PENTAX Announces K-1: The Company’s First Full-frame DSLR

Today Ricoh announced the new PENTAX K-1 full-frame DSLR. The full frame CMOS sensor has 36.4 effective megapixels and as well the K-1 has a weather-sealed and dustproof body. Shooting Full 1080 HD video, Dual SD card slots and the ability to switch between APS-C and Full Frame shooting.

Jim Malcolm, President of Ricoh Imaging Americas says “The K-1 is a blend of advanced, full-frame performance with the kind of features and advancements that PENTAX users have come to know and love. As a result, the K-1 creates a solution for full-frame shooters that is unique in the industry.” 
The PENTAX K-1 features:
  • Full HD recording at 1920 x 1080 pixels in H.264
  • SRII Shake Reduction five-axis shake-reduction system up to five exposure steps
  • AA Filter Simulator to minimize moiré 
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting mode with RAW-format data filing
  • Built-in GPS module and electronic compass
  • New SAFOX 12 autofocus mechanism with 33 autofocus points, 
  • Optical viewfinder with a nearly 100-percent field of view
  • Flexible-tilt LCD monitor adjusting both horizontally and vertically
  • APS-C or Full-Frame sized shooting, regardless of the attached lens. 
  • Real-Time Scene Analysis System
  • Dual SD card slots
  • High-speed continuous shooting with a top speed of approximately 4.4 images per second
  • Dustproof, weather-resistant construction
  • 12 full-frame compatible lenses
Pricing and Availability:
The PENTAX K-1 will be available April 2016 nationwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,799.95
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