Pentax K-01

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Pentax K-01

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-01

Size
Really small
Standard size 122x79x58 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Focus points
Many focus points
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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-r

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
105 ms shutter lag
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
 
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Advantages of the Pentax K-01

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Overall image quality Better image quality 79.0 vs 72.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Focus points Significantly more focus points 81 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Size Smaller 122x79x58 mm vs 125x97x68 mm
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More than 30% smaller
True resolution Higher true resolution 16.1 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,135 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The K-01 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.9 EV vs 12.4 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 23.7 bits vs 22.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Thickness Thinner 2.3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% thinner
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 500 shots vs 470 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Weight Slightly lighter 561 g vs 598 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Pentax K-r

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Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 105 ms vs 803 ms
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7.6x less delay when taking photos
Startup delay Much less startup delay 300 ms vs 2400 ms
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8x less delay when turning on
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        K-01:921k dots
        K-r:920k dots
        Sensor size Large sensors Help
        K-01:APS-C 23.7x15.7mm
        K-r:APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
        Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
        Many lenses to choose from
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        109 lenses
        Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
        Better editing
        Color depth Good color depth Help
        K-01:23.7 bits
        K-r:22.9 bits
        Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
        Avoids dust in your photos
        External flash Support external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Weight Heavy Help
        K-01:561 g
        K-r:598 g
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support

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        Pentax K-50

        Pentax K-50

        Entry-level DSLR

        $397 - $476 body only

        $487 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Size Is slightly larger
        Pentax K-x

        Pentax K-x

        Entry-level DSLR

        $735 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
        Pentax K-30

        Pentax K-30

        Entry-level DSLR

        $420 body only

        $890 with 18-55mm, 50-200mm lenses

        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
        Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
        Size Is slightly larger
        Pentax K-7

        Pentax K-7

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,288 body only

        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Pentax K-5

        Pentax K-5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $752 body only

        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Pentax K-3

        Pentax K-3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $910 - $1,197 body only

        $1,258 - $1,347 with 18-135mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

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        Sony Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $648 body only

        $748 - $798 with 16-50mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Pentax Q10

        Pentax Q10

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $179 with 5-83mm lens

        Size Smaller
        Weight Significantly lighter
        Overall image quality Much worse image quality
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

        Pentax K-r Competitors

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        Pentax K-500

        Pentax K-500

        Entry-level DSLR

        $399 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Size Slightly larger

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