Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pentax K-1

The wait is over.  The moment that countless Pentaxians around the globe have waited for is finally upon us.  More than 13 years after Pentax cameras entered the digital age, Ricoh Imaging has officially announced the Pentax K-1, the first full-frame Pentax DSLR to enter production.

In this post we present the highlights of the K-1 along with some brief hands-on commentary.  We hope you enjoy reading about the K-1 as much as we enjoyed writing about it!

Pentax K-1 at a Glance

  • Full-frame CMOS sensor
  • 36.4 megapixels w/ 15-megapixel crop mode
  • Pixel shift super resolution
  • No AA filter
  • AA filter simulator
  • Sensitivity up to ISO 204,800
  • Shutter rated for 300,000 actuations
  • 5-axis sensor-shift stabilization
  • Redesigned viewfinder with LCD overlay
  • 6.5 FPS in crop mode, 4.4 FPS in full frame mode with up to 100 JPEG buffer
  • LCD screen tilts and pivots
  • LED illumination of lens mount, buttons, and card slot
  • Dust & weather sealed
  • Built-in GPS and Wi-Fi
  • USB tethering support
  • $1799  / £1599 launch price
  • Expected to ship around April 5, 2016

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