Mirrorless lens cameras have liberated interchangeable lens photography from the traditional d-SLR designs and Pentax's K-01 is certainly no slouch in pushing the design envelope. The 16-megapixel K-01 offers an APS-C size image sensor, records HD video (1920 x 1080) and offers a 3-inch LCD. Image stabilization is provided at the sensor-level and the camera is capable of shooting up to ISO 25,600. Expect to pay about $900 for the K-01 and an DA 40mm kit lens. Owners of Pentax lenses from earlier SLRs will be able to mount those to the K-01. Reviewers were happy with the K-01's image quality but many balked at the design - claiming it was bulkier than other mirrorless cameras. They were particularly irritated by the slow autofocus of the K-01, saying that sports photography would be particularly difficult.
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