Pentax K-1 Mark II
The Mark II K-1 isn’t significantly changed from the previous model, but gets a sensitivity boost and the capacity to use the ‘Pixel Shift Resolution’ function while hand-holding the camera.
$2799 body only
Construction: Magnesium alloy bodyshell over stainless steel chassis, sealed against dust, moisture and sub-zero temperatures. Lens Mount: Pentax K-AF2 bayonet (with K-AF3 and K-AF4 support). Sensor Type/Size: CMOS, 24.0x35.9 mm. No optical low-pass filter. Total Pixels: 36.77 million (maximum image size = 7360x4912 pixels). Focal Length Conversion Factor: None. Storage Medium: Two slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards with UHS-I support. Data Compression: Three levels of JPEG compression on four resolution settings and 14-bit lossless on RAW data. RAW+JPEG capture. RAW images saved as compressed PEF or uncompressed Adobe DNG files. Also a choice of four ‘APS-C’ format image sizes. ISO Range: 100-819,200. Bu er Memory: Up to 70 frames JPEG/large/best files or 17 RAW. Maximum Frame Rate: 4.4 per second. Video Recording: MOV format (MPEG-4 AVC/H .264 compression) – Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels; 50, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio. HD at 1280x720 pixels, 50 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio. All movie modes have Best, Better or Good quality settings. Stereo microphones with auto/manual adjustable levels. Stereo audio input and output. 4K Interval (time-lapse) recording with Motion JPEG/AVI compression. Autofocusing: 33 points with auto/manual selection, auto tracking and face detection. Up to 25 cross-type arrays (depending on lens speed). Metering: 86,000 pixels multi-pattern evaluative, centre-weighted average, spot and P-TTL flash. Exposure Modes: Program (with shift or manually adjustable program line), aperture/shutterpriority auto, shutter-and-aperture priority auto (auto ISO adjustment), sensitivity priority auto and manual. Scene Analyse Auto for automatic subject mode selection. Shutter: Focal plane type, vertical travel, 301/8000 second plus ‘B’, flash sync to 1/200 second. Sensor shutter for ‘Pixel Shift Resolution’ function. White Balance: Auto, Mulit Auto, nine presets, three custom presets, correction (blue-to-amber and/or magenta-to-green), three manual presets (for manual colour temperature settings), auto bracketing and ‘Colour Temperature Enhancement’ (CTE) mode which enhances the prevailing colour tone. Power Source: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Optional D-BG6 battery grip accepts an additional li-ion pack or six AA-size batteries. Features: Operation assist LEDs (on lens mount, behind LCD monitor and at the memory card slot), sensor cleaning, ‘Pixel Shift Resolution’ function (with Motion Correction and handholdable), five-axis image stabilisation via sensor shift, manual levelling/composition adjustments (rotate and vertical/horizontal shift), ‘Astrotracer’ function for astrophotography, dual-axis level display, auto horizon correction, ‘AA Filter Simulator’ (Off, Type 1, Type 2), ‘AA Filter Simulator’ bracketing, 8.1 cm TFT LCD monitor (1.037 megadots) with variable tilt, sRGB and Adobe RGB colour space, 13 ‘Custom Image’ presets (Auto, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome and Cross Processing), adjustable ‘Custom Image’ parameters (colour tone, colour saturation, contrast, sharpness – regular and fine, high/low key and highlight/shadow contrast adjust), B&W capture with contrast filters and toning effects, nine at-capture special effects (Extract Colour, Replace Colour, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Colour, Unicolour Bold, Bold Monochrome), 20 post-capture special effects (Extract Colour, Replace Colour, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Colour, Unicolour Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Colour, Pastel, Posterisation, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-Eye, Slim, Monochrome), multi-shot HDR capture mode, dynamic range expansion processing (Auto or highlight and/or shadow correction), high ISO noise reduction, long exposure noise reduction, in- camera lens correction (distortion, lateral chromatic aberrations, vignetting, diffraction), multiple exposure facility (2 to 2000 with Average, Additive or Bright auto exposure adjustment), intervalometer (up to 2000 images), ‘Interval Composite’ mode, real-time histogram in live view, grid patterns (choice of three), histogram display in review/playback (luminance and RGB channels), highlight alert, in-camera RAW conversion, copyright information, adjustable image display time, playback zoom (up to 16x), slide show (with variable display times and transitions), ‘Colour Moiré Correction’, image rotate, 6/12/20/35/80 thumbnail displays, calendar thumbnail display, ‘Index Print’ display (up to 36 images), WiFi, built-in GPS receiver (with electronic compass), PictBridge and DPOF support.