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PENTAX K-1 Mark II

The K-1 Mark II overcomes challenging field conditions, such as poor weather, darkness and freezing temperatures

HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mmF4.5-5.6ED DC AW
Aperture: F8.0 ; Shutter speed: 1/640 sec. ; Exposure compensation: +0.3EV ; ISO sensitivity: 200 ; White balance: Daylight ; Custom image: Vibrant

SR II in-body shake reduction mechanism
Five-axis, five-shutter-step camera shake compensation

The PENTAX-original sensor-shift-type shake reduction mechanism has been upgraded to provide optimum compensation for all lenses used in handheld shooting. The new-generation SR II (Shake Reduction II) features a five-axis mechanism to compensate for camera shake caused by horizontal and vertical shift* (often generated in macro photography) and camera shake caused by roll, which is difficult to handle by lens-installed shake reduction mechanisms, in addition to more common camera shake caused by pitch and yaw. The SR II unit is controlled with great precision as soon as the camera's power is turned on, and provides a wide compensation range - as much as five shutter steps** - to expand the limits of handheld shooting.

  • During Live View shooting, this mechanism does not compensate for camera shake caused by horizontally and vertical shift.
  • ** Measured in conformity to CIPA standards, using an HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR lens at a focal length of 105mm.

5axis/5steps

Shake reduction along five axis

  • 12Pitch and yaw
  • 3Roll
  • 45Horizontal and vertical shift

Compatible with panning shots

When taking a panning shot, this mechanism efficiently controls the SR unit to detect only the direction of the camera’s movement, while compensating for all other affecting vectors. Because of this, the K-1 Mark II captures beautiful, high-resolution images both in normal shooting and panning photography, without requiring any switching operation.

SR:OFF

SR:ON

SR:OFF

SR:ON

High-precision AE/AF operation at -3EV illumination
Extra-accurate auto-exposure and autofocus control, even in the dark

An illumination level of -3EV makes it difficult to see a subject with the naked eye, and almost impossible to make accurate focus with manual focusing. Even under such low-illumination conditions, the K-1 Mark II assures high-precision auto-exposure and autofocus operations.* Thanks to its upgraded algorithm, its autofocus response time for poorly illuminated subjects is greatly reduced. Coupled with its super-high-resolution imaging power, the K-1 Mark II delivers exceptional shooting performance in dark locations.

  • Light metering measured at ISO 100 and with a 50mm F1.4 lens; focusing measured at ISO 100, at room temperature and with 25 middle sensors.

Outdoor-oriented monitor with red-lit monitor display function
Easy, pushbutton control of monitor brightness

The camera's outdoor-oriented monitor, which provides easy setting of the brightness level, has been upgraded. In addition to positive settings to assure the correct brightness level in bright locations, it now provides negative settings to improve visibility in dark locations. It also features a red-lit monitor display function to facilitate monitor viewing when your eyes have become accustomed to a dark location during astronomical or nighttime photography. By assigning this function to the Fx1 button, you can instantly switch the monitor display between the normal and red-lit modes.

Outdoor View Setting:-2

Outdoor View Setting:+2

Night Vision LCD Display

Operation Assist Light
Supporting camera operations in the dark

Four Operation Assist Lights are strategically positioned around the camera body: at the upper side of the lens mount, behind the LCD monitor, at the memory card slot, and at the cable switch terminal. With a push of the illumination button, you can turn them on* to facilitate lens and memory card changes, control button operations, and attachment and removal of a cable switch, for more efficient, comfortable shooting of nighttime outdoor scenes and poorly lit indoor subjects.

  • The LED lights can be switched on and off individually. They are all set to the off mode at default setting.

Above lens mount

Above LCD monitor

At memory card slot

At cable switch terminal

Dependable dustproof, weather-resistant construction
A completely environment-resistant imaging system, with a weather-resistant lens 

A combination of the K-1 Mark II's 87 sealing parts and the optional D-BG6 Battery Grip's watertight body prevents the intrusion of water and dust into their interior. When an AW- or WR-series lens is mounted,* the K-1 Mark II and its lens forms a remarkable digital imaging system totally resistant to demanding environmental factors.

  • AW stands for All Weather (dustproof and weather-resistant construction), while WR stands for Weather Resistant (simplified weather-resistant construction).

DRII (Dust Removal II) mechanism
Effective removal of foreign particles from the image sensor

Using its piezoelectric element, this innovative mechanism applies ultrasonic vibrations to the optical glass panel placed in front of the image sensor. This effectively removes all dust particles clinging to the image sensor surface, and prevents annoying dust spots from appearing on a captured image.

  • 1UV/IR-cut filter
  • 2Absorption-type IR-cut glass
  • 3Piezoelectric element
  • 4CMOS image sensor

-10°C cold-resistant construction
Unmatched reliability proven under vigorous testing conditions

Anticipating use in cold locations, PENTAX has subjected the K-1 Mark II to exacting environmental tests at temperatures as low as -10°C, and gathered a vast array of data on operational precision, response and stability of mechanisms and circuits, as well as fluctuations in battery voltage.* As the result, the K-1 Mark II assures solid, trouble-free operation even at freezing temperatures.

  • Battery performance declines as the temperature goes down. When shooting in cold environments, the user is advised to carry spare batteries and keep them warm by storing them in an inside pocket.

High-rigidity, extra-durable body
A shell structure shielding a metallic chassis with a magnesium alloy casing

The K-1 Mark II's exterior casing is made of highly rigid, lightweight magnesium alloy, which provides excellent shock-resistance and electromagnetic shielding performance. By coupling it with a high-rigidity metallic chassis housing the core components, the K-1 Mark II forms a compound structure to assure outstanding durability and exceptional reliability.

Extra-durable shutter unit
Withstanding 300,000 shutter releases for professional use

After a series of exacting performance tests, the K-1 Mark II's shutter unit has proven its exceptional durability by withstanding a total of 300,000 shutter releases. It assures outstanding operational precision and exceptional durability required for exacting professional work.

Dual card slot
Large-volume image data filing on two SD memory cards

The K-1 Mark II's card slot accepts two SD memory cards, with a choice of three data filing modes: "Serial" to store a large volume of data successively from one card to another; "Duplicate" (simultaneous filing) for simplified data backup, and "RAW/JPEG Division" to separate data files based on the recording format. It is also possible to copy an image stored on one card to another.

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