PENTAX Adds A Full-Frame DSLR To Its New Range

Posted on Jul 27 2016 - 11:11pm by Brian Atkinson

The Pentax K-1 is the first time Pentax has ever made a 35mm full-frame digital camera. It becomes the only conventional DSLR to provide a full frame sensor with image stabilization. Packing in a 36.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor and the advanced PRIME IV image processing engine, the new K-mount camera will be able to capture detailed images with low noise at sensitivities up to an impressive 204800 ISO.

The Pentax K-1 is available for £1599 body only, with a number of new full-frame lenses being released along with the camera, including a new 15-30mm ultra wide-angle lens and a 28-105mm standard zoom lens.

A unique feature of the K-1 can be found on the back with a “Flextilt” 3.2inch tilting / rotating screen, along with 1037k dot resolution and a gapless design for better outdoor viewing. This can be tilted left and right, as well as down, and up 90°, or moved away from the camera body, and the system that holds the screen is strong enough to support the weight of camera if you were to accidentally hold the camera using the screen. The camera features for low-light use, and a weather-sealed camera body, there are a number of lights to assist operation, including a light which will illuminate the lens mount so you can still change lenses in low-light.

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Pentax K-1 Key Specifications:

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