Pentax K-1 Mark II Full Frame Wi-Fi Digital SLR Camera Body
The new standard of the 35mm full-frame K series.
The PENTAX K-1 Mark II, the new flagship of the acclaimed PENTAX K-series lineup, delivers outstanding image quality and improved operability in a broad range of shooting conditions. It features a full-frame Anti-aliasing (AA)-filterless CMOS sensor with 36.4 effective megapixel resolution, plus a new accelerator unit that -- along with the camera's PRIME IV image processor -- enables it to produce high-resolution images with minimal noise in even in the most challenging low-light conditions, up to ISO 819200.
This new, PENTAX-developed technology uses the same in-camera shake-reduction (SR) mechanism and sensor-shift capabilities as the original Pixel Shift Resolution System, capturing four images of the same scene, and then synthesizes them into a single, super-high-resolution composite image.
With the Pixel Shift Resolution System II, the camera also obtains RGB color data, resulting in images with significantly finer details and truer colors than those produced by typical full-frame sensors. In addition, the new Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode allows photographers to produce crisp, ultra-high pixel shift resolution images without the need of a tripod.
The PENTAX K-1 Mark II also comes equipped with many unique features and functions designed to facilitate creativity and ensure operational comfort, including a sturdy magnesium-alloy body with dustproof, weather-resistant construction; an optical viewfinder with a nearly 100-percent field of view for real-time subject confirmation; Astro Tracer, which simplifies the tracing and photographing of celestial bodies; and a flexible tilt-type LCD monitor to accommodate various shooting angles.
|(1) Image Sensor (2) Accelerator Unit (3) Imaging Engine
The PENTAX K-1 Mark II's PRIME IV imaging engine is the culmination of PENTAX's high-speed, high-quality image processing technologies. In addition to highly efficient noise processing, it features Fine Sharpness and Extra Sharpness functions to process the subject's outlines more naturally and more delicately, and the PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System, which has adopted a breakthrough deep learning technology. It also effectively compensates for the distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberration caused by specific lens properties, while efficiently correcting the fringe effect.
35mm full-frame image sensor:
The PENTAX K-1 Mark II's 35mm full-frame image sensor features a large imaging area and a wide pixel pitch to deliver lively, true-to-life images with rich gradation. It also assures superb noise reduction performance to capture the subject truthfully with fine details and subtle shades. Its shallow depth of field allows you to control the sense of depth and bokeh (defocus) effect at will.
Approximately 36.4 effective megapixels:
The PENTAX K-1 Mark II features an AA (anti-aliasing)-filter-free design to optimize image resolving power. This design produces true-to-life images by faithfully depicting the fine details of the subject. It retains excellent resolution, even when the image is cropped during shooting, or the captured image is trimmed during processing. It allows you to capture the decisive moment in a sharp, clear image.
AA filter simulator:
The PENTAX-original AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator* effectively minimizes moiré and false color by using the camera's SR mechanism to apply microscopic vibrations to the image sensor during exposure. It provides the option of choosing the AA-filter effect for well-balanced images or the AA-filter-free mode for greater resolving power.
|Principle of common optical AA filter
||Principle of PENTAX's AA filter simulator
Pixel Shift Resolution System II:
PENTAX's Pixel Shift Resolution System II is the super-solution technology which realizes image resolving power and color reproduction far better than that of the conventional Bayer system. By taking advantage of the camera's SR II mechanism, it captures four images of the same scene by slightly shifting the image sensor for each image, obtaining all RGB color data and luminance data from each pixel, then synthesizing them into a single, super-high-resolution composite image. It not only improves image resolving power, but also prevents the generation of false color, reduces high-sensitivity noise, and greatly improves image quality.
|(1) Light (2) Color Information Obtained (3) CMOS Image Sensor Receiver
(4) Motion Sensor (5) Each pixel obtains color and brightness information of every RGB
RAW-format filing compatibility:
The images captured by the Pixel Shift Resolution System can be saved as RAW-format files. You can develop these files within the camera body while adjusting various parameters or turning the Pixel Shift Resolution effect on and off to create the desired image.
Motion Correction function:
When shooting an image with the Pixel Shift Resolution System, you can select the Motion Correction function. When this function is activated, the camera automatically detects the amount of subject motion during continuous shooting and minimizes negative effects during the synthesis process.
Innovative Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode:
In addition to conventional shooting modes, the Pixel Shift Resolution System II features a new Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode, an innovative technology that takes advantage of slight fluctuations of the subject's position during handheld shooting. The camera closely analyzes four captured images and detects camera shake during handheld shooting before synthesizing them into a super-high-resolution composite image. By combining this mode with the camera's SR II mechanism, you can use the advanced Pixel Shift Resolution System II more flexibility, even in difficult shooting conditions such as shooting at poorly lit locations or without using a tripod.
SR II in-body Shake Reduction Mechanism:
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.
|(1)(2) Pitch and Yaw (3) Roll (4)(5) Horizontal 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.
High-precision AE/AF operation at -3EV illumination:
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.
Outdoor-oriented Monitor with Red-lit Monitor Display Function:
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:
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.
|Above lens mount
||Above LCD monitor
|At memory card slot
||At cable switch terminal
Dependable Dustproof, Weather-resistant Construction:
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.
DRII (Dust Removal II) mechanism:
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. (1) UV/IR-cut filter (2) Absorption-type IR-cut glass (3) Piezoelectric element (4) CMOS image sensor
-10°C cold-resistant construction:
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.
High-rigidity, extra-durable body:
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:
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:
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.
The K-1 Mark II's Smart Function is a brand-new camera operation system harmonizing an array of features with ease of operation. This functional camera operation system lets you swiftly choose and set the desired function using just two dials positioned on the camera's upper panel, without needing to refer to the menu screen on the LCD monitor.
|Controllable by Smart Function
||ISO sensitivity shift
|CH / CL
||Switching between Continuous Shooting and Single Frame Shooting
||Bracketing value shift in bracket shooting
||HDR shooting mode
||Viewfinder shooting: ON/OFF
Live View shooting:
change of grid pattern
||ON/OFF of SR mechanism
||Change of Crop setting
|1. Function Dial
2. Setting Dial
Flexible Tilt-Type LCD monitor:
Aiming at aligning the photographer's line of sight precisely with the camera's optical axis while providing a flexible angle adjustment, PENTAX has designed an ideal LCD monitor for the K-1 series by creating an innovative mechanism that supports the monitor with four stays. This monitor has reached two difficult goals that conventional monitors have failed to attain: no deviation from the optical axis; and unrestricted tilt in all directions, horizontally or vertically. You can even tilt it up to a nearly 90-degree angle for low-angle and waist-level photography.
Built-in GPS module and Electronic Compass:
The K-1 Mark II features a built-in GPS module and Electronic Compass, which together display the camera's direction on the LCD monitor. These features allow you to attach Exif data to recorded images, including the location, direction and time of shooting (using Universal Time Coordinated). This comes in particularly handy in situations where you must make meticulous preparations in advance for the direction of shooting, such as the shooting of sunrise scenes and celestial bodies.
GPS Log to track the photographer's movement:
The K-1 Mark II's GPS Log function automatically keeps track of the photographer's movement at fixed intervals. By loading a log file on your computer, you can trace the route you have traveled using a mapping application such as Google Earth.
By making full use of its GPS module, Electronic Compass and SR II mechanism, the K-1 Mark II simplifies the astronomical photography of celestial bodies, without the help for an equatorial. Based on the latitude data obtained from GPS satellites and other affecting factors (the camera's direction and horizontal/vertical tilt) obtained by its various sensors, the K-1 Mark II calculates the movement of celestial bodies, then synchronizes the movement of its image sensor with that of celestial bodies with great precision. Since it captures stars without a streaking effect even during extended exposures, you can record faint stars, which are difficult to detect with the naked eye, as point images.
Live View shooting, with an option of electronic shutter mode:
In the Live View mode, the PENTAX K-1 Mark II provides a wide range of picture-taking tools. The Flexible Tilt-type LCD monitor lets you clearly view the on-screen image from different angles to optimize shooting comfort. In addition to the conventional focal-plane shutter mode, it also offers the option of the electronic shutter mode, effective in macro and scenic photography in minimizing the vibrations caused by shutter release of the camera's mechanical shutter unit.
Main Live View shooting functions:
- A choice of AF modes: Face Detection, Auto Tracking, Multi-segment Auto, Select and Spot
- Focus Assist to emphasize the outline of the in-focus area
- A choice of grid display from five patterns and two colors (white and black)
- Zoom display with a maximum magnification of 16 times for easy confirmation of focus condition
Auto Horizon Correction and Composition Adjustment:
By taking advantage of its SR II mechanism, the K-1 Mark II helps you compose well-balanced, flawless images. The Auto Horizon Correction function rotates the image sensor to compensate for the camera's horizontal tilt, making it useful in handheld shooting. The Composition Adjustment function allows you to make minute adjustment of image composition with a shift of the image sensor. It comes in handy for Live View shooting using a tripod.
The K-1 Mark II's Digital Level displays bar scales at the right side and bottom of the viewfinder to indicate the horizontal and vertical tilt of the camera, allowing you to confirm the horizontal and vertical alignment of the subject without taking the eye off the subject. You can also display the Digital Level on the LCD monitor during viewfinder shooting, Live View shooting and movie recording.
This function lets you set the bulb timer for exposure durations from 10 seconds to 20 minutes, improving operability in bulb shooting.
1:1 cropping mode:
In addition to the three cropping modes (Auto, FF and APS-C), the camera also provides a 1:1 cropping mode. The viewfinder also displays a 1:1 picture frame to facilitate image composition.
When a DA?-, DA Limited- or DA-series lens is mounted on the K-1 Mark II, its Crop mode automatically switches an image area to the APS-C size covering the middle section of the image field, while displaying the cropping frame in the viewfinder. It not only assures high-resolution images with approximately 15.36 effective megapixels, but also provides an efficient AF sensor coverage of the image area for more flexible image composition during autofocus operation. When you select the FF (Full Frame) setting of the Crop mode, you can even capture a 35mm full-frame image with a DA-series lens.
|Viewfinder display in the Crop mode (APS-C image area)
Optical viewfinder with a nearly 100% field of view:
The K-1 Mark II's optical viewfinder provides a nearly 100-percent field of view and a 0.7-times magnification to deliver a sharp, crisp view of the subject and a large, well-defined image field, both of which are the benefits of the 35mm full-frame SLR camera. This viewfinder also provides a clear view of the image field free of aberrations, even at the edges. Its Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen makes it easy to identify the in-focus point, even during manual-focus operation.
Transparent viewfinder display:
The K-1 Mark II's transparent LCD viewfinder display allows you to select desired data, such as a grid display, and monitor it in the viewfinder. It comes in handy when correcting the camera's tilt using the digital level or rearranging the image composition using a grid pattern, without taking the eye off the subject.
Selection of data on viewfinder display:
Transparent data to be displayed in the viewfinder (grid pattern, Digital Level, AF frame and spot-metering frame) can be turned on and off independently to accommodate varying shooting conditions and preferred shooting styles.
The Digital Level displays the K-1 Mark II's horizontal and vertical tilt with two bar scales. Compared with the conventional type that utilizes an exposure bar scale, it not only makes it easier to identify the camera's tilt, but also allows you to check the tilt and exposure status simultaneously. As the result, it greatly improves the camera's operability during viewfinder shooting.
PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System:
Supported by the approximately 86,000-pixel RGB light-metering sensor and the new PRIME IV imaging engine, the PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System analyzes such factors as brightness distribution in the image field, the subject's primary color and its motion with great accuracy and efficiency. In addition, by adopting a breakthrough artificial intelligence technology called deep learning to its image detection algorithm, this system assesses each individual scene more accurately, while optimizing the accuracy and performance of the light-metering, exposure-control and autofocus systems, and selecting the most appropriate finishing touch for a given scene or composition.
In order to optimize the ease of image composition over the large 35mm full-frame image field, the PENTAX K-1 Mark II features the latest SAFOX 12, equipped with a light source sensor, to expand the AF detection area. To accommodate the longer optical path required for the expanded AF area, the camera features an innovative design in which incoming light is turned back within the AF module. Thanks to the optimization of the condenser lens, it also provides a total of 33 AF sensor points. This state-of-the-art module boasts both compact dimensions and exceptional image-forming performance.
Improved AF performance:
Thanks to the incorporation of the latest AF algorithm, the PENTAX K-1 Mark II assures high-speed autofocus operation, from the activation of the AF system to the capture of the subject in focus. It captures the subject's motion with great precision, even when the colors of the subject and the background are nearly identical. It also provides outstanding tracking performance with subjects which move laterally or vertically within the image field. The camera's overall AF performance has been upgraded to a new level compared with K-1.
33-point AF system with 25 cross-shaped sensors:
The K-1 Mark II's sophisticated 33-point AF system has a high-density distribution of AF sensors to effectively monitor crucial areas of the image field, while providing 25 cross-shaped sensors to assure extra-accurate focus on the subject.
AF system with F2.8 luminance flux linear sensors:
Three center sensors are designed to detect the luminance flux of an F2.8 lens for high-precision autofocusing. When using a very fast lens with a shallow depth of field, these sensors can greatly improve the focusing accuracy.
- Zone Select:
This mode lets you select a set of nine points forming a square, which can be shifted as desired by moving the center point. It detects a subject placed within this square, optimizes the focus, and tracks its movement -- all automatically.
- Select-area expansion:
This mode lets you select one of 33 AF points to focus on the subject, and makes the K-1 automatically track the subject and refocus on it with the help of the neighboring points, even when it moves away from the initial point. You can select the desired expansion area from nine, 25 or 33 points.
Auto tracking with PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System:
Supported by the PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System, the K-1 Mark II's Auto Tracking function accurately detects the subject's motion based on various factors including color, then keeps pinpoint focus on the subject throughout the imaging process by automatically shifting the in-focus point.
86,000-pixel RGB light-metering sensor:
The K-1 Mark II's approximately 86,000-pixel RGB light-metering sensor not only delivers outstanding resolving power, but also detects colors with great precision. After accurately measuring the subject's shape, primary color and motion, it feeds the obtained data to the PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System for extra-accurate scene analysis.
Scene Analyze AUTO:
Supported by the PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System, the K-1 Mark II's Scene Analyze AUTO mode automatically optimizes exposure settings, and selects the most appropriate finishing touch for your subject. When using the optical viewfinder, it is also assisted by an algorithm that adopts the deep learning artificial intelligence technology, and makes an extensive analysis of a given scene based on the enormous volume of data accumulated from previous scenes.
Multi-mode AE system:
In addition to the conventional Program (P), Aperture-Priority (A) and Shutter-Priority (Tv) modes, the K-1 Mark II also provides the PENTAX-original Sensitivity-Priority (Sv) and Shutter-speed/Aperture-Priority (TAv) modes, both of which assure proper exposure on the subject by factoring the ISO sensitivity more prominently into exposure-control operation. This multi-mode system assures more flexible control of exposure settings to express the subject's motion or the depth of field. It also provides a wide exposure compensation range of ±5EV (in still-image shooting) to expand a range of exposure control.
Hyper Program and Hyper Manual:
In the Program (P) mode, the K-1 Mark II features the PENTAX-developed Hyper Program mode, which allows you to set a desired shutter or aperture speed using the front and rear e-dials, while retaining a proper exposure level. This eliminates the need for turning the model dial when switching to the Tv or Av mode.
- Hyper Program mode:
In the Hyper Manual (M) mode, one push of the green button instantly sets the same aperture and shutter-speed settings as those of the P mode for proper exposure. Then, you can adjust the exposure to a desired level using the front and rear e-dials. With the AE-lock function, you can even shift aperture and/or shutter-speed settings while retaining the initial exposure level.
- Hyper Manual mode:
When you set the Smart Function to the ISO mode, you can enjoy more flexible control of the three primary exposure parameters - aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity - in both the P and M modes, using a combination of the front and rear e-dials and the setting dial.
The K-1 Mark II provides a wide range of customization settings to optimize the ease and comfort of camera operations. These settings have been designed to expand the functions of the USER Mode and the Fx (function) buttons, improve accessibility to desired functions on the control panel, and prevent accidental operational errors.
||One function from seven options can be assigned (default: RAW)
||Another function from seven options can be assigned (default: Outdoor View Setting)
||One of the functions governing AF operation can be assigned.
|(4) Preview lever
||An optical or digital preview mode can be assigned.
||A set of exposure mode can be assigned.
(A) USER Mode:
Five different combinations of the most frequently used functions can be assigned to this mode to handle specific subjects or creative intentions.
(B) Control panel:
This panel displays a list of the functions and their status on the LCD panel, while allowing you to change the contents and/or order of listed functions to suit your shooting style.
(C) Lock button:
In order to prevent accidental setting changes, the K-1 Mark II provides a lock button to temporarily inactivate control buttons and dials. It offers you a choice of two lock functions: Type 1 to prevent unintended exposure setting changes; and Type 2 to prevent operational setting changes.
1/8000-second high-speed shutter:
The K-1 Mark II features an electronically controlled, vertical-run shutter to optimize the performance of the 35mm full-frame image sensor. With a top speed of 1/8000 second, it allows you to open up the aperture, even in bright locations, and take full advantage of the bokeh (defocus) effect created by the large image sensor. It also provides a flash synchroniation speed of 1/200 second. Symbolizing the K-1 Mark II's field camera concept, this unit is designed to be compact and lightweight, with a well-balanced combination of high-precision operation and outstanding durability.
High-speed drive mode:
The K-1 Mark II provides high-speed continuous shooting at a top speed of approximately 4.4 images per second (at CH setting). You can also switch instantly to an optional speed setting of three images per second (CM) or 0.7 images per second (CL) using the main menu or Smart Function. In the APS-C Crop mode, the drive speed can be boosted to as high as approximately 6.4 images per second to assure quick response to fast-moving subjects.
Large image recording capacity in continuous shooting:
Thanks to its large-capacity buffer memory, the K-1 Mark II lets you record a large number of images during continuous shooting: approximately 70 JPEG images (or approximately 17 RAW images) at CH setting; approximately 100 JPEG images (or approximately 20 RAW images) at CM setting, or approximately 100 JPEG images (or approximately 100 RAW images) at CL setting.
Compact, solid body:
PENTAX's development concept has been to design a compact body and optimize the ease of handling in the field. The PENTAX K-1 Mark II faithfully inherits this concept. In addition to optimizing the positioning of the finder unit to keep the camera's height to a minimum, PENTAX has also designed an original mechanical unit containing the shutter charge and mirror driving mechanisms. PENTAX's advanced high-density packaging technology has succeeded in creating a compact, maneuverable body for this new camera.
Floating Mirror Structure:
In order to accommodate the 35mm full-frame image sensor and cover the light flux of the large viewfinder with a nearly 100-percent field of view, it was necessary to increase the size of the main mirror and mirror box. To minimize the size of the mirror box, PENTAX has developed a new mechanism that retracts the main mirror as it swings upwards.
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.
Clarity control and Skin Tone correction:
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.
|Clarity Control: -4
||Clarity Control: 0
||Clarity Control: +4
|Skin Tone Correction: OFF
||Skin Tone Correction: ON [Type1]
||Skin Tone Correction: ON [Type2]
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.
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.
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.
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.
4K-compatible Interval Movie shooting:
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.
Wireless LAN compatibility:
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.
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:
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:
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.