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Pentax K-1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Pentax K-1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and durability. The price and performance also get good views. The focus and size get mixed opinions. There are some negative reviews about the memory and shutter.

image quality, performance, price, durability, screen

stabilizer , flash, battery, shutter, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax K-1

 

Yes, it's true. The new Pentax K-1 is the first time Pentax has ever made a 35mm full-frame digital camera. That's amazing considering Canon and Nikon have been at it for years, but also explains why Pentax has lagged behind for so long. Where did...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax K-1 review: Full-frame underdog can teach the competition some new tricks

 

It's been long, long overdue. But the time has come: Pentax has finally created a full-frame DSLR, the K-1. And at £1,600 this 36-megapixel monster is one competitively priced camera, certain to help Pentax make its mark in an already fiercely...

Great full-frame image quality, an abundance of clever modes (5-axis stabilisation sensor, used for Horizon Correction, Pixel Shift Resolution, Astrotracer), flex-tilt monitor leads the way in its field, it’s a bargain

Lens selection more limited than Canon/Nikon (or just harder to source), autofocus system not as on point as the competition, 4.8fps isn’t as fast as competition either, no touchscreen

The Pentax K-1 is one of the more interesting DLSR cameras we've seen in recent years. One, because it's the first digital full-frame camera from the company - and about time too. Second, because it crams in so many features - many of which its...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Pentax K-1 review

 

Full-frame doesn't have to mean an empty wallet. Pentax packs in more for less with the K-1

Full frame fanciness ; Superb stills in the studio ; Small and tough - won't give up in wet weather

Not fast enough for action snaps ; Needs light to look its best

Full-frame on a budget, but with plenty of caveats stopping it being a full-framer for the masses.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Pentax K-1 review

 

The Pentax K-1 boasts a new sensor, processing engine and AF system, along with a robust tilting screen, at a competitive price

Full-frame 36MP sensor ; Impressive feature set ; Competitive price

Slow autofocusing system ; Menus look dated ; Loose Mic port cover could compromise weather-proofing

The Pentax K-1 has an excellent collection of features that will appeal to serious photographers, and it feels good in your hand. It makes a great choice for landscape and still life photographers, but sports shooters should look elsewhere for a fast...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Pentax K-1 review

 

Pentax's full-frame dSLR debut, the K-1, hits at an opportune time. Canon hasn't updated its 6D or 5D Mark III in at least a couple of years, nor has Nikon done so with its D750 or D610 . That makes a new model at an aggressive price a welcome option....

The Pentax K-1 delivers excellent photo quality and a ton of features in a sturdy, well-designed body.

The autofocus is inconsistent and the image stabilization isn't as good as competitors'.

For photographers who want great photo quality for less than $2,000, the Pentax K-1 hits the bullseye.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by (tipa.com)

Pentax K-1

 

Pentax has entered the full-frame sensor field with the weatherproof and dust sealed K-1. The 36.4MP CMOS sensor has a “simulated” anti-aliasing filter achieved through minute sensor vibrations; this motion sensor also supports RICOH’s Pixel Shift...

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Pentax K-1 II dslr and mirrorless camera review

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The Pentax K-1 II is a full-frame sensor DSLR camera with high speed autofocus and impressive image quality. It may look and feel similar to its predecessor, the K-1, but has Pentax improved the camera enough to warrant an upgrade? Read on for our full...

May, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Pentax K-1 review

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The Pentax K-1 is the first full-frame camera from Pentax - a high-end DSLR camera with great image quality, a familiar design and a collection of features that keen photographers will enjoy. But does it take fantastic photos, whatever the subject...

Aug, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Pentax K-1 Expert Review

 

Read our full review of the new full-frame 36 megapixel Pentax K-1 Digital SLR, with a weather sealed body and unique tilting screen.

Pixel shift resolution for sharper more detailed images with better colour ; Capable of taking excellent images ; Very good noise performance ; Customisable ISO controls for noise reduction ; 5-axis image stabilisation sensor ; One of the more compact...

Auto white balance could be better ; No built in flash-unit ; USB 2 / UHS-I (not 3 and II respectively) ; Slow live view shutter response and focus

Offered at a lower price than competitors with a high resolution full-frame sensor (36mp +), the K-1 offers a number of features that are unique to Pentax Digital SLRs, in the form of Pixel Shift Resolution, and in camera image stabilisation. Unique to...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Pentax K-1 review

 

Pixel-peeping Pentax fans are eager for the K-1 (though it already feels outdated).

Feb, 2017

Price comparison for Pentax K-1

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