PENTAX K-1 Body
K-1 takes greatness to the next level. As the first full frame DSLR
engineered under the PENTAX brand, the K-1 brings outstanding
performance, operability and affordability to photographers. With its
large 36.4 megapixel CMOS image sensor, the K-1 incorporates all of the
performance of a high-resolution full frame 35mm digital camera as well
as all of the unique PENTAX-original features and technologies that
photographers have become accustomed to, in a compact, rugged,
- 36.4 MP AA-Filter-less CMOS Sensor
- SAFOX 12 33 Point AF System
- SRII 5-Axis In-camera Shake Reduction
- Pixel Shift Resolution System w/ Motion Correction
- 15 MP APS-C Crop Mode
- Cross-tilt LCD Display
- GPS/Electronic Compass/ASTRO TRACER
- Weather-Resistant Body
- Operation Assist LED Illumination
High-resolution, fine-gradation images supported by approximately 36.4 effective megapixels
K-1 features an AA filterless design that prioritizes image resolution.
Coupled with the new PRIME IV imaging engine, capable of 14-bit
RAW-format image recording. The K-1s unique full frame sensor and
imaging engine design also allows for super-high-sensitivity shooting up
to ISO 204800, producing beautiful, high-resolution images.
In-body SR mechanism assures optimal shake reduction performance
SR II five-axis mechanism enables accurate control of the large
full-frame image sensor with all compatible PENTAX interchangeable
lenses.* In addition to camera shake caused by pitch and yaw, it
effectively compensates for camera shake caused by horizontal and
vertical shift, as well as camera shake caused by roll, which is
difficult to deal with by lens-installed shake reduction mechanisms.
Even when taking a panning shot, this system automatically detects the
direction of the cameras movement, and efficiently controls the SR unit
to always produce the best image possible.
Pixel Shift Resolution System with a new motion correction function
K-1 uses the latest super-resolution technology, which captures four
images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel
for each image, and then synthesizes them into a single composite image.
Since the K-1s SR unit has a flexible design that tilts the image
sensor unit in all directions, it provides a host of handy shooting
functions, including auto level compensation, image-composition
fine-adjustment, and ASTRO TRACER, which simplifies advanced
astronomical photography using a built-in GPS module.
Flexible tilt-type LCD monitor to accommodate various shooting angles
K-1 features a newly designed, flexible tilt-type LCD monitor, which
tilts horizontally, vertically or diagonally with a single action,
without deviating from the lenss optical axis. 35 degrees of horizontal
and 44 degrees of vertical adjustment can be achieved, the LCD panel
can even be laid flat up or down. The 3.2-inch LCD monitor features a
tempered-glass front panel for added durability and a unique air-gapless
construction effectively reduces reflection.
Newly developed SAFOX 12 with 33 sensor points and full-frame-proportioned AF frame
SAFOX 12 AF sensor module features 33 AF sensors (25 cross-type sensors
positioned in the middle). 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, making it easy to obtain pinpoint focus on a subject when
using a large-aperture lens.
Upgraded PENTAX Real-Time Scene Analysis System, with application of artificial intelligence technology
K-1s advanced PENTAX Real-Time Scene Analysis System performs near
instant analysis of exposure, color, movement and other factors.
Combining with a breakthrough artificial intelligence technology called
deep learning, the K-1 instantly optimizes settings for even the most
difficult shooting situations.
Easy-to-focus optical viewfinder with nearly 100-percent field of view
developed for its 35mm full-frame design, the K-1s optical viewfinder
provides a nearly 100-percent field of view and an approximately
0.7-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.
Operation Assist LED Lighting
GPS feature records shooting location, facing direction, and date and
time into image data. Electronic Compass records the shooting direction,
and Astro Tracer combines these features with SRII shake reduction to
capture rock-steady images of heavenly objects in the night sky without
streaking or blurring during long exposures.