Pentax To Launch Mirrorless ILC Camera In March

Pentax K-01 Mirrorless ILC Camera

Pentax one of a renowned name in making digital cameras has recently revealed a Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Pentax K-01. It would be the first mirrorless camera from Pentax after Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung. The interesting point to note is that the camera body design is created by the March Newson, an acclaimed and influential contemporary designer who in the past has designed furniture, household products, bicycles, cars, aircraft and yachts.

On the other hand looking at the technical aspect of the Pentax K-01 camera, it is found that it would be the first mirrorless camera which is made compatible with Pentax K-mount lenses used on existing Pentax DSLRs. That’s why it is called as “Semi Professional Camera” by the March Newson. According to the press release the Pentax K-01 is sporting:

  • 3-inch 921K dots LCD
  • 16 MP, 23.7 x 15.7 mm (1.5 crop)
  • APS-C stabilized sensor
  • sensor-shift PENTAX Shake and Dust Reduction system
  • 100-120000 ISO sensitivity range
  • Capture images at 6 fps and record full HD 1080p video at 30 fps

An additional PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 XS interchangeable lens comes with K-01 which is the world’s thinnest ILC lens, so it is going interesting for photographers as well to have a look at it. The K-01 will be start shipping from March 2012 in yellow, black and white colors at price of $749.95 (body only) and $899.95 (lens kit including new DA 40mm XS) in Marc Newson designed packaging and with the Marc Newson designed strap.

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