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Pentax K-1 Owners Can Transform Their DSLR Into A Pentax K-1 Mark II

Pentax K-1 owners can have their camera turned into a K-1 Mark II for £450.

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Pentax K-1 to a Pentax K-1 Mark II

Ricoh has created an upgrade service so those who own a Pentax K-1 DSLR can have it changed into a Pentax K-1 Mark II

Those who choose to use the upgrade service, which is priced at £450, send their K-1 off to Ricoh who replace the K-1's main circuit board and add the new functions featured in the new K-1 Mark II 35mm full-frame digital SLR. When the K-1 is sent back, the camera owner will also notice that the current SR logo, positioned in the lower left corner of the camera’s front panel, will be replaced with the SR II logo plate.

The benefits of the upgrade service will be:

  • Improved high sensitivity performance
  • Improved high-speed Auto Focus
  • Improved image resolution through handheld Pixel Shift Resolution

The upgrade service is only available from 21 May to 30 September 2018.

More details on the K-1 upgrade program will be released in the upcoming weeks. 


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GeorgeP Plus
13 59 25 United States
23 Feb 2018 3:53AM
An interesting concept which might make sense for some folks. But, comparing the current NY price of the K-1 and the early order price K-1 II, the upgrade cost (assuming it is similar in US) seems to reflect a lot of labour rather than different hardware. Perhaps that is not unreasonable given electronics keep getting cheaper. Still, as I'm still debating the need to upgrade my K-5, I don't suppose I'll be utilizing the service.Grin

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