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Pentax K-1 Mark II

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Pentax K-1 Mark II review: specs and price

Pentax K-1 Mark II
Pentax K-1 Mark II
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Why is Pentax K-1 Mark II better than the average?

  • Megapixels
    36MPvs16.44MP
  • Sensor size
    35.9 x 24mmvs158.3mm
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    819200 ISOvs15728.84 ISO
  • longer battery life
    670shotsvs389.64shots
  • Fastest shutter speed
    1/8000svs1/2816s
  • more viewfinder coverage
    100%vs98.21%
  • Volume
    1296.02cm³vs9397.54cm³
  • Screen size
    3.2"vs2.96"

Top specs and features

Design

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

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.Weather sealed
Pentax K-1 Mark II

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

3.Is dustproof and water resistant
Pentax K-1 Mark II

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

4.has an optical viewfinder
Pentax K-1 Mark II

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. more viewfinder coverage

100%

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.

Best

Leica Q-P

100%

6.Has a built-in focus motor
Pentax K-1 Mark II

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.

For example

Canon EOS 200D

Optics

1.sensor size

35.9 x 24mm

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.focus points

33

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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

3.has AF tracking
Pentax K-1 Mark II

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

819200 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.

Best

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

1640000 ISO

5.megapixels

36MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

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

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.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

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.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Pentax K-1 Mark II

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

3.Has timelapse function
Pentax K-1 Mark II

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.

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Pentax K-1 Mark II

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.supports AVCHD format
Pentax K-1 Mark II

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

6.has a 24p cinema mode
Pentax K-1 Mark II

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

Audio

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

2.has a microphone in
Pentax K-1 Mark II

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

3.number of microphones

2

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

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

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

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

5.has stereo speakers
Pentax K-1 Mark II

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

6.has a zoom microphone
Pentax K-1 Mark II

Zoom microphones record very high quality audio, and enable you to record sound from a distance. This can be useful for recording meetings, lectures and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Battery

1. longer battery life

670shots

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

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Pentax K-1 Mark II

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

3.has a rechargeable battery
Pentax K-1 Mark II

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Pentax K-1 Mark II

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

5.internal storage

0MB

Best

Light L16

256GB

6.wireless charging
Pentax K-1 Mark II

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

Features

1.Has WiFi
Pentax K-1 Mark II

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Pentax K-1 Mark II

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 Mark II

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 Mark II

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

For example

Canon EOS 200D

5.Has dual card slots
Pentax K-1 Mark II

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 an accelerometer
Pentax K-1 Mark II

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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