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The K-1 Mark II’s rugged body is pos­i­tively bristling with ad­vanced fea­tures

Amateur Photographer - - Testbench -

Dual SD Twin SD card slots are found be­hind a door on the hand­grip. You can ei­ther record to them se­quen­tially, back up files to both si­mul­ta­ne­ously, or record raws to one and JPEGs to the other. GPS In ad­di­tion to geo­tag­ging your im­ages, the GPS can record a log of your trav­els dur­ing the day. It’s turned on and off us­ing a small but­ton on the side of the pen­taprism. Bat­tery The ex­ter­nally charged D-LI90 bat­tery is good for 670 shots per charge, which is rel­a­tively low for a DSLR but should still be enough for most pur­poses Il­lu­mi­na­tion Strate­gi­cally placed LEDs can be used to light up the lens mount, card slots, re­mote re­lease con­nec­tor and rear con­trols, via the top-plate but­ton. This can be a real aid to low-light shoot­ing. LCD panel A small dis­play on the top plate dis­plays shut­ter speed, aper­ture, ISO, ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion and bat­tery sta­tus. It can be lit up by press­ing the nearby but­ton. IR re­ceivers A port for an in­frared re­mote con­trol is built into the front of the hand­grip. Un­usu­ally, and use­fully, there’s a sec­ond on the back for when you’re work­ing from be­hind the cam­era. Con­nec­tors A rub­ber cover on the side pro­tects HDMI, USB and power-in ports. Head­phone and mi­cro­phone sock­ets are found above, with a PC flash con­nec­tor on the side of the prism. The 2.5mm re­mote re­lease port is on the other side.

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