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While the Mark II’s image quality isn’t obviously changed from the original, it’s still very fine, and overall the best you can get for the price. Indeed, with static subjects amenable to pixel-shift mode, the K-1 Mark II will outperform any other full-frame camera, aside from the £3,200 Sony A7R III. At low ISOs the sensor delivers superb detail and dynamic range, while high- ISO image quality is pretty good, too, with quite acceptable results at ISO 12,800. I’d avoid going higher than this, and found the new ISO 409,600 and ISO 819,200 settings to be completely unusable.