Ricoh has announced a new version of its full-frame DSLR, the Pentax K-1 mark II. The original model was very well received and met with positive reviews and the upgraded DSLR looks to continue on that path.
The new camera introduces a couple of new features. Ricoh added a new accelerator feature that enables high-resolution photos with minimal noise in low light situations. The ISO capabilities have now been upgraded with the new camera being able to shoot up to a maximum 819200 ISO compared to just 204800 ISO with the previous version. The full-frame DSLR features a new Pixel Shift Resolution System II. The feature will give a greater high-resolution image with better details and colours.
Aside from that, the camera’s burst mode tops out at 4.4 fps and up to 17 images in RAW or 70 images in JPEGs. So the K-1 Mark II is definitely not made for sports photography. For video, the camera has a maximum resolution of 1080p at 30 fps. There is a 4K video mode but that it is limited to a time-lapse mode with the cameras take still photos and stitching them together.
The mark II still keeps most of the specifications from the previous version. The camera still uses the same 36.4-megapixel CMOS sensor, the same weather-resistant body, and also the same 33 Auto Focus points system from the previous model. The screen on the back is also the same 3.2 inch LCD.
The K-1 mark II will be available in April with a price tag of $1999.95 (RM7840) body only.