A FULL-FRAME PENTAX ARRIVETH!
The Pentax K-1 is the Company’s First Full-frame DSLR
Pentax is a name that may not be that popular here in Malaysia, but for those who have tried the APS-C Pentax cameras, namely the K-5, they would know that Pentax can hold its own against the competition. Recently, the camera manufacturer finally announced its first full-frame DSLR, and it’s known as the K-1.
The K-1’s body is constructed from magnesium alloy, complete with 87 seals around the body. These seals effectively make the K-1 dust-proof, and both weather- and cold-resistant. Inside, there’s a 36.4MP fullframe sensor that doesn’t come with an AA filter, so it should be able to capture plenty of details.
Other features include a 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system, a 33-point AF system with 25 of them being crosstypes. There’s also a 3.2-inch LCD screen that can be tilted horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.
For those who do a lot of photography in low-light situations, there are four LEDs mounted at the rear of the LCD screen, which allows you to illuminate the rear controls. In front, there’s one more that illuminates the lens mount. The card bay and remote release port are also lit by LEDs.
If that doesn’t impress you, then maybe the fact that this camera comes equipped with a built-in GPS system with an electro-magnetic compass and the Astrotracer function likely will. For those unfamiliar with the Astrotracer feature, it basically allows the camera to track the location of stars. This feature actually moves the image sensor to capture nightscapes, without the stars turning into light trails.
Sadly, there’s no news of whether or not this camera will be making its way into Malaysia, or of its pricing.
Launched alongside the Canon EOS 80D is the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, which can be purchased separately for US$599.99 (approx. RM2,517).