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Camera ThumbnailPentax KPPentax K-70Pentax K-1
Camera NamePentax KPPentax K-70Pentax K-1
Year Introduced201720162016
AvailabilityIn ProductionIn ProductionIn Production
Current Price$1027

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Sensor
Sensor FormatAPS-CAPS-CFull Frame
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOSCMOS
Megapixels24.3224.2436.40
Resolution4000 x 6016 pixels4000 x 6000 pixels7360 x 4912 pixels
AA FilterNo (AA filter simulator)No (AA filter simulator)No (AA filter simulator)
Super ResolutionYesYesYes
Bit Depth141414
Minimum ISO100100100
Maximum ISO819200102400204800
ISO Range100 - 819,200100 - 102,400100 - 204,800
Imaging
ProcessorPRIME IVPRIME M IIPRIME IV
Exposure ModesAuto (green), HyP, Sv, Tv, Av, TAv, M, B, User (5)Auto (green), Scene, HyP, Sv, Av, Tv, TAv, HyM, B, User(3)Auto (green), HyP, Sv, Av, Tv, TAv, HyM, X, B, User(5)
Program ModesAuto, Normal, Action, Depth of field (deep/shallow), MTF priorityNormalAuto, Normal, Action, Depth of field (deep/shallow), MTF
Scene ModesNone. Auto (green) sets exposure based on scene analysis20: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG only), Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, MuseumNone. Auto (green) sets exposure based on scene analysis
RestrictionsExposure modes with M and K lenses are restricted to Av (with aperture always wide open) and M (with stop-down metering)Exposure modes with M and K lenses are restricted to Av (with aperture always wide open) and M (with stop-down metering)Exposure modes with M and K lenses are restricted to Av (with aperture always wide open) and M (with stop-down metering)
Shutter Speeds (Auto)30s to 1/6,000s (mechanical), to 1/24,000s (electronic)30s - 1/6000s (stepless), Up to 300s in Astrotracer mode30s - 1/8000s (stepless)
Shutter Speeds (Manual)B, 1200s to 1/6,000s (mechanical), to 1/24,000s (electronic). Up to 300s in Astrotracer modeB, 1200s - 1/6000s, Up to 300s in Astrotracer modeB, 1200s - 1/8000s. Up to 300s in Astrotracer mode
High ISO NROff, Auto, Low/Medium/High, Custom by ISOOff, Auto, Low/Medium/High, Custom by ISOOff, Auto, Low/Medium/High, Custom by ISO
Slow Shutter NROff, Auto, OnOff, Auto, OnOff, Auto, On
Shutter Life100,000Not Specified300,000
Maximum FPS764.4 (6.5 in crop mode)
Continuous ShootingHi: 7 fps up to approx. 28 frames (JPG), up to approx. 8 frames (RAW), M: 3 fps up to approx 70 frames (JPG), 15 frames (RAW), Lo: 0.8 fps uup to approx. 100 frames (JPG), up to appox. 100 frames (RAW)Hi: 6 fps up to 40 frames (JPG), 10 frames (RAW), Lo: 3 fps up to 100 frames (JPEG), 16 frames (RAW)Full frame: H: 4.4 fps (70 JPG, 17 RAW) M: 3.0 fps (100 JPG, 20 RAW) L: 0.7 fps (100 JPG, 100 RAW)
APS-C crop: H: 6.5 fps (100 JPG, 50 RAW) M: 3.0 fps (100 JPG, 70 RAW) L: 1.0 fls (100 JPG, 100 RAW)
Exposure Compensation+/-5 EV (+/-2 EV in movie mode)+/-5 EV (+/-2 EV in movie mode)+/-5 EV (+/-2 EV in movie mode)
Auto BracketingEV bracketing: 2, 3 or 5 frames, one-push EV bracketing3 frames, one-push bracketing2, 3 or 5 frames, one-push bracketing
Expanded Dynamic RangeHighlight (auto, on, off),
Shadow (auto, high, medium, low, off)
Highlight (auto, on, off),
Shadow (auto, high, medium, low, off)
Highlight (auto, on, off),
Shadow (auto, high, medium, low, off)
Metering Sensor86K Pixel77-Segment86K Pixel
Meter Range-3 to 20 EV0 to 22 EV-3 to 20 EV
Meter PatternMulti-Segment,Center Weighted,SpotMulti-Segment,Center Weighted,SpotMulti-Segment,Center Weighted,Spot
Exposure LockYesYesYes
Self Timer2 s with mirror lock-up, 12 s2 s with mirror lock-up, 12 s2 s with mirror lock-up, 12 s
Interval ShootingUp to 2000 frames, 2 sec to 24 hours intervalUp to 2000 frames, 2 sec to 24 hours intervalUp to 2000 frames, 2 sec to 24 hours interval
Mirror Lock-upYesYesYes
HDR ModeYesYesYes
Multiple ExposuresYes, average, additive and bright, 2 to 2000 shotsYes, average, additive and bright, 2 to 2000 shotsYes, average, additive and bright, 2 to 2000 shots
Pixel MappingYesYesYes
Optics/Mount
MountKAF2 (no aperture coupler)KAF2 (no aperture coupler)KAF2 (no aperture coupler)
Composition AdjustmentYesNoYes
Supported LensesAll Pentax K-mount lenses. Manual focus only with K-, M-, and A-series lenses. Stop down metering only with K- and M-series lenses. M42, Pentax 645 and Pentax 6x7 lenses with the appropriate adapters (stop down metering and manual focus only).All Pentax K-mount lenses. Manual focus only with K-, M-, and A-series lenses. Stop down metering only with K- and M-series lenses). M42, Pentax 645 and Pentax 6x7 lenses with the appropriate adapters (stop down metering and manual focus only).All Pentax K-mount lenses. Support for lenses with the KAF4 mount variant requires a firmware update. Manual focus only with K-, M-, and A-series lenses. Stop down metering only with K- and M-series lenses. M42, Pentax 645 and Pentax 6x7 lenses with the appropriate adapters (stop down metering and manual focus only).
StabilizationYes (sensor-shift SR II)Yes (sensor-shift SR)Yes (sensor-shift SR II)
Autofocus (viewfinder)Yes (SAFOX 11, 27 focus points (25 cross type))Yes (SAFOX X, 11 focus points (9 cross type))Yes (SAFOX 12, 33 focus points, 25 cross type)
AF Points271133
Autofocus Sensitivity-3 to 18 EV-3 to 18 EV-3 to 18 EV
Autofocus With SDMYesYesYes
Autofocus AssistDedicated LEDDedicated LEDDedicated LED
Autofocus ModesViewfinder: AF.S, AF.C, AF.A
Live view: Face detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot
Viewfinder: AF.S, AF.C, AF.A.
Live view: Face detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot
Single Shot, Continuous, Auto, Expanded area (S, M, L), Zone select, User select, Manual focus
Front/Back Focus CorrYes (adjustment for up to 20 lenses)Yes (adjustments for up to 20 lenses)Yes (adjustment for up to 20 lenses)
Power ZoomNot supportedNot supportedSupported (zoom only)
Lens CorrectionDistortion,Lateral Chromatic Aberration,Vignetting,DiffractionDistortion,Lateral Chromatic Aberration,Vignetting,DiffractionDistortion,Lateral Chromatic Aberration,Vignetting,Diffraction
Video
Video/Movie Mode1920x1080 (16:9 Full HD) at 60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p,
1280x720 (16:9 HD) at 60p, 50p
MPEG4 AVC/H.264
4K interval movie (4K,Full HD, HD)
Star stream (4K,Full HD, HD)
1920x1080 (16:9 Full HD) at 60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p,
1280x720 (16:9) at 60p, 50p
MPEG4 AVC/H.264
Interval Movie (4K, Full HD, HD)
Star Stream
1920x1080 (16:9 Full HD) at 60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p,
1280x720 (16:9) at 60p, 50p
MPEG4 AVC/H.264
Interval Movie (4K, Full HD, HD)
Star Stream
Video StabilizationElectronicElectronicElectronic
Exposure ModesP, Av, TAv, Tv, MP, Av, TAv, Tv, MP, Av, TAv, Tv, M
AF During RecordingContinuousContinuousOn-Demand
Sound In Movie ModeStereo (external mic), Stereo (built-in mic). Adjustable sound levelStereo (external mic), Stereo (built-in mic). Adjustable sound levelStereo with external stereo mic
Flash
Built-in FlashYes, GN 6 (ISO 100/m)Yes, GN 12 (ISO 100/m)No
Sync Speed1/180s1/180s1/200s
P-TTL FlashYesYesYes
TTL FlashNoNoNo
Flash Exposure Comp-2 to 1 EV-2 to 1 EV-2 to 1 EV
Flash FunctionsAuto discharge, On (leading curtain sync), Redeye reduction, Slow-speed sync, Trailing curtain sync, High-speed sync*, Manual (full - 1/128), Wireless*, Contrast control*
* Available when combined with external flash
Auto discharge, On (leading curtain sync), Redeye reduction, Slow-speed sync, Trailing curtain sync, High-speed sync*, Manual, Wireless*, Contrast control*
* Available when combined with external flash
Auto discharge*, On (leading curtain sync)*, Redeye reduction*, Slow-speed sync*, Trailing curtain sync*, High-speed sync*, Manual*, Wireless**, Contrast control**
* Requires an external flash
** Requires two (or more) external flashes
Viewfinder/LCD
Viewfinder100%, 0.95x0.95x, 100%0.70x, 100%
Viewfinder TypePentaprismPentaprismPentaprism
Diopter Adjustment-2.5 to +1.5-2.5 to +1.5-3.5 to +1.2
AF Points In ViewfinderYesYesYes
Exchangeable ScreenYesYesNo
Depth Of Field PreviewYesYesYes
Digital PreviewYes (with image magnification)Yes (with image magnificaion)Yes (with image magnificaion)
Live ViewYesYesYes
Focus PeakingYesYesYes
Back LCD3 inch, 921,000 dots, 3:2 aspect ratio, tilts up/down, red light night mode3 in. 921,000 dots, 3:2 aspect ratio, vari-angle, red light night mode3.2 in., 1,037,000 dots, 3:2 aspect ratio, flexible tilt/angle, red light night mode
Top LCDNoNoYes
Body
Weather ResistantYesYesYes
GPSVia AccessoryVia AccessoryBuilt-In
Control Wheels323
Camera Controls1 traditional e-dial, 1 knob on the front and 1 settings dial on top plate. Customizable control panel. Five user mode settings. Customizable Fx1, Fx2, & Fx3 button.2 control wheels. Most functions accessed through control panel or menus. Customizable control panel. Three user mode settings.2 traditional e-dials and 1 settings dial/control wheel. Many dedicated buttons. Customizable control panel. Five user mode settings. Customizable Fx1 & Fx2 button.
Dust RemovalYes, Ultrasonic DR IIYes, Sensor Shake DRYes, Ultrasonic DR II
Dust AlertNoNoNo
File FormatPEF (RAW),DNG (RAW),JPG,MOVPEF (RAW),DNG (RAW),JPG,MOVPEF (RAW),DNG (RAW),JPG,TIFF,MOV
Card Slots112
Memory Card TypeSD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I Compatible)SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I Compatible)
TetheringVia built-in Wi-FiVia built-in Wi-FiWired (native),Via built-in Wi-Fi
Battery

D-LI109 lithium-ion rechargeable

D-LI109 lithium-ion rechargeable

D-LI90 Rechargeable

Battery Grip

D-BG7 (takes a D-LI109 or D-LI90 battery)

No

D-BG6 (takes D-LI90 or 6x AA)

Battery Life420 photos (CIPA)410 frames (CIPA)760 images, playback time: 390 minutes
Size (W X H X D)131.5 x 101 x 76 mm125.5 x 93 x 74 mm (4.9 x 3.7 x 2.9 in.)136.5 x 110.0 x 85.5 mm
Weight643 g (body only), 703 g (with battery)628 g (688 g with battery and SD card)925g (1010 with battery and SD cards)
ConnectivityUSB 2.0, HDMI out (via USB port and an adapter), stereo mic, cable release (uses mic input jack), DC in, GPS, Wi-Fi.USB 2.0, HDMI out, Stereo mic, Wi-FiUSB 2, HDMI out, stereo mic, headphones, DC in, X-sync, cable release, GPS, Wi-Fi.
Latest Firmware

1.0

Link to Download Page

Link to Download Page

NotesAstrotracer functionality with the optional O-GPS1 unit,
Depth of field bracketing,
Electronic level,
Embed copyright information in EXIF,
High ISO NR, can be customized for each major ISO value,
Image plane indicator,
In-camera RAW development,
Moiré suppression via SR mechanism,
Moiré suppression bracketing,
Motion bracketing,
Save last JPG as RAW,
Save JPG from movie,
The three Fx buttons are customizable and can perform a variety of functions, hereunder exposure bracketing.
Astrotracer compatible,
Electronic Aperture Control,
Electronic Level,
Embed copyright information in EXIF,
High ISO NR can be customized for each major ISO value,
Image plane indicator,
In-camera RAW development,
Moiré suppression via SR mechanism,
Moiré suppression bracketing,
Multilayer digital filters,
Night vision LCD display,
Save last JPG as RAW,
The RAW button is customizable and can perform a variety of functions, hereunder exposure bracketing
Astrotracer functionality with the built in GPS,
Buttons, top LCD, and card and connectivity doors can be illuminated
Electronic level,
Embed copyright information in EXIF,
GPS and electronic compass,
High ISO NR, can be customized for each major ISO value,
Image plane indicator,
In-camera RAW development,
Moiré suppression via SR mechanism,
Moiré suppression bracketing,
Save last JPG as RAW,
Save JPG from movie,
Several buttons are customizable,
The function selector plus third control wheel provides a short cut to a variety of settings
Colors / Special Editions

Black and Silver

Black, Silver





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