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Pentax K-1

£1,129.99
Pentax K-1
95
Reviews
234 Reviews + 10 Awards
96
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Widely Available
65
Value for Money
Good
73
Age
3 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and top-quality 925g digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 8 further awards from other expert sites. This digital camera has good features and it produces very good images, and easy to use.
DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Essential photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice Pocket Lint Recommended
925g SLR 36MP 7360 X 4912 Pixels Feb 2016
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With excellent features and outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Pentax K-1 number 121 in best selling cameras and number 130 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
95
Reviews
96
Features
75
Popularity
66
Value for Money
74
Age

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 91%, based on 234 reviews. This digital camera has received 10 awards including a "Recommended" award from Pocket Lint plus one other site and a "Silver" award from Digifotopro.nl plus one other site.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Pentax digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2019.
The K-1 has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
High-resolution, fine-gradation images supported by approximately 36.4 effective megapixels
In-body SRII mechanism assures optimal shake reduction performance
Pixel shift resolution system with a new motion correction function
Flexible tilt-type LCD monitor to accommodate various shooting angles

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 44 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 127 in portrait photography cameras as well being excellent for sports photography, ranking number 52 in sports photography cameras.
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4.6 stars (141 reviews)

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2 Silver Awards

It's received a Silver Award from expert review sites DP Review and digifotopro.nl.
Silver from DP Review Silver from digifotopro.nl

2 Recommended Awards

The Pentax K-1 has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites Pocket Lint and altomdata.dk.
Recommended from Pocket Lint Recommended from altomdata.dk

6 Further Awards

It's received six Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including photoreview.com.au, 3dnews.ru and PhotographyBlog.com.
Editor's Choice from photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice from 3dnews.ru Essential from PhotographyBlog.com 5 Star from 01net.com Top Class from kamerabild.se Highly Recommended from dkamera.de

What Are People Saying About the Pentax K-1?

Picture Quality
40
3
Viewfinder / Screen
8
2
Price
19
1
Ease of Use
15
0
Features
8
1
Lens System
2
1
Size and Weight
3
11
Robustness
13
0
Video Capability
0
3
Design
4
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Exposure Controls
2
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Noise Level
0
5
Landscape Photography
1
0
Flash
1
0
Battery
0
3
The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Fairly Priced
  • ... a 36MP fully weather sealed, image stabilized full-frame DSLR that offers an enormous amount of features at a bargain price. Although the autofocus system ...
    DP Review 4 Jul 2016
  • ... massively outnumbered by their Canon and Nikon c... The K-1 packs a full-frame sensor at a pretty bargain price, so there's no major surprise that it's ...
    stuff.tv 23 Aug 2016
  • ... massively outnumbered by their Canon and N... The K-1 packs a full-frame sensor at a pretty bargain price, so there's no major surprise that it's not the ...
    pcauthority.com.au 24 Aug 2016
  • ... massively outnumbered by their Canon and Nikon c... The K-1 packs a full-frame sensor at a pretty bargain price, so there's no major surprise that it's ...
    stuff.tv/my/ 23 Aug 2016
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought the Pentax K-1 Was Solidly Made

    Several people thought that the Pentax K-1 was very strong and durable, was well made and reliable.

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    Very Strong and Durable
    9 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... god se of features i will get the k3 when funds allow pleased with pentax wen wort considering if looking for a good rugged water sealed work horse with good images to boot...
    John sumpton - Amazon 17 Dec 2015
  • ... bullseye...The Pentax 1 delivers excellent photo quality and a ton of features in a sturdy, welldesigned body. The autofocus is inconsistent and the image ...
    CNET.com 28 Jun 2016
  • ... litt...Full frame fanciness. Superb stills in the studio. Small and tough won't give up in wet weather. Not fast enough for action snaps. Needs light to ...
    stuff.tv 23 Aug 2016
  • ... little...Full frame fanciness. Superb stills in the studio. Small and tough won't give up in wet weather. Not fast enough for action snaps. Needs light ...
    stuff.tv/my/ 23 Aug 2016
  • View All Reviews About Sturdy
    Well Made
    6 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Reliable
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Two People Thought it Did Not Have a Good Battery Life

    Two people thought that the Pentax K-1 had a bad battery life.

  • ... purchase and already purchasing new lens & accessories only slight negative is battery life which isn't the best but easily resolved with additional battery ...
    John Pearson - Amazon 25 Mar 2015
  • ... flexible settings; efficient handling; ISO priority mode; Con: battery life mediocre at best; noisy shutter; live view and viewfinder measurements (for ...
    Thomasl - Amazon 16 Dec 2013
  • Most Owners Thought it Was a Great Size

    Six people thought that the Pentax K-1 was a good body shape.

  • Fantastic camera body for the price. I have already got some great shots with this body and my existing Pentax-fit lenses, much better than I was able ...
    ANDREW L. - Amazon 18 Jan 2016
  • ... good image quality in all conditions. Image stabilization within camera body allows for removal of camera shake problems. Works well in all kinds of weather, ...
    about.com 9 Nov 2016
  • ... camera shake problems. Works well in all kinds of weather, thanks to weather sealing on camera body. Good price point versus other full frame imag. Autofocus ...
    about.com 9 Nov 2016
  • ... the Canon and Nikon full...The camera is large and heavy. The body alone weighs almost a kilo. The camera is large and heavy. The body alone weighs almost ...
    dpexpert.com.au 14 Jun 2016
  • 7 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Was Well Designed

    Several people thought that the Pentax K-1 was well designed, good-looking and had a good case.

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    Well Designed
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... (Pixel Shift Resolution). Extensive control over JPEG settings. Well designed ergonomics, handling and a large, useful LCD screen. Unique and innovative ...
    DP Review 4 Jul 2016
  • ... settings. The viewfinder screen is excellent, ditto the built-in flash which has an intelligent pop-up design and closes with a simple click if you want ...
    The Guardian - Amazon 2 Feb 2016
  • There's also a 3.2-inch LCD monitor which has a unique articulation mechanism, something we'd seen when the camera was shown under glass a few times over ...
    Imaging Resource.com 17 Feb 2016
  • ... functionality. Lacks support for guest networking. Blistering wireless speeds. Great design. Incredibly simple setup. Beaten by much cheaper routers for ...
    Imaging Resource.com 17 Feb 2016
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    Good-Looking
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Good Case
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 20 People Thought it Was Not Hard to Use

    Several people thought that the Pentax K-1 was very easy to use and had good controls.

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    Really Easy to Use
    11 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... only using it on manual mode and so far i have really enjoyed using it, its easy to use and the pictures that it takes are good (well when i get all the ...
    Amazon Customer - Amazon 10 Dec 2015
  • Pentax K50. Updated my K10 light ,sharp and easy to use would recommend .
    A. Feeney - Amazon 5 Jul 2015
  • ... as possible; Pentax have pulled off a very difficult achievement in that they have created a product which is very easy to use from the outset and yet ...
    Nickrs - Amazon 1 Oct 2013
  • ... 5th week with the camera, I am already taking some great shots. It is very easy to use and has plenty of really useful features particularly for beginners. ...
    I Clarke - Amazon 11 Jul 2015
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    Has Good Controls
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 10 People Thought it Had Well Designed Technical Features

    Over 10 people thought that the Pentax K-1 had good features.

  • ... a 36MP fully weather sealed, image stabilized full-frame DSLR that offers an enormous amount of features at a bargain price. Although the autofocus system ...
    DP Review 4 Jul 2016
  • ... the company - and about time too. Second, because it crams in so many features - many of which its better-kno...Great fullframe image quality, an abundance ...
    Pocket Lint 29 Sep 2016
  • Great upgrade to my former Pentax. Great starter DSLR with excellent features. I previously had a Pentax ME SLR and can use the lenses on the DSLR.
    Lodestone - Amazon 10 Aug 2015
  • ... bullseye...The Pentax 1 delivers excellent photo quality and a ton of features in a sturdy, welldesigned body. The autofocus is inconsistent and the image ...
    CNET.com 28 Jun 2016
  • Two People Thought it Was Easily Connectable to Other Devices

    Two people thought that the Pentax K-1 had wifi capacity.

  • ... basic. Mobile app is horrific. The Orbi WiFi system conveniently delivers large WiFi coverage without compromising speed. The system doesn't require an ...
    Imaging Resource.com 17 Feb 2016
  • There's also a 3.2-inch LCD monitor which has a unique articulation mechanism, something we'd seen when the camera was shown under glass a few times over ...
    Imaging Resource.com 17 Feb 2016
  • 6 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Not OK When it Came to Noise Level

    Two people thought that the Pentax K-1 was noisy.

  • ... this does the job too. Auto focus isn't the fastest but not slow either, it is noisy but it doesn't bother me, i quite like it when my camera makes mechanical ...
    Richard - Amazon 15 Jan 2016
  • ... efficient handling; ISO priority mode; Con: battery life mediocre at best; noisy shutter; live view and viewfinder measurements (for AF and exposure) not ...
    Thomasl - Amazon 16 Dec 2013
  • One Person Thought it Had a Large Capacity
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    The Majority of Customers Thought it Did Not Have a Good Lens

    Several people thought that the Pentax K-1 had a bad autofocus, lens and image stabiliser.

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    Has a Bad Autofocus
    7 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... camera shakes and slightly imperfect focus will mean in 99% of photos taken by the average user the difference in megapixels will be meaningless. Even ...
    Richard - Amazon 15 Jan 2016
  • ... limited than CanonNikon (or just harder to source), autofocus system not as on point as the competition. 4.8fps isn't as fast as competition either, no ...
    Pocket Lint 29 Sep 2016
  • ... quality and a ton of features in a sturdy, welldesigned body. The autofocus is inconsistent and the image stabilization isn't as good as competitors'. ...
    CNET.com 28 Jun 2016
  • ... quality and a ton of features in a sturdy, welldesigned body. The autofocus is inconsistent and the image stabilization isn't as good as competitors'. ...
    CNET.co.uk 28 Jun 2016
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    Has a Bad Lens
    4 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Bad Image Stabiliser
    3 people agree
    3 people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Several people thought that the Pentax K-1 had an outstanding screen and viewfinder.

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    Has a Very Good Screen
    5 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... depth-of-field, white balance and varying the exposure settings. The viewfinder screen is excellent, ditto the built-in flash which has an intelligent ...
    The Guardian - Amazon 2 Feb 2016
  • ... over JPEG settings. Well designed ergonomics, handling and a large, useful LCD screen. Unique and innovative external LED lighting. Hesitant SingleAF acquisition. ...
    DP Review 4 Jul 2016
  • ... Caveat emptor...High-quality stills. 5-axis in-camera stabilization. Unique adjustable LCD. Seems dated even though it's a 2016 model. Only 30p video, ...
    Digitaltrends.com 24 Feb 2017
  • ... lapse functions and easily adjustable exposure controls. HD video feature with live screen is very good. Still a lot to learn, but so far I am delighted ...
    Martin D - Amazon 10 Feb 2015
  • View All Reviews About Screen
    Has an Excellent Viewfinder
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Produced Good Quality Pictures

    More than 40 people thought that the Pentax K-1 was able to produce good images and several people thought that it also had a good picture quality, had a brilliant picture resolution and had a good image sensor.

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    Able to Produce Good Images
    45 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... to 5-stops of stabilisation... Combining excellent build quality, fantastic image results and amazing value for money, the K-1 definitely holds its own ...
    practicalphotography.com 30 Jul 2016
  • Cameras with full-frame sensors are about as good as it gets for pure photo quality—other than medium format rigs for pros. Yet even though they're all ...
    Digitaltrends.com 24 Feb 2017
  • ... aggressive price a welcome option. The... For photographers who want great photo quality for less than $2,000, the Pentax K-1 hits the bullseye...The Pentax ...
    CNET.com 28 Jun 2016
  • ... aggressive price a welcome option. The... For photographers who want great photo quality for less than $2,000, the Pentax K-1 hits the bullseye...The Pentax ...
    CNET.com.au 28 Jun 2016
  • View All Reviews About Pictures
    Has a Good Picture Quality
    8 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Very Good Picture Resolution
    7 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    6 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Good ISO Range
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Four People Thought it Did Not Record Good Videos

    Four people thought that the Pentax K-1 was bad for video recording.

  • ... stabilization. Unique adjustable LCD. Seems dated even though it's a 2016 model. Only 30p video, not even 60p let alone 4K.
    Digitaltrends.com 24 Feb 2017
  • ... level). If any noobs ask you, "Canon or Nikon," show them what a real camera looks like (video may not be up to much, but anyone wasting a DSLR on video ...
    Mr Andrew Comerford - Amazon 16 Mar 2016
  • ... the sound capture was weak, I can't comment really other than to say I bought this camera to take photographs not make movies.
    Nickrs - Amazon 1 Oct 2013
  • ... mount doesn't offer as many lens choices as a Canon or Nikon DSLR. No 4K video option. Continuous shot performance is a bit slower.
    about.com 9 Nov 2016
  • One Person Thought the Pentax K-1 Had a Good Flash
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    Some People Thought it Had Good Exposure Controls

    Two people thought that the Pentax K-1 had good exposure controls.

  • ... has a lot of new features such as time lapse functions and easily adjustable exposure controls. HD video feature with live screen is very good. Still a ...
    Martin D - Amazon 10 Feb 2015
  • ... has a lot of new features such as time lapse functions and easily adjustable exposure controls. HD video feature with live screen is very good. Still a ...
    Graham M. - Amazon 10 Feb 2015
  • One Person Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos
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    How Good Are Pentax Cameras?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Higher than average megapixels
    Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
    Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
    Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
    Very short camera shutter speed
    Wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Has a GPS
    Features noise reduction
    Has a wind filter
    Dustproof
    Features brightness adjustment
    Features flash exposure compensation
    Has a USB connectivity
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Has a microphone in
    Larger than average display diagonal
    Higher than average display resolution
    760 battery life
    7360 x 4912 pixels image resolution
    Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Heavier than average
    Only 1920 x 1280 still image resolution
    Does not feature bluetooth
    Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution

    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of people thought the Pentax K-1 was solidly made
    Most owners thought it was a great size
    7 out of 10 people thought this digital camera was well designed
    Over 20 people thought it was not hard to use
    Over 10 people thought it had well designed technical features
    Two people thought it was easily connectable to other devices
    9 out of 10 people thought this digital camera had a good screen or viewfinder
    The vast majority of people thought it produced good quality pictures
    Some people thought it had good exposure controls
    Two people thought it did not have a good battery life
    6 out of 10 people thought it was not OK when it came to noise level
    The majority of customers thought it did not have a good lens
    Four people thought it did not record good videos
    Higher Than Average Megapixels

    The Pentax K-1's sensor megapixels of 36MP is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 98% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 15MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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    7360 X 4912 Pixels Image Resolution

    The highest image resolution of the Pentax K-1 is 7360 x 4912 pixels. That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 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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    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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    Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all digital cameras is 15,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The Pentax K-1's maximum ISO sensitivity of 205,000 is higher than 99% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

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    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    The Pentax K-1's camera shutter speed of only 0.000125s is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the shortest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.000016s and 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s.

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    Heavier Than Average

    The weight of the Pentax K-1 of 925g is very heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 97% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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    Only 1920 X 1280 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the Pentax K-1 is 1920 x 1280. That's 82% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 4320 x 3240. In addition, this camera supports a still image resolution of 7360x4912, 5760x3840, 4224x2816 plus 1 more value. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 6000 x 3368.

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    Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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    Does Not Feature Bluetooth

    Like most other digital cameras, the Pentax K-1 does not feature bluetooth. 94% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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    Has a GPS
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    The Pentax K-1 has a GPS, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not have a GPS.

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    Features Noise Reduction

    The Pentax K-1 features noise reduction. 93% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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    Has a Wind Filter

    The Pentax K-1 has a wind filter. 97% of cameras do not have a wind filter.

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    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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    Dustproof

    The Pentax K-1 is dustproof. 94% of cameras are not dustproof.

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    Features Brightness Adjustment

    The Pentax K-1 features brightness adjustment. 82% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

    The Pentax K-1 features flash exposure compensation. 83% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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    Has a USB Connectivity

    The Pentax K-1 has a USB connectivity, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Pentax K-1 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 74% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This Pentax camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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    Has a Microphone in

    The Pentax K-1 has a microphone in. 90% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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    Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 1" to 6.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Pentax K-1 of 3.2" is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 6% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Higher Than Average Display Resolution

    The average display resolution of all cameras is 570,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The Pentax K-1's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 16% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    760 Battery Life

    The Pentax K-1 is a digital camera that takes 760 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Pentax K-1 has been listed on Kagoo since February 2017 and is currently ranked number 130 out of 546 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A digital camera with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Pentax K-1, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This digital camera is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

    Product Quality Score
    High End Good Value for Money

    Pentax K-1
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
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    Value for Money of Similar Digital Cameras

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Pentax K-1 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of people thought it was fairly priced
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    Age

    Pentax K-1 Release Date

    February 2016

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    That means that most of the latest Pentax digital camera technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. March was the biggest month last year for new Pentax digital cameras, with one new Pentax digital cameras released that month. One new Pentax cameras were released in January 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new Pentax camera releases. Also the biggest month in 2016 for new Pentax digital camera releases was January, with one new Pentax cameras released that month.

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    Most cameras drop in price by 4% in the first 6 months after release, however Pentax digital cameras tend to depreciate faster.

    On average, in the first 6 months after release, Pentax digital cameras drop in price by 8%. On a typical new Pentax digital camera costing £1,061, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £87.

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    Pentax K-1 Specification

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    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Total Megapixels
    Design
    Dustproof
    Colour
    Splashproof
    Focusing
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Focus
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Camera Shutter Type
    Flash
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    Flash Modes
    Flash Sync-Speed
    Flash Exposure Correction
    Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate
    Video Formats Supported
    Resolution At Capture Speed
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Wind Filter
    Voice Recording
    Noise Reduction
    Memory
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    Memory Slots
    Display
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    Touchscreen
    Display Resolution
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    Display Aspect Ratio
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    Microphone in
    USB Version
    USB Connector
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    Brightness Adjustment
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    Depth
    Width
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    Power Source Type
    Battery Technology
    Battery Life
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Packaging Content
    AC Adapter Included
    Batteries Included
    Battery Charger Included
    Hand Strap
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Bluetooth
    Wi-Fi Standards
    Other Features
    USB Connectivity

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    pentax pentaxk1markiiwdfa28105wr, pentax pentaxk1singlelenskit, pentax k1blackbodykit, pentax af540fgzii, pentax pentaxk12, used t29134209c, pentax 19567, pentax 15994, 1599302 f14, pentax dbg6, pentax f14, pentax f28

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