Pentax K-1 Mark II Camera ( Body Only ) Black
Top sensitivity of ISO 819200 enhances image quality, and expands the creative boundaries of high-resolution digital SLR photography
State-of-the-art imaging processing system
Greatly improved image quality, even in high-sensitivity photography NEW
To reproduce lively colors and rich gradations close to memory colors in all sensitivity ranges, the PENTAX K-1 Mark II newly incorporates an original accelerator unit, which efficiently processes image signals output by the image sensor before sending them to the imaging engine. This process upgrades both image resolution and color reproduction in a high-sensitivity range, while drastically reducing noise compared to the PENTAX K-1. It also helps bring the camera's top sensitivity up to ISO 819200 (at standard output sensitivity) for high-grade, super-high-sensitivity photography.
High-performance imaging engine to assure high-resolution image reproduction
The PENTAX K-1 Mark II's PRIME IV imaging engine is the culmination of PENTAX's high-speed, high-quality image processing technologies. In addition to highly efficient noise processing, it features Fine Sharpness and Extra Sharpness functions to process the subject's outlines more naturally and more delicately, and the PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System, which has adopted a breakthrough deep learning technology. It also effectively compensates for the distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberration caused by specific lens properties, while efficiently correcting the fringe effect.*
* Available in combination with D FA-, DA-, DA L- and FA-series lenses. Some of these lenses may not be compatible with these functions.
35mm full-frame image sensor
A large, high-performance image sensor to capture all lighting data
The PENTAX K-1 Mark II's 35mm full-frame image sensor features a large imaging area and a wide pixel pitch to deliver lively, true-to-life images with rich gradation. It also assures superb noise reduction performance to capture the subject truthfully with fine details and subtle shades. Its shallow depth of field
Approximately 36.4 effective megapixels
AA-filter-free design to optimize resolving power
The PENTAX K-1 Mark II features an AA (anti-aliasing)-filter-free design to optimize image resolving power. This design produces true-to-life images by faithfully depicting the fine details of the subject. It retains excellent resolution, even when the image is cropped during shooting, or the captured image is trimmed during processing. It allows you to capture the decisive moment in a sharp, clear image.allows you to control the sense of depth and bokeh (defocus) effect at will.
AA filter simulator
State-of-the-art mechanism to optically minimize moiré and false color
The PENTAX-original AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator* effectively minimizes moiré and false color by using the camera's SR mechanism to apply microscopic vibrations to the image sensor during exposure. It provides the option of choosing the AA-filter effect for well-balanced images or the AA-filter-free mode for greater resolving power.
* This function works most effectively with a shutter speed of 1/1000 second or slower.
* This function may not be used in some shooting modes, or may not be combined with certain functions.
The advanced Pixel Shift Resolution System II for super-high-resolution images
A PENTAX technology to produce high-quality images beyond the power of total pixels\
PENTAX's Pixel Shift Resolution System II* is the super-solution technology which realizes image resolving power and color reproduction far better than that of the conventional Bayer system. By taking advantage of the camera's SR II mechanism, it captures four images of the same scene by slightly shifting the image sensor for each image, obtaining all RGB color data and luminance data from each pixel, then synthesizing them into a single, super-high-resolution composite image. It not only improves image resolving power, but also prevents the generation of false color, reduces high-sensitivity noise, and greatly improves image quality.
RAW-format filing compatibility
The images captured by the Pixel Shift Resolution System can be saved as RAW-format files. You can develop these files within the camera body while adjusting various parameters or turning the Pixel Shift Resolution effect on and off to create the desired image.
Innovative Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode
Greater flexibility in handheld shooting NEW
In addition to conventional shooting modes, the Pixel Shift Resolution System II features a new Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode*, an innovative technology that takes advantage of slight fluctuations of the subject's position during handheld shooting. The camera closely analyzes four captured images and detects camera shake during handheld shooting before synthesizing them into a super-high-resolution composite image.** By combining this mode with the camera's SR II mechanism, you can use the advanced Pixel Shift Resolution System II more flexibility, even in difficult shooting conditions such as shooting at poorly lit locations or without using a tripod.
* When using a tripod, the user is advised not to activate the Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode.
** Captured images may not be properly synthesized and cause mosaic noise with certain subjects or under certain shooting conditions. By capturing images in the RAW or RAW+ format, the user can develop the images unsuitable for the synthesizing process as normal RAW-format images within the camera body.
The K-1 Mark II overcomes challenging field conditions, such as poor weather, darkness and freezing temperatures
SR II in-body shake reduction mechanism
Five-axis, five-shutter-step camera shake compensation
The PENTAX-original sensor-shift-type shake reduction mechanism has been upgraded to provide optimum compensation for all lenses used in handheld shooting. The new-generation SR II (Shake Reduction II) features a five-axis mechanism to compensate for camera shake caused by horizontal and vertical shift* (often generated in macro photography) and camera shake caused by roll, which is difficult to handle by lens-installed shake reduction mechanisms, in addition to more common camera shake caused by pitch and yaw. The SR II unit is controlled with great precision as soon as the camera's power is turned on, and provides a wide compensation range - as much as five shutter steps** - to expand the limits of handheld shooting.
* During Live View shooting, this mechanism does not compensate for camera shake caused by horizontally and vertical shift.
** Measured in conformity to CIPA standards, using an HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR lens at a focal length of 105mm.
Compatible with panning shots
When taking a panning shot, this mechanism efficiently controls the SR unit to detect only the direction of the camera’s movement, while compensating for all other affecting vectors. Because of this, the K-1 Mark II captures beautiful, high-resolution images both in normal shooting and panning photography, without requiring any switching operation.
High-precision AE/AF operation at -3EV illumination
Extra-accurate auto-exposure and autofocus control, even in the dark
An illumination level of -3EV makes it difficult to see a subject with the naked eye, and almost impossible to make accurate focus with manual focusing. Even under such low-illumination conditions, the K-1 Mark II assures high-precision auto-exposure and autofocus operations.* Thanks to its upgraded algorithm, its autofocus response time for poorly illuminated subjects is greatly reduced. Coupled with its super-high-resolution imaging power, the K-1 Mark II delivers exceptional shooting performance in dark locations.
* Light metering measured at ISO 100 and with a 50mm F1.4 lens; focusing measured at ISO 100, at room temperature and with 25 middle sensors.
Operation Assist Light
Supporting camera operations in the dark
Four Operation Assist Lights are strategically positioned around the camera body: at the upper side of the lens mount, behind the LCD monitor, at the memory card slot, and at the cable switch terminal. With a push of the illumination button, you can turn them on* to facilitate lens and memory card changes, control button operations, and attachment and removal of a cable switch, for more efficient, comfortable shooting of nighttime outdoor scenes and poorly lit indoor subjects.
* The LED lights can be switched on and off individually. They are all set to the off mode at default setting.
Dependable dustproof, weather-resistant construction
A completely environment-resistant imaging system, with a weather-resistant lens
A combination of the K-1 Mark II's 87 sealing parts and the optional D-BG6 Battery Grip's watertight body prevents the intrusion of water and dust into their interior. When an AW- or WR-series lens is mounted,* the K-1 Mark II and its lens forms a remarkable digital imaging system totally resistant to demanding environmental factors.
* AW stands for All Weather (dustproof and weather-resistant construction), while WR stands for Weather Resistant (simplified weather-resistant construction).
DRII (Dust Removal II) mechanism
Effective removal of foreign particles from the image sensor
Using its piezoelectric element, this innovative mechanism applies ultrasonic vibrations to the optical glass panel placed in front of the image sensor. This effectively removes all dust particles clinging to the image sensor surface, and prevents annoying dust spots from appearing on a captured image.
-10°C cold-resistant construction
Unmatched reliability proven under vigorous testing conditions
Anticipating use in cold locations, PENTAX has subjected the K-1 Mark II to exacting environmental tests at temperatures as low as -10°C, and gathered a vast array of data on operational precision, response and stability of mechanisms and circuits, as well as fluctuations in battery voltage.* As the result, the K-1 Mark II assures solid, trouble-free operation even at freezing temperatures.
* Battery performance declines as the temperature goes down. When shooting in cold environments, the user is advised to carry spare batteries and keep them warm by storing them in an inside pocket.
High-rigidity, extra-durable body
A shell structure shielding a metallic chassis with a magnesium alloy casing
The K-1 Mark II's exterior casing is made of highly rigid, lightweight magnesium alloy, which provides excellent shock-resistance and electromagnetic shielding performance. By coupling it with a high-rigidity metallic chassis housing the core components, the K-1 Mark II forms a compound structure to assure outstanding durability and exceptional reliability.
Extra-durable shutter unit
Withstanding 300,000 shutter releases for professional use
After a series of exacting performance tests, the K-1 Mark II's shutter unit has proven its exceptional durability by withstanding a total of 300,000 shutter releases. It assures outstanding operational precision and exceptional durability required for exacting professional work.
Dual card slot
Large-volume image data filing on two SD memory cards
The K-1 Mark II's card slot accepts two SD memory cards, with a choice of three data filing modes: "Serial" to store a large volume of data successively from one card to another; "Duplicate" (simultaneous filing) for simplified data backup, and "RAW/JPEG Division" to separate data files based on the recording format. It is also possible to copy an image stored on one card to another.
Innovative shooting-support features to capture eye-catching masterpieces
Single-action function control
The K-1 Mark II's Smart Function is a brand-new camera operation system harmonizing an array of features with ease of operation. This functional camera operation system lets you swiftly choose and set the desired function using just two dials positioned on the camera's upper panel, without needing to refer to the menu screen on the LCD monitor.
Flexible Tilt-Type LCD monitor
Innovative mechanism to tilt the monitor to any desired angle along the optical axis
Aiming at aligning the photographer's line of sight precisely with the camera's optical axis while providing a flexible angle adjustment, PENTAX has designed an ideal LCD monitor for the K-1 series by creating an innovative mechanism that supports the monitor with four stays. This monitor has reached two difficult goals that conventional monitors have failed to attain: no deviation from the optical axis; and unrestricted tilt in all directions, horizontally or vertically. You can even tilt it up to a nearly 90-degree angle for low-angle and waist-level photography.
Built-in GPS module and Electronic Compass
Automatic recording of shooting position data
The K-1 Mark II features a built-in GPS module and Electronic Compass, which together display the camera's direction on the LCD monitor. These features allow you to attach Exif data to recorded images, including the location, direction and time of shooting (using Universal Time Coordinated). This comes in particularly handy in situations where you must make meticulous preparations in advance for the direction of shooting, such as the shooting of sunrise scenes and celestial bodies.
GPS Log to track the photographer's movement
The K-1 Mark II's GPS Log function automatically keeps track of the photographer's movement at fixed intervals. By loading a log file on your computer, you can trace the route you have traveled using a mapping application such as Google Earth™.
Effortless tracking and photographing of celestial bodies without an equatorial
By making full use of its GPS module, Electronic Compass and SR II mechanism, the K-1 Mark II simplifies the astronomical photography of celestial bodies, without the help for an equatorial. Based on the latitude data obtained from GPS satellites and other affecting factors (the camera's direction and horizontal/vertical tilt) obtained by its various sensors, the K-1 Mark II calculates the movement of celestial bodies, then synchronizes the movement of its image sensor with that of celestial bodies with great precision. Since it captures stars without a streaking effect even during extended exposures, you can record faint stars, which are difficult to detect with the naked eye, as point images.
* The user is advised to use a tripod to stabilize the camera.
* The user is advised to read the operating manual thoroughly before shooting.
* ASTROTRACER cannot be used with some shooting modes, such as interval shooting and interval composite shooting.
Live View shooting, with an option of electronic shutter mode
An array of handy tools to assist creative photography
In the Live View mode, the PENTAX K-1 Mark II provides a wide range of picture-taking tools. The Flexible Tilt-type LCD monitor lets you clearly view the on-screen image from different angles to optimize shooting comfort. In addition to the conventional focal-plane shutter mode, it also offers the option of the electronic shutter mode, effective in macro and scenic photography in minimizing the vibrations caused by shutter release of the camera's mechanical shutter unit.
Main Live View shooting functions
A choice of AF modes: Face Detection, Auto Tracking, Multi-segment Auto, Select and Spot
Focus Assist to emphasize the outline of the in-focus area
A choice of grid display from five patterns and two colors (white and black)
Zoom display with a maximum magnification of 16 times for easy confirmation of focus condition
Auto Horizon Correction and Composition Adjustment
Convenient tools to compose well-balanced images
By taking advantage of its SR II mechanism, the K-1 Mark II helps you compose well-balanced, flawless images. The Auto Horizon Correction function* rotates the image sensor to compensate for the camera's horizontal tilt, making it useful in handheld shooting. The Composition Adjustment function** allows you to make minute adjustment of image composition with a shift of the image sensor. It comes in handy for Live View shooting using a tripod.
* Maximum compensation angle: approx. ±2° (approx. ±1° with SR mechanism activated)
** Maximum compensation range: ±1.5mm (±1mm along the axis of rotation) or ±1°
Accurate detection of camera tilt without removing the eye from the subject
The K-1 Mark II's Digital Level displays bar scales at the right side and bottom of the viewfinder to indicate the horizontal and vertical tilt of the camera, allowing you to confirm the horizontal and vertical alignment of the subject without taking the eye off the subject. You can also display the Digital Level on the LCD monitor during viewfinder shooting, Live View shooting and movie recording.
An array of tools for creative visual expression
● Bulb-timer function
This function lets you set the bulb timer for exposure durations from 10 seconds to 20 minutes, improving operability in bulb shooting.
● 1:1 cropping mode
In addition to the three cropping modes (Auto, FF and APS-C), the camera also provides a 1:1 cropping mode. The viewfinder also displays a 1:1 picture frame to facilitate image composition.
All APS-C-format, K-mount interchangeable lenses are usable on the K-1 Mark II
From ultra-wide angle to super telephoto, an entire selection of high-performance DA-series lenses can be used on the K-1 Mark II without any modification. They deliver exceptional image quality, despite their compact, lightweight design.
Automatic switching of an image area with attachment of a lens
When a DA★-, DA Limited- or DA-series lens is mounted on the K-1 Mark II, its Crop mode automatically switches an image area to the APS-C size covering the middle section of the image field, while displaying the cropping frame in the viewfinder. It not only assures high-resolution images with approximately 15.36 effective megapixels, but also provides an efficient AF sensor coverage of the image area for more flexible image composition during autofocus operation. When you select the FF (Full Frame) setting of the Crop mode, you can even capture a 35mm full-frame image with a DA-series lens.*
* With certain lenses and/or under certain photographic conditions, a captured image may suffer a drastic drop in brightness and/or resolution in the areas outside the APS-C image area. This setting does not provide compensation of various lens aberrations