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Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR Camera with 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens Kit

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Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR Camera with 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens Kit
Key Features
  • 36.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • PRIME IV Image Processor
  • 3.2" Cross-Tilt LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p30 Video Recording
An ideal entry to Pentax full-frame, the K-1 Mark II DSLR Camera with 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens Kit from B&H bundles the versatile DSLR camera body with the HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR fast standard zoom.
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Pentax K-1 II Overview

An ideal entry to Pentax full-frame, the K-1 Mark II DSLR Camera with 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens Kit from B&H bundles the versatile DSLR camera body with the HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR fast standard zoom.

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

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
Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Lens

A fast, standard zoom featuring a sophisticated optical design, the HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Lens from Pentax is designed for use on full-frame K mount DSLRs, as well as APS-C cameras where it provides a 36-105mm equivalent focal length range. The constant f/2.8 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and pairs with a rounded nine-blade diaphragm to produce smooth shallow depth of field imagery. The lens' design incorporates a trio of extra-low dispersion elements, three aspherical elements, and one anomalous dispersion aspherical element to control a variety of aberrations and distortions in order to produce well-corrected images with notable sharpness and even illumination. An HD coating has also been applied to further benefit working in difficult lighting conditions by suppressing lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color neutrality.

Complementing the optical performance of the lens is a Supersonic Direct-drive Motor, which offers fast, quiet, and quick autofocus performance that is ideal for both stills and video shooting. A weather-resistant construction is also featured, for working in harsh environments, and a Quick-Shift Focus System and zoom lock lever offer intuitive handling and control.

Standard 24-70mm zoom lens is designed for Pentax K mount full-frame DSLRs/SLRs and is also compatible with APS-C models where it will provide a 36-105mm equivalent focal length range.
Fast f/2.8 constant maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range, benefits working in difficult lighting conditions, and offers greater control over focus position for shallow depth of field applications.
A 17 elements in 12 groups design features three extra-low dispersion elements, three aspherical elements, and one anomalous dispersion glass-molded aspherical element. This combination helps to substantially reduce chromatic aberrations and various distortions throughout the zoom range and also offers enhanced sharpness, clarity, and edge-to-edge illumination throughout the aperture range.
An HD coating has been applied to lens elements to minimize flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color neutrality when working in harsh, backlit lighting conditions.
A Supersonic Direct-drive Motor (SDM) benefits autofocus operation with smooth, quiet, and accurate performance to support both stills and video applications.
A weather-resistant construction incorporates five weather seals to protect against moisture for working in inclement conditions.
A rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.
Quick-Shift Focus System lets you manually control focus at any time, even when working in AF mode, by simply rotating the focus ring.
A zoom lock lever prevents the lens from extending under its own weight when carrying.
UPC: 027075293557

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

Lens MountPentax K
Sensor ResolutionActual: 36.77 Megapixel
Effective: 36.4 Megapixel (7360 x 4912)
Sensor Type35.9 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Mirror Lock-UpYes
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity100 to 819,200 in Auto Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture 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 BalancePresets: Auto, CTE, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (White), Manual, Multi Auto WB, Shade, Tungsten
Continuous ShootingUp to 4.4 fps at 36 MP for up to 17 Frames (Raw) / 70 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 3 fps at 36 MP for up to 20 Frames (Raw) / 100 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 0.7 fps at 36 MP for up to 100 Frames (Raw) / 100 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 6.4 fps at 15 MP for up to 50 Frames (Raw) / 100 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 3 fps at 15 MP for up to 70 Frames (Raw) / 100 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 1 fps at 15 MP for up to 100 Frames (Raw) / 100 Frames (JPEG)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/12-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes3:2 Raw
7360 x 4912
3:2 JPEG
7360 x 4912
5760 x 3840
4224 x 2816
1920 x 1280
Aspect Ratio3:2
Image File FormatDNG, JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording ModesH.264/MOV
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps
Recording LimitUp to 25 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
IP StreamingNone
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O1 x DC Input
Other I/O1 x Micro-USB (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control Input
1 x PC Sync Socket Output
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)GPS, QZSS
Resolution1,037,000 Dot
Display TypeTilting LCD
Secondary DisplayTop: Status Display
Eye Point20.6 mm
MagnificationApprox. 0.7x
Diopter Adjustment-3.5 to +1.2
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 33 (25 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity-3 to +18 EV
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesAuto, 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 Speed1/200 Second
Flash Compensation-2 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, PC Terminal
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Battery Type1 x D-LI90 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.4 x 4.3 x 3.4" / 136.5 x 110 x 85.5 mm
Weight2.04 lb / 925 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.805 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.8 x 6.9 x 4.55"

Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Lens Specs

Focal Length24 to 70mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountPentax K
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View84° to 34.5°
Minimum Focus Distance1.25' / 38 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.48 x 4.31" / 88.5 x 109.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.51" / 140 mm
Weight1.73 lb / 787 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.58 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.95 x 6.1 x 4.6"

Pentax K-1 II Reviews

Best Value in Photography

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-03

Love EVERYTHING about this camera.Built to last a lifetime and consistently give professional results.

A tank disguised as a camera!

By Niklas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

Very solid camera! IQ of the 36mb sensor is superb. Not meant as a video camera (has 1080p). Also the, somewhat, slow 4.4fps does not make it a great sports or wildlife camera.


By Dr. Saleem
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-07

If fuji guys wake up from their slumber K1 can top the list of dslrs. It badly needs following 3 improvements 1. Improved focus system 2. Touch screen 3. K4 video function. 4. Improvement in shutter lag in live view stills shooting. I compared the k1 images with myworkhorse camera fuji xh1 and found the fuji images more crisp.

Beautiful images

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

Camera consistently out perform's other (much more expensive) big brand cameras that I own (one of which was 10K, body only).Nicely laid out and intuitive with one of the best articulating screen's and great Shake Reduction systems.Some reviewer's say it is heavy.If you look at the tear down reports online you will see why.There is a lot of technology in this camera and Ricoh did not skimp on build quality.


By Lance
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-14

The image quality is unbelievable, I'm truly happy with my purchase. The camera is built like a tank love the weight of the camera and feels great in my hands. The 4.4 FPS was not a deal breaker for, I'm a die hard Pentax lover.

Nice camera.

By Douglas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-28

An excellent full frame camera with lots of features. A little heavy but not a deal breaker.

Pentax over Sony

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-03

My primary interest is landscape photography and I wanted a high resolution, full frame camera in the $2000 range. Narrowed the search to the Sony A7RIIIA ( mirrorless 42 mp) and the Pentax K1-II (DSLR 36mp). Picked the Pentax primarily based on the shooting experience. The Sony is an excellent camera with a large selection of great lenses but I did not like the EVF and the confusing menus and controls. Having used the Pentax K3 for several years I much preferred the OVF and found the menus and controls to be very familiar. The K1 II is a heavy camera with a limited selection of lenses designed for full frame digital cameras. But the 24 - 70 mm f2.8 lens fit my needs and the SDM focusing system did not have the problems I encountered with other Pentax SDM lenses. It was also very sharp and quick to focus. Astro Tracer and Pixel Shift are well known K1 features. However, there were some other pleasant surprises: 1) Pixel Shift images are processed in camera to produce a single image. The single image can then be post processed in Lightroom. The Sony requires external software to produce the processed pixel shift image. 2) In addition to external diode lights for night photography, the K1 II can brighten or dim the back screen to suit one's environment and you can make the screen red to read menus without ruining your night vision. 3) For very long exposures, as may be needed at night, there is a self-timer on bulb mode (B) for up to 30 minutes. Finally, it has been my experience that Pentax cameras are very robust and reliable. My Spotmatic from the 1960's is still working and my K3 survived a fall from a tripod without any damage. The K1 II is not a sports or wildlife camera. But it is a great landscape / astrophotography camera.

Great Full Frame

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-08

This is a great combo for camera and lens, I have tested to see what kind of quality I could get and this take Great pics some cameras are good but this is Great. The bokies are wonderful and close-up of objects about 6X7 in diameter appear great depending on the distance from lens to object distance, you have the option to turn off the grid when looking though the view finder and this helps when focusing what you want. Overall this is a great buy for the top quailty camera that it is.

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Will lens on my K-20D camera fit on the K-1 Mark ...

Will lens on my K-20D camera fit on the K-1 Mark II DSLR?
Asked by: Dennis
You can use any lens made by Pentax on K-1 camera.
Answered by: Henry
Date published: 2019-11-29

Will the battery grip for my K3 work on the K1 ?

Will the battery grip for my K3 work on the K1 ?
Asked by: lewis
No it will not work.
Answered by: Luis L
Date published: 2021-01-20

Is the 819200 ISO native or extended? How about ...

Is the 819200 ISO native or extended? How about IQ and noise at circa 102400 ISO?
Asked by: Julio
The K-1 Mark II has a native ISO of 819,200; image quality at 102,400 ISO, like all other cameras in this class, is not good.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2020-09-25

Will K-1 II body accept K-5 lenses?

Will K-1 II body accept K-5 lenses?
Asked by: Robert
Yes, but they may be aps-c lenses and therefore you will only use 40% of the resolution of the K1II.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-20

Can I use my canon ef lenses with the K-1 Mark II ...

Can I use my canon ef lenses with the K-1 Mark II body?
Asked by: Nicholas
You would have to use an adapter to potentially use EF lenses on the Pentax.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-22

Will the battery from my K3 Pentax work on the ...

Will the battery from my K3 Pentax work on the K-1 Mark 2?
Asked by: lew
The D-LI90 battery is compatible with both the Pentax K3 and the K1 Mark II.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-03-15

will the Astrotracer go with this body?

will the Astrotracer go with this body?
Asked by: Michael
Yes, the camera had auto tracer built in.
Answered by: Terry
Date published: 2021-06-21

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
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