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PENTAX K-1 Mark II

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PENTAX K-1 Mark II

Developed as the successor to the PENTAX K-1 35mm full-frame digital SLR camera (launched in April 2016), the PENTAX K-1 Mark II was designed to be the new flagship of the acclaimed PENTAX K-series lineup. In addition to the outstanding image quality, this model provides excellent super-high-sensitivity imaging performance and much-improved operability — important factors expected in a top-of-the-line model — to accommodate a wider range of subjects and scenes. By coupling a newly incorporated accelerator unit with the PRIME IV imaging engine, it assures flawless, high-speed operation and excellent noise-reduction, improving image quality and super-high-sensitivity imaging performance. The PENTAX-developed Pixel Shift Resolution System — the latest super-resolution technology designed to optimize the image sensor’s imaging performance — has been upgraded to the Pixel Shift Resolution System II. This system features a newly developed Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode, which allows the photographer to capture super-high-sensitivity images in handheld shooting, by detecting the slight fluctuations of the subject’s position during continuous shooting. In addition to the conventional shooting style using a tripod, this innovative mode provides a new option for the photographer to enjoy super-high-sensitivity photography with a wider variety of subjects and scenes. The camera also comes equipped with a host of features and functions designed to optimize the photographer’s creativity and operational comfort, including a dependable magnesium-alloy body with dustproof, weather-resistant construction; an optical viewfinder with a nearly 100-percent field of view for real-time subject confirmation; a sophisticated shake-reduction system; and a flexible tilt-type LCD monitor to accommodate various shooting angles.

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PENTAX K-1 Mark II
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE WITH HIGHEST RELIABILITY

Details

Developed as the successor to the PENTAX K-1 35mm full-frame digital SLR camera (launched in April 2016), the PENTAX K-1 Mark II was designed to be the new flagship of the acclaimed PENTAX K-series lineup. In addition to the outstanding image quality, this model provides excellent super-high-sensitivity imaging performance and much-improved operability — important factors expected in a top-of-the-line model — to accommodate a wider range of subjects and scenes. By coupling a newly incorporated accelerator unit with the PRIME IV imaging engine, it assures flawless, high-speed operation and excellent noise-reduction, improving image quality and super-high-sensitivity imaging performance. The PENTAX-developed Pixel Shift Resolution System — the latest super-resolution technology designed to optimize the image sensor’s imaging performance — has been upgraded to the Pixel Shift Resolution System II. This system features a newly developed Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode, which allows the photographer to capture super-high-sensitivity images in handheld shooting, by detecting the slight fluctuations of the subject’s position during continuous shooting. In addition to the conventional shooting style using a tripod, this innovative mode provides a new option for the photographer to enjoy super-high-sensitivity photography with a wider variety of subjects and scenes. The camera also comes equipped with a host of features and functions designed to optimize the photographer’s creativity and operational comfort, including a dependable magnesium-alloy body with dustproof, weather-resistant construction; an optical viewfinder with a nearly 100-percent field of view for real-time subject confirmation; a sophisticated shake-reduction system; and a flexible tilt-type LCD monitor to accommodate various shooting angles.

Additional Information

Item No.
Item No. 15993
Type
Camera Type

TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera

Sensor
Type

CMOS-Sensor, Primary color filter

AA Filter Simulator: Moiré reduction using SR unit. OFF/Type1/Type2/Bracket (2 or 3 images)

Size

35.9 x 24.0 mm

Total Pixels

Approx. 36.77 megapixels

Effective Pixels

Approx. 36.40 megapixels

Still

[35mm Full Frame]

JPEG: L(36M: 7360x4912) M(22M:5760x3840) S(12M:4224x2816) XS(2M:1920x1280),

RAW: (36M:7360x4912)

[APS-C size]

JPEG: L(15M: 4800x3200) M(12M:4224x2816) S(8M:3456x2304) XS(2M:1920x1280),

RAW: (15M:4800x3200)

Pixel Shift Resolution: High resolution Pictures based on the use of each Pixel for all RGB-Color Information - Now also for moving subjects.

Movie

Full HD (1920x1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p), HD (1280x720, 60p/50p)

Colour Depth

14bit in RAW Mode PEF and DNG

Sensitivity

ISO AUTO/100 to 819200 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV or 1/3EV)

Shake Reduction

5 Axis Sensor Shift Shake Reduction (SR II)

Sensor Cleaning

Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations «DR II»

Sensor-shift shake reduction (SR II: Shake Reduction) (5axis)

Lens
Mount

KAF4, KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom compatible), KAF, KA mount lens

Usable lenses

KAF4, KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom compatible), KAF, KA mount lens

Focusing System
Type

Type TTL: phase-matching autofocus

Functions

Focus Sensor: SAFOX 12, 33 point (25 cross type focus points in the center)

Brightness Range: EV-3 to 18 (ISO 100 / at normal temperature)

AF mode: Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C)

AF Point Selection: Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (33 AF points)

AF assist

Dedicated LED AF assist light

Viewfinder
Type

Pentaprism Finder

Field of View

Approx. 100%

Magnification

Approx. 0.70x (50mm F1.4 at infinity)

Focusing screen

Fixed Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen

Indication

Viewfinder Overlay: AF Points, Grid Display, Electronic Level, AF Frame, Spot Metering Frame, Crop

Eye-Relief Length: Approx. 20.6mm (from the view window), Approx 21.7mm (from the center of lens)

Diopter adjustment

Approx. -3.5m to + 1.2m-1

Screen
Screen-Type

Wide viewing angle TFT color LCD, Air-gapless glass, Flexible-tilt.

Size: 3.2 inch (aspect ratio 3:2)

Resolution

Approx. 1.037K dots

Playback

Adjustment: Brightness, Saturation and Colors adjustable

Outdoor View Setting: Adjustable ±2 step

Shutter
Type

Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
* Electronic shutter when using Pixel Shift Resolution

Speed

1/8000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb

Exposure system
Metering

TTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor, Multi-segment, center-weighted and spot metering

Exposure Modes

Scene Analyze Auto, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Flash X-sync Speed, USER1, USER2, USER3, USER4, USER5

Metering Range

EV-3 to 20 (ISO100 at 50mm F1.4)

Auto Exposure Lock

Button type (timer type: two times the meter operating time set in Custom Setting); 

Continuous as long as the shutter button is halfway pressed

Compensation

±5EV (1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps can be selected)

Flash
Flash Type

Flash Control: Contrast-control-sync and High-speed sync requires 2 or more dedicated external flash guns

Sync Speed: 1/200 sec.

Exposure Compensation

-2.0 to + 1.0EV

Exposure Parameters
Modes

Drives modes

Mode Selection: Single Frame, Continuous (H, M, L), Self-timer (12s, 2s, Continuous), Remote Control (0s., 3s., Continuous), Bracketing (2, 3 or 5 frames), Mirror-up, Multi-Exposure, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite, Star Stream
* Bracketing, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite, Interval Movie Record, Multi Exposure and Star Stream are possible to use with Self-timer/Remote Control.

Continuous Shooting:
[35mm Full Frame]
Max. approx. 4.4 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 70 frames,
RAW: up to approx. 17 frames
Max. approx. 3.0 fps, JPEG L: ★★★ at Continuous M): up to approx. 100 frames,
RAW: up to approx. 20 frames
Max. approx. 0.7 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous L): up to approx. 100 frames,
RAW: up to approx. 100 frames

[APS-C size]
Max. approx. 6.4 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 100 frames,
RAW: up to approx. 50 frames
Max. approx. 3.0 fps, JPEG L: ★★★ at Continuous M): up to approx. 100 frames,
RAW: up to approx. 70 frames
Max. approx. 1.0 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous L): up to approx. 100 frames,
RAW: up to approx. 100 frames

Multi-Exposure: Composite Mode (Additive/Average/Bright), Number of Shots (2 to 2000 images)

Interval Shooting:

[Interval Shooting]
Interval: 2s. to 24h./ Standby
Interval: Min.1s. to 24h., Number of shots: 2 to 2000 images
Start Interval: Now/Self-timer/Remote Control/Set Time

[Interval Composite]
Interval: 2s. to 24h./ Standby
Interval: Min.1s. to 24h., Number of shots: 2 to 2000 images
Start Interval: Now/Self-timer/Remote Control/Set Time
Composite Mode: Additive/Average/Bright, Save Process: On/Off

Capture setting

Custom Image: Auto Select, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing

Sharpness level: Fine Sharpness and Extra Sharpness improve sharpness and gives much better details

Cross Processing: Randum, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3

Digital Filter: Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome

Clarity: Adjustable ±4 step

HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Advanced HDR, Exposure bracket value adjustable, Automatic composition correction function

Lens Correction: Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Diffraction Correction

Dynamic Range compensation: Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction

Noise Reduction: Slow Shutter Speed NR, High-ISO NR

Horizon Correction: SR On: correction up to 1 degrees, SR Off: correction up to 2 degrees

Composition Adjustment: Adjustment range of ±1.5mm up, down, left or light (1mm when rotated); rotating range of 1 degree

Electronic Level: Displayed in viewfinder and LCD panel (horizontal and vertical);
displayed on LCD monitor (horizontal and vertical)

White Balance

Type: Method using a combination of the CMOS image sensor and the light source detection sensor

AUTO WB, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, CTE, Manual WB (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature Configuration (up to 3 settings), Copying the white balance setting of a captured image

Fine Adjustment: Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis

Movie
Recording

File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)

Recorded Pixels: Full HD(1920x1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p), HD (1280x720, 60p/50p)

Sound: Built-in stereo microphone, external microphone (Streo recording compatible)
Recording Sound Level adjustable, Wind Noise Reduction

Recording Time: Up to 25 minutes or 4GB; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.

Custom Images: Aoto Select, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing

Cross Processing: Randum, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3

Digital Filter: Extract Color, Replace color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome

Interval Movie Record:

[Interval Movie]
Recorded Pixels: 4K/FullHD/HD, File Format: Motion JPEG (AVI), Interval: 2s. to 24h./ Standby
Interval: Min.1s. to 24h., Number of shots: 8 to 2000 images (8 to 500 images at 4K),
Start Interval: Now/Self-timer/Remote Control/Set Time

[Star Stream]
Recorded Pixels: 4K/FullHD/HD, File Format: Motion JPEG (AVI), Interval: 2s. to 24h./ Standby
Interval: Min.1s. to 24h., Number of shots: 8 to 2000 images (8 to 500 images at 4K),
Start Interval: Now/Self-timer/Remote Control/Set Time,
Fade-out: Off/Low/Medium/High

Storage
External

Storage Medium: SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Card (Conforms to USH-1 standards)

Dual SD slot: Sequential Use, Save to Both, Separate RAW/JPG, Image copy between slots possible

File Format

RAW (PEF/DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.30), DCF2.0 compliant

Quality Level RAW (14bit): PEF, DNG, JPEG:*(Best),**(Better),***(Good), RAW + JPEG
simultaneous capturing available

Color Space: sRGB, AdobeRGB

File Name

"IMGP****" or User assingned file name

File name numbering: Sequential, Reset

Special Features
Features

GPS/Electronic Compass

GPS: GPS Logging (Logging Interval, Logging Duration, Memory Card Options), GPS Time Sync

Electronic Compass: Available

Astrotracer: Possible

Satellites: GPS, QZSS, SBAS(WAAS/ EGNOS/ GAGAN/ MSAS)

Reception Frequency: L1 1575.42MHz

Recorded Information: Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Time (UTC), Direction

Geodesics World Geodetic System (WGS84)

GPS Logging: KML format, Logging Interval: 5/10/15/30sec. /1min., Logging Duration: 1-24hr. (Up to 9hours at Logging Interval 5sec. Up to 18hrs. at Logging Interval 10sec.)

Electronic Compass: Azimuth calculation using triaxial geomagnetic sensor and triaxial acceleration sensor, True north standard

Customization

USER Mode: Up to 5 settings can be saved

Custom Functions: 26 items

Mode Memory: 17 items

Custom Button: Fx1 Button, Fx2 Button (One Push File Format, Outdoor View Setting, Flash Mode, Pixel Shift Resolution, Shake Reduction, Horizon Correction, Electronic Level) AF Button (AF1/ AF2/ Cancel AF) Preview Dial (Optical Preview/Digital Preview)
Various settings for the action of the e-dials in each exposure mode can also be saved.

AF Customization: AF.S: Focus-priority/ Release-priority
1st Frame Action in AF.C: Release-priority/Auto/Focus-priority
Action in AF.C Continuous: Focus-priority, Auto, FPS-priority
Hold AF Status: OFF, Low, Medium, High
AF in Interval Shooting: Locks focus at 1st exposure, Adjusts focus for each shot
AF with Remote Control: Off/On

Operation Control: Type 1: E-Dial, EV Compensation, ISO, Green Button, AE Lock

Lock: Type 2: 4-way controller, AF point change button, Change AF Point, OK Button, Menu Button

Text Size: Standard, Large

World Time: World Time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones)

AF fine Adjustment: ±10 step, Uniform adjustment, Individual adjustment (up to 20 can be saved)

Illumination Settings: LCD Panel (High/Low/Off), Backside Controls (High/Low/Off), Lens Mount (On/Off), Card Slot/Connector (On/Off)

Indicator Lamps: Wi-Fi (High/Low/Off), GPS (High/Low/Off), Self-timer (On/Off), Remote Control (On/Off)

Copyright Information: Names of "Photographer" and "Copyright Holder" are embedded to the image file. Revision history can be checked using the provided software.

Operating environnement

Temperature: -10°C ~ 40°C (14°F ~104°F)
Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Dust and Water protected: 87 Sealings protecting camera against Dust, Rain and Spraywater. Camera is not water protected.

Language

English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese

Interface
Interface

Connection Port: USB2.0 (micro B), external power supply terminal, external release controller terminal, X-synch socket, HDMI output terminal (Type D), stereo miscrophone input terminal, Headphone terminal

USB Connection: MSC/PTP

Power
Source

Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90

AC Adapter: AC Adapter Kit K-AC132 (Optional)

Performance

Battery Life:

Number of recordable images: 670

Playback time: Approx. 340 minutes

* With a fully-recharged Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery. Tested in compliance with CIPA
standard. Actual results may vary depending on the shooting condition.

Dimensions
Height

110mm

Width

136.5mm

Depth

85.5mm

Weight

Approx. 1010g (Including dedicated battery and 1x SD Memory Card), Approx. 925 (body only)

Accessories
Kit Content

Rechargeable-Ion Battery D-LI90(B) - 39830

Battery Charger D-BC90 - 39832

Finder Cap for me - 31011

AC plug cord D-CO2E - 39475

PENTAX Strap O-ST162 - 38477

Eyecup FT - 30128

Hotshoe cover FK - 31040

Body mount Cap KII - 31000

Synchro Terminal 2P Cap - 31042

PENTAX K-1 Triangular Ring - 38599

PENTAX K-1 Protective Cover - 38600

Software (CD-ROM) S-SW162 - 38557

Optional

Rechargeable-Ion Battery D-LI90(B) - 39830

AC Adapter Kit K-AC167

Battery Charger Kit K-BC90E - 39834

Battery Grip D-BG6 - 38607

PENTAX Remote Control O-RC1 - 39892

Cable switch CS-205 - 37248

PENTAX AF 201 FG Electro Flash W/Case - 30458

PENTAX AF 540 FGZ II W/Case - 30456

PENTAX AF 360 FGZ II W/Case - 30438

Strap O-ST1401 black - 38613

Strap O-ST1401 red - 38614

Playback
Digital Filter

Base Parameter Adj, Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Color, Pastel, Pasteurization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim, Monochrome

Options

Playback View:

Single frame, multi-image display (6,12, 20, 35, 80 segmentation), display magnification (up to 16, 100% display and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright rea warning, Auto Image Roation, detailed inf, Copyright Information (Photographer, Copyright holder), Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display, Slide Show, GPS information (latitude, longitude, altitude, Coordinated Universal Time, Orientation)

Delete:

Delete single image, delete all, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image

RAW Development:

RAW file select: Select Single Image, Select Multiple Images, Select a folder

RAW Development Parameter: White Balance, Custom Image, Sensitivity, Clarity, Skin Tone, Digital filter, HDR, Pixel Shift Resolution, Shadow Correction, High-ISO NR, Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Corr., Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Diffraction Correction, Color Fringe Correction, File Format (JPEG/TIFF), Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, JPEG Quality, Color Space

Edit: Image Rotation, Color Moiré Correction, Resize, Cropping (Aspect ratio and Slant adjustment available), Movie Edit (Divide or delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Saving RAW data in buffer memory, Image Copy

Liveview
LiveView

Type: TTL method using image sensor

Focusing Mechanism: Contrast detection (Face detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot)

Focus Peaking: ON/OFF

Display: Field of View approx. 100%, Magnified view (up to 16x),

Grid Display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display, Square 1, Square 2,

Grid Color: Black/White ), Histogram, Bright area warning, Composition Adjustment

  • PENTAX K-1 Mark II
  • Finder cap M
  • D-CO24E AC cable
  • PENTAX STRAP O-ST162
  • Eyecup FT for K-1
  • Hot shoe cover FK











































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

 


The advanced Pixel Shift Resolution System II for super-high-resolution images

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 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.

 
 



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 WRseries 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 (simplifi ed weather-resistant construction).


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

 


The advanced Pixel Shift Resolution System II for super-high-resolution images

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 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.

 
 



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 WRseries 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 (simplifi ed weather-resistant construction).










































 

State-of-the-art imaging processing system Greatly improved image quality, even in high-sensitivity photography

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.

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 fi ne details and subtle shades. Its shallow depth of fi eld allows you to control the sense of depth and bokeh (defocus) effect at will.

Approximately 36.4 effective megapixels
AA-fi lter-free design to optimise resolving power

 

The PENTAX K-1 Mark II features an AA (anti-aliasing)-fi lter-free design to optimize image resolving power. This design produces true-to-life images by faithfully depicting the fi ne 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.


 

State-of-the-art imaging processing system Greatly improved image quality, even in high-sensitivity photography

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.

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 fi ne details and subtle shades. Its shallow depth of fi eld allows you to control the sense of depth and bokeh (defocus) effect at will.

Approximately 36.4 effective megapixels
AA-fi lter-free design to optimise resolving power

 

The PENTAX K-1 Mark II features an AA (anti-aliasing)-fi lter-free design to optimize image resolving power. This design produces true-to-life images by faithfully depicting the fi ne 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.











































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 fl uctuations 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.

 

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.


Withstanding 300,000 shutter releases for professional use

After a series of exacting performance tests, the K-1 Mark II’s shutter unit has provenn 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

 
 

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 fl uctuations 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.

 

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.


Withstanding 300,000 shutter releases for professional use

After a series of exacting performance tests, the K-1 Mark II’s shutter unit has provenn 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










































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 effi cient, 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.

     

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 fi ve-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 fi ve 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 28-105mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR lens at a focal length of 105mm.

 
   

Innovative Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode
Greater flexibility in handheld shooting

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 mechanism, you can use the advanced Pixel Shift Resolution System II more fl exibility, 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 with certain subjects or under certain conditions. By capturing images in the RAW or RAW+ format, the user can process the images unsuitable for the synthesizing process as normal RAW-format images within the camera body.

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 effi cient, 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.

 
 
 

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 fi ve-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 fi ve 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 28-105mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR lens at a focal length of 105mm.

 
 
 

Innovative Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode
Greater flexibility in handheld shooting

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 mechanism, you can use the advanced Pixel Shift Resolution System II more fl exibility, 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 with certain subjects or under certain conditions. By capturing images in the RAW or RAW+ format, the user can process the images unsuitable for the synthesizing process as normal RAW-format images within the camera body.