Featuring Pentax's very first full-frame digital image sensor, the Pentax K-1 DSLR is a monumental release, and plans to deliver on multiple fronts. Sporting a 36.4MP full-frame CMOS image sensor along with an advanced PRIME IV processing engine, the K-mount camera has the ability to capture detailed images with low noise up to an impressive 204800 ISO
sensitivity. Clinching the sharpest images possible, the K-1's image sensor eliminates the anti-aliasing, or optical low-pass, filter, instead relying on an AA Filter Simulator mode to diminish moire when required. In addition, the K-1 has a built-in 5-axis Shake Reduction system measured for up to 5 stops of compensation.
Ensuring prompt capture, the K-1 provides a widened SAFOX 12 AF sensor optimized for the full-frame image size. It features 33 AF points, of which 25 are cross-type, while three f/2.8 luminance sensors along with the ability to function in low lighting situations down to -3 EV. Users can acquire images at up to 4.5 fps and with gratitude to a fully dust and weather resistant magnesium alloy body will have no worries if the weather quickly changes. Additionally, the K-1 has a unique 3.2" cross-tilt LCD screen, which can tilt upward 90°, down 44°, plus left and right 35° for diverse positions. In addition, dual SD card slots are also available for backup or additional storage as required.
In addition to still images, the K-1 also has the capability to record Full 1080p HD video at up to 30 frames per second in either full-frame or APS-C crop modes along with bolstering audio quality by making use of the headphone and mic input jacks. There are also advanced functions provided by the Shake Reduction system, which includes a Super Resolution function that composites multiple images together, to create maximum sharpness and resolution and an AstroTracer mode that combines with the built-in GPS to diminish star trails during lengthy exposures. The K-1 also features built-in Wi-Fi for
transferring images and remote camera control.
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