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Pentax K-1

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Pentax K-1

$1,735.42
Pentax K-1
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A multi award winning and good spec SLR digital camera, with an extremely high 36MP megapixels but representing only average value for money
SLR 36MP 7360 X 4912 Pixels CMOS Feb 2016
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Pentax K-1 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Pentax K-1 number 125 in best selling cameras and number 486 across all digital cameras.
96
Reviews
316 Reviews + 9 Awards
59
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 91%, based on 316 reviews.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
7360 x 4912 pixels image resolution
K-1 takes greatness to the next level. as the first full frame DSLR engineered under the PENTAX brand, the k-1 brings outstanding performance, operability and affordability to photographers. with its large 36.4 megapixel CMOS image sensor, the k-1 incorporates all of the performance of a high-resolution full frame 35mm digital camera as well as all of the unique pentax-original features and technologies that photographers have become accustomed to, in a compact, rugged, weather-resistant body. the k-1's newly designed, 14-bit PRIME IV image processing engine significantly improves processing speed, while an improved noise-processing algorithm provides unprecedented performance in shadows or low light shooting where high ISO settings are critical. the pixel shift resolution system with new motion correction technology automatically detects and compensates for moving objects in the scene. the k-1's SR II 5-axis shake reduction system provides consistent, precise operation of the larger full frame sensor with all compatible PENTAX interchangeable lenses. the newly designed SAFOX 12 33-point AF sensor includes 25 cross AF points and three f2.8 luminance flux linear sensors. the APS-C crop mode allows for use of APS-C sensor-designed lenses on the full frame k-1, giving photographers added flexibility in their lens options. with the built-in GPS with ASTROTRACER, easily track and photograph celestial objects. the cross-tilt LCD display offers the ultimate in LCD flexibility and is viewable from any angle, while the operation assist light function offers LED illumination on strategic locations of the camera body, for easier operation in challenging lighting conditi
High-resolution, fine-gradation images supported by approximately 36.4 effective megapixels
In-body SRII mechanism assures optimal shake reduction performance
K-1's SR unit's flexible design tilts the image sensor in all directions, offering a host of handy shooting functions including: automatic horizon correction which automatically levels the horizon; selectable AA filter simulator which replicates the effect of an optical low-pass filter by removing moir; composition fine adjustment which allows you to fine tune your composition without having to re-adjust your tripod; and ASTROTRACER which simplifies advanced astronomical photography using the built-in GPS mod
Pixel shift resolution system with a new motion correction function
Flexible tilt-type LCD monitor to accommodate various shooting angles
Newly developed SAFOX 12 with 33 sensor points and full-frame-proportioned AF frame
Upgraded PENTAX real-time scene analysis system, with application of artificial intelligence technology
Easy-to-focus optical viewfinder with nearly 100-percent field of view
High-speed continuous shooting with a top speed of approximately 4.4 images per second
Supportive shooting functions to improve picture-taking efficiency and operational comfort
Compact, solid body with dustproof, weather-resistant construction
Very heavy
Does not feature bluetooth

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Pentax K-1 Video Reviews

How Big is the Pentax K-1?

The Pentax K-1 is 136.5mm wide and 85.5mm tall. It is 110mm deep and weighs 925g.

Pentax K-1 front dimensions
Pentax K-1 size in context

Pentax K-1 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,735.42 it is in the most expensive 11% of cameras.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Pentax K-1 of 36MP is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 2% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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7360 X 4912 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-1 has a maximum image resolution of 7360 x 4912 pixels. That's over two times the resolution of a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Pentax K-1's maximum ISO sensitivity of 205,000 is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 99% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Very Heavy

The Pentax K-1's weight of 925g is in the heaviest 2% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Pentax K-1 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Microphone in

The Pentax K-1 has a microphone in. 88% of cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-1 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-1 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Pentax K-1 has a USB connectivity, unlike 87% of cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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Dustproof

The Pentax K-1 is dustproof. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax K-1 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-1 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax K-1 of 3.2" is in the largest 4% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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760 Battery Life

The Pentax K-1 is a camera that takes 760 shots battery life.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-1 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Pentax K-1 has a wind filter, which is unusual. 96% of cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera.

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Product Identifiers

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00027075294974

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