Playback and Editing Features
Overview: The Pentax K-01 is a stylish digital hybrid interchangeable
lens camera with many high-end photographic features. It will accept Pentax K-mount lenses to give
you a variety of shooting options.
Marc Newson Design: The K-01 was designed by Marc Newson, one of the
most acclaimed and influential designers in the contemporary design industry.
The body features a simple design with clean lines and elegant graphics, while
maintaining all the functionality of a professional camera. It's constructed of
durable machined aluminum and tactile rubber to give the camera a solid feel.
3.0" LCD Monitor: The camera features a large, bright 3.0" LCD monitor
for framing your shots and playing back recorded still images and movies. The
monitor's 921,000-dot resolution gives you crystal clear images, and features
approximately 100% field of view. The camera does not have a separate
Compatible Lenses: The K-01 has a KAF2 bayonet
mount with an AF coupler and lens information contacts (a K-mount with power
contacts). Lenses with KAF3, KAF2
(power zoom not compatible), KAF, and KA
mounts can be used. These lenses include DA, DA L, D FA, and FA J lenses.
Image Sensor: The K-01 is equipped with a large, 16-megapixel APS-C
sized (23.7 mm x 15.7 mm) CMOS image sensor, which delivers high resolution
image quality with accurate colors and low noise. It has 16.49 million total
pixels and 16.28 million effective pixels. The sensor features a Dust Removal
function that shakes the sensor every time the camera is turned on and off.
Recording Media: The camera can record still images and movies onto SD
Memory Cards, SDHC Memory Cards, and SDXC Memory Cards.
Still Image Formats: The K-01 can shoot JPEG still images in 4 sizes
in each of four aspect ratios: 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, and 1:1. You can set the image
quality level (compression ratio) for each size and aspect ratio, to Best,
Better, or Good. In addition, uncompressed RAW images can be recorded using the
full output of the CMOS sensor. The RAW files are recorded in the DNG (Digital
Negative) format. These RAW images must be "developed" and converted into JPEG
files using the RAW Development function in the camera or using the provided
software. When the camera is set to RAW+, images in both JPEG and RAW formats
are captured. Image sizes include:
||4928 x 3264
||4224 x 2816
||3456 x 2304
||2688 x 1792
||4352 x 3264
||3840 x 2880
||3072 x 2304
||2304 x 1728
||4928 x 2776
||4224 x 2376
||3456 x 1944
||2688 x 1512
||3264 x 3264
||2880 x 2880
||2304 x 2304
||1728 x 1728
||4928 x 3264
Movie Recording: High Definition movies can be recorded in the MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 format. You can choose from Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 30, 25, or 24
frames per second, or 1280 x 720 at 60, 50, 30, 25, or 24 fps. Standard def
movies can also be recorded at 640 x 480 pixels (4:3) at 30, 25, or 24 fps.
Focus Modes: You can set the focus mode switch to either AF (auto
focus) or MF (manual focus). In Auto Focus mode, the camera automatically
focuses on the subject when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. In
Manual Focus mode, you can adjust the focus by turning the focus ring on the
AF Assist Light: In Auto Focus mode, when the subject is in a dark
location, the AF Assist Light automatically turns on when the shutter release
button is pressed halfway. You can turn off the AF Assist light, if desired.
AF-Area Modes: You can set the range of the Auto Focus Area (AF Area).
The position of the AF area can be moved around the frame using the 4-way
controller. The size of the AF area can be changed using the E-dial on the top
of the camera. Pressing the Green Button on the top of the camera returns the AF
area to the center.
Drive Modes: The K-01 offers several options for shooting single and
multiple images at once. You can choose from the following Drive Modes:
- Single Frame: Photos are taken one at a time with each press of
the shutter release button.
- Continuous: Multiple photos are taken while the shutter release
button is pressed fully at approximately 6 frames per second (high speed) or
3 fps (low speed).
- Self-Timer: A single photo is taken after approximately 12
seconds to allow the photographer to get into the picture. A 2-second self
timer can be used to avoid camera shake when the shutter release button is
- Remote Control: Using the optional remote control, the shutter is
released immediately after the shutter release button on the remote is
pressed. A 3-second delay Remote Control setting is also available. Pentax
offers the optional F Remote Control or O-RC1 Waterproof Remote Control.
- Auto Bracketing: You can take three consecutive images at three
different exposure levels when the shutter release button is pressed. Three
images are saved with each released, one at standard exposure, one
underexposed, and one overexposed. You can set the order of the exposures as
desired. The bracket value can be set at +/- 3EV at 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV
Metering: You can select the portion of the image sensor to use for
measuring brightness and determining exposure:
- Multi-segment: The sensor meters the brightness in multiple
- Center-weighted: Metering is weighted at the center of the
- Spot: The brightness is measured only within a limited area at
the center of the sensor.
Shooting Modes: The top-mounted Mode Dial lets you set the desired
Shooting Mode. You can select from the following:
- Auto Picture: The Auto Picture mode automatically selects the
optimal mode for capturing the subject: Standard, Portrait, Landscape,
Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, and Forest.
- Scene Mode: The Scene Mode lets you choose from specific scenes:
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset,
Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR, Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids,
Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, and Museum.
- HDR Mode: HDR Mode enables capturing images with high dynamic
range: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, or HDR3.
- Flash Off Mode: Deactivates the flash.
- Exposure Mode: You can choose from the following modes to change
the shutter speed and aperture value: Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture
Priority, Manual Exposure, Bulb Exposure.
- Movie Mode: Records movies with sound. Exposure can be set to
Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual. You can also begin
recording a movie by simply pressing the Red button on the top of the
camera, regardless of the mode dial setting.
EV Compensation: You can deliberately overexpose or underexpose a
picture using EV Compensation. The compensation value can be set between -3 and
+3 EV (-2 and +2 EV in Movie Mode). The step interval can be set at 1/3 EV or
1/2 EV intervals.
White Balance: White Balance is a function for adjusting the color of
an image so that white objects appear white. You can choose Automatic White
Balance (AWB), or a preset White Balance depending upon the lighting source:
Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light, Tungsten, Flash, CTE (Color
Temperature Enhancement), or Manual.
ISO Sensitivity: You can set the sensitivity to suit the brightness of
the surroundings. The sensitivity can be set to ISO AUTO or manually to ISO 100,
200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, or 12800.
Flash: The K-01 has a built-in pop-up flash for use in low-light
situations. There are several Flash Modes to choose from:
- Auto Flash: the flash automatically fires based on brightness of
- Auto + Red-eye Reduction: the flash fires automatically with a
pre-flash for red-eye reduction
- Manual Flash: the flash fires when manually popped up; does not
charge when retracted
- Manual + Red-eye Reduction: the flash fires when popped up with a
pre-flash for red-eye reduction
- Slow-speed Sync: the flash fires during a slow shutter speed;
lights foreground subject while maintaining a distant lit background
- Slow-speed Sync + Red-eye Reduction: the flash fires during a
slow shutter speed, with a pre-flash for red-eye reduction
- Trailing Curtain Sync: the flash fires immediately before closing
the shutter to capture moving objects as they leave a trail behind.
- Flash Off: the flash does not fire regardless of subject
Hot Shoe: The camera has a top-mounted hot shoe for attaching an
optional external flash unit, such as the AF540FGZ, AF360FGZ, AF200FG, or
Playback and Editing Features
Magnifying Images: Single images can be magnified up to 16 times in
playback mode. Using the E-dial, the image is enlarged 1.2x to 16x in 16 steps.
While the image is magnified, you can use the 4-way controller to move around in
the magnified area.
Slide Show: The Pentax K-01 allows you to play back still images one
at a time in slide show fashion. You can adjust the interval (3 sec, 5 sec, 10
sec, or 30 sec) and the screen effects (fade, wipe, stripe, no effect).
Thumbnail: You can display multiple thumbnail images on the LCD
monitor. You can choose the number of images to be displayed in the monitor: 4,
9, 16, 36, or 81. Images can also be displayed by folder or in a calendar
Image Editing: The Playback Mode Palette lets you perform playback and
editing functions on recorded images and movies. Some of the functions include:
Image rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Index, Protect, Slideshow,
Save Cross Processing, RAW development, Movie editing, and DPOF.
HDMI: The K-01 has a mini-HDMI (Type C) output for connecting the
camera to an HDTV. A Mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required (sold separately). You
can set the HDMI output resolution to 1080i, 720p, 480p (NTSC), 576p (PAL), or
Auto, corresponding to the maximum resolution of the AV device.
PC/AV: The proprietary PC/AV terminal can be used to connect the
camera to your computer via the supplied I-USB7 cable. The terminal is USB 2.0
High-Speed compatible. You can also connect the camera to a TV using an optional
I-AVC7 AV cable. The cable has composite video and mono RCA audio plugs. The AV
output can be set to NTSC or PAL.
Microphone: The camera has a built-in stereo microphone. There is also
a 3.5mm minijack input for an external stereo microphone.
Lithium-Ion Battery: The Pentax K-01 is powered by the D-LI90
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (7.2V / 1860mAh / 14Wh). The battery charges in
approximately 320 minutes using the supplied D-BC90 battery charger. An optional
AC adapter kit (K-AC1202) is available from the manufacturer for connecting the
camera to household current, if desired. The image storage capacity with a fully
charged battery is as follows:
SILKYPIX Developer Studio: The K-01 comes with SILKYPIX Developer
Studio 3.0 software on CD-ROM. With the software, you can develop RAW files,
adjust the color of the images and other settings, and save the new images in
JPEG or TIFF format.
Compatible Operating Systems: The SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0
software is compatible with the following operating systems:
- Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
- Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit)
- Windows XP (SP3 or later, 32-bit Home/Pro)
- Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7