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04-15-2018, 02:15 PM - 1 Like   #1
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From Pentax K1 to K1 II - upgrade

RICOH IMAGING present the update service for the PENTAX K-1, which allows users of the PENTAX K-1 to add the advanced features of the new PENTAX K-1 Mark II to their PENTAX K-1 cameras. The cost is 500.00
Main improvement in performance.
Improves high sensitivity through the accelerator chip.
Since the combination of the PRIME IV processor and the accelerator chip developed by RICOH drastically reduces noise, high sensitivity can be used up to ISO 819.200.
Improved autofocus performance.
The K-1 Mark II features the latest algorithm that increases autofocus speed. Furthermore, an accurate acquisition of the subject is obtained even when this color is similar to that of the background.
Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution.
The K-1 Mark II features Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution. It is a revolutionary technology that reverses the reasoning and allows you to use the camera's minimum flickers to produce composite images.
* Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution can be used with excellent results even in low light situations and without a tripod.
* Using Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution, please do not use a tripod.
Change the logo on the bottom right of the front panel from [SR] to [II]
Change the certification label on the bottom from [PENTAX K-1] to [PENTAX K-1 Mark II].
Important Notice:
Following the upgrade, specifications range from [PENTAX K-1] to [PENTAX K-1 Mark II] as follows.
Number of recordable images is reduced from about 760 to about 670
* With fully charged lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
Continuous shooting [APS-C format] (Max. From about 6.5 fps to about 6.4 fps)
Not compatible with RAW files of PENTAX K-1.
Ordering period
From 21 May 2018 to 30 September 2018
Please do not send your camera for update before the start date.
Procedure to order
Download the "K-1 update subscription form", provide the requested information and print the document
Contact your service center for additional information on cost, estimated time for intervention and transport
Carefully pack the camera for the best protection and send it with the Service Center registration form.

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04-15-2018, 09:20 PM   #2
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Interesting. That's a big jump in power usage, presumably to drive the accelerator chip.
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I wonder, what does it mean:
QuoteOriginally posted by nunzio Quote
Not compatible with RAW files of PENTAX K-1.
Will I be able to open K-1 II RAW files in Darktable or Rawtherapee?
04-15-2018, 10:03 PM   #4
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It means that if you have an SD card with a RAW file taken on a K1 Mk i and you insert in into a Mk ii, it won't be able to process it in camera.

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I believe the current recommended procedure to ensure open source programs such as Rawtherapee and darktable can work with the latest versions of camera files is to submit them to Link is here:

PIXLS.US - Free/Open Source Photography

The types of files they are looking for are detailed on the website.


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