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Pentax K-1 Mark II

Pentax K-1 Mark II
alaScore 91

22 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Pentax K-1 Mark II. 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. Reviews about the sensor and usability are on the whole positive. The price and durability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability and energy efficiency. There are some mixed views about the lens.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-1 Mark II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Daven Mathies (digitaltrends.com)

Pentax K-1 II review

 

Excellent build quality ; Great image quality ; 5-axis stabilization ; Pixel Shift Resolution ; Unique, functional control layout

Upgrades over K-1 are of limited use ; Pixel Shift requires Ricoh software ; Slow burst rate ; Lackluster video specifications

The K-1 II is not a bad camera — in fact, viewed in a vacuum, it’s really quite good. The issue is that it represents a mild upgrade over the original that won’t bring tangible benefits to all users. If you really need extreme high ISO capability, it...

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Pentax K-1 Mark II

 

The Pentax K-1 Mark II camera is a very minor update to the original K-1, but is a fine entry point for Pentax owners looking to step up to full-frame.

Proven 36MP full-frame image sensor. High resolution Pixel Shift capture. 5-axis stabilization. Weather-sealed. Attractive price. GPS and Wi-Fi.

Slow, inconsistent autofocus. Outdated video toolset. Slower (4.4fps) burst shooting. Omits UHS-II SD support. Dwindling third-party lens support.

Bottom Line: The Pentax K-1 Mark II camera is a very minor update to the original K-1, but is a fine entry point for Pentax owners looking to step up to full-frame.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Bracaglia , Carey Rose , Rishi Sanyal (dpreview.com)

Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade?

 

The follow-up to the original K-1 is here, built like a tank like its predecessor, with improvements to AF Tracking. However, we find that image quality takes a bit of a hit with the tweaks Pentax has made.

The Pentax K-1 Mark II is a unique DSLR to review. In many aspects we regard as crucial when testing, like autofocus performance and video capabilities, it lags behind the competition. But it's got a tried and true 36MP full-frame sensor, offers great...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Pentax K-1 Mark II full-frame DSLR goes native to ISO 819200

 

There are only two updates to Pentax's flagship DSLR, but they're potentially impressive.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Joe Farace (shutterbug.com)

Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR Review

 

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Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Andy Westlake (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax K-1 II

 

A very minor update, but still a fine DSLR. Pentax K-1 II.

Huge degree of external control ; Excellent rugged, weather-sealed build quality ; Superb image quality, with high resolution and dynamic range ; In-body stabilisation gives sharper images with almost any lens ; Compatible with vast range of new and...

Heavy and bulky body ; Slow wake-up from auto power-off ; Screen isn’t touch-sensitive ; Sluggish live view autofocus

For anyone who has a suitable collection of K-mount lenses and wants to make the step up from APS-C to full-frame, the Pentax K-1 Mark II is very easy to recommend. But I don’t think it’s worth upgrading from the original K-1; there’s too little extra...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Pentax K-1 Mark II full-frame DSLR goes native to ISO 819200

 

There are only two updates to Pentax's flagship DSLR, but they're potentially impressive.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Pentax K-1 Mark II full-frame DSLR goes native to ISO 819200

 

There are only two updates to Pentax's flagship DSLR, but they're potentially impressive.

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Pentax K-1 II dslr and mirrorless camera review

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The Pentax K-1 II is a full-frame sensor DSLR camera with high speed autofocus and impressive image quality. It may look and feel similar to its predecessor, the K-1, but has Pentax improved the camera enough to warrant an upgrade? Read on for our full...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Pentax K-1 Mark II Review

 

We review the new 36mp Pentax K-1 Mark II - the update to the full-frame K-1 - is the new model worth the upgrade?

When the K-1 first came out, it offered a high-resolution sensor at a competitive price, with a number of unique features. Whilst the K-1 Mark II still offers the same 36mp sensor, and keeps the same unique features, the market has moved on, with the...

Apr, 2018
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