Published: March 27, 2012 2:45 PM
By Franck Mée
Translated by: Catherine Barraclough
After the tiny Q with its unusually small sensor, Pentax is back with a second 'hybrid' compact, the K-01, which boasts a bold design and native compatibility with K-mount SLR lenses.

Pentax K-01
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With the exception of Olympus, traditional camera brands have been late to arrive in the interchangeable lens compact sector. As a result, they have to work harder to make their models stand out from the crowd and find their place in the market. The K-01 doesn't have too much trouble on that front, with an eye-catching contemporary design and a sensor taken straight out of the Pentax K-5 SLR. It's also the first mirrorless lens-switcher not to have its own lens mount and lenses, as the K-01 comes loaded with the K mount, launched by Pentax in 1975.

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