Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1 review: specs and price

Pentax K-1
Pentax K-1

Why is Pentax K-1 better than the average?

  • Megapixels
  • Sensor size
    35.9 x 24mmvs158.3mm
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    204800 ISOvs15728.84 ISO
  • longer battery life
  • Video recording (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs39471.46fps
  • Fastest shutter speed
  • more viewfinder coverage
  • Volume


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1.has a flip-out screen
Pentax K-1

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.Weather sealed
Pentax K-1

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3. more viewfinder coverage


With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.


Leica Q-P


4.has an optical viewfinder
Pentax K-1

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.

5.Has a built-in focus motor
Pentax K-1

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.

6.Is a system camera
Pentax K-1

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.


1.sensor size

35.9 x 24mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.


Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.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.


Canon EOS R


3.has AF tracking
Pentax K-1

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.

4.maximum light sensitivity

204800 ISO

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.


Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO




Panono Camera


6.has built-in optical image stabilization
Pentax K-1

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.


1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

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.


Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has timelapse function
Pentax K-1

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.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Pentax K-1

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.has a 24p cinema mode
Pentax K-1

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


1.has a stereo microphone
Pentax K-1

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Pentax K-1

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones


More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.


Canon EOS 200D


4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Pentax K-1

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.


1. longer battery life


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


Nikon D3x


2.has a removable battery
Pentax K-1

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Pentax K-1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Pentax K-1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.


1.Has WiFi
Pentax K-1

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Pentax K-1

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Pentax K-1

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.can be controlled remotely
Pentax K-1

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.Has dual card slots
Pentax K-1

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

6.has GPS
Pentax K-1

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

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