Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera announced, gets a price label

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With the ongoing month already marked for the Optio VS20 launch, its parent company has scheduled the Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera release for March this year. Developed in collaboration with Marc Newson, the snapper seems like a good option for avid photographers who would also like to flaunt a designer tag on their image capturing device.

Embedded with an APS-C sized 16MP CMOS sensor, the K-01 offers multiple aspect ratios and low noise image capture. It is capable of recording videos in 1080p full HD at 30fps with h.264 compression. If users desire to capture a video of 720p, the camera offers a speed of up to 60fps. Designed sans quick return mirror or an optical viewfinder, the aluminum frame of this gadget is dressed in trendy color options like black, white, and yellow.

For viewing purposes, the device is equipped with a 3-inch LCD of high resolution with 920,000 dots. The mirrorless body is compatible with over a number of K-mount lenses from Pentax Ricoh. Along with this, the sensor-shift shake and dust reduction system can be paired with all mounted lenses released by the company.

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The Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera price details have been specified. The body can be purchased for $749.95, while the lens kit including the new DA 40mm XS can be grabbed at a price of $899.95. The DA 40mm F2.8 XS unifocal interchangeable standard lens price tag reads $249.95. Although the precise release date has not been specified yet, the camera is expected to begin shipping this March.