LCD and Viewfinder
Pentax K-01 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
K-01 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Alpha A7 II (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Pentax K-01 can shoot continuously at max speed of 6 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
K-01 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Pentax K-01 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 81 points to choose from.
Pentax K-01 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Pentax K-01, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30,25,24 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Pentax K-01 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
K-01 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Pentax K-01 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect K-01 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Pentax K-01 is powered by D-LI90 battery which provides a shooting life of 540 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 353 shots, Pentax K-01 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras
Samsung NX mini with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Pentax K-01 vs Samsung NX mini or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Pentax K-01 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Pentax K-01 is $899.00