Pentax K-1

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In the wee small hours, a new creature was released into the photography world…a new challenger in the dSLR 35mm or “full-frame” landscape. Yes finally, after literally years of speculation of ‘would-they’, ‘wouldn’t-they’, and if they would, when would they bloody do it! Pentaxians rejoice and hurl abuse at the Canonisters and Nikoneers (I just made those nicknames up…) as they drool over the new Pentax K-1 from Ricoh. There will now follow a frenzy of comparisons to other competitors and much wailing of “why did they do that,” or “no 4K…what’s the point Pentax?!” Here’s the key spec’s – looks very decent to me, particularly when you look at the price tag that Ricoh/Pentax have attached to it – about £1600. Check out the special site here. Oh, I do like a special site!

  • 36.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor with no anti-aliasing filter
  • 5-axis image stabilization rated to 5 stops by CIPA standard testing
  • 100% pentaprism viewfinder with 0.7x magnification
  • 33-point AF system (25 cross-type)
  • Extensive weather-sealing
  • 1/200 sec flash sync speed
  • 14-bit Raw recording (DNG or PEF)
  • AA filter simulation
  • Multi-shot Pixel Shift Resolution mode
  • Built-in GPS with electro-magnetic compass and Astrotracer function
  • 4.4 fps continuous shooting (6.5 fps in APS-C crop mode)
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1080/30p video

Pentax K-1

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