action. A bulb option is also provided for extremely long exposures.

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Auto white balance does an excellent job indoors

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Colours are vibrant direct from the camera

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Images are vibrant and contain plenty of detail straight from the camera. However, multi-segment metering tends to underexpose: +1.3 stops of exposure compensation were required for this shot.

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Quality at high sensitivities is impressive

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Three different levels of auto HDR effect can be selected by the user. Note the chromatic aberration around the arch caused by the pancake kit lens.

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Colours straight from the camera are vibrant, without looking unnatural

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Dynamic range is good, with plenty of detail being retained in shadow and highlight areas.

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The addition of a standard hotshoe means third-party flash accessories can be used, which is great for studio photography.

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The large APS-C sensor results in narrower depth of field, which is great for blurring background at wide apertures.

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Plenty of detail is contained in images taken with the Pentax K-01.