General Description

The K-01 was the first and so far only attempt of a K-mount mirrorless system camera. The design of the K-01 was developped by the renowned designer Marc Newson:

A modern digital camera with a contemporary yet timeless design.
The camera body is compact and trim whilst preserving all the functions of a professional camera.
The lines are clean and simple creating an elegant graphical composition.
The materials convey quality and honesty.
Machined aluminium and natural rubber provide the user with a tactile and durable piece of technology.

The camera won the prestigious red dot design award; however it did not win very many fans or buyers,
as it is almost as big as a Pentax K-mount DSLR but it has no viewfinder.

Product Variations
Exact Name K-01 K-01 K-01 K-01
Color white-black black black-yellow white-blue
Year of Introduction 2012 2012 2012 2013
Catalog Number 15241 unknown unknown unknown
Sold with Case

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount "crippled" KAF2
Mount Limitations digital A aperture or metered manual only
AF System (sensitivity) SAFOX, 81 sensors, contrast AF only (1 ~ 18 EV)
AF with supersonic lenses yes
Power-Zoom Features
Self-Timer 12 / 2 sec
Mirror Lock-Up
Cable Release CS-205
Infra-Red Release remote control F
Custom Functions 22
Additional Features DOF preview, mirror lock-up
Width x Height x Depth 121 x 79 x 59 mm
Weight 480 g
Image Sensor
Effective Pixel Count 16.9 megapixel
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 15.7 x 23.7 mm
Focal-Length Multiplication Factor 1.53 x
Image Storage
Data-Storage Formats RAW (DNG), JPG
Storage Media Secure Digital (SD, SDHC, and SDXC)
Digital Features
Shake Reduction yes
Dust Removal yes
Live View yes
Orientation Sensor yes
Exposure System
Exposure Modes Pgreen, Video, P, Tv, Av, M, B, NoFlash, HDR, SCN
Metering Modes with K and M Lenses center-weighted, spot
Metering Modes with A and newer Lenses 1024-segment, center-weighted, spot
Meter Material the imaging sensor
Exposure Compensation (Step) +/-3 (1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Lock yes
Meter Range -1 ~ 21 EV
ISO Range 100 ~ 25600 ASA
Construction electronic (vertical)
Material metal
Shutter Speeds 30 ~ 1/4000, B
Mechanical Speeds
Viewfinder none, use the rear display
Power Source
Batteries 1 x Lithium-Ion D-LI90 rechargeable
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting 6 frames per second
Flash System
Command Protocol(s)
Features HS, P-TTL
Synchronization Speed(s) 1/180 ~ 30, B
Built-In Flash
Guide Number (GN) 12
Coverage (35mm equivalent) 28
Auto Pop-Up yes
Red-Eye Reduction yes
AF Assist yes
Fitting Case(s) unknown