Pentax has announced an APS-C 16Mp CMOS digital camera that is able to take standard dSLR lenses. 

The Pentax K-01 is a 16.28Mp digital camera that can take interchangeable lenses. Its six frames-per-second burst shooting mode and a remarkably high (software-boosted) ISO range of up to 25,600 are also offered. Pentax says the lens – just 40mm deep – is the thinnest swappable lens currently available.

The camera uses an APS-C CMOS, has a 3in 920K dot LCD and is capable of taking capturing full HD video at 1920x1080p and 30 frames per second or 720p and 60fps.

The camera uses the same Pentax mount as other K-series models and is also compatible with Pentax’s ‘film format’ SLR lenses. The K-01 will be available from the end of March and will have an RRP of £629 for the camera body and £679.99 for the K-01 with the 40mm DA XS lens or the DAL 18-55mm camera kit. A telephoto lens kit with a zoom from 50-200mm plus the 18-55mm lens will cost around £799.