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Pentax K-1

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Pentax K-1 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Pentax K-1 number 175 in best selling cameras and number 205 across all digital cameras.
96
Reviews
230 Reviews
53
Value for Money
Average
93
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 93%, based on 230 reviews. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is easy to use and good picture quality.
This digital camera has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
7360 x 4912 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
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, weather-resistant body. the k-1's newly designed, 14-bit PRIME IV image processing engine significantly improves processing speed, while an improved noise-processing algorithm provides unprecedented performance in shadows or low light shooting where high ISO settings are critical. the pixel shift resolution system with new motion correction technology automatically detects and compensates for moving objects in the scene. the k-1's SR II 5-axis shake reduction system provides consistent, precise operation of the larger full frame sensor with all compatible PENTAX interchangeable lenses. the newly designed SAFOX 12 33-point AF sensor includes 25 cross AF points and three f2.8 luminance flux linear sensors. the APS-C crop mode allows for use of APS-C sensor-designed lenses on the full frame k-1, giving photographers added flexibility in their lens options. with the built-in GPS with ASTROTRACER, easily track and photograph celestial objects. the cross-tilt LCD display offers the ultimate in LCD flexibility and is viewable from any angle, while the operation assist light function offers LED illumination on strategic locations of the camera body, for easier operation in challenging lighting conditi
High-resolution, fine-gradation images supported by approximately 36.4 effective megapixels
In-body SRII mechanism assures optimal shake reduction performance
K-1's SR unit's flexible design tilts the image sensor in all directions, offering a host of handy shooting functions including: automatic horizon correction which automatically levels the horizon; selectable AA filter simulator which replicates the effect of an optical low-pass filter by removing moir; composition fine adjustment which allows you to fine tune your composition without having to re-adjust your tripod; and ASTROTRACER which simplifies advanced astronomical photography using the built-in GPS mod
Pixel shift resolution system with a new motion correction function
Flexible tilt-type LCD monitor to accommodate various shooting angles
Newly developed SAFOX 12 with 33 sensor points and full-frame-proportioned AF frame
Upgraded PENTAX real-time scene analysis system, with application of artificial intelligence technology
Easy-to-focus optical viewfinder with nearly 100-percent field of view
High-speed continuous shooting with a top speed of approximately 4.4 images per second
Supportive shooting functions to improve picture-taking efficiency and operational comfort
Compact, solid body with dustproof, weather-resistant construction

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 309 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 317 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 263 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
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Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Pentax K-1 Video Reviews

How Big is the Pentax K-1?

The Pentax K-1 is 136.5mm wide and 85.5mm tall. It is 110mm deep and weighs 925g.

Pentax K-1 front dimensions
Pentax K-1 size in context

Pentax K-1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent User Reviews

K-1 owners on average rated this digital camera as brilliant. Over 78% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Users Report Good Product Quality

18 people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

14 owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use, four people concluded that the product was easy to use the menus and two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

19 people said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images and two owners wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light.

  • It wasn't one bad pixel or even one line of bad pixels.
    Davide (Amazon) - November 2012
  • Well built, Nice to use And with very good image quality…
    Andr (Amazon) - March 2015
  • The look and feel of the camera is really good, quality of pictures excellent, easy to use with a relatively simple user manual…
    Quincy L (Amazon) - January 2013
  • The image quality is excellent…
    Craig (Amazon) - December 2013
  • And Amazing Pictures!
    Shane (Amazon) - February 2013
  • Excellent picture quality…
    Sera B (Amazon) - January 2013
  • Image quality is superb…
  • It has an amazing construction quality and good grip, image quality is one of the best out there at this price range…
  • The overriding benefit is the truly excellent image quality…
    Chippy Minton (Amazon) - September 2012
  • The viewfinder was filthy and the sensor was covered in rubbish that showed up in photos…
    Neil Fraser (Amazon) - January 2013

Pentax Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Based on 2,704 user and expert reviews (including 530 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent ratings for its cameras. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Robust

14 customers considered that it was well made, five owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was strong and durable and two owners who purchased it agreed that it was sealed.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

10 customers thought it was good value for money.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Three people who purchased it reckoned that it had good features.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two people considered that the product was compact.

  • It has an amazing construction quality and good grip, image quality is one of the best out there at this price range…
  • Please be aware that this camera, even with the 18-55 kit, is not a travel compact camera…
    Split-Pea Soup (Amazon) - September 2012
  • Changed from a digital compact camera difference is night…
  • A couple of days with a compact system camera…
    Ash (Amazon) - May 2013

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers who bought this digital camera wrote that it had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good lens.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is under 2 years old, however at £1,489.25 it is more expensive than 87% of digital cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Pentax K-1 and the United Kingdom price of £1,489.25 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,735.42 (£2,392.80).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Pentax released the K-1 in February 2016.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Pentax K-1 of 36MP is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 2% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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7360 X 4912 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-1 has a maximum image resolution of 7360 x 4912 pixels. That's over two times the resolution of a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Pentax K-1's maximum ISO sensitivity of 205,000 is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 99% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Very Heavy

The Pentax K-1's weight of 925g is in the heaviest 2% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Pentax K-1 has a wind filter, which is unusual. 96% of cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Pentax K-1 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-1 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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760 Battery Life

The Pentax K-1 is a camera that takes 760 shots battery life.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax K-1 of 3.2" is in the largest 4% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-1 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax K-1 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Dustproof

The Pentax K-1 is dustproof. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Pentax K-1 has a USB connectivity, unlike 87% of cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-1 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-1 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Microphone in

The Pentax K-1 has a microphone in. 88% of cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax k1bodykit, pentax penk1k2

Barcodes:

00027075294974, 00027075294981, 00646791348084

Frequently Asked Questions About the Pentax K-1

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