A Hands-on Look at the Pentax K-1 Silver

Latest special edition Pentax DSLR

By PF Staff in Hands-On Tests on Oct 31, 2017

The Limited Silver edition of the Pentax K-1 hit the shelves late last month, and is now nearly sold out in the US.  It has become more or less a tradition for Pentax to offer silver versions of its flagship camera models.  You can read about other special models here.  In other cases, such as that of the Pentax KP, a silver variant is made available at launch.

A lot of users initially wondered if the silver finish of this K-1 matches that of Pentax's silver lenses.  The answer is "yes"- as you can see in the photos, the camera blends in perfectly with the FA* 300mm F2.8 lens.  Here is a list of all silver full-frame lenses from Pentax.  While some may be hard to find, these lenses are the perfect pairing for a Pentax collector, and also double nicely as tools for professional photography.  The silver versions of all HD DA-series Limited lenses likewise match the silver K-1's finish, but with the exception of the 40mm, these lenses should be used in crop mode.

Click here to order your K-1 Limited Silver before it's gone ($2196)!

The silver K-1 also comes with a few other extras beyond the standard model:

  • Silver BG-6 battery grip (with 2 trays, for 1 D-Li90 battery or 6 AA's)
  • Extra D-Li 90 battery
  • Engraved metal hotshoe plate

Well, that pretty much sums up all you need to know about the special edition of the K-1.  To learn more about the camera's core features, stop by our in-depth review of the K-1.

Whether you get the silver or black K-1, it's an excellent value for a 36-megapixel full frame. Passing on the K-1 silver?  You can currently get the standard black version with a free grip!




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