The Pentax K-1 Mark II is a reflex camera with FF (1.0x) sensor and 36.4 megapixels manufactured from 2018. The range of sensitivities, including ISO extension, is 100 - 819200 ISO and it has a continuous shooting (burst mode) of 4.4 FPS x 17 RAW, 70 JPEG. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1899 €;
35 users have given it an average vote of 9.4 out of 10
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Pros:Robust, tropicalized like all current Pentax, held at high ISO, convenience of use ( 3rd ring), double tab, menu, white balance, pixel shift, PRICE.
Cons:For me nothing for the use I make of it.
Opinion:I've been using it for a year with considerable satisfaction. I come from Pentax to film MX and LX and K10 digital that I still use with satisfaction. The choice at the time to buy a Pentax was given by the possibility of a very large and affordable optical park of competition that gave me the opportunity to experiment with various types of shooting, preferring in the end wide-angle optics. I find it very convenient to change the basic parameters directly in the car both before and after shooting, I practically no longer use Photoshop or the dedicated program, and the ability to download photos directly to the mobile phone via special APP. Exceptional dynamic range. JPG always great. With all the main settings at your fingertips, made the first settings, you can forget about the menu, otherwise simple and intuitive. Very useful lights that illuminate the buttons in night use and the monitor that tilts always stays in axis with the lens. Found new on offer at 1600 Euros, it offers in my opinion features of machines costing much higher. The weight is not indifferent, but with the lens 24-70 f2.8 is very balanced. The possibility of using the old and excellent Pentax optics, and I have several, I find it unparalleled (thanks Pentax). The handle is not the best for my hands (better the K10), but made the habit it flies over and never falls from the hands. One of the often negative notes I read on various social media is the limited number of focus points, but I remember that Pentax in general and K1 in particular, are not designed for sports photography but for a somewhat ancient way of photographing, meditating and studied. In my case I always use spot focus, fast and precise, recomposing the framing later. I don't do videos so the fact that it's not 4K doesn't touch me, although for some types of shooting this mode is available. The possibilities of white balance go beyond my expectations. In conclusion, he does not lack anything to make beautiful photos, indeed.... We waited a bit for this Full Frame, but it was worth it. THE TIP TO ALL, THANK YOU PENTAX (vote 10)
Pros:Effective in every situation, practicality, resolution, iso,
Cons:difficulty in autofocus in specific situations but very rare and still easy to solve if you know the machine
Opinion:I just have the hobby. I have owned the K1 for over 1 year now and with great satisfaction I can say that I have found the machine of my expectations. It is easy to use and manage, it returns beautiful photos and in any light situation. Lovely depth and resolution. I've tried many machines of the most emblazoned brands and none is bad or preferable to others but the PENTAX K1 definitely has that extra edge that makes it my favorite. The Wi-Fi is great I have photos on my phone or tablet in real time, the gps is comfortable and functional, the screen is removable and orientable like no other, the controls are intuitive and easy to change quickly. The best generic pairing is with the 24/70 F2.8 with which you do everything without boredom or flaws in every situation. The only lens that does not satisfy me is the 35 mm excellent resolution but not well contrasted like the 24/70. The colors are great already in JPEG and in RAW you can do the absurd. Control over 5 axes of a laudable and very useful feature. control on very comfortable automatic level. I could go on for a long time on the qualities of the K1 but something to find out for yourself. But it is effective and functional to an unrivalled value for money. It's so easy and comfortable that now I only use the K1 the others I'm selling or giving away before time devours them.
Pros:A tank, tropicalization, batteries, better iso seal than the first version
Cons:Weight, Objective Availability, Depreciation, Future of the Brand
Opinion:I say that I am passionate about landscape and natural photography and my impressions relate to the use in these areas. Purchased new at the beginning of 2017 as the first version and updated on the II in April 2019. I've really used it in everything from pole ice to African safaris to the mountains of Central Asia. He's always been up to the job. Batteries also withstand extreme cold conditions. The iso seal has been improved compared to the first version making possible good shots up to 3200 iso (taken even further but can not be called "beautiful photos"). Excellent dynamic range, Raw files from about 45/50 MB work very well. When paired with clear goals, it gives great photos. Heavy but extremely solid. Less performing than the Sony/Nikon/Canon range equivalents. The problem with me was the availability of quality canvases, both used and new, which prompted me to change brands. Compared to other brands the range available is slime and even third-party houses are stopping producing K bayonets. I saw used bodies at 1200/1400 euros, at those prices remains a machine unparalleled on the market.
Pros:Dynamic range, incredible hold at high ISO, endless customization possibilities, stabilized sensor, waterproofing
Cons:not-so-contained weight, autofocus points too grouped in the center, small top LCD display, slightly limited burst, slightly cumbersome orientable display
Opinion:I just made the big jump and switched to full frame. I knew the image quality would benefit, but I didn't imagine up to this point. The dynamic range of the K1-II is spectacular, the tonal passages are very gradual and nuanced, and the hold at the high ISO is really remarkable, a photo taken at 800 ISO looks like a shot with a 200 ISO APS-C. You can pull out details in quantities with really minimal quality loss even at 6400 ISO. If you want the maximum you can activate the "pixel shift" function, which allows for even better resolution, sharpness and noise reduction. Less effective but still quite useful the "pixel shift" function with image stabilizer. Swallows and buttons can be customized at will, and the "smart-function" dial is a small stroke of genius, and once assimilated its operation simplifies things a lot. As long as those who come from the Pentax world will not struggle to find familiarity with the various commands. The stabilized sensor allows you to do amazing things even with vintage lenses, which find on the K1 their original size, managing to unleash all their potential. Obviously need quality optics, because the 36 mpx sensor foresth and not. I haven't had the chance to test the goodness of waterproofing yet, but I don't think I'll be disappointed. Of course it is not a featherweight, those who come from the APS-C type K70 or K3 will immediately notice, as you will immediately notice, alas, the autofocus points all grouped in the center of the frame. It's probably a choice made to be able to use them even in "crop" mode when using lenses that are not compatible with the full frame format, but in many cases you are forced to focus and then recompose the shot. The upper LCD display is also much smaller than, for example, that of the K3, due to the clutter of the dials for the "smart-function", and on many occasions it is not easy to read the information it gives, especially for those like me who no longer have the sight of once... On the other hand, in the crosshairs (really good and very bright) you can see a lot of things. The burst of 4 FPS is also half (8 FPS) of that of the K3, both for the size of the mirror and those of the files to be saved, but basically the K1 is not born for sports photography or very dynamic, and can stay there. In the norm the battery life (be careful, however, that using GPS the range drops a lot), and interesting the orientable display. It always stays on the optical axis of the camera simplifying the composition of the shot even when the camera is not straight, but its particular articulation, although well engineered, is not as flexible as that of a real winding display like that, for example, the K70, less refined but more practical. It places some limits on some shots because in practice you can tilt 90 degrees only upwards while at the bottom and side the tilt is limited to about 35 degrees. In any case, it is a camera that can give great satisfaction, especially if you match the quality opticals or if you want to "exhume" your vintage Pentax lenses. It's going to be pure magic. Vote 9 full
Pros:Robustness, dynamic range, pixel shift. Spectacular built-in astrotracer and GPS, double SD slots, customizable dinghies and buttons, K-attack, ergonomics, battery life, sensor stabilizer, high ISO management and more
Cons:For my use no one
Opinion:Spectacular machine. Built-in Astrotracerand and GPS bring home spectacular photos. Just place the car on the tripod, turn on the GPS and she starts to "follow" the stars avoiding the crawls. Exposures of several minutes do not have to worry if you use wide-angle lenses. The pixel shift proves to be a positive surprise every time. 4 shots joined directly into the machine which provides the user with a single RAW file. Perfect ergonomics and stabilized sensor allow you to shoot for many hours even freehand without the risk of micromove. Spectacular dynamic range. The AF is not lightning fast but in 99.9% of cases it is enough and advances, at least in my case. Excellent management of high ISOs in all situations. Rating 10
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