The Pentax K1 Mark II is Coming (& K1 Owners Can Upgrade Their Cameras for $550!)

Pentax K-1 Mark II.jpgIt's only been two years since the Pentax K-1 came out and Pentax isn't sitting around waiting for its technology to get old before improving it by announcing the K1 Mark II. We're in an interesting spot right now with full frame digital cameras. The advancements made in DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras are coming fast and furious, but odds are if you bought one a few years ago and you're not a professional, then it's going to take something really special for you to upgrade. Or will it?

Pentax is doing something almost unprecedented in the world of digital cameras. If you own the current generation K-1, Ricoh Imaging will replace your main circuit board, as well as install a K-1 Mark II logo on the body, giving you all the features of a K-1 Mark II for $550.

Compare that to folks who will be shelling out $1,996.95 for a brand new Mark II.

Now, there are a few catches. One, you have to send your camera away (to Precision Camera here in the States), so who knows how long that will take. And, you'll have to act fast. This "upgrade service" will only be available from May 21, 2018 - September 30, 2018. 

Still, that's a heck of a bargain for some nice upgrades.

Pentax K-1 Mark II with LCD.jpg

Speaking of which? What are the upgrades? The Mark II still has the same Sony-made 36.4 image sensor, which takes wonderful stills, but what's new, what's different? Here are our top five major differences between the two cameras:

New Prime IV image processor -  Working with the sensor the new Ricoh developed image processor helps the camera reproduce fine details while suppressing noise. This new processor also helps with the huge boost in ISO sensitivity, burst shooting, and 1080p video (yep, no 4K). 

Higher ISO -  The new image processor allows you to crank the ISO up to 819,200. Yes, almost 1 million ISO. I have no idea how usable an image shot that hight would be, but it wouldn't be in the dark. 

5-Axis Shake Reduction - This has been upgraded ("SRII") and can now counter a shaky camera by up to five stops. It's now optimized to take advantage of the full-frame sensor and accounts for horizontal and vertical motion along with pitch, roll, and yaw. Unless you're on a rocky boat or a pogo stick, you should get crisp images.  

Updated Pixel Shift - The pixel shift was a great feature in the original K-1 and now it's even better. Like before, it takes four images, shifting the sensor by a single pixel width between each shot to create a high resolution image. A lot of cameras have this feature now and it's great. What's incredible here is that Pentax says you can use this feature handheld with the new Dynamic mode. This is something that doesn't always work, but when it does, it's kind of amazing. The camera analyzes the camera shake and uses that information to adjust the pixels of each of the four frames and creates a single non-blurry image. It's like an in camera tripod. 

Better auto-exposure - The brand new Real-Time Scene-Analysis System uses advanced technology based on an AI deep-learning algorithm. It's not going to take over your camera and launch sky net, but it will analyze color, brightness and image movement to try to understand what kind of scene you're shooting and help you get more accurate images. 

The Pentax K-1 Mark II will be available on April 11th, 2018  as a body only for $1,996.95 or as a kit with a 28-105mm lens for $2,396.95.

Full Ricoh Press release below:


TOKYO, February 22, 2018 -RICOH COMPANY, LTD. and RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. are pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-1 Mark II 35mm full-frame digital SLR camera.

Developed as the successor to the PENTAX K-1 35mm full-frame digital SLR camera (launched in April 2016), the PENTAX K-1 Mark II was designed to be the new flagship of the acclaimed PENTAX K-series lineup. In addition to the outstanding image quality, this model provides excellent super-high-sensitivity imaging performance and much-improved operability -- important factors expected in a top-of-the-line model -- to accommodate a wider range of subjects and scenes. By coupling a newly incorporated accelerator unit with the PRIME IV imaging engine, it assures flawless, high-speed operation and excellent noise-reduction, improving image quality and super-high-sensitivity imaging performance. The PENTAX-developed Pixel Shift Resolution System -- the latest super-resolution technology designed to optimize the image sensor's imaging performance -- has been upgraded to the Pixel Shift Resolution System II. This system features a newly developed Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode, which allows the photographer to capture super-high-sensitivity images in handheld shooting, by detecting the slight fluctuations of the subject's position during continuous shooting. In addition to the conventional shooting style using a tripod, this innovative mode provides a new option for the photographer to enjoy super-high-sensitivity photography with a wider variety of subjects and scenes. The camera also comes equipped with a host of features and functions designed to optimize the photographer's creativity and operational comfort, including a dependable magnesium-alloy body with dustproof, weather-resistant construction; an optical viewfinder with a nearly 100-percent field of view for real-time subject confirmation; a sophisticated shake-reduction system; and a flexible tilt-type LCD monitor to accommodate various shooting angles.

Main Features

1. Newly incorporated accelerator unit to assure high-quality images and excellent super-high-sensitivity imaging performance

To place priority on image resolution, the PENTAX K-1Mark II features a 35mm-format full-frame CMOS image sensor with an AA (anti-aliasing) filter-free design to produce high-resolution images with approximately 36.4 effective megapixels. It also features a new accelerator unit, which optimizes the image data obtained by the full-frame image sensor before delivering it to the high-performance PRIME IV imaging engine. Because of this, the camera produces high-quality images with minimal noise, while retaining excellent resolution at all sensitivity levels, from normal to super-high sensitivities. PENTAX has also made a thorough review of all image-processing parameters to assure adherence to its original color scheme, with special emphasis on deep blues and lively greens. PENTAX has also drastically improved the camera's noise-reduction performance at a high-sensitivity range -- up to ISO 819200 -- to expand creative possibilities in super-high-sensitivity shooting.

2. Pixel Shift Resolution System II to take advantage of advanced super-resolution technology in handheld shooting

In addition to the innovative Pixel Shift Resolution System -- the super-resolution technology that uses the camera's in-body shake-reduction mechanism to capture four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, then synthesizes them into a single composite image -- the PENTAX K-1 Mark II also features the Pixel Shift Resolution System II,* which obtains RGB color data for each pixel to produce super-high-resolution images with finer details and more truthful colors than those produced by ordinary full-frame sensors. In the new Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode,** which can be used during handheld shooting, this system can be used jointly with the camera's shake-reduction mechanism, since it synthesizes the captured super-high-resolution images by detecting the slight fluctuations of the subject's position during continuous shooting. The camera also provides ON/OFF switching of the Motion Correction function, which detects moving elements of the continuously captured images to minimize the effect of movement during the image synthesizing process.***

* When using this system, the user is advised to stabilize the camera firmly on a tripod. Even if a moving subject is captured in the camera's image field, the image may not be reproduced clearly, partially or in total.

** The captured images may not be properly synthesized with certain subjects or under certain conditions. By capturing images in the RAW or RAW+ format, the user can process the images unsuitable for the synthesizing process as normal RAW-format images within the camera body. The images may not be properly synthesized in a composite image

*** The movement may not be sufficiently corrected when the object is moving in a certain direction and/or pattern. This function does not guarantee that the movement is properly corrected with all subjects.

3. High-performance five-axis, five-step SR II system

(1) In-body SR mechanism to assure optimal shake reduction performance with all compatible lenses 
The PENTAX K-1 Mark II comes equipped with the PENTAX-developed SR II (Shake Reduction II) five-axis mechanism, which provides accurate control of the large full-frame image sensor with all compatible PENTAX interchangeable lenses.* In addition to camera shake caused by pitch and yaw, this advanced system also compensates for camera shake caused by horizontal and vertical shift (often generated in macro photography) and camera shake caused by roll, which is difficult for lens-installed shake reduction mechanisms to handle. It has a compensation range up to five shutter steps (measured in conformity with CIPA standards, using the HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5, 6ED DC WR at a 105mm focal length). When taking a panning shot, this system automatically detects the direction of the camera's movement, and efficiently controls the SR unit to produce the best image possible without requiring any mode switching operation.

(2) Innovative AA filter simulator to minimize moiré and false color 
By applying microscopic vibrations to the image sensor unit at the sub-pixel level during image exposure, the camera's anti-aliasing (AA) filter simulator** provides the same level of moiré reduction as an optical AA filter. Unlike an optical filter, which always creates the identical result, this innovative simulator not only lets the user switch the AA filter effect on and off, but also adjust the level of the effect. This means that the ideal effect can be set for a particular scene or subject based on given photographic conditions.

(3) Supportive shooting functions 
Since the camera's SR unit has a flexible design that tilts the image sensor unit in all directions, it provides a host of handy shooting functions, including auto level compensation, image-composition fine-adjustment, and ASTRO TRACER, which simplifies advanced astronomical photography using a built-in GPS module.

* Lenses compatible with this mechanism: K-, KA-, KAF-, KAF2-, KAF3- and K AF4-mount lenses; screw-mount lenses (with an adapter); and 645- and 67-system lenses (with an adapter). Some functions may not be available with certain lenses.

** This function works most effectively with a shutter speed of 1/1000 second or slower. This function may not be combined with some shooting modes, including the Pixel Shift Resolution system.

4. Flexible tilt-type LCD monitor to assist shooting in the dark

On its back panel, the PENTAX K-1 Mark II features a flexible tilt-type LCD monitor, which can be tilted to the desired angle horizontally, vertically or diagonally with a single action, without deviating from the lens's optical axis. The user can not only tilt it approximately 35 degrees horizontally and approximately 44 degrees vertically, but also pull it out from its base to view the on-screen image from above for waist-level photography. This large, 3.2-inch LCD monitor has approximately 1,037,000 dots and a 3:2 aspect ratio, and provides a protective tempered-glass front panel for added durability. In addition to its wide-view design, it also features a unique air-gapless construction, in which the air space between LCD layers is eliminated to effectively reduce the reflection and dispersion of light for improved visibility during outdoor shooting. Its outdoor monitor function, which allows instant adjustment of the monitor's brightness to the desired level, has also been improved to provide greater visibility in dark locations. Its red-lit monitor display function facilitates monitor viewing when the photographer's eyes have become accustomed to a dark location during nighttime photography.

5. SAFOX 12 with 33 sensor points and full-frame-proportioned AF frame

Thanks to the SAFOX 12 AF sensor module with 33 AF sensors (25 cross-type sensors positioned in the middle), the PENTAX K-1 Mark II optimizes the autofocus process, and assures high-speed autofocus operation in the AF.S (AF Single) mode. The center sensor and two sensors located just above and below it are designed to detect the light flux of an F2.8 lens, making it easy to obtain pinpoint focus on a subject when using a large-aperture lens. Its AF Tracking algorithm has also been revised to improve tracking accuracy of fast-moving subjects in the AF.C (AF Continuous) mode.

6. PENTAX Real-Time Scene Analysis System, developed using artificial intelligence technology

By combining an approximately 86,000-pixel RGB metering sensor with the high-performance PRIME IV imaging engine, the PENTAX K-1 Mark II's advanced PENTAX Real-Time Scene Analysis System performs real-time analysis of the brightness distribution over the image field and the subject's colors and movement. Based on this data, it then measures the subject's lighting conditions with great accuracy and optimizes the exposure. By adopting a breakthrough artificial intelligence technology, deep learning, to its algorithm,* it assesses each individual scene more accurately, and optimizes the exposure settings for a given scene or composition.

* Effective when the AUTO exposure mode is set to Scene Analyze Auto and the Custom Image mode is set to Auto Select.

7. Easy-to-focus optical viewfinder with nearly 100-percent field of view

Optimized for a 35mm full-frame digital SLR design, the camera's optical viewfinder provides a nearly 100-percent field of view and an approximately 0.7-times magnification. Thanks to the combination of a condenser lens and aspherical lens, it provides a wide field of view and a clear, undistorted image of the subject. It comes with a Natural Bright Matt III focusing screen, acclaimed for ease of focusing during manual-focus operation, and true-to-life rendition of defocused areas in the viewfinder image. In addition, its transparent viewfinder display makes it possible to superimpose a wide range of photographic data over the viewfinder image.

8. High-speed continuous shooting

The PENTAX K-1 Mark II allows continuous recording of as many as 17 images in the RAW format (or a maximum of 70 images in the JPEG Best format) in a single sequence, at a top speed of approximately 4.4 images per second. This is made possible by the combination of advanced mechanisms including a damper mechanism that effectively minimizes mirror shock; high-speed, high-precision control of the shutter and mirror units; and a high-speed data transmission system incorporated in the PRIME IV imaging engine. In the APC-S Crop mode, the drive speed can be boosted to as high as approximately 6.4 images per second, and as many as 50 images in a single sequence in the RAW format (or 100 images in the JPEG Best format) to assure quick response to fast-moving subjects.

9. Supportive shooting functions to improve picture-taking efficiency and operational comfort

  • ・Operation assist light function, which sets LED lights at four different spots around the camera body -- above the lens mount, behind the LCD monitor, at the memory car slot, and at the cable switch terminal -- to facilitate lens and memory card changes, attachment and removal of the cable switch, and control button operation at night and in poorly lit settings.
  • ・Key lock function, which prevents erroneous operation of the four-way controller and other exposure-related control buttons.
  • ・Smart Function, which allows the user to swiftly choose and set desired functions using just the function dial and the set dial on the camera's upper panel, without referring to the menu screen on the LCD monitor.
  • ・Control panel customize function, which allows the user to change a listing and/or position of the on-screen menu.

10. Compact, solid body with dustproof, weather-resistant construction

The camera's bottom panel and front and back frames are all made of sturdy yet lightweight magnesium alloy. Although the camera features a dependable, durable shutter unit that can withstand 300,000 shutter releases (measured under actual shooting conditions) for professional use, its body has been downsized to the minimum possible, thanks to the incorporation of a unique floating mirror structure. With the inclusion of 87 sealing parts in the body, the camera also boasts a dustproof, weather-resistant and cold-resistant construction, assuring solid operation at temperatures as low as -10°C. All these features make the PENTAX K-1 Mark II a dependable, all-purpose performer, even under demanding shooting conditions.

11. Full HD movie recording with an array of creative tools

The PENTAX K-1 Mark II captures Full HDmovie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels; 60i/30p frame rate) in the H.264 recording format, and comes equipped with a stereo mic terminal for external microphone connection, and a headphone terminal. The user can also adjust the audio recording level manually, monitor sound pressure levels during microphone recording, and cut down wind noise using a new wind-noise reduction mode. In addition to a host of distinctive visual effects for movie recording,* the camera also provides the interval movie mode, which captures a series of 4K-resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) movie clips at a fixed interval.

* When special image processing is required, the frame rate may vary depending on the selected special-effect mode.

12. Built-in GPS module

Thanks to its built-in GPS module, the PENTAX K-1 Mark II provides a variety of advanced GPS functions, including the recording of location, latitude, longitude, altitude and UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) and direction at the time of shooting. The user can easily access images containing GPS data using a computer, to browse them, check on shooting locations and position data on the screen, or save them. 
The camera also provides a set of other unique tools, including: Electronic Compass, which displays the camera's direction on its LCD monitor; GPS log, which keeps track of the photographer's movement; and ASTRO TRACER, which simplifies the tracing and photographing of celestial bodies by coupling GPS data with the camera's SR mechanism.

13. Other features

  • ・High-grade DRII (Dust Removal II) mechanism for effective elimination of dust on the image sensor using ultrasonic vibration
  • ・Crop mode with a choice of image area from AUTO, FF (Full Frame), APS-C and 1:1
  • ・Wireless LAN connection to support the operation with smartphones and table computers, the transfer of captured images, and remote shooting operations
  • ・HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting mode with RAW-format data filing, usable in handheld shooting
  • ・The PENTAX-invented hyper operating system for quick, accurate response to the photographer's creative intentions
  • ・Dual SD card slots for memory card flexibility (compatible with SDXC UHS-1 speed class in SDR104 buss speed mode)
  • ・Compensation of various parameters: lens distortion, lateral chromatic aberration, diffraction, and brightness level at image-field edges. Fringe effect compensation is also available in RAW-format processing.
  • ・Bulb Timer function to improve operability in bulb shooting
  • ・Compatibility with PENTAX Image Transmitter 2 tethering software (software update required from RICOH IMAGING official website)
  • ・Digital Camera Utility 5 software (latest version) included

PENTAX K-1 Mark II Specifications

Model Description

TypeTTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera
Lens MountPENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts, K-mount with power contacts)
Compatible LensKAF4, KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom compatible), KAF, KA mount lens

Image capture unit

Image SensorPrimary color filter, CMOS. Size: 35.9 x 24.0 (mm)
Effective PixelsApprox. 36.40 megapixels
Total PixelsApprox. 36.77 megapixels
Dust RemovalImage sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations "DR II"
(Standard output)
ISO AUTO / 100 to 819200 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV or 1/3EV)
Image StabilizerSensor-shift shake reduction (SRII: Shake Reduction)(5-axis)
AA Filter SimulatorMoiré reduction using SR unit. OFF/Type1/Type2/Bracketing(2 images)/Bracketing (3 images)

File formats

File formatRAW (PEF/DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant
Recorded Pixels[35mm Full Frame] 
JPEG: L(36M:7360x4912), M(22M:5760x3840), S(12M:4224x2816), XS(2M:1920x1280) 
RAW: (36M:7360x4912) 

[APS-C size] 
JPEG: L(15M:4800x3200), M(12M:4224x2816), S(8M:3456x2304), XS(2M:1920x1280) 
RAW: (15M:4800x3200)
Quality LevelRAW (14bit): PEF, DNG 
JPEG: ★★★ (Best), ★★ (Better), ★ (Good), RAW + JPEG simultaneous capturing available
Color SpacesRGB, AdobeRGB
Storage MediumSD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Card (Conforms to USH-I standards)
Dual SD slotSequential Use, Save to Both, Separate RAW/JPG, Image copy between slots possible
Storage FolderFolder Name: Date (100_1018,101_1019...) or User assigned folder name (Default "PENTX")
Recording FileFile Name: "IMGP****" or User assigned file name 
File name numbering: Sequential, Reset


TypePentaprism Finder
Coverage (FOV)Approx. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.70x (50mmF1.4 at infinity)
Eye-Relief LengthApprox. 20.6mm (from the view window), Approx. 21.7mm (from the center of lens)
Diopter adjustmentApprox. -3.5m to + 1.2m -1
Focusing ScreenFixed Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen
Viewfinder OverlayAF Points, Grid Display, Electronic Level, AF Frame, Spot Metering Frame, Crop

Live view

TypeTTL method using image sensor
Focusing MechanismContrast detection (Face detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot) 
Focus Peaking: ON/OFF
DisplayField of View approx. 100%, Magnified view (up to 16x), 
Grid Display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display, Square 1, Square 2, Grid Color: Black/White ), Histogram, Bright area warning, Composition Adjustment

LCD monitor

TypeWide viewing angle TFT color LCD, Air-gapless glass. Flexible-tilt.
Size3.2 inch (aspect ratio 3:2)
DotsApprox. 1037K dots
AdjustmentBrightness, Saturation and Colors adjustable
Outdoor View SettingAdjustable ±2 step
Night Vision LCD DisplayON/OFF

White Balance

TypeMethod using a combination of the image sensor and the light source detection sensor
White BalanceAUTO WB, Multi Auto WB, 
Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, CTE, Manual WB (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature Configuration (up to 3 settings), Copying the white balance setting of a captured image
Fine AdjustmentAdjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis

Autofocus System

TypeTTL: Phase-matching autofocus
Focus SensorSAFOX 12, 33 point (25 cross type focus points in the center)
Brightness RangeEV-3 to 18 (ISO 100 / at normal temperature)
AF modeSingle AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C)
AF Point SelectionSpot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (33 AF points)
AF Assist LightDedicated LED AF assist light


TypeTTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor, Multi-segment, Center-weighted and Spot metering
Metering RangeEV-3 to 20 (ISO100 at 50mm F1.4)
Exposure ModeScene Analyze Auto, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Flash X-sync Speed, USER1, USER2, USER3, USER4, USER5
EV Compensation±5EV (1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps can be selected)
AE LockButton type (timer type: two times the meter operating time set in Custom Setting); Continuous as long as the shutter button is halfway pressed


TypeElectronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter 
* Electronic shutter when using Pixel Shift Resolution
Shutter SpeedAuto:1/8000 to 30 sec., Manual:1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb (Timed exposure setting possible from 10 sec. to 20min.)
LV Electronic ShutterON/OFF

Drive modes

Mode SelectionStill Image: 
Single Frame, Continuous (H, M, L), Self-timer (12s, 2s, Continuous), Remote Control (0s., 3s., Continuous), Bracketing (2, 3 or 5 frames), Mirror-up (Possible to use with Remote Control), Multi-Exposure (Possible to use with Continuous, Self-timer or Remote Control), Interval Shooting, Interval Composite, Interval Movie Record, Star Stream 

Remote Control 
* Bracketing, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite, Interval Movie Record and Star Stream are possible to use with Self-timer/Remote Control.
Continuous Shooting[35mmFull Frame] 
Max. approx. 4.4 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 70 frames, RAW: up to approx. 17 frames 
Max. approx. 3.0 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous M): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 20 frames 
Max. approx. 0.7 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous L): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 100 frames 
[APS-C size] 
Max. approx. 6.4 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 50 frames 
Max. approx. 3.0 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous M): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 70 frames 
Max. approx. 1.0 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous L): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 100 frames

Multi-ExposureComposite Mode(Additive/Average/Bright) 
Number of Shots(2 to 2000 images)
Interval Shooting[Interval Shooting] Interval: 2s. to 24h./ Standby Interval: Min.1s. to 24h., Number of shots: 2 to 2000 images, Start Interval: Now/Self-timer/Remote Control/Set Time 

[Interval Composite] Interval: 2s. to 24h./ Standby Interval: Min.1s. to 24h., Number of shots: 2 to 2000 images, Start Interval: Now/Self-timer/Remote Control/Set Time, Composite Mode: Additive/Average/Bright, Save Process: On/Off 

[Interval Movie] Recorded Pixels: 4K/FullHD/HD, File Format: Motion JPEG (AVI), Interval:2s. to 24h./ Standby Interval: Min.1s. to 24h., Number of shots: 8 to 2000 images (8 to 500 images at 4K), Start Interval:Now/Self-timer/Remote Control/Set Time 

[Star Stream] Recorded Pixels: 4K/FullHD/HD, File Format: Motion JPEG (AVI), Interval:1s. to 24h./ Standby Interval: Min.1s. to 24h., Number of shots: 8 to 2000 images (8 to 500 images at 4K), Start Interval: Now/Self-timer/Remote Control/Set Time, Fade-out: Off/Low/Medium/High

External Flash

Flash ModesAuto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On + Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Slow-speed Sync + Red-eye, P-TTL, Contrast-control-sync, High-speed sync, Wireless sync 
* Contrast-control-sync and High-speed sync requires 2 or more dedicated external flash
Sync Speed1/200sec.
Flash Exposure 

Capture Settings

Custom ImageAuto Select, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Cross ProcessRandom, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3
Digital FilterExtract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome
ClarityAdjustable ±4 step
Skin ToneType1/Type2
HDRAuto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Advanced HDR, Exposure bracket value adjustable, Automatic composition correction function
Pixel Shift ResolutionAvailable, Motion Correction On/Off, Image Stabilization On
Lens CorrectionDistortion Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Diffraction Correction
D-RANGE CompensationHighlight Correction, Shadow Correction
Noise ReductionSlow Shutter Speed NR, High-ISO NR
GPSGPS Logging (Logging Interval, Logging Duration, Memory Card Options), GPS Time Sync
Electronic CompassAvailable
Horizon CorrectionSR On: correction up to 1 degrees, SR Off: correction up to 2 degrees
Adjustment range of ±1.5mm up, down, left or right (1mm when rotated); Rotating range of 1 degree
Electronic LevelDisplayed in viewfinder (Horizontal and vertical); Displayed on LCD monitor (Horizontal and vertical)


File FormatMPEG-4 AVC/H.264(MOV)
Recorded PixelsFull HD(1920x1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p) 
HD (1280x720, 60p/50p)
SoundBuilt-in stereo microphone, external microphone (Stereo recording compatible) 
Recording Sound Level adjustable, Wind Noise Reduction
Recording TimeUp to 25 minutes or 4GB ; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.
Custom ImagesAuto Select, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Cross ProcessingRandom, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3.
Digital FilterExtract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome


Playback ViewSingle frame, Multi-image display (6,12, 20, 35, 80 segmentation), Display magnification (up to 16, 100% display and quick magnification available), Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display, Square 1, Square 2, Grid Color: Black/White ), Rotating, Histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), Bright area warning, Auto Image Rotation, Detailed information, Copyright Information (Photographer, Copyright holder), GPS information (latitude, longitude, altitude, Coordinated Universal Time) , Orientation, Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display, Slide Show,
DeleteDelete single image, delete all, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image
Digital FilterBase Parameter Adj, Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim, Monochrome
RAW DevelopmentRAW file select: 
Select Single Image, Select Multiple Images, Select a folder 

RAW Development Parameter: 
White Balance, Custom Image, Sensitivity, Clarity, Skin Tone, Digital filter, HDR, Pixel Shift Resolution, Shadow Correction, High-ISO NR, Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Corr., Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Diffraction Correction, Color Fringe Correction, File Format (JPEG/TIFF), Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, JPEG Quality, Color Space
EditImage Rotation, Color Moiré Correction, Resize, Cropping (Aspect ratio and Slant adjustment available), 
Movie Edit (Divide or delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Saving RAW data in buffer memory, Image Copy


USER ModeUp to 5 settings can be saved
Custom Functions26 items
Mode Memory17 items
Button CustomizationFx1 Button, Fx2 Button (One Push File Format, Outdoor View Setting, Flash Mode, Pixel Shift Resolution, Shake Reduction, Horizon Correction, Electronic Level) 
AF Button (AF1/ AF2/ Cancel AF) 
Preview Dial (Optical Preview/Digital Preview) 
Various settings for the action of the e-dials in each exposure mode can also be saved.
AF CustomizationAF.S: Focus-priority/ Release-priority 
1st Frame Action in AF.C: Release-priority/Auto/Focus-priority 
Action in AF.C Continuous: Focus-priority, Auto, FPS-priority 
Hold AF Status: OFF, Low, Medium, High 
AF in Interval Shooting: Locks focus at 1st exposure,Adjusts focus for each shot 
AF with Remote Control: Off/On
Operation Control LockType1: E-Dial, EV Compensation, ISO, Green Button, AE Lock 
Type2: 4-way controller, AF point change button, Change AF Point, OK Button, Menu Button
Text SizeStandard, Large
World TimeWorld Time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones)
LanguageEnglish, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
AF Fine Adjustment±10 step, Uniform adjustment, Individual adjustment (up to 20 can be saved)
Illumination SettingsLCD Panel (High/Low/Off), Backside Controls (High/Low/Off), Lens Mount (On/Off), Card Slot/Connector (On/Off)
Indicator LampsWi-Fi (High/Low/Off), GPS (High/Low/Off), Self-timer (On/Off), Remote Control (On/Off)
Copyright InformationNames of "Photographer" and "Copyright Holder" are embedded to the image file. 
Revision history can be checked using the provided software.

GPS/Electronic Compass

Reception FrequencyL1 1575.42MHz
Recorded InformationLatitude, Longitude, Altitude, Time (UTC), Direction
GeodesicsWorld Geodetic System (WGS84)
GPS LoggingKML format, Logging Interval: 5/10/15/30sec. /1min., Logging Duration: 1-24hr. (Up to 9hours at Logging Interval 5sec. Up to 18hrs. at Logging Interval 10sec.)
Electronic CompassAzimuth calculation using triaxial geomagnetic sensor and triaxial acceleration sensor, True north standard

Power supply

Battery TypeRechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90
AC AdapterAC Adapter Kit K-AC167(Optional)
Battery LifeNumber of recordable images: Approx.: 670 images 
Playback time: Approx. 340 minutes 
* With a fully-recharged Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery. Tested in compliance with CIPA standard. 
Actual results may vary depending on the shooting condition.


Connection PortUSB2.0 (micro B), External power supply terminal, External cable switch terminal, X-sync socket, HDMI output terminal (Type D) , Stereo microphone input terminal, Headphone terminal
USB ConnectionMSC/PTP

Wireless LAN

StandardsIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Frequency (Center Frequency)2412MHz~2462MHz (1ch~11ch)
SecurityAuthentication: WPA2, Encryption: AES

Dimensions and Weight

DimensionsApprox. 136.5mm (W) x110mm (H) x 85.5mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 1010g (Including dedicated battery and SD Memory Card), Approx. 925g (body only)

Operating Environment

Temperature-10°C~40°C (14°F~104°F)
Humidity85% or less (no condensation)


IncludedStrap O-ST162, ME Viewfinder Cap, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90, Battery Charger D-BC90, AC plug cord, Software (CD-ROM) S-SW171 <Mounted to the camera> Eyecup FT, Hot shoe cover FK, Sync socket 2p cap, Body mount cap KII, Battery Grip terminal cover
SoftwareDigital Camera Utility 5

Storage capacity


Crop : 35mm full-frameRAWJPEG
7360x4912L: 36M 
M: 22M 
S: 12M 
XS: 2M 
Quality LevelPEF★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★


Crop : APS-C sizeRAWJPEG
4800x3200L: 15M 
M: 12M 
S: 8M 
XS: 2M 
Quality LevelPEF★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★


Crop : 1:1RAWJPEG
4912x4912L: 24M 
M: 14M 
S: 6M 
XS: 2M 
Quality LevelPEF★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★



Full HD 


The maximum file size is 4GB for movie. 
The maximum length is 25 minutes for movie.

System Requirements


OSWindiows 10(FCU/CU) (32bit/64bit)/Windows 8.1 (32bit/64bit)/ Windows 8 (32bit/64bit)/ Windows 7 (32bit/64bit)
CPUIntel Core 2 Duo or higher
RAM4GB or more
Free Disk SpaceProgram installation and start-up: 100 MB or more of available space 
Image file saving: Approximately 15 MB per file (JPEG)/ approximately 50MB (RAW)
Monitor1280 x 1024 dots, 24 bit full-color or more


OSmacOS v10.13 High Sierra / macOS v10.12 Sierra / OS X v10.11 El Capitan / OS X v10.10 Yosemite
CPUIntel Core 2 Duo or higher
RAM4GB or more
Free Disk SpaceProgram installation and start-up: 100 MB or more of available space 
Image file saving: Approximately 15 MB per file (JPEG)/ approximately 50MB (RAW)
Monitor1280 x 1024 pixels, 24 bit full-color or more

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