LCD and Viewfinder
Pentax K-1 has a Fully Articulated 3.2″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,037k dots. The Pentax K-1's 3.2″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
K-1 has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.7x. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Pentax K-1 can shoot continuously at max speed of 4.4 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.
Unfortunately K-1 doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Pentax K-1 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 33 focus points and 25 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
Pentax K-1 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Pentax K-1 has a creative Astro Tracer mode where the camera utilizes its GPS and sensor shift mechanism to track the motion of the stars and creates a long exposure image without visible star trails. This makes K-1 one of the best equipped camera for Astrophotography.
With Pentax K-1, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60i,50i,30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Pentax K-1 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
K-1 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Pentax K-1 also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Pentax K-1 a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Connectivity and Storage
Pentax K-1 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our K-1. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect K-1 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Pentax K-1 is powered by D-LI90 battery which provides a shooting life of 760 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 885 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon D850 with its 1840shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Pentax K-1 vs Nikon D850 or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Pentax K-1 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Pentax K-1 is $1,896.95