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Pentax K-1 Digital SLR Body

£1,499.99 £1,119.99

Developed as the flagship model of the acclaimed PENTAX K series of digital SLR cameras, this new model features a large CMOS image sensor, equal in size to the full image area of 35mm film, to deliver super-high-resolution images required for the artistic work of photo enthusiasts and professionals. Equipped with a large, high-performance CMOS image sensor and supported by 36 megapixels and Pentax-original imaging technologies, the Pentax K-1 assures super-high-resolution images rich in gradation and superb in high-sensitivity rendition.

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Pentax K-1 Digital SLR Body


Key Features

  • 36.4M effective pixel 35mm FF AA filter less CMOS sensor
  • Newly Design PRIME IV engine
  • 5-axis built-in SR II
  • ISO204800
  • Pixel Shift Resolution
  • Fine sharpness / Extra sharpness
  • Floating mirror structure
  • 100% FOV,  x0.7 optical view finder
  • SAFOX 12 33 point AF system, -3EV
  • Scene Analyze Auto
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Dustproof, weather-resistant, -10°C
  • DR II
  • 1/8000 high-speed shutter
  • Flexible Tilt Type LCD
  • Operation assist light
  • Built-in GPS & digital compass
  • Smart Function

Main Features

  • Pentax K-1 - 36.4 Effective Mega Pixel

    36.4 Effective Mega Pixel, 35mm Full-frame Size CMOS Sensor

    35mm full-frame size CMOS sensor (35.9mm x 24.0mm) supported by approx. 36.4 effective megapixel is adopted which the high resolution is achieved from its size and which the noise tolerability is well performed with high sensitivity.  As the dimension size of 35mm full-frame sensor is 1.5x bigger than that of APS-C, the depth of field becomes shallower.  With the increase of the resolution and the size of image sensor, you can enjoy a very high resolution image with a wide range of bokeh expression. With the increase of image sensor size, one pixel size is also enlarged to 4.88µ with 35mm full-frame when 3.91µ with APS-C size sensor. With this increase, as the sensor could collect more light, S/N ratio is improved to give more resistance with noise. Of course,  K-1’s sensor is AA (anti-aliasing) filter less to fully utilize the image quality of the sensor.

  • Pentax K-1 - PRIME IV

    PRIME IV, Newly Designed for 35mm Full-frame

    Newly designed, 14-bit imaging processing engine PRIME IV is adopted.  The operating frequency is improved approx. 150% from PRIME III giving a high-speed processing. Additionally the tuning is adjusted prior to high image quality processing. Algorithm of noise processing is improved which effectively deleted the low-intensity noise, which produces precise description with shadow and high ISO shooting.

  • Pentax K-1 - High Sensitivity

    High Sensitivity, ISO204800

    Highest ISO in this class, K-1 has achieved ISO204800 with the combination of the sensor with a high noise resistance and with new PRIME IV.  By processing the dark stable with a PENTAX algorithm, not taking all the noise off but leave some to give natural texture, the quality of high sensitivity is good enough for usual shooting.

  • Pentax K-1 - Pixel Shift Resolution

    Pixel Shift Resolution

    As the Pixel Shift Resolution was well accepted with K-3 II, we have also adopted this function to K-1. This is the system apart from the conventional Bayer system, which only captures single unit of color data in each pixel.  Pixel Shift Resolution captures four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor, using the SR mechanism, by single pixel.  With this, each pixel captures all colors to give you a super-high-resolution images with much finer details, while significantly lowering the level of high-sensitivity noise.

    With K-1, we have advanced a step further.  With the conventional Pixel Shift Resolution, the camera and the subject needed to be stabilized, which the usage was too limited. With the new Pixel Shift Resolution, we have added a new function, Motion Correction, which corrects the moving objects. With this function, when PRIME IV detects the moving object, that section of the image will not be composed but use only one image out of four taken images.

  • Pentax K-1 - AA Filter Selector

    AA Filter Selector

    Thanks to the built-in SR system, by using the microscopic vibration of the image sensor unit during image exposure, generates the same level of moiré-reduction effect as optical AA (anti-aliasing) filter. Unlike fixed optical AA filters which always creates the identical result, this innovative simulator allows the user to adjust the level of the moiré-reduction effect from OFF, Type1 and Type2. Bracketing of all those settings is also possible. Depending on your subject, you can chose high resolution shooting or AA filtered shooting.

  • Pentax K-1 - PENTAX Original Fine Sharpness and Extra Sharpness

    PENTAX Original Fine Sharpness and Extra Sharpness

    Fine Sharpness gives you a thinner line than the general line, leading to a detail, minute and natural sharpness processing.  Extra Sharpness gives you much more thinner line than Fine Sharpness enhancing the outline.   These sharpness selection gives you difference to your image especially with the high-resolution images. The sharpness level can be chosen from Custom Image.

  • Pentax K-1 - Built-in Shake Reduction Mechanism, SR II

    Built-in Shake Reduction Mechanism, SR II

    As K-1 is a PENTAX DSLR, it has to be SR. To achieve this was a challenge as the sensor size is heavier than that of APS-C. To solve this problem, we have enlarged the actuator of the SR mechanism.

    Newly developed SR system is a 5-axis, SR II.  This became possible by adding a acceleration sensor. 5-axis SR II covers the shake of yaw, pitch, roll, vertical, and horizontal. Additionally as the algorithm is improved, the shake reduction performance is improved to 5 shutter steps compensation effect.  With this new SR mechanism, shake can be stopped even with a high resolution image.

    As always, as the SR is built-in, SR is effective with every K-mount lenses. Shift (vertical and horizontal) shake reduction is effective with macro shooting. Roll reduction is effective with extra-wide lenses as the edge of the image will not flow.

    As same as K-3II, panning detection is also possible.

  • Pentax K-1 - Dustproof and Weather-resistant

    Dustproof and Weather-resistant

    87 different places including buttons, dials and covers are carefully sealed for durable usage under hard conditions. Battery Grip is also carefully sealed with 47 places.

  • Pentax K-1 - -10°C Cold-resistant Construction

    -10°C Cold-resistant Construction

    As usual, environment test has been carried under minus 10 degrees.  The electronic circuit and mechanical mechanism operation and responsiveness work perfectly well under this circumstances.

  • Pentax K-1 - DR II

    DR II

    On the front of CMOS sensor glass parts, piezoelectric element is adopted. With a very fast ultrasonic vibration highly adherent dust is strongly removed by preventing dust to be captured in the image.

    The ultrasonic vibration mechanism is based on the SR function.

  • Pentax K-1 - Tough and Durable Body

    Tough and Durable Body

    By covering the metal framework with magnesium alloy, lightweight, highly tough, highly durable and electromagnetic shielded is possible. With the composite construction with metal chassis, which is maintaining the main function, giving a high durability and reliability with punishing circumstances.

  • Pentax K-1 - Newly Designed 1/8000 sec. High-speed Shutter

    Newly Designed 1/8000 sec. High-speed Shutter

    To achieve a width of the body size thin as K-3 series, the motor and the parts positioning of the shutter was carefully designed as the spacing was strict because of the big mirror.  The shutter unit has cleared the three hundred thousand release tested under actual shooting condition.

Flexible Tilt Type LCD Monitor

  • Pentax K-1 - Air Gapless LCD Monitor

    Air Gapless LCD Monitor
    The space between the LCD panel and protective cover is filled with a special resin for an air gapless LCD monitor. This construction removes light reflection which is caused with the space between LCD panel and protective cover, improving visibility even in bright outdoor conditions.

  • Pentax K-1 - Monitor Guard

    Monitor Guard
    Newly designed rubber parts to secure monitor from damage. The guard is placed in four corners.

  • Pentax K-1 - Live View

    Live View
    Thanks to the live view function, the latest flexible tilt type LCD monitor can be fully used.


  • Pentax K-1 - Outdoor View Setting

    Outdoor View Setting

    For comfortable use at any circumstance, we have newly equipped an Outdoor View Setting. With this setting, you can change the brightness of LCD monitor easily, depending on your shooting circumstance.

  • Pentax K-1 - Operation Assist Light

    Operation Assist Light

    For comfortable operation under dark situation K-1 has newly placed a Operation Assist Light. The light is placed on upper side of lens mount for easy lens change, backside of LCD to see the buttons of the backside, card slot for easy card change and cable switch attaching or removing.

  • Pentax K-1 - Built-in GPS/GPS Log/Electronic Compass

    Built-in GPS/GPS Log/Electronic Compass

    K-1 features a built-in GPS function.  With K-1 itself, shooting location, facing direction, and the shooting date and time (Coordinated Universal Time) can be recorded in image data.  As the GPS button is placed near the pentaprism, it can be easily activated. GPS log function is also adopted which let’s you load the log to PC . K-1 also features the digital compass for easy direction checking.

  • Pentax K-1 - ASTRO TRACER


    Coupled with in-body SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism and GPS, this function easily tracks and photographs astronomical body such as stars. The latitude obtained by the GPS function, and camera position (horizontal/vertical tilt and facing direction) detected by the magnetic and acceleration sensors are used to calculate the movement of astronomical body. The CMOS sensor is synchronized with the movement of astronomical body, making it possible to capture stars as points of light not as trails of light even during long exposures.

  • Pentax K-1 - Digital Level

    Digital Level

    Built-in digital level accurately detects the horizontal and vertical tilt of camera body.  As usual, it can be checked with Live view and LCD monitor.  Additionally as K-1 is equipped with transmissive viewfinder, digital level can be confirmed with optical viewfinder. This digital level becomes handy when taking landscapes, architecture etc.

  • Pentax K-1 - Lock button

    Lock button

    To avoid accidental setting change, K-1 is equipped with a lock function from two types.  One is to lock the group of buttons related to exposure and another is to lock the group of four-way controller and the buttons near the four-way controller.  You can select which type to be activated when using the lock function.

  • Pentax K-1 - Automatic Horizon Correction/Composition Adjustment

    Automatic Horizon Correction/Composition Adjustment

    Thanks to the SR mechanism, this function takes place by shifting and rotating the CMOS image sensor.  Automatic Horizon Correction is convenient function which K-1 automatically corrects left or right tilting during hand-held shooting. With Composition Adjustment CMOS image sensor can be slightly moved.  This function becomes convenient shooting with tripod.  Final adjustment of composition can be done after K-1 is set to the tripod.

  • Pentax K-1 - Smart Function

    Smart Function

    A newly added Smart Function can be selected with the newly designed function dial. The setting can be changed from the newly designed setting dial.  By using this function, instant setting change is possible supporting photographer not to miss the shutter chance.

  • Pentax K-1 - Customization


    Many customization setting is prepared to support the photographers shooting style.  By customizing the photographers habit, instinctive operation becomes possible.

  • Pentax K-1 - USER Mode

    USER Mode

    Line of frequently used settings can be saved to U1 to U5 for repeated use. Possible saving settings are Exposure Mode (except AUTO), Sensitivity, EV compensation, Drive Mode, White Balance, Custom Image, EV Steps, Sensitivity Steps, Meter Operation Time, Auto EV Compensation and Menu Settings.  This mode is placed on Mode dial for instant change.

  • Pentax K-1 - Control Panel

    Control Panel

    Change the control panel depending on your shooting style, giving you a stress free setting change.

Technical Details 

  • Pentax K-1 - Newly Designed Floating Mirror Structure

    Newly Designed Floating Mirror Structure

    For easy handling in any circumstance, PENTAX has kept designing compact DSLR’s. Even with K-1, suited position was figured for transmissive viewfinder, the height is kept compact.  By recomposing the shutter and charger block and mirror action block, to increase the package density as possible for compact body.

    To correspond the 35mm full-frame size CMOS sensor, and to achieve approx. 100% field of view, the main mirror and mirror box turned out to be enlarged. To down size the width to be compact, a new mirror box structure was designed. When the mirror swing up, the mirror’s pivot escapes so that the mirror movement will not hit the mount. With this new structure,  even though K-1 adopts a big mirror it succeeded to shorten the fringe back which helped to downsize the mirror box width.

  • Pentax K-1 - Approx. 100% Field of View

    Approx. 100% Field of View

    To be as a PENTAX DSLR, K-1 has achieved approximately 100% field of view optical viewfinder, with a magnification of 0.7 (50mm F1.4, infinity). Focusing screen is well known Natural Bright Mat III, giving a natural view, easy to figure the peak of focus and bokeh effect.

  • Pentax K-1 - Transmissive Viewfinder

    Transmissive Viewfinder

    To cover many information including the cropping frame, transmissive viewfinder is newly adopted. Only the in-focused AF point will be displayed. In-focus is informed with the entire finder lighted to red. The in-focus finder light can be turned off. The information can also be customize depending on your shooting style.

  • Pentax K-1 - 33 Point AF System

    33 point AF System

    Thanks to the new SAFOX 12, AF point is increased to 33, with 25 cross AF points and three F2.8 luminance flux linear sensor which you can achieve a precise focus using fast lens.

    -3EV low-luminance AF
    By using a high-sensitivity AF sensor, the low-luminance limitation is from -3EV (25 center sensors). This helps reduce situations where AF becomes slow in dark scenes, and when AF is affected by highly bright sections in backlit scenes. Also useful for accurately capturing low-contrast subjects.

    Zone Select
    Limits AF to 9 sensor points, the zone can be moved up, down, left, and right with the movement of the center point. The subject in the zone is automatically detected,  focused and tracked.

    Expanded Area AF
    Select any single point out of the available 33 points. If the focused subject on the single point moves, the surrounding AF points are used to focus.  The area can be expanded to 9, 25, and 33 points.

Newly Designed SAFOX 12

AF frame coverage is widened to optimized the 35mm full-frame image size. To achieve this, measuring range is expanded approx. 1.2x from the conventional SAFOX.  To arrange  the image formation with thick metering luminous flux, reasonable method is newly adopted by reflexing the luminous in the AF unit. By extending the optical path, natural convergent became possible.  With this new method, down sizing the AF unit and high image information is achieved.

PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System

With the new PRIME IV and approx. 86,000 pixel RGB metering sensor enables advanced scene analysis based on not only the exposure information but also color, subject’s face, face color, movement etc.  Additional to this system, we have adopted the latest AI technology , deep learning system. By using this latest deep learning technology PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System can analyze a step further. This system is activated when you select “Scene Analyze Auto”, assigned to AUTO on the Mode Dial, or “ Auto Select” in Custom Image but as this system uses the data from RGB metering sensor,  live view mode is not supported.

Scene Analyze Auto

This mode is assigned to “AUTO” on the Mode Dial.  With the current AUTO, scene was detected by PENTAX Real-time Analysis System. The setting for exposure control and image development was automatically selected based on the detected scene. With K-1, when scene is detected the latest AI technology deep learning is also used.  With this step further technology, the scene detection is more accurate that K-1 will smoothly decide the setting even with difficult detective scenes.

PENTAX Original Hyper Operation System

Hyper Operation System is a PENTAX original system which has been inherited from the film days.

Hyper Program
Generally when you change Exposure Mode you need to change by the mode dial.  But with PENTAX Hyper Program System when Mode dial is set to Program you can instantly change from Program, Tv Priority and Av Priority by just twisting the front or back e-dial.  The settings changes under the standard program line. With this instant change, you can avoid loosing the shutter chance. Just one push of a Green Button goes back to Program settings.

Hyper Manual
Hyper Manual can be used during Manual.  By pushing the Green Button, the exposure is set to standard. Based on this setting, you are able to freely change the shutter speed or aperture by front or back e-dial.  When you use AE Lock, shutter speed or aperture value can be changed with shift operation by keeping the exposure value.


Exposure Mode

Full range of exposure mode including the PENTAX’s first Scene Analyze Auto, PENTAX’s  original TAv mode and USER mode 1 to 5 is featured.

AE Metering
Full range of AE metering is featured based on approx. 86,000 pixel RGB metering sensor, which detects not only brightness but also colors.

Meters the brightness in multiple different zones of the sensor.  Exposure will be automatically adjusted even during backlit condition.

Meters the brightness mostly in the center area of the sensor. Exposure will not be adjusted during backlit condition.

Meters the brightness only in a limited area of the very center of the sensor.  Useful with a very small subject.

Drive Mode
Full range of drive mode is featured to support the creativity: Single Frame Shooting, Continuous Shooting, Self-timer, Remote Control, Bracketing (Exposure bracketing is expanded to ±5), Mirror Lock-up Shooting, Multi-exposure, and Interval Shooting.


Imaging and Video

Custom Image

Custom Image is a mode which gives you a selection of  finishing color tone.  Saturation, hue, key, contrast and sharpness can be adjustable with some of the selection.  For K-1, newly added two finishing tone to the selection.

Auto Select

The scene is detected by the latest AI technology, deep learning, and the K-1 will select the coloring which will suit the scene. With Scene Analyze Auto exposure is also fixed by K-1 but with custom image the exposure is not controlled, so you can fully control the exposure with this mode.


This tone is mainly for after retouching.  The color tone is arranged to neutral to minimize saturation. Useful mode for those who arrange retouching with image editing software such as Photoshop.

Other Standard Lineup

Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing

  • Pentax K-1 - Clarity Control

    Clarity Control

    RICOH developed technology. Convexo-concave or texture of the subject is adjusted to give clarity impression adding more realistic texture and depth.  Clarity can be adopted from 8 level (±4) and “0”.

  • Pentax K-1 - Skin Tone

    Skin Tone

    RICOH develop technology. Detects the face, skin type and skin area.  Adjust the skin tone with a nice impression. Selection of OFF, Type 1, and Type 2 is available. With Type 1, skin coloring and contrast is adjusted. With Type 2, additional to Type 1 convexo-concave is adjusted to give a silky skin impression look.

  • Pentax K-1 - HDR

    HDR High-Dynamic Range

    From three different exposure images, single image with a wide tonal range is generated. K-1 automatically align the slight misalignment hand held HDR shooting.  Selection of HDR AUTO, HDR1/2/3 which changes the enhancement of the effect, and HDR ADV, which the HDR effect is simulated by using the data of “Clarity”, giving a more drawing type finishing.  Exposure bracket value setting ±1/2/3 is also available.

  • Pentax K-1 - Multi-Exposure


    2 to 2000 images can be captured and overlapped to a single image.  Three composite mode is possible, Average, Additive and Bright, which the exposure is adjusted when merged.  Advanced composition is possible without using a PC.


To meet the photographers desire, K-1 carries full selection of white balance including the PENTAX original CTE (Color Temperature Enhancement).  With PENTAX original CTE, the algorithm is different from the other white balance setting.  With the general white balance, the image is adjusted to neutral gray but with CTE, when a strong color is detected, the white balance is adjusted based on that strong color. Very useful in such scene as very red sunset, outstanding blue sky or fresh green fields.

Digital Filter

As usual, selection of digital filter is featured for instant artistic creativity.

During Shooting Mode
Extract Color/ Replace Color/ Toy Camera/ Retro/High Contrast/Shading/Invert Color/Unicolor Bold/Bold Monochrome

During Play Mode
Base Parameter Adj./Extract Color/Replace Color/Toy Camera/Retro/High Contrast/Shading/Invert Color/Unicolor Bold/Bold Monochrome/Tone Expansion/Sketch/Water Color/Pastel/Posterization/Miniature/Soft/Starburst/Fish-eye/Slim/Monochrome

In-body RAW Development

In-body RAW development possible.  Developed files is saved as separate TIFF or JPEG files.  Many settings can be changed including white balance, Custom Image parameters and so on.  With this feature, as there is no need for PC, you can work on your RAW files anytime, anywhere. Especially handy during outdoor shooting.

Movie Shooting

With a shallow depth of field, creative movie with bokeh effect is possible in Full HD quality.  Sensitivity is also improved to widen the shooting situation. As the movie is captured with Live View, autofocus is contrast AF.  Microphone and headphone terminal available for external accessory use.  Wind Noise Reduction first adopted with PENTAX DSLR. Volume of headphone can be changed.  From K-1, setting menu is separated with still picture and movie mode for easy setting.  As the menu is separated, saving of the setting is also separated, which was not in the recent model.

4K Interval Movie Record and Star Stream

Additional to the normal interval shooting, 4K interval movie is also possible. With this feature, interval shooting picture is saved as a movie. By using this technology, Star Stream is also possible. With this mode the brighter area of the latest shot is added to the previous. By using the fade out setting, the old image is erased. If you take a star using this setting, the final movie looks like a shooting star.

Dual Card Slot

K-1 is equipped with a dual card slot. With two cards, sequential use for continuous recording, save to both for simultaneous recording and separate RAW/JPEG for saving separate recording formats is available, giving you a choice depending on your shooting circumstance.

Built-in Wi-Fi and Image Sync

K-1 is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi, which can be connected to your device such as tablet or smart phone.  By using RICOH’s dedicated application Image Sync, below operation is possible from your connected device.

Remote Shooting
By looking at the live view image on the device, remote shooting is possible. Below settings can be changed or used:
White Balance, Shutter Speed, Aperture Value, Exposure Compensation, ISO, Green button, Live view ON/OFF, Touch AF/Camera AF, File type, JPEG Size, Saving Card Slot

Image Viewing
Image of both memory card can be viewed and transferred. When the file is saved to your device, you can post the image to Facebook with single action.

Digital Camera Utility 5

By using Digital Camera Utility 5, high-grade finishing can be done. RAW files can be also developed to JPEG and TIFF files. As this is compatible to K-1, the new function such as Flat tone of Custom Image is useable.  When you process Pixel Shift Resolution image, there is a option to turn off the Motion Correction.

Image Transmitter 2

To support many kinds of shooting situation, K-1 is compatible with Image Transmitter 2.  With this software, tethering shooting becomes possible.

Crop Mode

To fully use PENTAX K mount lenses, K-1 is equipped with Crop mode with three settings.

AUTO: Capturing image area is automatically set depending on the mounted lens.
FF: Capturing image area is set to 35mm full-frame size.
APS-C: Capturing image area is set to APS-C size.

With Optical Viewfinder
When you use APS-C setting with the optical viewfinder, cropping frame comes out.

With Live View
Imaging area of the crop setting is displayed.

Lens Correction/ Fringe Correction

By setting this function, optical affect such as distortion, peripheral illumination aberration, chromatic aberration of magnification caused by lens character is corrected in-body.  As a result high resolution image can be captured from the center to edge. With RAW development, fringe correction is also possible

Diffraction Correction

Corrects the resolution loss caused by luminous diffraction phenomenon, which occurs when stopping down the lens, by image processing. With this function appropriate process takes place based on the lens data information, which gives you maximum of approx. 2 shutter steps compensation effect.  With this function, deep depth of field photo can be taken without worries.

A compilation of PENTAX SLR Design

The design goal was not to follow the camera design trend, but to be universal and simple. Also give appropriate dignity as a long-awaited  35mm full-frame DSLR.

Operability design to place the shooting needs at the right place to certainly reflects the photographers will.

Inherited the solid and condensed shape of conventional model.

Pursued the SLR like design by symbolically expressing the big pentaprism of 35mm full-frame SLR.


Type TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera
Lens Mount PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts, K-mount with power contacts)
Compatible Lens KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom compatible), KAF, KA mount lens
Image capture unit
Image Sensor Primary color filter, CMOS.  Size: 35.9 x 24.0 (mm)
Effective Pixels Approx. 36.40 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 36.77 megapixels
Dust Removal Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations “DR II” with the Dust Alert function
(Standard output)
ISO AUTO/100 to 204800 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV or 1/3EV)
Image Stabilizer Sensor-shift shake reduction (SR: Shake Reduction)(5-axis)
AA Filter Simulator Moiré reduction using SR unit.  OFF/Type1/Type2/Bracket (3images)
File formats
File format RAW (PEF/DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant
Recorded Pixels [35mm Full Frame]
JPEG: L(36M:7360×4912), M(22M:5760×3840), S(12M:4224×2816), XS(2M:1920×1280)
RAW: (36M:7360×4912)[APS-C size]
JPEG: L(15M:4800×3200), M(12M:4224×2816), S(8M:3456×2304), XS(2M:1920×1280)
RAW: (15M:4800×3200)
Quality Level RAW (14bit): PEF, DNG
JPEG: ★★★ (Best), ★★ (Better), ★ (Good), RAW + JPEG simultaneous capturing available
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Storage Medium SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Card (Conforms to USH-I standards)
Dual SD slot Sequential Use, Save to Both, Separate RAW/JPG, Image copy between slots possible
Storage Folder Folder Name: Date (100_1018,101_1019…) or  User assigned folder name (Default “PENTX”)
Recording File File Name: “IMGP****” or User assigned file name
File name numbering: Sequential, Reset
Type Pentaprism Finder
Coverage (FOV) Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.70x (50mmF1.4 at infinity)
Eye-Relief Length Approx. 20.6mm (from the view window), Approx. 21.7mm (from the center of lens)
Diopter adjustment Approx. -3.5m to + 1.2m-1
Focusing Screen Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen
Viewfinder Overlay AF Points, Grid Display, Electronic Level, AF Frame, Spot Metering Frame, Crop
Live view
Type TTL method using image sensor
Focusing Mechanism Contrast detection (Face detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot)
Focus Peaking: ON/OFF
Display Field of View approx. 100%, Magnified view (up to 16x),
Grid Display (4×4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display, Square 1, Square 2, Grid Color: Black/White ), Histogram, Bright area warning, Composition Adjustment
LCD monitor
Type Wide viewing angle TFT color LCD, Air-gapless glass. Flexible-tilt.
Size 3.2 inch (aspect ratio 3:2)
Dots Approx. 1037K dots
Adjustment Brightness,  Saturation and Colors adjustable
Outdoor View Setting Adjustable ±2 step
White Balance
Type Method using a combination of the image sensor and the light source detection sensor
White Balance AUTO WB, Multi Auto WB,
Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, CTE,
Manual WB (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature Configuration (up to 3 settings), Copying the white balance setting of a captured image
Fine Adjustment Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
Autofocus System
Type TTL: Phase-matching autofocus
Focus Sensor SAFOX 12, 33 point (25 cross type focus points in the center)
Brightness Range EV-3 to 18 (ISO 100 / at normal temperature)
AF mode Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C)
AF Point Selection Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (33 AF points)
AF Assist Light Dedicated LED AF assist light
Type TTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor, Multi-segment, Center-weighted and Spot metering
Metering Range EV-3 to 20  (ISO100 at 50mm F1.4)
Exposure Mode Scene Analyze Auto, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Flash X-sync Speed, USER1, USER2, USER3, USER4, USER5
EV Compensation ±5EV (1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps can be selected)
AE Lock Button type (timer type: two times the meter operating time set in Custom Setting);
Continuous as long as the shutter button is halfway pressed
Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
* Electronic shutter when using Pixel Shift Resolution
Shutter Speed Auto:1/8000 to 30 sec., Manual:1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb
Drive modes
Mode Selection Still Image:
Single Frame, Continuous (H, M, L), Self-timer (12s, 2s, Continuous), Remote Control (0s., 3s., Continuous), Bracketing (2, 3 or 5 frames), Mirror-up (Possible to use with Remote Control), Multi-Exposure (Possible to use with Continuous, Self-timer or Remote Control), Interval Shooting, Interval Composite,  Interval Movie Record, Star StreamMovie:
Remote Control
* Bracketing, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite, Interval Movie Record and Star Stream are possible to use with Self-timer/Remote Control.
Continuous Shooting [35mmFull Frame]
Max. approx. 4.4 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 70 frames, RAW: up to approx. 17 frames
Max. approx. 3.0 fps, JPEG  L: ★★★ at Continuous M): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 20 frames
Max. approx. 0.7 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous L): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 100 frames
[APS-C size]
Max. approx. 6.5 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 50 frames
Max. approx. 3.0 fps, JPEG  L: ★★★ at Continuous M): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 70 frames
Max. approx. 1.0 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous L): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 100 frames*ISO100
Multi-Exposure Composite Mode(Additive/Average/Bright)
Number of Shots(2 to 2000 images)
Interval Shooting [Interval Shooting] Interval: 2s. to 24h./ Standby Interval: Min.・1s. to 24h., Number of shots: 2 to 2000 images, Start Interval: Now/Self-timer/Remote Control/Set Time

[Interval Composite] Interval: 2s. to 24h./ Standby Interval: Min.・1s. to 24h., Number of shots: 2 to 2000 images, Start Interval: Now/Self-timer/Remote Control/Set Time, Composite Mode: Additive/Average/Bright, Save Process: On/Off

[Interval Movie] Recorded Pixels: 4K/FullHD/HD, File Format: Motion JPEG (AVI), Interval:2s. to 24h./ Standby Interval: Min・1s. to 24h., Number of shots: 8 to 2000 images (8 to 500 images at 4K), Start Interval:Now/Self-timer/Remote Control/Set Time

[Star Stream]  Recorded Pixels: 4K/FullHD/HD, File Format: Motion JPEG (AVI), Interval:2s. to 24h./ Standby Interval: Min・1s. to 24h., Number of shots: 8 to 2000 images (8 to 500 images at 4K), Start Interval: Now/Self-timer/Remote Control/Set Time, Fade-out: Off/Low/Medium/High

Flash Modes Auto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On + Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Slow-speed Sync + Red-eye, P-TTL, Trailing Curtain Sync, Contrast-control-sync, High-speed sync, Wireless sync
* Contrast-control-sync and High-speed sync requires 2 or more dedicated external flash
Sync Speed 1/200sec.
Flash Exposure Compensation -2.0~+1.0EV
Capture Settings
Custom Image Auto Select, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Cross Process Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3
Digital Filter Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome
Clarity Adjustable ±4 step
Skin Tone Type1/Type2
HDR Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Advanced HDR, Exposure bracket value adjustable, Automatic composition correction function
Pixel Shift Resolution Available, Motion Correction ON/OFF
Lens Correction Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Diffraction Correction
D-RANGE Compensation Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction
Noise Reduction Slow Shutter Speed NR, High-ISO NR
GPS GPS Logging (Logging Interval, Logging Duration, Memory Card Options), GPS Time Sync
Electronic Compass Available
Astrotracer Possible
Horizon Correction SR On: correction up to 1 degrees, SR Off: correction up to 2 degrees
Composition Adjustment Adjustment range of ±1.5mm up, down, left or right (1mm when rotated); Rotating range of 1 degree
Electronic Level Displayed in viewfinder (Horizontal and vertical); Displayed on LCD monitor (Horizontal and vertical)
File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264(MOV)
Recorded Pixels Full HD(1920×1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
HD (1280×720, 60p/50p)
Sound Built-in stereo microphone, external microphone (Stereo recording compatible)
Recording Sound Level adjustable, Wind Noise Reduction
Recording Time Up to 25 minutes or 4GB ; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.
Custom Images Auto Select, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Cross Processing Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3.
Digital Filter Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome
Playback View Single frame,  Multi-image display (6,12, 20, 35, 80 segmentation), Display magnification (up to 16, 100% display and quick magnification available), Grid display (4×4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display, Square 1, Square 2, Grid Color: Black/White ), Rotating, Histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), Bright area warning, Auto Image Rotation, Detailed information, Copyright Information (Photographer, Copyright holder), GPS information (latitude, longitude, altitude, Coordinated Universal Time) , Orientation,  Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display, Slide Show,
Delete Delete single image, delete all, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image
Digital Filter Base Parameter Adj, Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature,  Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim, Monochrome
RAW Development RAW file select:
Select Single Image, Select Multiple Images, Select a folderRAW Development Parameter:
White Balance, Custom Image,  Sensitivity, Clarity, Skin Tone, Digital filter, HDR, Pixel Shift Resolution, Shadow Correction, High-ISO NR, Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Corr., Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Diffraction Correction, Color Fringe Correction, File Format (JPEG/TIFF), Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, JPEG Quality, Color Space
Edit Image Rotation, Color Moiré Correction, Resize, Cropping (Aspect ratio and Slant adjustment available),
Movie Edit (Divide or delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Saving RAW data in buffer memory, Image Copy
USER Mode Up to 5 settings can be saved
Custom Functions 26 items
Mode Memory 16 items
Button Customization Fx1 Button, Fx2 Button (One Push File Format, Outdoor View Setting, Flash Mode, Pixel Shift Resolution, Shake Reduction, Horizon Correction, Electronic Level)
AF Button (AF1/ AF2/ Cancel AF)
Preview Dial (Optical Preview/Digital Preview)
Various settings for the action of the e-dials in each exposure mode can also be saved.
AF Customization AF.S: Focus-priority/ Release-priority
1st Frame Action in AF.C: Release-priority/Auto/Focus-priority
Action in AF.C Continuous: Focus-priority, Auto, FPS-priority
Hold AF Status: OFF, Low, Medium, High
AF in Interval Shooting: Locks focus at 1st exposure, Adjusts focus for each shot
AF with Remote Control: Off/On
Operation Control Lock Type1: E-Dial, EV Compensation, ISO, Green Button, AE Lock
Type2: 4-way controller, AF point change button, Change AF Point, OK Button, Menu Button
Text Size Standard, Large
World Time World Time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones)
Language English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
AF Fine Adjustment ±10 step, Uniform adjustment, Individual adjustment (up to 20 can be saved)
Illumination Settings LCD Panel (High/Low/Off), Backside Controls (High/Low/Off), Lens Mount (On/Off), Card Slot/Connector (On/Off)
Indicator Lamps Wi-Fi (High/Low/Off), GPS (High/Low/Off), Self-timer (On/Off), Remote Control (On/Off)
Copyright Information Names of “Photographer” and “Copyright Holder” are embedded to the image file.
Revision history can be checked using the provided software.
GPS/Electronic Compass
Reception Frequency L1 1575.42MHz
Recorded Information Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Time (UTC), Direction
Geodesics World Geodetic System (WGS84)
GPS Logging KML format, Logging Interval: 5/10/15/30sec. /1min., Logging Duration: 1-24hr. (Up to 9hours at Logging Interval 5sec. Up to 18hrs. at Logging Interval 10sec.)
Electronic Compass Azimuth calculation using  triaxial geomagnetic sensor and triaxial acceleration sensor, True north standard
Power supply
Battery Type Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90
AC Adapter AC Adapter Kit K-AC132 (Optional)
Battery Life Number of recordable images: Approx.: 760 images
Playback time: Approx. 390 minutes
* With a fully-recharged Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery. Tested in compliance with CIPA standard.
Actual results may vary depending on the shooting condition.
Connection Port USB2.0 (micro B), External power supply terminal, External cable switch terminal, X-sync socket, HDMI output terminal (Type D) , Stereo microphone input terminal, Headphone terminal
USB Connection MSC/PTP
Wireless LAN
Standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Frequency (Center Frequency) 2412MHz~2462MHz (1ch~11ch)
Security Authentication:  WPA2, Encryption:  AES
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions Approx. 136.5mm (W) x110mm (H) x 85.5mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 1010g (Including dedicated battery and SD Memory Card),
Approx. 925g (body only)
Operating Environment
Temperature -10°C~40°C (14°F~104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Included Strap O-ST162, ME Viewfinder Cap, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90, Battery Charger D-BC90, AC plug cord, Software (CD-ROM) S-SW162 Eyecup FT, Hot shoe cover FK, Sync socket 2p cap, Body mount cap KII, Battery Grip terminal cover
Software Digital Camera Utility 5


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