Pentax K-1 DSLR with 24-70MM F2.8 ED WR Lens
Thanks again to Matt Granger. Matt reviews the #Pentax K-1 and a few lenses.
PENTAX’s first 35mm full-frame digital SLR camera, and the new flagship model of the popular PENTAX K series, providing outstanding operability and superb reliability
High-resolution, fine-gradation images supported by approximately 36.4 effective megapixels The K-1 incorporates a newly developed 35mm-format full-frame CMOS image sensor the first time in a PENTAX K-mount digital SLR camera. It also features an AA (anti-aliasing) filter free design that puts priority on image resolution. Coupled with a high-speed image processing system and the newly designed PRIME IV imaging engine, capable of 14-bit RAW format image recording, it optimizes the resolving power of approximately 36.4 effective megapixels to deliver super-high-resolution, fine-gradation images.
It also allows for super-high-sensitivity shooting up to ISO 204800, and produces beautiful, high-resolution images over the entire sensitivity range from the lowest sensitivity to the highest while effectively minimizing annoying noise at all sensitivity levels.
The K-1 comes equipped with the PENTAX-developed SR II (Shake Reduction II) five-axis mechanism that enables accurate control of the large full-frame image sensor with all compatible PENTAX interchangeable lenses. In addition to camera shake caused by pitch and yaw, this new system is also designed to effectively 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 deal with by lens-installed shake reduction mechanisms.
It has a compensation range of as much as five shutter steps the widest of all PENTAX digital SLR models to expand the limits of handheld shooting. Even when taking a panning shot, this system automatically detects the direction of the camera’s movement, and efficiently controls the SR unit to always produce the best image possible without requiring any mode switching operation.
Pixel Shift Resolution System with a new motion correction function The K-1 features Pixel Shift Resolution System, the latest super-resolution technology, which captures four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, then synthesizes them into a single composite image. Compared to the conventional Bayer system, in which each pixel has only a single color data unit, this innovative system obtains all color data in each pixel to deliver super-high-resolution images with far more truthful colors and much finer details than those produced by conventional full-frame image sensors.
This system even provides a new motion correction function, which automatically detects a moving object during continuous shooting and minimizes negative effects during the synthesizing process, in order to accommodate a wider range of scenes and subjects.
High-speed continuous shooting with a top speed of approximately 4.4 images per second The K-1 has a larger shutter unit, which is newly designed to accommodate the camera’s full-frame image sensor. It also incorporates a range of new mechanisms to provide high-speed, high-accuracy control of the mirror unit, including a damper mechanism that effectively minimizes mirror shock. A high-speed data transmission system incorporated in the PRIME IV imaging engine allows the user to continuously record as many as 17 images in the RAW format (or a maximum of 70 images in the JPEG Best format) in a single sequence, at a top speed of approximately 4.4 images per second.
Thanks to its built-in GPS module, the K-1 provides a variety of advanced GPS functions, including the recording of location, latitude, longitude, altitude and UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) and direction at the time of shooting. The user can easily access images containing GPS data using a computer, to browse them, check on shooting locations and position data on the screen, or save them. The K-1 also provides a set of other unique tools, including: Electronic Compass, which displays the camera's direction on its LCD monitor; GPS log, which keeps track of the photographer's movement; and ASTRO TRACER, which simplifies the tracing and photographing of celestial bodies by coupling GPS data with the camera's SR mechanism.
- High-grade DRII (Dust Removal II) mechanism for effective elimination of dust on the image sensor using ultrasonic vibration
- Crop mode with a choice of image area from AUTO, FF (Full Frame) and APS-C, to accommodate different types of lenses
- Clarity control and Skin Tone correction functions, a pair of the latest image processing technologies developed by RICOH Central Laboratory
- HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting mode with RAW-format data filing, usable in handheld shooting
- The PENTAX-invented hyper operating system for quick, accurate response to the photographer's creative intentions
- Dual SD card slots for memory card flexibility (compatible with SDXC UHS-1 speed class in SDR104 buss speed mode)
- Compensation of various parameters: lens distortion, lateral chromatic aberration, diffraction, and brightness level at image-field edges. Fringe effect compensation is also available in RAW-format processing.
- Compatibility with PENTAX Image Transmitter 2 tethering software (Software update required from RICOH IMAGING official website)
- Digital Camera Utility 5 software (latest version) included
Pentax DFA 24-70MM F2.8 ED WR Lens
Built to meet the rigorous demands of professional photographers, the HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR is sure to become your go to lens
- Bright, fast F2.8 constant aperture
- HD coating
- Weather-resistant construction
- Equivalent APS-C focal range 37-107mm
- Quick-shift Focus System
- Quiet and smooth SDM
It’s designed to deliver speed, sharpness and performance, while producing a beautiful soft bokeh (defocus) effect on the background throughout the entire focal range. Providing a constant aperture of f/2.8 over the entire zoom range, this fast versatile zoom lens greatly reduces the need for a tripod when photographing subjects in less-than-ideal lighting conditions, such as sunsets and indoor scenes. By incorporating three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) optical elements and four aspherical optical elements, it assures sufficient light levels even at the edges of the image field and compensates various aberrations to a minimum to deliver well-depicted, fine-detailed images, rich in contrast and resolution. The built-in SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) provides quiet, high-speed autofocus operation.
Exceptional image quality
Consisting of 17 elements in 12 groups, the newly designed optics feature three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) optical elements, one anomalous-dispersion-glass aspherical optical element and three aspherical optical elements to accommodate super-high-resolution image sensors.
Large-aperture zoom lens
The HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mmF2.8ED SDM WR covers a versatile focal length range from 24mm to 70mm on a 35mm format sensor and 37mm to 107mm when mounted on the current PENTAX K-series APS-C camera bodies. The large F2.8 constant aperture makes this lens ideal for wide variety photographic opportunities such as; wedding, portraiture, sports, nature, landscape, studio, field and low-light photography.
This lens features a dependable weather-resistant construction with special seals to effectively prevent the intrusion of water into the lens interior. By pairing it with a weather-resistant PENTAX Digital SLR camera body, it assures a durable, dependable digital imaging system that performs superbly in demanding shooting settings — even in rain or mist, or in locations prone to water splashing or spray.
The Pentax K-1 and Lens comes with a full Australian warranty from Pentax AustraliaCameras Direct since 2003. Pop into our Gold Coast camera store & warehouse or order online. We look forward to helping you take a better photo soon. Thank you. #PentaxK1 #PentaxDSLRCamera #PentaxFullFrameCamera
|Name||Pentax K-1 DSLR Camera Body + Pentax DFA 24-70MM F2.8 ED WR Lens Kit|
|Product Type||Digital SLR Camera Kit|
|Lens Starting Focal Length||24 mm|
|Lens Ending Focal Length||70 mm|
|Lens Maximum Aperture||f/2.8|
|Built-in Autofocus Motor||Yes|
|Sensor Resolution||36 megapixels|
|Minimum ISO Sensitivity||204800|
|Maximum ISO Sensitivity||100|
|Sensor Size||35mm Full Frame|
|Fastest Shutter Speed||1/8000 second|
|Highest Burst Frame Rate||Up to 4.5 fps at 36 MP|
|Memory Card Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Memory Card Slot||SD|
|Raw File Capable||Yes|
|Live View Mode||Yes|
|LCD Screen Size||3.2 inch|
|Mirror Lockup Mode||Yes|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh|
|Lens Mount||Pentax K|
|Self Timer Function||Yes|
|Microphone Input Jack||Yes|
|Video Format||MPEG AVC/H.264|
|Maximum Video Resolution||1080p|
|In-built Sensor Cleaning||No|
|Product Weight||924 grams (body only)|
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