Pentax K-1
Pentax K-1
Top 12%3,637 points
Top 12%
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Pentax K-1 review: 62 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

36.4MP
Panono Camera: 108MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
35.9 x 24mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
33
Canon EOS R: 5655

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
4.4fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Pentax K-1
28% have it

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
204800 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
760shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots

8. video recording (main camera)

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
1080 x 60fps
Fujifilm X-T3: 2160 x 60fps

9. weight

1.01kg
HTC Re: 65.5g

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Pentax K-1
39% have it

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/8000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s

12. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Pentax K-1
50% have it

13. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Pentax K-1
32% have it

14. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Pentax K-1
46% have it

15. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Pentax K-1
72% have it

16. Has timelapse function

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
Pentax K-1
16% have it

17. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Pentax K-1
26% have it

18. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1037k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots

19. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Pentax K-1
20% have it

20. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Pentax K-1
54% have it

21. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Pentax K-1
66% have it

22. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Pentax K-1
30% have it

23. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Pentax K-1
27% have it

24. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Pentax K-1
48% have it

25. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Pentax K-1
18% have it

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