Pentax K-1 II Preliminary Specifications

Improved image quality and high ISO performance

By PF Staff in Pentax Rumors on Feb 14, 2018
Pentax K-1 II Preliminary Specifications

Japanese rumor site Digicame Info has just leaked what appear to be credible specifictions for the Pentax K-1 II- an upcoming replacement for the Pentax K-1, slated to become Pentax's second fully frame DSLR to hit the market.

Based on the specifications below, it appears that the K-1 II will inherit the exceptional high-ISO performance we saw thanks to the image accellerator unit that originally debuted in the Pentax KP and K-70.  This should help the K-1 II deliver clearer files than any other full frame in its class.  Thanks to the addition of this hardware, the maximum ISO of the K-1 II is also being increased by 2 stops to ISO 819,200.

However, the K-1 II will otherwise be identical to the original K-1.  There appear to be no changes to the autofocus system or other core functions.

Of course, these preliminary leaked specifications are unconfirmed and subject to change.  The K-1 II may have additional new software or hardware features not covered here.

K-1 Mark II will be announced soon, replacing the current K - 1. K-1 Mark II will also be released with a kit with D FA 28-105 mm F 3.5-5.6. The price in North America is $ 1999.95 for the body only, and the kit with 28 - 105 mm will be $ 2399.95. The highlights of the K - 1 Mark II are as follows.

- The maximum sensitivity is ISO 819,200 for stills and ISO 25600 for videos
- Updated Pixel Shift Resolution II
- Equipped with original accelerator unit adapted to PRIME IV, a 14-bit processing image processing engine that effectively reduces noise and maintains detail and rich color even at high sensitivity

Source: Digicame Info

We expect the K-1 II to make its official debut in the coming weeks.  We will be covering the news live from the CP+ show in Japan in early March.

What to get a great deal on the original Pentax K-1 while it lasts?  Sign up for a price alert and we'll e-mail you if it drops in price!  You can learn all about the Pentax K-1 in our in-depth review.

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