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Pentax K-1 Digital Full Frame SLR Camera Body - Black
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- 36x24mm sensor with 36 MP CMOS Sensor with AA filter less technology and Pixel Shift Resolution guarantees for outstanding picture quality
- 5 axis built in Shake Reduction II improve performance for 5 shutter steps
- Flexible and new designed Tilt Type vary angle LCD 3,2
- High ISO 204800 supported by new PRIME IV engine standing for a wide area of usable Sensitivity range with Low noise
- Pentax K-1 DSLR; HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens; Rechargeable-Ion Battery D-LI90(B); Battery Charger D-BC90;
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|Connectivity Technology||Smartphone, Tablet via WIFI||Smartphone, Tablet via WIFI||—||—||Yes|
|Display Size||3.2 inches||3 inches||3.2 inches||3 inches||3.2 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||36.4 megapixels||24.78 megapixels||36 megapixels||24.3 megapixels||24.3 megapixels|
|Has Image Stabilization||—||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Item Dimensions||13.65 x 8.55 x 11 cm||12.55 x 7.4 x 9.3 cm||8.55 x 13.65 x 11 cm||7.6 x 13.2 x 10.1 cm||9.8 x 12.4 x 7.6 cm|
|Item Weight||—||1.03 kg||1.35 kg||0.7 kg||0.75 kg|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||6.1 Watt Hours||6.1 Watt Hours||4 Watt Hours||12 Watt Hours||14 Watt Hours|
|How is the Lithium Battery packaged?||Batteries packed with equipment||Batteries packed with equipment||Batteries packed with equipment||Batteries packed with equipment||Batteries packed with equipment|
|Max Focal Length||28||135||—||18||50 mm|
|Min Focal Length||105||18||—||50||21 mm|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||36.4 megapixels||24.24 megapixels||36 megapixels||24.3 megapixels||24.3 megapixels|
|Removable Memory||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card|
|Special Feature||Shutter Priority; Aperture Priority||GPS; water_resistant||—||—||Serial Shot Mode; Shutter Priority; Aperture Priority|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical||Optical||—||Festeingebauter Pentaprismensucher||Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder|
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PENTAX_K-1 Full Frame. Excellence Redefined Approx. 36.4 megapixels, 35mm full-frame format CMOS sensor 5 axis, 5 shutter step built-in SR mechanism Pixels Shift Resolution, ISO 204800 Newly developed image engine, PRIME IV Flexible Tilt Type LCD monitor AA Filter Simulator New AF system, SAFOX 12 Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, ASTROTRACER Dustproof, weather-resistant, -10℃ cold-resistant
Pentax K-1 DSLR; Rechargeable-Ion Battery D-LI90(B); Battery Charger D-BC90; Finder Cap for me; AC plug cord D-CO2E; PENTAX Strap O-ST162; Eyecup FT; Hotshoe cover FK; Body mount Cap KII; Synchro Terminal 2P Cap; PENTAX K-1 Triangular Ring; PENTAX K-1 Protective Cover; Software (CD-ROM) S-SW162
From the manufacturer
What’s the best camera for a photographer?
Throughout more than 50 years as one of the leading SLR camera manufacturers, PENTAX has always thought very seriously about this question, and developed the original technologies to provide good answers. It’s a history of never-ending innovation and evolution.
Based on its experiences and expertise accumulated over these years, PENTAX now has the final answer: a 35mm full-frame digital SLR camera named PENTAX K-1. The K-1 reigns as the flagship of the acclaimed PENTAX K series.
While inheriting PENTAX’s traditional compact, durable body design, the K-1 adds essential values to the 35mm full-frame format, including state-of-the-art high-resolution technologies drawn from PENTAX’s development of medium-format models, an array of exclusive shooting features, and remarkable environmental adaptability in the field.
The PENTAX K-1 signifies the arrival of a new era in 35mm full-frame digital SLR cameras.
Compared with the previous PRIME III version, it is fine-tuned to process higher-resolution images, while boosting the operating frequency by nearly 50 percent. Its noise-processing algorithm has also been upgraded to capture beautiful, fine-gradation images at higher sensitivities. A combination of an advanced scene analysis system and image-processing functions helps improve the accuracy and reliability of image reproduction.
Built-in GPS module and electronic compass.
Automatic recording of shooting position data.
The K-1 features a built-in GPS module and electronic compass, which together display the camera's direction on the LCD monitor. These features allow you to attach Exif data to recorded images, including the location, direction and time of shooting (using Universal Time Coordinated). This comes in particularly handy in situations where you must make meticulous preparations in advance for the direction of shooting, such as the shooting of sunrise scenes and celestial bodies.
Full Frame. Excellence Redefined.
- Approx. 36.4 megapixels, 35mm full-frame format CMOS sensor.
- 5 axis, 5 shutter step built-in SR mechanism.
- Pixels Shift Resolution, ISO 204800.
- Image engine, PRIME IV.
- Flexible tilt type LCD monitor.
- AA filter simulator.
- AF system, SAFOX 12.
- Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, Astrotracer.
- Dustproof, weather-resistant, -10℃ cold-resistant.
35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor
The K-1 incorporates a 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor, one that assures the highest image quality to be found in the K-mount SLR series. Thanks to its large imaging area and wide pixel pitch, this high-pixel sensor delivers lively, true-to-life images with rich gradation and minimal noise. Its shallow depth of field allows you to control the sense of depth and bokeh (defocused) effect at will.
–10°C cold-resistant construction
Anticipating use in cold locations, PENTAX has subjected the K-1 to exacting environmental tests at temperatures as low as –10°C, and gathered a vast array of data on operational precision, response and stability of mechanisms and circuits, as well as fluctuations in battery voltage.* As the result, the K-1 assures solid, trouble-free operation even at freezing temperatures.
* Battery performance declines as the temperature goes down. When shooting in cold environments, the user is advised to carry spare batteries and keep them warm by storing them in an inside pocket.
By taking full advantage of the image sensor excelled in noise-resistance performance and the PRIME IV imaging engine, the K-1 provides a top sensitivity of ISO 204800 (at standard output sensitivity). This not only delivers high-resolution images free of tone jumps and graininess at high-sensitivity settings, but also improves image quality in the low-sensitivity range. Since the K-1 allows you to raise the sensitivity level to capture images equal in image quality to those taken at lower sensitivities, it expands the boundaries of photographic expression.
Operation assist light
Four Operation Assist Lights are strategically positioned around the camera body: at the upper side of the lens mount, behind the LCD monitor, at the memory card slot, and at the cable switch terminal. With a push of the illumination button, you can turn them on* to facilitate lens and memory card changes, control button operations, and attachment and removal of a cable switch, for more efficient, comfortable shooting of nighttime outdoor scenes and poorly lit indoor subjects.
* The LED lights can be switched on and off individually. They are all set to the off mode at default setting.
Pixel shift resolution system
Reproduction of true-to-life, super-high-resolution images beyond actual pixels.
Reinforced with the SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, the K-1’s Pixel Shift Resolution System* captures four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, then synthesises them into a single, super-high-resolution composite image. Compared to the conventional Bayer system, this innovative system obtains all RGB colour data in each pixel to deliver beautiful images with far more truthful colours and much finer details, without any hint of false colour. This system also reduces high-sensitivity noise to a minimum. The difference in image quality is evident at a glance, even without magnifying the captured image on a computer screen or producing a large-size print. Images captured by the Pixel Shift Resolution System can be saved as RAW-format files. You can developed these files within the camera body while adjusting various parameters or turning the Pixel Shift Resolution effect on and off to create a new image.
Effortless tracking and photographing of celestial bodies without an equatorial telescope.
By making full use of its GPS module, Electronic Compass and SR mechanism, the K-1 simplifies the astronomical photography of celestial bodies, without the help for an equatorial telescope. Based on the latitude data obtained from GPS satellites and other affecting factors (the camera’s direction and horizontal/vertical tilt) obtained by its various sensors, the K-1 calculates the movement of celestial bodies, then synchronises the movement of its image sensor with that of celestial bodies with great precision. Since it captures stars without a streaking effect even during extended exposures, you can record faint stars, which are difficult to detect with the naked eye, as point images.
Flexible tilt-type LCD monitor
Innovative mechanism to tilt the monitor to any desired angle along the optical axis.
Aiming at aligning the photographer’s line of sight precisely with the camera’s optical axis while providing a flexible angle adjustment, PENTAX has designed an ideal LCD monitor for the K-1 by creating an innovative mechanism that supports the monitor with four stays. This monitor has reached two difficult goals that conventional monitors have failed to attain: no deviation from the optical axis; and unrestricted tilt in all directions, horizontally or vertically. You can even tilt it up to a nearly 90-degree angle for low-angle and waist-level photography.
Optical viewfinder with a nearly 100% field of view
Assuring a clear view of the field and ease of focus.
The K-1’s optical viewfinder provides a nearly 100-percent field of view and a 0.7-times magnification to deliver a sharp, crisp view of the subject and a large, well-defined image field, both of which are the benefits of the 35mm full-frame SLR camera. This viewfinder also provides a clear view of the image field free of aberrations, even at the edges. Its Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen* makes it easy to identify the in-focus point, even during manual-focus operation
* The focusing screen is fixed on the camera body, and is not interchangeable.
|PENTAX K-50||PENTAX K-S2||PENTAX K-70||PENTAX - K-3||PENTAX - K3II||PENTAX K-1|
|Sensor Size||APS-C||APS-C||APS-C||APS-C||APS-C||Full Frame|
|AA Filter Simulator||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|In-Body Shake Reduction||YES (3.5 steps)||YES (3.5 steps)||YES(4.5 steps)||YES (3.5 steps)||YES (3.5 steps)||Yes (5 steps)|
|Viewfinder||Prism (100% FOV)||Prism (100% FOV)||Prism (100% FOV)||Prism (100% FOV)||Prism (100% FOV)||Prism (100% FOV)|
|LCD||3" Fixed||3" Vari Angle||3" Vari Angle||3.2" Fixed||3.2" Fixed||3.2" Flex Tilt|
|Movie||Full HD 60i / HD 60p||Full HD 60i / HD 60p||Full HD 60i / HD 60p||Full HD 30p||Full HD 30p||Full HD 60i / HD 60p|
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I particularly like the tiltable LCD monitor for low level shots & the GPS is a significant facility to me. The viewfinder is excellent & the response from camera overall is much faster than the K7 especially the Live View which is instant and "useable" now.
Although it is feasible to use APSC based lenses, I can't see the point of getting a full-frame camera. Fortunately a good proportion of my existing lenses have transferred with full-frame coverage.
Although I have seen comments about the lack of built in flash I am quite happy as the other built in flashes are not upto much and aren't flexible for bounce & control. Get the Pentax AF201FG, which is light, compact and provides good cover.
My overall view is that the Pentax K1 is a truly great camera that I will enjoy for years to come.
It may not be up there with the top Sony, Nikon & Canons, but the images produced are of a professional quality - helped by a high ISO's in JPG . . . and the RAW files are superb. You'll find tons of features and a natty 36MP imaged stabilized camera that is, handily, fully weather-sealed. The price is very competitive too!
Videoing with the Pentax isn't a fun experience due to low quality and lack of available options. The auto white balance isn't always consistent in use, which is a shame. 4.4fps shooting rate was shocking surprise; particularly after having been use to 10fps from my Sonys . . . and not having a built in flash is a serious omission, in my book.
Other than that, there isn't much to fault it. I would certainly recommend this camera, and rate it around 4.2/4.3 out of 5. As that isn't an option, it gets a 4.