Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only)

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Product Highlights

  • 36.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • PRIME IV Image Processor
  • 3.2" Cross-Tilt LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p30 Video Recording
  • SAFOX 12 33-Point AF Sensor
  • Native ISO 819200; 4.4 fps Shooting
  • Pixel Shift Resolution II
  • 5-Axis In-Body Shake Reduction
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & GPS; Dual SD Card Slots
  • Weather-Sealed Magnesium-Alloy Body
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Pentax K-1 II Overview

  • 1Description

Distinguished by enhanced processing and improved imaging capabilities, the K-1 Mark II from Pentax is the follow-up to their first full-frame flagship DSLR. Revolving around a 36.4MP CMOS sensor and PRIME IV image processor, the camera is capable of producing high-resolution stills at up to 4.4 fps along with recording Full HD video. The 14-bit image processor has been updated with a Ricoh-developed Accelerator Unit, which helps to reduce noise and increase clarity and color accuracy, as well as boost the sensitivity range up to ISO 819200 for working in low-light conditions. Also contributing to improved image quality is the 5-axis Shake Reduction system, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. This image stabilization system also enables Pixel Shift Resolution II, which leverages the movement of the sensor to record four sequential frames and merge them together in order to acquire greater color detail and resolution. Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution also benefits from this technology, however lets you achieve similar results even when working handheld.

In addition to its distinct imaging assets, the K-1 Mark II is also characterized by its unique physical design. A stainless steel and magnesium-alloy body is especially robust and extensive weather-sealing makes this camera suitable for use in harsh climates and cold weather. The large pentaprism optical viewfinder affords 100% frame coverage and a high 0.7x magnification, and the rear 3.2" 1.04m-dot LCD sports a unique Cross-Tilt design for easy positioning to work at a variety of angles. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi is available for wireless remote control and image transfer and built-in GPS permits geotagging your imagery for tracking your shots on an interactive map.

36.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
The K-1 Mark II delivers high-quality imagery using an advanced 36.4MP CMOS sensor that is designed to create detailed images with minimal noise. Guaranteeing maximum resolution, the sensor lacks an anti-aliasing, or optical low-pass, filter though this will cause a higher chance of aliasing and moire. For situations at risk of these artifacts users can leverage an AA Filter Simulator function, which slightly moves the sensor in order to mimic the effects of a physical filter.
PRIME IV with Accelerator Unit
Working in concert with the image sensor is an updated 14-bit PRIME IV processing engine, which makes use of a Ricoh-developed Accelerator Unit to effectively suppress noise and reproduce fine details with high accuracy, even with high sensitivity values. This image processor and Accelerator Unit also contribute to a notable boost in sensitivity, with a top setting of ISO 819200 available, along with quick 4.4 fps continuous shooting, Full HD 1080p video recording, and a variety of other processing-intensive tasks, such as Pixel Shift Resolution and AstroTracer.
5-Axis In-Body Shake Reduction
A staple of Pentax DSLRs, the K-1 Mark II is equipped with a 5-axis Shake Reduction system that can counter the effects of camera shake by up to 5 stops. This system has been optimized for the full-frame sensor and can account for yaw, pitch, and roll as well as vertical and horizontal motion of the camera. Also, due to the stabilization being incorporated into the camera body, it functions with every K-mount lens.

Pentax takes advantage of the sensor's available movement in order to develop additional features, such as the updated Pixel Shift Resolution II setting. This mode shifts the sensor in order to capture full color data on each pixel by compositing four shots. This grants exceptional clarity, lowers noise, and boosts the effective resolution to 42MP. Additionally, the K-1 Mark II also has Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution, which allows this function to be used even when shooting handheld.

Another capability is an Image Composition Assist function, which allows you to shift the sensor up/down and left/right as well as slightly rotate it. This lets users easily adjust their composition without needing to move their camera and can be useful for delicately balanced tripod work.
SAFOX 12 AF System
The SAFOX 12 AF system is optimized for the full-frame image sensor and has a total of 33 AF points, of which 25 are cross-type, and three f/2.8 luminance sensors to maximize performance in all lighting conditions. The system can operate down to -3 EV using the 25 center sensors and will benefit working in dark scenes as well as extreme back-lit conditions.
Full HD 1080p Video Recording
In addition to standard stills capture, the K-1 Mark II is capable of Full HD video at up to 30p or 60i using H.264 compression. This enables photographers to add high-resolution motion capture to their arsenal without needing to carry another camera. Also, when shooting in HD 720p, users can shoot at up to 60p. Additionally, the camera is NTSC/PAL switchable and it is equipped with headphone and microphone jacks for high-quality audio support.
Weather- and Dust-Resistant Body with Cross-Tilt LCD
Durability has always been one of Pentax's strong suits, and the K-1 Mark II is no exception with a stainless-steel chassis covered in a magnesium-alloy shell that is tough and lightweight. Also, the camera is sealed in 87 places to ensure no rain or dust will take your camera out of commission. The camera is designed to handle freezing temperatures as well, with a rating down to 14°F.

The K-1 Mark II is equipped with two SDXC card slots. These can be configured for backup, splitting storage of JPEGs and raw files, or overflow when card 1 is filled. Also on the body users will find a variety of dials and buttons that will allow for quick and intuitive adjustment of settings. Along with this there are LED-illuminated body points on the lens mount, card slots, the backside of the LCD, and at the cable switch terminal that will help you operate the camera in low light.

One unique feature of the K-1 Mark II's design is the use of a 3.2" 1.04m-dot Cross-Tilt LCD. This ensures the screen remains aligned with the optical center of the camera while allowing for tilt 44° down and 90° upward as well as 35° left and right. The camera also has settings for quickly adjusting the brightness of the display to account for a variety of shooting environments.
GPS, Compass, and AstroTracer
With built-in GPS, shooters can automatically track their movement and position as they work with data automatically written to the image file. It can record location, facing direction, and Coordinated Universal Time while also enabling using a digital compass feature. Along with this, it can work with the Shake Reduction mechanism to activate the AstroTracer function. This system obtains location data and camera position to calculate movement of stars in the sky. The sensor is then synced with the movement in order to minimize the capture of star trails with long exposures.
Other Camera Features
  • Real-time Scene Analysis system has been upgraded to look at exposure, color, faces, movement, and more in order to automatically select the proper exposure settings for optimal image capture.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows users to directly connect to the camera using a mobile device for image transfer and remote camera control.
  • Record images in DNG raw, Pentax raw, or JPEG with selectable quality and resolutions.
  • APS-C crop mode will allow full compatibility with existing APS-C format lenses.
  • Aperture and shutter speed priority mode (TAv) allows you to manually select aperture and shutter speed while leaving ISO selection to the camera.
  • Optional adapter enables users to mount 645 series medium-format lenses to the K-1.
  • Diffraction Correction function will account for diffraction at small apertures and improve image sharpness.
  • Focus peaking in video mode will assist with manual focusing.
  • Language support: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.
UPC: 027075299870
In the Box
Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • D-LI90(E) Lithium-Ion Battery (7.2V, 1860mAh)
  • D-BC90 Battery Charger
  • AC Cord for K7 Digital SLR Camera
  • Finder Cap ME
  • O-ST162 Strap
  • Eyecup FT
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Body Mount Cap
  • Synchro Terminal 2P Cap
  • Triangular Ring
  • Protective Cover
  • S-SW162 Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Pentax K-1 II Specs

    Lens Mount Pentax K
    Camera Format Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 36.77 Megapixel
    Effective: 36.4 Megapixel
    Maximum Resolution 7360 x 4912
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Sensor Type CMOS
    Sensor Size 35.9 x 24 mm
    Image File Format DNG, JPEG, RAW
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 819200
    Shutter Speed Mechanical Shutter
    1/8000 to 30 Seconds 
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot
    Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Metering Range -3 to 20 EV
    White Balance Auto, CTE, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (White), Manual, Multi Auto WB, Shade, Tungsten
    Continuous Shooting Up to 4.4 fps at 36 MP for up to 17 Exposures (Raw Format)
    Up to 4.4 fps at 36 MP for up to 70 Exposures (JPEG Format)
    Up to 3 fps at 36 MP for up to 20 Exposures (Raw Format)
    Up to 3 fps at 36 MP for up to 100 Exposures (JPEG Format)
    Up to 0.7 fps at 36 MP for up to 100 Exposures (Raw Format)
    Up to 0.7 fps at 36 MP for up to 100 Exposures (JPEG Format)
    Up to 6.4 fps at 15 MP for up to 50 Exposures (Raw Format)
    Up to 6.4 fps at 15 MP for up to 100 Exposures (JPEG Format)
    Up to 3 fps at 15 MP for up to 70 Exposures (Raw Format)
    Up to 3 fps at 15 MP for up to 100 Exposures (JPEG Format)
    Up to 1 fps at 15 MP for up to 100 Exposures (Raw Format)
    Up to 1 fps at 15 MP for up to 100 Exposures (JPEG Format)
    Interval Recording Yes
    Self Timer 2/12-Second Delay
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Recording Modes MOV/H.264
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p 
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i 
    HD (1280 x 720) at 50p/59.94p 
    Recording Limit Up to 25 Minutes for Full HD (1920 x 1080)
    Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
    Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
    External Microphone Input
    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 33 (25 Cross-Type)
    Autofocus Sensitivity -3 to +18 EV
    Viewfinder and Monitor
    Viewfinder Type Optical
    Viewfinder Eye Point 20.6 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.7x
    Diopter Adjustment -3.5 to +1.2 m
    Monitor Size 3.2"
    Monitor Resolution 1,037,000 Dot
    Monitor Type Tilting LCD
    Built-in Flash None
    Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Hi-Speed Sync, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction, TTL Auto, Wireless
    Maximum Sync Speed 1/200 Second
    Flash Compensation -2 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Dedicated Flash System TTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
    Memory Card Slot 2 x SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Connectivity 3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone, DC Input, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B, Wired Remote Port, X-Sync Socket
    Wireless Wi-Fi
    GPS Yes
    Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
    Battery 1 x D-LI90 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.4 x 4.3 x 3.4" / 136.5 x 110.0 x 85.5 mm
    Weight 2.04 lb / 925 g (Body Only)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 6.7 x 4.5"

    Pentax K-1 II Reviews

    K-1 Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from K1 II initial impressions Having now just used the K1 for over 1500 photos, my initial impression is that this camera just does what I ask of it. I have not used many of the auxiliary features yet ( HDR, astrophotography ) but for my landscape photography, it does an excellent job. My first impressions are with the DFA 24-70 lens and this seems to be an excellent combo for everyday use. Although others have noted that battery life is not exceptional, I have yet to recharge it and the battery life still shows as being almost full. In the past, I have been very satisfied with my K3 but since getting the K1 II, this is all I have used, While it is heavier than what I am used to, I have had no issues and use it with the grip for added control.
    Date published: 2018-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from K-1MKII was what I was waiting for I have been a lifetime Pentaxian? have film and now digital bodies from the ist D to the Pentax KP.? ?I wanted to go FF since I gave that up on film in 2001? ?This update takes the best advances of the Pentax KP and puts them into the FF resolution I need as a semi pro.? I have this paired with the DFA 150-450 and my imagery has gone to a new level.? Thank you Ricoh for investing in Pentax. the best abilities at a price all of us can afford
    Date published: 2018-05-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent The K-1 II does very well in all areas.? Structure, menu design, features, weather resistance, style, AF, detail in images, and overall image quality. I have tested with it shooting still objects, flying birds, sports (lacrosse, track, and softball) and it yields images with excellent color and detail, while the AF does very well with tracking moving subjects or shooting stills. When cropping images I have found that they retain a lot of detail. I am happy that I purchased the camera, and would recommend it.
    Date published: 2018-04-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Rate Image Quality When I was ready to upgrade from my K3 to a FF high pixel count camera I agonized over whether to get the K1 ii or switch to a much more expensive Nikon or Sony. I am glad I got the K1. It is a huge improvement with significantly better dynamic range, lower noise, better focusing, and superb IQ. For still pictures, I dont think you can do better with any FF camera. A pleasant surprise is all my Pentax lenses work just fine in FF mode:  DA 1:2.4 70 mm, DAF Macro 1:2.8 100mm, and DA* 1:4 300mm. Nice!
    Date published: 2019-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fernando (from Chihuahua) Great Camera 1. I dedicate myself to photography 25 years ago, from the analogous cameras. 2. I have had two Olympus digital cameras, three fuji and five Pentax APS C digital cameras and I have sold 60 x 40 inch printed photographs. Now I have acquired the K1 Mark II. 3. My landscape, architecture and commercial photographs have been published in several books. 4. I think the K1 Mark II, is a PHOTOGRAPHIC camera and has a great personality. 5. I think the K1 Mark II is a camera for those who love the moment of each shot as well as the camera settings for each shot. 6. I had a Canon 5D Mark III for 45 days and I used it every day, the system for selecting the focus point is not precise, "almost always jumps" to the wrong place, instead the K1 Mark II system is always accurate. 7. If you want a camera to travel in time, the Mark II is not for you. For me, 4.4 fps is not a problem. 8. The elimination of noise seems fundamental to me and this function, until today, will always be against sharpness and this comment is appropriate, since I also do night photography. 9. I do not have the original K1, so it is impossible for me to do comparative image tests between both cameras, but I can review the tests carried out by Internet professionals who make this type of review and compare one image against the other and the conclusions This type of opinion is very subjective because there is no dispositive that measures mathematically that "X" camera is .001 sharper or .002 less sharp. Of course I recommend the K1 Mark II. I ask for an apology for my English. Greetings
    Date published: 2018-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great camera As any number of professional reviews will tell you, this is a pretty great camera for a a brand that has sadly fell into some level of obscurity. If I had to replace mine, I would buy another without hesitation.
    Date published: 2019-01-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love this camera I had been using the Pentax K-1 and really liked it Now I have the PentaxK-1 Mark ll and Love it.  It has everything the K-1 has plus faster sharper and all the controls are in the same location.
    Date published: 2018-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of improvements from istD Still testing and adjusting settings. My first few photos are very clean. Having fun once again taking photos. Having to upgrade software to edit the large photos. One item I miss is the quick flash pop up, having to use my big flash mounted on the camera. Over all I am very impressed with the new K-1 Mark II. Even all my older lens works good, and my 135-600 one touch by Pentax in manual mode works.
    Date published: 2018-07-23
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    What is its included warranty?

    What is its included warranty?
    Asked by: Marina
    This would come with a 1 year US manufacturers warranty
    Answered by: Moe
    Date published: 2019-03-13

    Is there a instruction manual included with the ...

    Is there a instruction manual included with the camera?
    Asked by: katie
    Yes just the basic manual.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-03-17


    Will the Pentax K1 Mark ii feature a clean hdmi output? What video features have been upgraded?
    Asked by: Sebastian B.
    Video has not been updated in the Mark II. It will not have clean HDMI out.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    I placed my pre order when first announced. Is the April 11th ship date still accurate? I see that Ricoh Japan shows an April 20th date. However, I still see April 11th on all U.S. sites. Heres hoping for the 11th.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Unfortunately questions related to your specific order cannot be answered with our Q+A feature. Please contact our Customer Service Department directly for assistance.To Call: 800.221.5743 (+ internationally) Email: cs@bhphotovideo.comHelp Center: <a href= target= _blank ></a>
    Answered by: Daniel M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Has anyone experienced an orange/yellowish skin ...

    Has anyone experienced an orange/yellowish skin tone when photographing people? How did you overcome that?
    Asked by: David
    We are certain the setting on your camera known as the White Balance is incorrect. Please go to the menus>Setting>White Balance>Auto.
    Answered by: Dennis A
    Date published: 2019-02-22


    Tell me,please, what weight will be Pentax K-1 Mark II with package?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Shipping weight - body only fedex 3.6 lbs / 1.63 kgs.
    Answered by: Walter D.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    does it support usb charging?can it be charged via a power bank for long timelapses
    Asked by: Swagath M.
    No you must charge the battery in a battery charger
    Answered by: Richard R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    I have a Penax SLR camera and thinking of a trade-in, can that be done at your store?
    Asked by: Keithroy J.
    They advertise that they take trades and provided a quote for my Pentax 1stD and battery grip, I sent the camera and grip to the NY store and once evaluated, requested a store credit as I planned a new Pentax purchase. Took 2 months and a few e-mails to get an answer as to status, They eventually advised they issued a check to me and of course at a much lower dollar value than originally provided, while ignoring my original preference for a store purchase credit, or my executing the option to return the camera given the significant dollar reduction in the value. I was traveling extensively during those Summer months of 2017. Never saw the check. When I eventually remembered in late Spring of 2018 that I never did receive the check, too much time had passed to resolve.
    Answered by: Edward M.
    Date published: 2018-11-08
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