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Pentax K-1 Full Size Sample Photos

Full-size sample photos from the new Pentax K-1 DSLR taken with a variety of Pentax FF lenses.

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Pentax K 1 24 70mm Lens (1)

We have a production version of the 36 megapixel full-frame Pentax K-1 Digital SLR in for review, and have been out taking full-size sample photos with it, with a range of lenses, to share with you. We will be adding more images to this page as soon as possible, in the meantime, feel free to view the "High Res" images below, or have a look at our Pentax K-1 Hands-On Preview

Pentax K-1 Sample Photos

Pentax K-1 Lens test images

Pentax K-1 White-balance test images

Pentax K-1 ISO test images

We've recorded a video with the Pentax K-1 and 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens, which was recorded handheld, with the Pentax K-1 image stabilisation system left switched on:



Pentax K 1 With 50mm Lens IMG 0074

We also took a number of photos, using the legacy SMC Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7 lens, and you can view sample photos here:

Pentax SMC-A 50mm f/1.7 Sample Photos

Pentax K-1 Specifications

Effective Magnification1x
Image Sensor
Pixels36.4Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)7360
Pixels (H)4912
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeFull-frame
Sensor Size (width)35.9mm
Sensor Size (height)24mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3.2in
Screen resolution1037k
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Fine Tuning (Micro Adjustment)
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • TTL
ISO sensitivity100 - 204800
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-5
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting4.4fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
Video FPS60i/50i/30p/25p/24p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90
Battery Life (CIPA rating)760shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data

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pablophotographer 11 2.1k 431
28 Apr 2016 3:11PM
Oi, Pentax Kon'nichiwa.
Great gear but, come on guys is the only aspect ratio 3:2 ?
Mama Ricoh was offering the 1:1 aspect ratio in Caplio R5 back in 2006.
I hate to think that you two don't talk to each other...
Greetings from the country of the setting sun,
28 Apr 2016 10:51PM
Hi Joshua; Thank you so much for posting the pictures. I have been very interested in real life pixel shift resolution samples. I do see that there quite a few artifacts because of the movement of leaves and branches. Motionless objects are amazingly sharp. Can you tell me if you turned on the motion correction option for the shots that had trees / leaves.

joshwa Plus
12 927 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2016 8:11AM
Hi Abdalian,

Yes MC was switched on, but didn't seem to make much difference for these examples with trees. I also took them with it switched off as well, and the results looked the same. I will be testing this further and will upload the results.


29 Apr 2016 3:06PM
Thanks Josh. I am wondering if you were you using a tripod? I can imagine with moving leaves it would be difficult to create the composite.
1 May 2016 5:15PM
Hello Guyz, i have a question. Did you use for developing the raws lightroom or Pentax DCU? It seems that colors are moved more to the magenta or colder tones. I have the experience with Pentax 645Z that Lightroom is not able to open raws properly. It always do boring colors. I have checked the same picture you have shot with Sony A7r II on 55mm and i compare it with Pentax K-1 50mm 1.7. There is difference in color response and sharpnes. Did you use picture direcly from both cameras or they are raw processed? Thank you, Lukas
1 May 2016 5:18PM
and about pixel shift. I have read somewhere that if the camera will find some movement it will automaticly apply to that area only the first shot image. I dont have experience with that but Pentax DCU has some part in developing in UI. I looking forward to K-1 Smile

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