New Pentax K-01 digital camera a picture of design
Pentax has just revealed the K-01 – a new interchangeable lens digital camera which was designed in collaboration with acclaimed designer Marc Newson.
The K-01 is a standout as a mirrorless interchangeable digital camera and provides the quality of a DSLR with a body size of a compact.
It’s also a standout because the device is as eye-catching as the photos it can capture thanks to Mark Newson’s timeless design of the product.
The K-01 has an effective resolution of 16.28 megapixels, high-speed burst shooting, an extra wide sensitivity range and full high definition video recording.
Marc Newson’s design of the K-01 combines looks and functionality with clean straight lines and buttons and controls arranged across the width of the body.
The mode dial and power switch are made of high-quality aluminium while the grips are covered with protective rubber.
Newson’s design was also applied to the Pentax DA 40mm F2.8 XS lens – the world’s thinnest interchangeable lens.
The Pentax K-01 can work with a wide range of Pentax interchangeable lenses including those produced for film-format SLR cameras.
Also on board the K-01 are a range of image processing tools so users can add the finishing touches to their pictures and add creative effects and filters.
On the back is a 3-inch LCD display to easily view your images. The screen is clearly visible even when viewing at an angle of up to 170 degrees which means photographers can still frame their pictures in low or high angle shots.
The Pentax K-01 is available now and is priced at $799 (body only), $849 (Pentax K-01 + Pentax DA 40mm F2 8 XS lens or with Pentax DAL 18-55mm lens).