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The Pentax K-1 Full Frame DSLR Camera Has Finally Arrived

Posted 18/02/2016 at 3:30 PM

It is as if Pentax directed a highly-anticipated movie for years. They have fine-tuned every detail before scheduling the premiere. They made sure that each part will contribute to a product worth waiting for. Finally, that masterpiece is here as the Pentax K-1 Full Frame DSLR Camera has been unveiled. Yes, the K-1 is the brand’s first Full Frame DSLR Camera. By glancing at its features, Pentax is swinging for the fences with this one.


Unique Features of the Pentax K-1 Full Frame DSLR Camera


As a highly anticipated product, the Pentax K-1 has a number of features that makes it worth the wait. Never before has a tilting LCD been fused with a full frame DSLR. Well, not until the K-1 has arrived. This camera boasts of a 3.2-inch, 1.04M-dot LCD screen that can be adjusted for up to 35 degrees horizontally and 44 degrees vertically. The screen also comes with a tempered-glass front panel for additional protection.


Another unique feature of the K-1 is the Operation Assist Lights which works well in low-light environments. These small white LEDs can be used as illumination for tasks such as swapping memory cards, changing lenses, and using the camera interface when optimal light is not available. Also, this Pentax DSLR camera comes with a Crop Mode wherein it configures to the settings of Pentax APS-C photo lenses.

Main Features of the Pentax K-1 Full Frame DSLR Camera


The Pentax K-1 is built with a 36.4 Megapixel CMOS Sensor that does not have an anti-aliasing filter. This omission results to sharper images. Meanwhile, its new Prime IV imaging engine makes the capture of 14-bit RAW photos possible. To negate camera shake, image blur is reduced by the Five-Axis Shake Reduction II mechanism that detects movement especially when panning shots are being taken. Burst shooting of up to 70 images is also possible in about 4.4 images per second.


Aside from still images, the K-1 can also record Full HD videos at 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60p. Remote control is also possible with the free ImageSync app on mobile devices that is patched to the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi. Likewise, this Pentax DSLR has a built-in GPS and electronic compass for geo-tagging purposes.

With its latest super-resolution technology, this flagship Pentax camera makes use of a Pixel Shift Resolution System that captures four images per scene with the shifting of the image sensor by one pixel. These images are then fused into a composite photo that retains the colour data from each of the four images. Speaking of colour, the K-1’s Real-Time Scene Analysis system performs quick assessments of it as well as other image factors to optimize setting instantly.



Each frame will be shot with precision with the help of the optical viewfinder with a nearly 100 percent field of view and about 0.7x magnification. Autofocus is also a breeze with its SAFOX 12 AF Sensor Module with 33 AF sensors. Out of this number, 25 are cross-type sensors placed in the middle of the frame. These sensors can detect the light flux of an F/2.8 lens to achieve pinpoint focus.

Housed in a weather-resistant body that is sealed in 87 parts, this Pentax camera has a Dust Removal II mechanism to eliminate dusts on the image sensor. File storage is also not a problem with the K-1’s Dual SD card slots. For improved usability, the Pentax K-1 Full Frame DSLR Camera can be used with the Image Transmitter 2 and Digital Camera Utility 5 software. This flagship Pentax Camera is expected to be available by April this year.

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