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Equipped with a large, high-performance CMOS image sensor and supported by 36 megapixels and Pentax-original imaging technologies, the Pentax K-1 assures super-high-resolution images rich in gradation and superb in high-sensitivity rendition. Thanks to its large image sensor, the camera provides the same depth of field as a 35mm film-format camera, and allows the user to create a fine bokeh effect more effectively than before.
By further advancing its unique technologies, accumulated over decades of camera development, Pentax has also equipped the K-1 with a host of the latest technologies. A new-generation shake reduction mechanism effectively reduces camera shake along five axes with a compensation range of five shutter steps. This mechanism also shifts the image sensor unit by a single pixel to assure super-high-resolution digital imaging. An extra-accurate exposure-control mechanism is supported by state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology. Within its compact body, the K-1 also provides an array of Pentax-original features and functions, such as a flexible tilt-type LCD monitor that can be tilted to the desired angle horizontally and vertically without deviating from the lens’s optical axis; an Operation Assist Light function to facilitate camera operation in the dark; and an optical viewfinder with a nearly 100-percent field of view.
In addition to an assortment of interchangeable lenses from old film-era lenses to the latest D FA-series models the K-1 also accepts more compact DA-series lenses with a smaller image circle, with the help of its Crop function.
The Pentax K-1 incorporates a newly developed 35mm-format full-frame CMOS image sensor for the first time in a Pentax K-mount digital SLR camera. It also features an AA (anti-aliasing) filter–free design that puts priority on image resolution. Coupled with a high-speed image processing system and the newly designed PRIME IV imaging engine, capable of 14-bit RAW-format image recording, it optimizes the resolving power of approximately 36.4 effective megapixels to deliver super-high-resolution, fine-gradation images. It also allows for super-high-sensitivity shooting up to ISO 204800, and produces beautiful, high-resolution images over the entire sensitivity range - from the lowest sensitivity to the highest while effectively minimizing annoying noise at all sensitivity levels.
In-body SR mechanism to assure optimal shake reduction performance with all compatible lenses: The Pentax K-1 comes equipped with the PENTAX-developed SR II (Shake Reduction II) five-axis mechanism that 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, this new system is also designed to effectively compensate for camera shake caused by horizontal and vertical shift and camera shake caused by roll, which is difficult to deal with by lens-installed shake reduction mechanisms.
Pixel Shift Resolution System with a new motion correction function: The Pentax K-1 features Pixel Shift Resolution System, 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, then synthesizes them into a single composite image. Compared to the conventional Bayer system, in which each pixel has only a single colour data unit, this innovative system obtains all colour data in each pixel to deliver super-high-resolution images with far more truthful colors and much finer details than those produced by conventional full-frame image sensors. This system even provides a new motion correction function, which automatically detects a moving object during continuous shooting and minimizes negative effects during the synthesizing process, in order to accommodate a wider range of scenes and subjects.
On its back panel, the Pentax K-1 features a newly designed, flexible tilt-type LCD monitor, which can be tilted to the desired angle horizontally, vertically or diagonally with a single action, without deviating from the lens’s optical axis. The user can not only tilt it approximately 35 degrees horizontally and approximately 44 degrees vertically, but also pull it out from its base to view the on-screen image from above for waist-level photography.
The Pentax K-1 features a newly developed SAFOX 12 AF sensor module with an expanded AF frame covering the full-frame image field with 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. Working together with the advanced PENTAX Real-Time Scene Analysis System, this AF system assures much improved AF tracking performance when photographing fast-moving subjects.Compact, solid body with dustproof, weather-resistant construction. The K-1's top panel and front and back frames are all made of sturdy yet lightweight magnesium alloy. Although the camera features a dependable, durable shutter unit that can withstand 300,000 shutter releases (measured under actual shooting conditions) for professional use, its body has been downsized to the minimum, thanks to the incorporation of a newly designed floating mirror structure. With the inclusion of 87 sealing parts in the body, the K-1 also boasts a dustproof, weather-resistant and cold-resistant construction, assuring solid operation at temperatures as low as -10°C.
Thanks to its built-in GPS module, the Pentax K-1 provides a variety of advanced GPS functions, including the recording of location, latitude, longitude, altitude and UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) and direction at the time of shooting. The user can easily access images containing GPS data using a computer, to browse them, check on shooting locations and position data on the screen, or save them. The K-1 also provides a set of other unique tools, including: Electronic Compass, which displays the camera's direction on its LCD monitor; GPS log, which keeps track of the photographer's movement; and ASTRO TRACER, which simplifies the tracing and photographing of celestial bodies by coupling GPS data with the camera's SR mechanism.
|Megapixels||36.3 MP : 7360x4912|
|Sensor Size||36 x 24mm (Full Frame - 1.0x Crop Factor)|
|Frames Per Second||4.4|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/8000|
|Video Resolution||Full HD|
|Memory Card Type||Secure Digital (SD)|
|File Format||JPEG, RAW, DNG|
|Warranty Period||2 Years|
The Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR lens is a large-aperture standard zoom lens