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Image composition and shooting functions

Aperture: F4.5 ; Shutter speed: 1/100sec. ; Exposure compensation: -0.7EV ; ISO sensitivity: 200 ; White balance: Auto ; Custom image: Vibrant

Custom Image
Effortless expression of the ideal tone and shade for each subject

The K-1 Mark II's Custom Image function allows you to apply the preferred finishing touch to your image, based on your subject or creative intentions. With the addition of Auto Select, in which the camera automatically detects the type of scene or subject and selects the best finishing touch for you, and Flat, which produces a base image most tolerant to retouching, the K-1 Mark II provides a total of 13 Custom Image modes.* Each mode provides minute adjustment of parameters such as saturation, shade, key, contrast and sharpness.**

  • The Custom Image mode is fixed to Auto Select when the camera's exposure mode is set to AUTO.
  • ** Adjustable parameters may vary depending on the selected Custom Image mode.

[ A selection of Custom Image modes ] Please switch and see each custom image samples

Clarity control and Skin Tone correction
Compensation of the subject's texture, while retaining the image's overall sharpness

The Clarity control function is an image-processing technology effective in reproducing the glossy texture of metals and the clearness of the sky or splashing water. By adjusting the smoothness of a silky or shiny surface, it lets you control the quality of texture and the degree of clarity. The Skin Tone correction function** restores a tender texture and a healthy tone of the subject's skin, while keeping the high-resolution rendition in its hair and clothing and in the background. It depicts your subject with smooth texture and healthy skin tones.

  • The Skin Tone correction function can be activated only when the Face Detection mode is selected.

Clarity control:-4

Clarity control:0

Clarity control:+4

Skin Tone correction:OFF

Skin Tone correction:ON [Type1]

Skin Tone correction:ON [Type2]

Faithful reproduction of highlights and shadows

The K-1 Mark II's HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode* delivers an image similar to that detected by the naked eye, by minimizing white-washed highlights and pitch-black shadows, even with extreme high-contrast scenes. It also allows you to set a range of exposure shifts or use the Automatic Position Adjustment function.** Since this mode can save original image files in the RAW format, you can develop them by changing HDR settings or turning the HDR mode off. By using a PC and the included software, you can also divide a single RAW-format file into three separate RAW-format images, and save them as independent files.

  • This HDR function cannot be used in some shooting modes, and is not compatible with some other functions.
  • ** The Automatic Position Adjustment function is fixed at the OFF mode when the Interval or Interval Movie shooting mode is selected.

[ HDR comparison ] Please switch and see each HDR samples here

Multiple exposure
Three ways to synthesize highly creative images

The K-1 Mark II lets you capture the desired number of images - from two to 2,000 - to synthesize a single composite image, with three synthesis modes: average, additive and comparative brightness. In Live View shooting, the K-1 Mark II displays a translucent image of the already captured image on its LCD monitor, allowing you to make precise alignment of the images.


For expressing the colors of the mind, rather than truthful color reproduction

In contrast to the standard auto white balance mode, which is designed to suppress the effect of a light source color on the image's color reproduction, the CTE (Color Temperature Enhancement) mode emphasizes the image's dominant color based on the color temperature. It is useful in dramatizing sunrise and sunset scenes or snow-covered landscapes under the cloudy sky. It is also effective in preventing color fading or the loss of colors such as dark greens and faint pinks.



Digital filters
A selection of filters to add creative visual effects

The PENTAX K-1 Mark II provides a choice of nine filters during shooting, and 21 filters during playback, to create unique visual effects on your images. You can apply as many as 20 filters to a single image to create a distinctive, personalized work of art.

[ Filters available during shooting ] Please switch and see each samples here

[ Filters available during playback ]

4K-compatible Interval Movie shooting
Documenting a constantly changing subject in high resolution

The K-1 Mark II's Interval Movie mode allows you to record still images of a slowly changing subject at a fixed interval, and link them into a single movie file. You can play back the 4K-resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) movie file,* as if fast-forwarding the time on the screen. The K-1 Mark II also records star traces or illuminations in a 4K-resolution movie file. By combining this mode with the camera’s fade-out function, you can create an amazing movie with a dramatic effect of streaking light sources.

  • When playing back the movie file on a device other than the K-1 mark II, the user is advised to use a PC operating environment supporting 4K-resolution movie playback.
Interval movie (Taken with HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mmF2.8ED SDM WR)

Wireless LAN compatibility
Remote control of the camera
using a smartphone

By wirelessly connecting the PENTAX K-1 Mark II with your smartphone,* you can capture images from a distance, browse them on the smartphone screen, and transfer them to another device.** You can not only set various shooting functions and change their settings, but also adjust the focus, release the shutter, and confirm the captured images.

  • Access the RICOH IMAGING official website or contact our customer service center for compatible smartphone operating systems.
  • ** The dedicated Image Sync application is required for remote shooting and browsing operations. Image Sync can be downloaded free of charge from App Store (for iPhones) or Google Play™ (for Android™ smartphones).

Movie recording
Full HD movies
with a beautiful bokeh effect

The K-1 Mark II records lively, true-to-life movies. Thanks to a shallow depth of field provided by its 35mm full-frame design, it effectively produces a beautiful bokeh effect. You can also record sound in stereo using a stereo microphone (commercial product, not included with the K-1 Mark II), or monitor it during recording using headphones (commercial product, not included with the K-1 Mark II). Moreover, the K-1 Mark II increased movie recording capability in the dark up to ISO25600.

In-body RAW data development
Application of the desired finishing touches without the need for a computer

The PENTAX K-1 Mark II develops RAW-format files within the camera body without the help of a PC, and lets you save them as JPEG- or TIFF-format files. This assures greater flexibility in creating a captured image that is more faithful to your creative intentions, without requiring a PC. Thanks to a host of adjustable parameters, it also allows you to add the desired finishing touch to your image regardless of a location, until you are truly satisfied with the result.

IMAGE Transmitter 2 compatibility
Tethered photography from a personal computer

By installed the optional IMAGE Transmitter 2 tethering software on your PC and connecting it with the K-1 Mark II via USB terminal, you can operate the K-1 Mark II, automatically transfer and save recorded images, and check photographic data on your computer. This greatly improves the efficiency of studio shooting.

Exclusive software for high-quality finish and browsing

Supported by the acclaimed SILKYPIX® image development engine, this software allows you to browse through captured images and develop them into RAW-format files on a computer.

Main window structure (Browser mode)

  • 1Navigation panel
  • 2Control panel (image data)
  • 3Control panel (shooting data)
  • 4Control panel (copyright information)

Main window structure (Laboratory mode)

  • 1Control panel (shooting data and history)
  • 2Control panel (image data and site map)
  • 3Control panel (Custom Image, white balance and exposure/tone)
  • 4Control panel (lens aberration compensation, noise reduction and rotation/shift)
  • The user can customize display functions (show or hide) and the position at which the tab pages are displayed on the control panel.
  • ** This is an image of Digital Camera Utility 5 screen.

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