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Camera ThumbnailPentax K-1 IIPentax KPPentax K-70
Camera NamePentax K-1 IIPentax KPPentax K-70
Year Introduced201820172016
AvailabilityIn ProductionIn ProductionIn Production
Current Price$1896

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Sensor
Sensor FormatFull FrameAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOSCMOS
Megapixels36.424.3224.24
Resolution7360 x 4912 pixels4000 x 6016 pixels4000 x 6000 pixels
AA FilterNo (AA filter simulator)No (AA filter simulator)No (AA filter simulator)
Super ResolutionYesYesYes
Bit Depth141414
Minimum ISO100100100
Maximum ISO819200819200102400
ISO Range100 - 819,200100 - 819,200100 - 102,400
Imaging
ProcessorPRIME IVPRIME IVPRIME M II
Exposure ModesAuto (green), HyP, Sv, Av, Tv, TAv, HyM, X, B, User(5)Auto (green), HyP, Sv, Tv, Av, TAv, M, B, User (5)Auto (green), Scene, HyP, Sv, Av, Tv, TAv, HyM, B, User(3)
Program ModesAuto, Normal, Action, Depth of field (deep/shallow), MTFAuto, Normal, Action, Depth of field (deep/shallow), MTF priorityNormal
Scene ModesNone. Auto (green) sets exposure based on scene analysisNone. 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, Museum
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 - 1/8000s (stepless)30s to 1/6,000s (mechanical), to 1/24,000s (electronic)30s - 1/6000s (stepless)
Shutter Speeds (Manual)B, 1200s - 1/8000s. Up to 300s in Astrotracer modeB, 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 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 Life300,000100,000Not Specified
Maximum FPS4.4 (6.5 in crop mode)76
Continuous ShootingFull 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: 6.4 fps (100 JPG, 50 RAW) M: 3.0 fps (100 JPG, 70 RAW) L: 1.0 fls (100 JPG, 100 RAW)
Hi: 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 up 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)
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 bracketingEV bracketing: 2, 3 or 5 frames, one-push EV bracketing3 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 Pixel86K Pixel77-Segment
Meter Range-3 to 20 EV-3 to 20 EV0 to 22 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 AdjustmentYesYesNo
Supported LensesAll Pentax K-mount including the latest KAF4 variant. 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. 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 II)Yes (sensor-shift SR)
Autofocus (viewfinder)Yes (SAFOX 12, 33 focus points, 25 cross type)Yes (SAFOX 11, 27 focus points (25 cross type))Yes (SAFOX X, 11 focus points (9 cross type))
AF Points332711
Autofocus Sensitivity-3 to 18 EV-3 to 18 EV-3 to 18 EV
Autofocus With SDMYesYesYes
Autofocus AssistDedicated LEDDedicated LEDDedicated LED
Autofocus ModesSingle Shot, Continuous, Auto, Expanded area (S, M, L), Zone select, User select, Manual focusViewfinder: 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
Front/Back Focus CorrYes (adjustment for up to 20 lenses)Yes (adjustment for up to 20 lenses)Yes (adjustments for up to 20 lenses)
Power ZoomSupported (zoom only)Not supportedNot supported
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) 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 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
Video StabilizationElectronicElectronicElectronic
Exposure ModesP, Av, TAv, Tv, MP, Av, TAv, Tv, MP, Av, TAv, Tv, M
AF During RecordingOn-DemandContinuousContinuous
Sound In Movie ModeStereo (external mic), Stereo (built-in mic). Adjustable sound levelStereo (external mic), Stereo (built-in mic). Adjustable sound levelStereo (external mic), Stereo (built-in mic). Adjustable sound level
Flash
Built-in FlashNoYes, GN 6 (ISO 100/m)Yes, GN 12 (ISO 100/m)
Sync Speed1/200s1/180s1/180s
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*, Wireless**, Contrast control**
* Requires an external flash
** Requires two (or more) external flashes
Auto 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
Viewfinder/LCD
Viewfinder0.70x, 100%100%, 0.95x0.95x, 100%
Viewfinder TypePentaprismPentaprismPentaprism
Diopter Adjustment-3.5 to 1.2-2.5 to +1.5-2.5 to +1.5
AF Points In ViewfinderYesYesYes
Exchangeable ScreenNoYesYes
Depth Of Field PreviewYesYesYes
Digital PreviewYes (with image magnificaion)Yes (with image magnification)Yes (with image magnificaion)
Live ViewYesYesYes
Focus PeakingYesYesYes
Back LCD3.2 in., 1,037,000 dots, 3:2 aspect ratio, flexible tilt/angle, red light night mode3 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 mode
Top LCDYesNoNo
Body
Weather ResistantYesYesYes
GPSBuilt-InVia AccessoryVia Accessory
Control Wheels332
Camera Controls2 traditional e-dials and 1 settings dial/control wheel. Many dedicated buttons. Customizable control panel. Five user mode settings. Customizable Fx1 & Fx2 button.1 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.
Dust RemovalYes, Ultrasonic DR IIYes, Ultrasonic DR IIYes, Sensor Shake DR
Dust AlertNoNoNo
File FormatPEF (RAW),DNG (RAW),JPG,MOVPEF (RAW),DNG (RAW),JPG,MOVPEF (RAW),DNG (RAW),JPG,MOV
Card Slots211
Memory Card TypeSD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I Compatible)SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I Compatible)
TetheringWired (native),Via built-in Wi-FiVia built-in Wi-FiVia built-in Wi-Fi
Battery

D-LI90 Rechargeable

D-LI109 lithium-ion rechargeable

D-LI109 lithium-ion rechargeable

Battery Grip

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

D-BG7 (takes a 6xAA or one D-LI90 battery)

No

Battery Life670 images, playback time: 340 minutes420 photos (CIPA)410 frames (CIPA)
Size (W X H X D)136.5 x 110.0 x 85.5 mm131.5 x 101 x 76 mm125.5 x 93 x 74 mm (4.9 x 3.7 x 2.9 in.)
Weight925g (1010 with battery and SD cards)643 g (body only), 703 g (with battery)628 g (688 g with battery and SD card)
ConnectivityUSB 2, HDMI out, stereo mic, headphones, DC in, X-sync, cable release, GPS, Wi-Fi.USB 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-Fi
Latest Firmware

1.0

1.10

Link to Download Page

NotesAstrotracer 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
Astrotracer 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
Colors / Special Editions

Black and Silver

Black, Silver





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