Pentax K-1 Digital SLR Camera Body
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Pentax K-1 Digital SLR Camera Body

Price: $1,896.95



About Pentax K-1

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Pentax K-1 Key Features

With the Pentax K-1, Ricoh's long-awaited full-frame DSLR, Pentax has entered the fray for the hearts, minds and wallets of professional photographers and prosumers. Housing a 36.4MP filterless full-frame CMOS sensor and offering an ISO range up to 204,800, the rugged K-1 is packed with advanced features and boasts high image quality at a price that is competitive with Nikon, Canon, and Sony's low-end full-frame models.

Finally, Full-Frame

Somewhat bigger and heavier than Pentax's top APS DSLR, the full-frame K-1 is built around a high-resolution 36.4MP sensor, putting it in direct competition with the Nikon D810 INKD810AD and Sony A7R ISOA7RC. When it comes to Canons, it falls between the 5DS and 5D Mark III. With an ISO range of 100-204,800 and a mechanical shutter that ranges from 30-1/8000 seconds, the camera offers EV compensation to +/0- 5EV.

Sensor-shift shake reduction (SRII)

As with other Pentax DSLRs , the K-1 has built-in sensor-shift shake reduction (SRII) that works on five axes. Similarly, the camera uses Pixel Shift resolution to effectively improve image quality, which uses micro-movements and computational imaging technology to increase subject sharpness. This technology debuted in the Pentax K-3 II and test results showed significantly improved subject details

TTL metering system

The Pentax K-1's TTL metering system uses an 86k-pixel RGB sensor with multi-segment, center-weighted and spot metering as the choices. Super sensitive, it has a range of EV -3 to 20, and five user custom function settings.

The focusing system is a TTL phase detection type, with 33 focus points, 25 of which are cross-type points in the center. Autofocus points can be selected manually, with smaller or expanded areas of focus points, as well as spot focus selection.

The K-1's eye-level viewfinder is a traditional pentaprism finder with a 100% field of view and a 0.70x magnification. A diopter is available for eye relief, and overlays indicating AF points, a grid display, an electronic level, the autofocus frame, and spot metering indications are all available.

Feature Rich

The K-1's eye-level viewfinder is a traditional pentaprism finder with a 100% field of view and a 0.70x magnification. A diopter is available for eye relief, and overlays indicating AF points, a grid display, an electronic level, the autofocus frame, and spot metering indications are all available.

The generously-proportioned 3.2-inch, 1,037k dot resolution LCD monitor can flip out diagonally as well as horizontally and vertically. Indications include focus peaking (a useful tool for manual focusing), face detection, and compositional aides.

Wireless & Weatherproof

Fully weather-sealed, its metal chassis with a magnesium alloy shell is sealed against dust and rain via 87 special sealing parts. it can be operated at 14-104 degrees F. At 32.6 ounces it is a substantial camera. Pentax wisely built in wireless connectivity, using IEEE 802.11 b/g/n standard with security encryption available for Wi-Fi connectivity and operation via a mobile device. Geotagging is available via GPS so you can record latitude, longitude, altitude, time and direction. The camera has dual SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots that can filled simultaneously (JPEG and RAW recording), copying images from one card to the other, or sequentially

Pentax ecosystem

The Pentax ecosystem is already well established. Since Pentax has released many K-mount lenses designed for APS-sensor cameras, the K-1 has an APS image-recording mode that crops the full-frame image down to APS-sized, allowing use of APS lenses. However, many more Pentax lenses were designed for use in both APS and full-frame cameras, and the K-1 will be especially prized for its full compatibility with Pentax's Limited Edition prime lenses, which have garnered praise for many years but which haven't had a full-frame digital camera to work with until now. The Pentax K-1 will be compatible with Pentax's lineup of TTL flashes as well.

36.4 MP Full Frame Sensor

The K-1’s unique full frame sensor is an AA filterless design that prioritizes image resolution. Coupled with the new PRIME IV imaging engine, it features 14-bit RAW-format image recording capability and super-high-sensitivity shooting up to ISO 204800, producing stunning high-resolution images in any shooting environment.

New SR II In-Camera Shake Reduction

The SR II five-axis shake reduction mechanism is redesigned to operate flawlessly with the new large full frame image sensor. Because SR II shake reduction is body-based, it works with all full frame compatible PENTAX interchangeable lenses. SR II shake reduction efficiently controls the SR unit to always produce the best image possible

Pixel Shift Resolution System with Motion Correction

With sharp filterless performance, reducing moiré by capturing 4 images of the same scene and then composing the four images into a single image. As SR II tilts the image sensor unit in all directions, it provides auto level compensation and image-composition fine-adjustment.

Unique PENTAX Pentaprism Optical Viewfinder

The K-1’s new optical viewfinder provides a nearly 100-percent field of view and an approximately 0.70-times magnification. A Natural Bright Matt III focusing screen allows ease of focusing and a true-to-life rendition of defocused areas in the viewfinder image.

SAFOX 12 with 33 AF Sensor Points

The center sensor and the two sensors located just above and below it are designed to detect the light flux of an F2.8 lens.

APS-C Crop Mode

APS-C Crop Mode allows it to accommodate all PENTAX lenses developed for APS-C sensors.

Operation Assist LED Lighting

The operation assist light function provides LED lights above the lens mount, behind the LCD monitor, at the memory card slot, and at the cable switch terminal to facilitate fast and easy operation in low light environments.

GPS/Electronic Compass/Astro Tracer

Records shooting location, facing direction, and date and time. Electronic Compass records shooting direction. With Astro Tracer, capture sky objects in the night sky without streaking or blurring during long exposures.

Pentax K-1 Features

  • 36.4 effective MP, AA Filterless Full Frame CMOS sensor
  • Newly Designed Prime IV Engine
  • High Sensitivity 204,800 ISO
  • SRII five-axis Shake Reduction System
  • Pixel Shift Resolution System with motion correction function
  • Continuous shooting at 4.4fps
  • Selectable Anti-Aliasing Filter Effect
  • 33 Point Auto-Focus System
  • SAFOX 12 Autofocus Module
  • Pentaprism Optical Viewfinder with 100% FOV
  • 4-point LED Illumination of critical camera functions
  • 3.2-inch Cross-Tilt LCD display
  • APS-C Crop Mode for maximum lens flexibility and compatibility
  • Built-in GPS and ASTRO TRACER Functions
  • Built-in Electronic Compass
  • Wi-Fi Camera Control and Image Transfer
  • Professional H.264 Full HD video
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Fully weather sealed
  • HDMI port


Pentax K-1 Specifications
Camera Type
Digital SLR
Sensor Type
Primary color filter, CMOS
Sensor Size
35.9 x 24.0mm
Effective pixels: 36.40 MP, Total pixels: 36.77 MP
Recorded Resolutions [35mm Full Frame]
JPG: L (36M): 7360x4912, M (22M): 5760x3840, S (12M): 4224x2816, XS (2M): 1920x1280
RAW: (36M): 7360x4912
Recorded resolution photo: [APS-C size]
JPG: L (15M): 4800x3200, M (12M): 4224x2816), S (8M): 3456x2304, XS (2M): 1920x1280
RAW: (15M): 4800x3200
Movie (resolution/FPS)
Full HD (1920x1080) @ 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p, HD (1280x720) @ 60p/50p
Quality levels: Best, Better, Good, RAW (14-bit) PEF, DNG, RAW + JPEG
Dust Removal
Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations, "DR II" with the Dust Alert function
Lens Mount
Type/construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens info contacts, K-mount w/ power contacts). Usable lens series: KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom compatible), KAF, KA mount lens
Type: TTL: Phase-matching autofocus
Focus Sensor: SAFOX 12, 33 point (25 cross type focus points in the center)
Brightness Range: EV -3 to 18 (ISO100 @ normal temperature)
AF mode: Single AF (AF.S), Continuous (AF, C)
AF point selection: Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (33AF Points)
AF assist light: dedicated LED AF assist light
Type: Pentaprism finder
Coverage (field of view): 100%
Magnification: approx. 0.70X (50mm F1.4 at infinity)
Eye relief length: approx. 20.6mm (from the view window), Approx 21.7 mm (from the center of lens)
Focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen
Diopter adjustment: approx. -3.5m to +1.2m-1 Viewfinder overlay: AF Points, Grid Display, Electronic Level, AF Frame, Spot Metering, Frame Crop
LCD Monitor
Type: wide viewing angle TFT color LCD, Air-gapless glass, Flexible tilt
Size: 3.2 inch (3:2 Aspect)
Resolution: 1037K dots
Adjustment: brightness, saturation and colors adjustable
Outdoor View Setting: adjustable +/-2 step
Live View
Type: TTL method using image sensor
Focusing mechanism: Contrast detection (Face Detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot), Focus peaking : On/Off
Display: field of view approx 100%, magnified view (up to 16x), grid display (4x4 grid, golden section, scale display, square 1, square 2, grid color: black/white), histogram,bright area warning, composition adjustment
Built-In GPS
Reception frequency: L1 1575.42MHz
Recorded information: latitude, longitude, altitude, time (UTC), direction
Geodesics: World Geodetic System (WGS84)
GPS logging: KML format, logging interval 5/10/15/30 sec./1min., logging duration: 1 24hr (Up to 9 hrs at logging Interval 5 sec, up to 18 hrs. at logging interval 10 sec.)
External Flash
Flash modes: auto flash discharge, auto flash + red-eye reduction, flash on, flash on + red-eye reduction, slow speed sync, slow-speed sync + red-eye, P-TTL, trailing curtain sync, contrast-control sync*, high-speed sync*, wireless sync
*Contrast-control- sync and high-speed sync requires 2 or more dedicated external flashes Sync speed: 1/200 sec., flash exposure compensation: -2.0~+1.0 EV
Storage Media
Internal memory: n/a
Dual card slot: sequential use, save to both, separate RAW/JPG, image copy between slots possible
Removable memory: SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card (conforms to USH-I standards)
Connection port: USB 2.0 (Micro B), external power supply terminal, external cable switch terminal, X-sync socket, HDMI output terminal (Type D), stereo microphone input terminal, headphone terminal
USB Connection: MSC/PTP
Image Stabilization
Type: sensor-shift shake reduction (SRII), 5-axis electronic level function: displayed in VF/LCD (Horizontal and vertical)
Horizon correction: SR on: correction up to 1 degree, SR off: correction up to 2 degree
Metering System
Type: TTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor, multi-segment, center weighted and spot metering
Range: EV-3 to 20 (ISO100 at 50mm F1.4)
Exposure Mode: Scene Analyze Auto, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority,
Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Flash X-sync Speed, USER1, USER2, USER3, USER4, USER5
EV compensation
+/-5EV (1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps can be selected)
AE lock
button type (timer type: two times the meter operating time set in custom setting); continuous as long as the shutter button is halfway presse
ISO Sensitivity
ISO AUTO/100 to 204800 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV or 1/3EV)
White Balance
AUTO WB, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten Light, CTE, Manual WB (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature Configuration (up to 3 settings), copying the white balance setting of a captured image Fine Adjustment: Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter (electronic w/ Pixel Shift Resolution) Shutter speed: auto: 1/8000 to 30 sec., manual: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3 or 1/2EV steps), Bulb
Capture Modes: Lens Correction
Distortion correction, peripheral illumin. correction, lateral correction, aberration correction, diffraction correction
Capture Modes: Custom Image
Custom image: Auto Select, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing Cross Process: Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-
Capture Modes: Digital Filter
Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome
Capture Modes: Clarity
adjustable +/-4 steps
Capture Modes: HDR
Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Advanced HDR, Exposure bracket value adjustable, Automatic composition correction function
Capture Modes: D-RANGE
Compensation: highlight correction, shadow correction
Capture Modes: Composition Adjust:
+/-1.5mm up, down, left or right (1mm when rotated); 1 degree of range
Drive Mode Selection
Still image: single frame, continuous (H, M, L), self-timer (12s, 2s, continuous), remote control (0s., 3s., continuous), bracketing (2, 3 or 5 frames), mirror-up (possible to use with remote ctrl), multi-exposure (possible to use with continuous, self-timer or remote ctrl), interval shooting, interval composite, interval movie record, star stream
Movie: remote control *bracketing, interval shooting, interval composite, interval movie record and star stream are possible to use
Continuous shooting; 35mm Full Frame
Max. 4.4 fps, JPEG ( L: at Continuous H): up to 70 fr., RAW: up to. 17 fr.
Max. 3.0 fps, JPEG L: at Continuous M): up to 100 fr., RAW: up to 20 fr.
Max. 0.7 fps, JPEG ( L: at Continuous L): up to 100 fr., RAW: up to 100 fr.
Continuous shooting; APS-C
Max. 6.5 fps, JPEG ( L: at Continuous H): up to 100 fr., RAW: up to approx. 50 fr.
Max. 3.0 fps, JPEG L: at Continuous M): up to 100 fr., RAW: up to 70 fr.
Max. 1.0 fps, JPEG ( L: at Continuous L): up to 100 fr., RAW: up to 100 fr.
composite mode (additive/average/bright) # of shots(2 to 2000 images)
Mode Selection Playback
Single frame, multi-image display (6,12, 20, 35, 80 segmentation), display magnification (up to 16, 100% display and quick magnification available), grid display (4x4 grid, golden section, scale display, square 1, square 2, grid color: black/white ), rotating, histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright area warning, auto image rotation, detailed information, copyright information (photographer, copyright holder), GPS information. orientation, folder display,
File Formats
Still: RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.30), DCF 2.0 compliant
Movie: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) - JPEG(AVI) for internal movie record
File Formats
Still: RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.30), DCF 2.0 compliant
Movie: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) - JPEG(AVI) for internal movie record
Custom Functions
Functions available: 26
Custom Functions
Functions available: 26
Computer System Requirements
Windows: Windows 8 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) /
Windows Vista (32 bit/64 bit), Windows XP SP3 (32 bit)
Mac: Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.7 / 10.6
Power Source
Battery type: rechargeable lithium-ion battery D-LI90
AC Adapter: AC adapter kit K-AC132 (optional)
Battery life: number of recordable images: approx 760, playback time approx 390 min.
Magnesium alloy shell over stainless steel chassis
Weather Resistant
Yes (87 weather protection seals)
Operating Temperature
14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Body Dimensions WxHxD
approx. 5.37" (W) x 4.33"(H) x 3.37"(D) (excluding protrusions)
32.6oz (body only), 35.6oz (with battery and 1x SD card)
Language Support
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian

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