The Pentax K-1 Mark II continues with the successful concept that distinguishes the predecessor, a camera for photographers who settle with nothing less than the best in terms of build and image quality.
The new model uses the same rugged and weatherproof yet unusually compact body as before, with a unique screen that can be tilted in all directions and a large and clear viewfinder with approximately 100% field of view. But new technology has been developed that makes the K-1 Mark II an even more capable camera for handheld photography or when you want to capture moving subjects.
Noise reduction chip provides ISO 819 200 The heart of the camera is a 36.4 megapixel full-frame sensor that delivers incredibly detailed images that are sharp and crisp right down to pixel levels, due to the lack of a low-pass filter.
In the K-1 Mark II, Pentax has placed a special noise reduction chip between the sensor and the Prime IV image processor, which means that the new camera delivers even better image quality at high ISO levels, and the camera's sensitivity range has been expanded up to ISO 819 200. An improvement of two stops compared to the predecessor's already impressive maximum sensitivity, ISO 204 800.
Pixel Shift Resolution II As before, the camera also offers 5-axis image stabilization achieved by moving the image sensor to compensate for camera shake. It allows you to shoot with up to 5 stops longer shutter speeds than you would normally have to use to get sharp, handheld images.
The amazing Pixel Shift Resolution technology, first introduced in K-1, now has a new, smart mode called Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution, specially designed for handheld shooting. In this mode, the camera takes a series of exposures in rapid succession and automatically detects the minimal differences in the subject's position that occur between each exposure. It is used to create a combined image with details that otherwise end up between the pixels. This not only leads to an image with super-high resolution but also more color information and even less noise. The function can also be used with the image stabilization active.
The new technology is known as Pixel Shift Resolution II and like the previous version, long shutter speeds require a tripod for best possible result.
Faster and better AF tracking Pentax K-1 Mark II has an advanced autofocus with 33 AF sensors, 25 of them cross-type that can focus on both horizontal and vertical lines. It works at light levels down to -3 EV, so dark that you can barely see the subject.
With the help of new, enhanced algorithms the autofocus has now become even faster and better at tracking moving subjects in the AF-C mode (continuous autofocus).
- 36.4 megapixel full-frame sensor without low-pass filter
- Compact, rugged and weather-proof body with metal covers
- Built-in 5-axis image stabilizer with 5 stop advantage
- NEW: Special noise reduction chip provides even better image quality at high sensitivities and increases range of ISO settings up to ISO 819 200
- NEW: Pixel Shift Resolution System II for images with super-high resolution and even lower noise. Now works with both tripod and handheld shooting
- NEW: Faster autofocus and improved subject tracking with AF-C mode
- 33 AF sensors, 25 of them cross-type, and autofocus at light levels down to -3 EV
- Continuous shooting at 4.4 fps, up to 17 images in RAW or 70 images in JPEG
- Optical viewfinder with 100& field of view
- Tiltable 3-inch screen with 1.037 000 dots
- Video recording in Full HD (1920x1080 pixels, 60i/30p) and external microphone input
- Assist light: Four LED lamps placed around the camera to illuminate controls
- Dual SD card slots with several options for storing your images and videos
- Built-in GPS plus Wi-Fi for wireless transfer of images to a smartphone or tablet
- Built-in Astro Tracer -- capture sharp images of stars even at long shutter speeds
HD PENTAX D FA 24-70mmF2.8ED SDM WR
Standard zoom lens designed to accommodate the image circle of large 35mm full-frame image sensors.
This large-aperture standard zoom lens covers a focal-length range from 24mm ultra-wide-angle to 70mm standard, and provides a maximum aperture of F2.8 over the entire zoom range. By incorporating three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) optical elements and four aspherical optical elements, it assures sufficient light levels even at the edges of the image field and compensates various aberrations to a minimum to deliver well-depicted, fine-detailed images rich in contrast and resolution. The built-in SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) provides quiet, high-speed autofocus operation.
This lens features a dependable weather-resistant construction with special seals to effectively prevent the intrusion of water into the lens interior. By pairing it with a weather-resistant PENTAX digital SLR camera body, it assures a durable, dependable digital imaging system that performs superbly in demanding shooting settings --- even in rain or mist, or in locations prone to water splashing or spray.
HD Coating to improve image description
The lens is treated with high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating.* Compared with conventional multi-layer coatings, this PENTAX-original coating assures higher light transmittance and less reflection to deliver bright, high-contrast images free of flare and ghost images, even under demanding lighting conditions such as backlight.
Quick-Shift Focus system
The lens comes equipped with the PENTAX-developed Quick-Shift Focus system, which allows the user to instantly switch to manual-focus operation after the subject is captured in focus by the camera's AF system.
- Rounded diaphragm to produce a smooth, beautiful bokeh (defocus) effect, while minimizing the streaking effect of point light sources.
- Zoom lock lever to prevent the accidental extension of the lens barrel when pointed downwards.