The Pentax K-1 Mark II is a reflex camera with FF (1.0x) sensor and 36.4 megapixels manufactured from 2018. The range of sensitivities, including ISO extension, is 100 - 819200 ISO and it has a continuous shooting (burst mode) of 4.4 FPS x 17 RAW, 70 JPEG. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1903 €;
26 users have given it an average vote of 9.6 out of 10
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Pros:A tank, tropicalization, batteries, better iso seal than the first version
Cons:Weight, Objective Availability, Depreciation, Future of the Brand
Opinion:I say that I am passionate about landscape and natural photography and my impressions relate to the use in these areas. Purchased new at the beginning of 2017 as the first version and updated on the II in April 2019. I've really used it in everything from pole ice to African safaris to the mountains of Central Asia. He's always been up to the job. Batteries also withstand extreme cold conditions. The iso seal has been improved compared to the first version making possible good shots up to 3200 iso (taken even further but can not be called "beautiful photos"). Excellent dynamic range, Raw files from about 45/50 MB work very well. When paired with clear goals, it gives great photos. Heavy but extremely solid. Less performing than the Sony/Nikon/Canon range equivalents. The problem with me was the availability of quality canvases, both used and new, which prompted me to change brands. Compared to other brands the range available is slime and even third-party houses are stopping producing K bayonets. I saw used bodies at 1200/1400 euros, at those prices remains a machine unparalleled on the market.
Pros:Dynamic range, incredible hold at high ISO, endless customization possibilities, stabilized sensor, waterproofing
Cons:not-so-contained weight, autofocus points too grouped in the center, small top LCD display, slightly limited burst, slightly cumbersome orientable display
Opinion:I just made the big jump and switched to full frame. I knew the image quality would benefit, but I didn't imagine up to this point. The dynamic range of the K1-II is spectacular, the tonal passages are very gradual and nuanced, and the hold at the high ISO is really remarkable, a photo taken at 800 ISO looks like a shot with a 200 ISO APS-C. You can pull out details in quantities with really minimal quality loss even at 6400 ISO. If you want the maximum you can activate the "pixel shift" function, which allows for even better resolution, sharpness and noise reduction. Less effective but still quite useful the "pixel shift" function with image stabilizer. Swallows and buttons can be customized at will, and the "smart-function" dial is a small stroke of genius, and once assimilated its operation simplifies things a lot. As long as those who come from the Pentax world will not struggle to find familiarity with the various commands. The stabilized sensor allows you to do amazing things even with vintage lenses, which find on the K1 their original size, managing to unleash all their potential. Obviously need quality optics, because the 36 mpx sensor foresth and not. I haven't had the chance to test the goodness of waterproofing yet, but I don't think I'll be disappointed. Of course it is not a featherweight, those who come from the APS-C type K70 or K3 will immediately notice, as you will immediately notice, alas, the autofocus points all grouped in the center of the frame. It's probably a choice made to be able to use them even in "crop" mode when using lenses that are not compatible with the full frame format, but in many cases you are forced to focus and then recompose the shot. The upper LCD display is also much smaller than, for example, that of the K3, due to the clutter of the dials for the "smart-function", and on many occasions it is not easy to read the information it gives, especially for those like me who no longer have the sight of once... On the other hand, in the crosshairs (really good and very bright) you can see a lot of things. The burst of 4 FPS is also half (8 FPS) of that of the K3, both for the size of the mirror and those of the files to be saved, but basically the K1 is not born for sports photography or very dynamic, and can stay there. In the norm the battery life (be careful, however, that using GPS the range drops a lot), and interesting the orientable display. It always stays on the optical axis of the camera simplifying the composition of the shot even when the camera is not straight, but its particular articulation, although well engineered, is not as flexible as that of a real winding display like that, for example, the K70, less refined but more practical. Sideways for example you can not put perpendicular to the camera, and this places some limitations in some takes. In any case, it is a camera that can give great satisfaction, especially if you match the quality opticals or if you want to "exhume" your vintage Pentax lenses. It's going to be pure magic. Vote 9 full
Pros:Robustness, dynamic range, pixel shift. Spectacular built-in astrotracer and GPS, double SD slots, customizable dinghies and buttons, K-attack, ergonomics, battery life, sensor stabilizer, high ISO management and more
Cons:For my use no one
Opinion:Spectacular machine. Built-in Astrotracerand and GPS bring home spectacular photos. Just place the car on the tripod, turn on the GPS and she starts to "follow" the stars avoiding the crawls. Exposures of several minutes do not have to worry if you use wide-angle lenses. The pixel shift proves to be a positive surprise every time. 4 shots joined directly into the machine which provides the user with a single RAW file. Perfect ergonomics and stabilized sensor allow you to shoot for many hours even freehand without the risk of micromove. Spectacular dynamic range. The AF is not lightning fast but in 99.9% of cases it is enough and advances, at least in my case. Excellent management of high ISOs in all situations. Rating 10
Pros:Grip, robustness, balance, stabilization, astrotracer,pixelshift now with stabilization,colors, dynamic range, quick controls, lights in each orifice to make it easier to use in the dark, and then I don't know what more such a medium can have to its price above all.
Cons:Autofocus with very few points and to use with a lot of attention.
Opinion:I've been using it for a year and a half now and it's more and more love. With the passage of time and the habit of the many merits and the only defect I realize that this machine does not feel and will never feel the technological delay towards competitors, even more expensive (practically all). It's a means of itself, it probably has no category. With her she photographs a lot of old-fashioned but with that handful of technology that really helps no frills.what always serves something and always supports the cause.the colors are always beautiful natural and with the new optics Pentax is a dream but also with loved ones vintage,always pentax, goes that's a wonder. In the hand it is safe, manegeable , compact, really balanced in short, it is well designed especially it is solid as rock. The wheel for the rapid use of some parameters is a stroke of genius, taking the hand you change everything almost without taking the eye out of the viewfinder. Stabilization does its job, if with Canon I didn't shoot freehand under 1/40 with Pentax I go to 1/10. Soon I will buy sony a7r4 which will be added to the k1mk2 but will not replace it. For me, despite the outdated autofocus, it's 10 votes.
Cons:Weight and space, especially with impugnatura.AF slow but precise with a little ' practice you get good results.
Opinion:Bought in April 2018, I can not get out without my K1 MII I state that is the first Pentax body that purchase however I was amazed by the potential of this machine, 25 years old photographer of all I used many machines also FF, but of this are Particularly fond of it I mount any lens and I strive great photos for me if the weight does not scare the advice to everyone, even beginners the menu is a bit ' cumbersome but once you understand you do not separate more from it.
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