Pentax K-1 release date review specs
New Pentax full frame camera
Pentax company (Ricoh) reached a new milestone. They will release a new Full frame camera the first full frame Pentax in this digital era. In an age when all photo websites most popular phrase is mirrorless it is a bold move from Pentax. The new camera has many interesting features, seems Pentax puts everything in this camera which he can.
First it has a state-of-the-art 36.2 MP Sony sensor. This is one of the best you can get in any camera. Some reviews compare it to Middle format sensors and conclude this sensor is very good even against middle format sensors.
In camera stabilizer
The camera has a 5 axis, 5 stops CIPA rated in camera stabilizer which means you can use it with any lenses attached to the camera. No other FF cameras has this in-camera stabilizer, other manufacturers like to charge extra for their stabilized lenses.
Tilting LCD panel
Astro tracer and super resolution mode
The camera Astro tracer mode which uses the in built GPS modul to compensate star trails in long exposure. The camera also has a super resolution mode which combines multiple frames to have the best possible resolution of the final image.
The new Full frame Dslr also has an extensive waterproofing against dust and moisture. These are the basics but there are some interesting technologies as well in the camera.
The camera has built in Wifi and mic jack as well for videos.
Pentax K-1 specs
The release date of the camera is 2016. (expected in April)
The initial price of the Pentax K-1 is 1899 USD.
The camera has a Pentax K mount. Most Pentax lenses can be used with the camera, most of them in Dx mode, there are few new lenses, but in the future the goal I think to sell many lenses.
The camera has a 36 x 24 mm Fx format CMOS sensor.
The crop factor is 1.0x.
The cameras has a crop mode for DX lenses. The camera automatically select crop mode with Dx lenses, but can be used them in FX mode as well.
Image processing engine
The cameras has a Prime IV image processing engine.
The Pentax K-1 iso range is from 100-204,800
Center-weighted, evaluative and spot metering.
Matrix or center-weighted metering: No more detailed information yet.
The camera has an exposure compensation of +-5EV, which is a wide range to play with.
Flash exposure compensation
From -2EV to +1 Ev
Flash synch speed
The camera has no built in flash. The fastest flash synch speed is 1/200s.
No info yet.
The camera highest resolution is 7360 x 4912 pixel
Other picture sizes
No info yet about the other picture sizes.
The camera can make pictures in DNG, Jpg and Raw format. Videos can be recorded in MOV and mp4 format.
There are no info yet about the different picture qualities.
Pentax SAFOX 12 AF autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 33 focus points (including 25 cross-type sensors).
-3 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Pentax SAFOX 12 AF
The camera has 33 autofocus points totally, out of which 25 all cross-type autofocus sensors.
There are three f/2.8 sensitive sensors and the af can be used from as dark as -3EV
Camera physical parameters
Camera weight: The camera weight is 32.6 oz / 924 g.
Camera dimensions : The camera size is 5.4 x 4.3 x 3.4″ / 136.5 x 110.0 x 85.5 mm.
Card slots: Dual Sd card slots
The camera has a black color.
The camera mostly made of metal and hard plastic.
The build quality of the camera is very good. Everything is tightly assembled, the grip is comfortable.
The buttons are properly placed, each function is easily accessed, the camera has a premium feel.
As a Dslr camera, the camera has an optical viewfinder.
The camera has a 0.7x sized bright optical viewfinder.
The viewfinder coverage is 100%.
The camera has No built in flash unit, but there is a possibility to connect external flashes as well.
No info yet about the flash modes.
Flash hot shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts
Back LCD monitor
The camera has a 1040k pixel moving LCD monitor.
The camera has a 3.2″ sized tilt LCD monitor with many possible tilting directions, tilting upwards 90°, downwards 44°, each side 35°.
No info yet if the camera has a touchscreen.
The camera made from Magnesium alloy shell, which makes the camera quite durable. The camera feels tightly assembled, and has a quality feel.
The camera has two control dials, which helps to quick settings of the camera. Most entry level cameras (like Nikon d3xxx and Nikon d3xxx cameras) only usually has one dial.
The camera has two memory card slots.
The camera accepts Sdhc, Sdxc memory cards.
There is no information about the shutter lifespan, usually 150,000 actuations or more for such cameras are the designed level, but no warranty on that one.
No info yet about the shutter sound.
The camera can make 4.5 frames per second in burst mode in Full resolution, in Dx mode 6 frames. The max number of frames are the following:
No info yet
The camera can make HDR images in camera.
The camera can make timelapse videos in camera.
The camera has a live view feature, which means a camera can be used with the back LCD in the same manner, as we would use a compact camera. In live view the viewfinder obviously not usable.
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
No info yet about the af area modes
File format: Mov, Mp4
1920 x 1080/ 59.94/50/30/24 fps
White balance modes
The camera has a following white balance modes: Auto, CTE, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (White), Manual, Multi Auto WB, Shade, Tungsten
Kelvin white balance
No info yet.
Pre set white balance modes
No info yet.
The camera has plenty of scene modes to choose from: Night, landscape, portrait, snow, sport, beach high key, low key.
User defined settings
No info about user definied settings yet.
High iso performance
It may different in different countries.
According to Pentax the camera can be used between -10 and 40 degree Celsius or (14 104 Fahrenheit).
No info yet about the humidity levels allowed.
No info about the languages yet.
Pentax K-1 release date
The camera will be released in 2016. Expected 5th of April 2016.
Pentax K-1 price
The price of the new Pentax K-1 is 1899 USD which is quite competitive, say only the 36.2 MP sensor in it.