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Pentax K-1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Pentax K-1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the screen and durability are overall positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, but the memory and shutter get negative reviews. Opinions about the focus and size are mixed.

image quality, performance, price, durability, screen

stabilizer , flash, battery, shutter, memory

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 93/100 = 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Pixel-peeping Pentax fans are eager for the K-1 (though it already feels outdated).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 : 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

 

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 : Chris M Williams , Richard Butler , Dan Bracaglia (dpreview.com)

Pentax K-1 Review

 

To say that a full-frame Pentax DSLR is one of the most anticipated cameras of all-time is probably an understatement. With the arrival of the K-1, Pentaxians have finally had their wish granted, with an impressively spec'd camera at a relatively low...

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

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test

 

Metlako Falls in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon State offered a unique setting to push the limits of the K-1's pixel shift technology. This is a conventional single exposure utilizing no Pixel Shift. Pentax K-1, HD Pentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift

 

Punch Bowl Falls in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon State offered a unique setting to push the limits of the K-1's pixel shift technology. This is a conventional single exposure utilizing no Pixel Shift. Pentax K-1, HD Pentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED...

May, 2016

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Pentax K-1 First impressions 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.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Pentax K-1 digital SLR camera

 

Pentax K-1 advanced camera features : By using the camera's SR mechanism to apply microscopic vibrations to the image sensor, the Pentax-original AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator effectively minimizes moiré and false color along the image's edges,...

Transparent data to be displayed in the viewfinder (grid pattern, Digital Level, AF frame and spot-metering frame) can be turned on and off independently to accommodate varying shooting conditions and preferred shooting styles. The optical viewfinder...

Apr, 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

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