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Pentax K-1

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A multi award winning and fully featured 36 megapixel camera
SLR 36MP CMOS Black Feb 2016
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Pentax K-1 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Pentax K-1 number 363 across all digital cameras.
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146 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Overall Score
42
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has great expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with an average overall rating of 100%, based on 146 reviews.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, it is reasonably priced and good product quality. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixel
7360 x 4912 pixels image resolution
Very heavy
Does not feature bluetooth

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras, but good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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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

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Silver" award by both websites Digifotopro.nl and DP Review, both of which thought that this Pentax digital camera was great.

The writers at review websites 3dnews.ru and Photoreview.com.au both thought that this Pentax digital camera was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at two additional expert review sites endorsed this camera. The writer at website Dkamera.de gave this Pentax digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and the editor of website Altomdata.dk gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Kamerabild.se gave this Pentax digital camera a "Top Class" award, 01net.com gave it a "5 Star" award and PhotographyBlog.com gave it an "Essential" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 28 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 85%. The expert review sites think this Pentax digital camera is one of the better cameras.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, K-1 owners rated this camera as terrific. Over 82% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. If all the cameras are ranked by average owner review score then this Pentax digital camera is in the top 18%.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

24 customers agreed that this digital camera was easy to use, six owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and two people said in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

25 customers wrote in their reviews that the Pentax K-1 was good value for money.

  • Combining excellent build quality, fantastic image results and amazing value for money…
  • Bloody brilliant camera for the price…
  • Fantastic value and quality build…
    D Short (Amazon) - August 2015
  • They don't produce the same image quality as their super expensive counterparts.
    Richard (Amazon) - January 2016
  • This camera lets you buy a range of lenses on the cheap so you can have options when you're shooting…
    Richard (Amazon) - January 2016
  • If, like me photography is a hobby for you and you are on a budget this camera particularly stands out for a number of reasons…
    Richard (Amazon) - January 2016
  • A great camera for the price…
  • Great camera and good value…
  • Robust, versatile, easy to use, excellent value – and stunning in red…
    The Guardian (Amazon) - February 2016
  • Time for an upgrade being using it for most of the year now love it good value for money for me…
    Jan L (Amazon) - October 2015

Customers Report Good Product Quality

25 owners who purchased it wrote that it was good quality.

  • For photographers who want great photo quality for less than $2,000…
    Cnet.com June 2016
  • Combining excellent build quality, fantastic image results…
  • It was very good quality and delivered right in time…
  • They don't produce the same image quality as their super expensive counterparts.
    Richard (Amazon) - January 2016
  • The camera has a chunky & quality feel…
    The Guardian (Amazon) - February 2016
  • Picture quality is superb…
    Chrisoko (Amazon) - January 2014
  • Image quality is great and battery life pretty amazing…
  • Even using my old lenses, at the quality of this sensor, amazed me…
  • The reliability of the cameras makes them worth considering and the build quality is great…
    GCW (Amazon) - September 2013
  • Even if you don't intend to learn the technical aspects of photography and just want something that will churn out high quality images every time, this camera should be ideal…

Users Report it is Robust

21 people said in their reviews that the product was well made, nine customers who bought it agreed that it was strong and durable and two customers who bought the product concluded that it was sealed.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

31 owners who bought it thought it was able to produce good images, three customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution and three people who bought the product thought it had a good image sensor. two people who reviewed it considered that it was good in low light.

  • For photographers who want great photo quality for less than $2,000…
    Cnet.com June 2016
  • Combining excellent build quality, fantastic image results and amazing value for money…
  • The photos are superb and the camera is solidly made…
  • It is certainly worth every penny of the £800 price tag, especially if you are a keen amateur or professional photographer…
    Del 58 (Amazon) - April 2013
  • Offers a far better resolution, making it easier to read, especially in bright light…
    Del 58 (Amazon) - April 2013
  • They don't produce the same image quality as their super expensive counterparts.
    Richard (Amazon) - January 2016
  • You can forgive it for those little quibbles as soon as you hold it in your hands and start shooting It's nicely weighted…
    Jono (Amazon) - July 2015
  • It wouldn't be my first choice as a studio camera because it has no dedicated flash sync input and it also has a cropped sensor rather than full frame one…
    Jono (Amazon) - July 2015
  • If you want to take a great photo the right lens is important…
    Richard (Amazon) - January 2016
  • You can save your photos in various file formats…
    The Guardian (Amazon) - February 2016

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people thought it was noisy.

Pentax Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 2,538 user and expert reviews (including 473 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Pentax also has excellent reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other manufacturers. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two owners who bought the product wrote that it was ergonomic, two customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was well designed and two people reckoned that it was good looking.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Five owners who bought the product concluded that it had good features.

  • The ‘recording movies’ features are also very good…
    The Guardian (Amazon) - February 2016
  • It is very easy to use and has plenty of really useful features particularly for beginners…
  • The menu tree is also familiar with a few extra features here and there…
    Mike (Amazon) - August 2014
  • It has many features only found on high end cameras…
    Craig (Amazon) - December 2013
  • It has some fun features…
    Sera B (Amazon) - January 2013
  • Lots of useful features and easy to understand software…

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good flash.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good viewfinder and two people wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two people who reviewed it considered that it was good for video recording.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two customers who reviewed the Pentax K-1 wrote that it was a good body shape and two people mentioned in their reviews that it was compact.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Six customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens.


Value For Money

Pricey

We checked 417 digital cameras and they range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 36 megapixels, the Pentax K-1 has a very high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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7360 X 4912 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-1 has a 7360 x 4912 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all cameras is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other cameras, the Pentax K-1's weight of 925 grams is one of the heaviest. Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

When compared to other cameras, the Pentax K-1's display diagonal of 3.2 inches is one of the largest. Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9".

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-1 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Pentax K-1 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras also have a USB connectivity.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Pentax K-1 has a wind filter. Most of the other cameras also have a wind filter.

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Dustproof

The Pentax K-1 is dustproof. Most of the other cameras also are dustproof.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax K-1 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-1 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Microphone in

The Pentax K-1 has a microphone in. Most of the other digital cameras also have a microphone in.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax K-1 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Pentax K-1 does not feature bluetooth, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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760 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Pentax K-1 which takes 760 battery life (CIPA standard).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Pentax K-1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Very Low Magnification

The average magnification of cameras is 2.6x, and the magnifications range from 0.15x to 100x. The Pentax K-1 has one of the lower magnifications (only 0.7 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-1 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-1 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

It was February 2016 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax manufacurer, pentax 19567
Barcodes 00027075294974

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