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Pentax K-1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Pentax K-1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and screen. The durability and performance also get good reviews, but the lens and battery get critical reviews. Opinions about the focus and size are mixed.

image quality, performance, durability, screen, reliability

stabilizer , flash, shutter, battery, lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Pentax K-1 review

 

Pixel-peeping Pentax fans are eager for the K-1 (though it already feels outdated).

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Pentax K-1

 

The long-awaited full-frame Pentax K-1 camera delivers superb image quality, but its frame rate and autofocus system will disappoint action photographers.

36-megapixel full-frame image sensor. Innovative controls and features. Bright optical viewfinder. Articulated rear display. 5-axis in-body image stabilization. GPS with Astrotracer. Pixel Shift high-resolution mode. Wi-Fi. Weather-sealed design....

Autofocus struggles with fast-moving subjects. Limited Raw shooting buffer. Modest 4.4fps shooting rate. So-so video quality. Omits in-camera flash.

Conclusions Loyal Pentaxians have been waiting a long, long time for a full-frame digital SLR. The K-1 is here, and on the whole it's a solid performer. For an entry-level price you get a high-resolution 36MP image sensor, a tough, weather-resistant...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Pentax K-1 Review

 

After years of promises and months of teasing, Ricoh has finally unveiled the Pentax K-1, a 36.4MP full-frame DSLR built around the K lens mount. It becomes the only conventional DSLR to offer a full frame sensor with image stabilization.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Pentax K-1

 

The K-1 costs $1,800 (£1,600, AU$2,900) for the body. Pentax recently released two lenses optimized for the camera: the company's K mount works for both APS-C and full frame, but the older lenses aren't designed for the K-1's high-resolution,...

The Pentax K-1 delivers excellent photo quality and a ton of features in a sturdy, well-designed body.

The autofocus is inconsistent and the image stabilization isn't as good as competitors'.

For photographers who want great photo quality for less than $2,000, the Pentax K-1 hits the bullseye.

Jun, 2016

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Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Pentax K-1 Review

 

The Pentax K-1 is a new professional full-frame DSLR camera. Key features of the K-1 include a 36 megapixel 35mm sensor with an anti-aliasing simulator rather than an optical anti-aliasing filter, Pixel Shift Resolution technology which delivers...

Pentax DSLR owners have had to wait what seems like a lifetime for a full-frame camera, but thankfully the new K-1 doesn't disappoint. Building on its well-established APS-C and medium-format models, Pentax have delivered an amazing first-generation...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax K-1 Review

 

For its first-ever full-frame DSLR, Ricoh offers up the Pentax K-1 -- and what a beauty it is! With a superb design, features aplenty, great image quality and a solid, comfortable all-weather body, the K-1 is a no-brainer upgrade for Pentaxians looking...

Unlocks the full potential of full-frame Pentax lenses; Excellent image quality; Great ergonomics and build; Very compact for full-frame; Decent performance; Fast autofocus with great low-light capabilities; Very wide sensitivity range; Bright,...

No built-in flash strobe; Quite heavy compared to APS-C flagships; Somewhat soft images and blown highlights by default in JPEG mode; Warm Auto white balance indoors; Slow startup and buffer clearing; Small top-deck status display; Weak viewfinder...

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Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Pentax K-1 Full Frame DSLR Officially Unveiled

 

The Pentax K-1 has finally been officially announced. The full frame camera has been a long-awaited model by the Pentax faithful going back for many years of hopes and rumors. The Pentax K-1 features a 36.4MP full frame CMOS sensor with in-body 5-axis...

• D-BG6 Battery Grip This battery grip is designed to facilitate vertical-position shooting with the PENTAX K-1 camera body. It provides a shutter release button, a set of control buttons (AE lock, AF, ISO, exposure compensation, green), a preview...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Pentax K-1 Product Photos Leak Out

 

The ever-faithful Digicame-info has posted what appears to be the final product images of the upcoming Pentax K-1 full frame DSLR.

The Pentax K-1 is rumored to feature Sony’s 36MP full frame sensor and will be announced alongside new 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 and 15-30mm f/2.8 lenses.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax K-1 review: Full-frame underdog can teach the competition some new tricks

 

It's been long, long overdue. But the time has come: Pentax has finally created a full-frame DSLR, the K-1. And at £1,600 this 36-megapixel monster is one competitively priced camera, certain to help Pentax make its mark in an already fiercely...

Great full-frame image quality, an abundance of clever modes (5-axis stabilisation sensor, used for Horizon Correction, Pixel Shift Resolution, Astrotracer), flex-tilt monitor leads the way in its field, it’s a bargain

Lens selection more limited than Canon/Nikon (or just harder to source), autofocus system not as on point as the competition, 4.8fps isn’t as fast as competition either, no touchscreen

The Pentax K-1 is one of the more interesting DLSR cameras we've seen in recent years. One, because it's the first digital full-frame camera from the company - and about time too. Second, because it crams in so many features - many of which its...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (techradar.com)

Pentax K-1 review

 

The Pentax K-1 boasts a new sensor, processing engine and AF system, along with a robust tilting screen, at a competitive price

The Pentax K-1 has an excellent collection of features that will appeal to serious photographers, and it feels good in your hand. It makes a great choice for landscape and still life photographers, but sports shooters should look elsewhere for a fast...

Jun, 2016
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Product Specifications

Display

Display aspect ratio:3:2
Flip-out screen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB connector:Micro-USB B

Video

HD type:Full HD