The large APS-C sensor enables shallow depth of field, with images taken at fast apertures.
Shutter speeds as fast as 1/4000sec can be selected, for freezing fast action. A bulb option is also provided for extremely long exposures.
Auto white balance does an excellent job indoors
Colours are vibrant direct from the camera
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.
Quality at high sensitivities is impressive
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.
Colours straight from the camera are vibrant, without looking unnatural
Dynamic range is good, with plenty of detail being retained in shadow and highlight areas.
The addition of a standard hotshoe means third-party flash accessories can be used, which is great for studio photography.
The large APS-C sensor results in narrower depth of field, which is great for blurring background at wide apertures.
Plenty of detail is contained in images taken with the Pentax K-01.