Pentax K-1 Mirror: 36 megapixels in full frame

By: Bohdan Chub | 18.02.2016, 11:34
Pentax K-1 Mirror: 36 megapixels in full frame

After a series of teasers Ricoh finally introduced the first in the line of Pentax full-frame digital SLR camera. Novelty called Pentax K-1, it is equipped with a 36.4-megapixel CMOS-matrix, a 5-axis image stabilizer based on the shift matrix and 33-point autofocusing system SAFOX 12 with 25 crosspoints. The ISO sensitivity range is 100-204800 units, the shutter speed range is from 1/8000 s to 30 s. View on the camera live will be in a week at the Japanese exhibition of photographic equipment Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2016 (CP +).

The Pentax K-1 lacks a low-pass filter, but provides a function to simulate its operation due to sensor vibration. Also, the proprietary Pixel Shift Resolution function is supported to increase the detail of the image. In this mode, the camera makes four frames with a matrix shift by one pixel and combines them into one picture. Now, in this way, you can shoot not only static scenes - the camera simply selects the area with the moving object and will not superimpose the remaining frames on it. The camera is capable of recording Full HD video at a frequency of up to 30 fps or up to 60 fps with interlaced scans. The burst speed reaches 4.4 fps, the buffer holds up to 23 14-bit RAW images and up to 70 JPEG images. There is a built-in wireless module Wi-Fi, and the case is protected from dust and moisture.

Optical viewfinder with a 0.7-fold increase covers almost 100% of the frame. 3.2-inch screen (1.04 million points) can be rotated in any direction. Pentax K-1 supports 12 lenses for a full frame, as well as optics for cameras with a matrix format APS-C. Together with the camera, the manufacturer introduced two new lenses: ultra-wide-angle zoom HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm f.2.8 and compact HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm f / 3.5-5.6.

Sales Pentax K-1 start in April, the price of "carcass" - $ 1800.