Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1
Announcing the K-1
Here it is - the long awaited full-frame Pentax. The K-1 is a solidly constructed camera that feels good in the hand, and should appeal to many photographers looking to step up from APS-C Pentax DSLRs, as well as those looking to use older K-mount glass on a full-frame format.
The body of the K-1 is constructed of a lightweight magnesium alloy, and has 87 seals around the body. Ricoh claims that the K-1 is dustproof, weather-resistant and cold-resistant.
It's built around a 36MP CMOS sensor that has a number of tricks up its sleeve. A base ISO of 100 suggests it's the same sensor found in the Sony Alpha 7R which, without an AA filter, should yield plenty of detail and dynamic range. The camera does lack the option for an electronic first curtain though, but it remains to be seen if shutter shock will be a real-world issue.