RICOH has introduced its digital SLR seeded PENTAX K-1 camera, a new computer with CMOS image the same size as the entire image area of 35mm film to achieve high-resolution images sensor. It is a team designed for professionals and photo enthusiasts.
The PENTAX K-1 uses an image sensor high-performance CMOS (35.9mm by 24.0mm) and supports 36.4 effective megapixels. Use technologies PENTAX original image and allows shooting with super high-resolution images with a high degree of gradation, and accountability high sensitivity. Thanks to the large image sensor, the camera achieves good depth of field as a 35mm film camera, allowing you to create blur bokeh effect.
The camera uses PENTAX technologies to reduce the effect of motion II SR (Shake Reduction II), with a five-axis mechanism, compensating the range of five steps shutter. The mechanism also changes the image sensor unit by a single pixel to achieve ultra-high resolution images. The mechanism of exposure control using artificial intelligence technology.
It is a compact, but it offers many tools and functions, including a LCD monitor 3.2 “(1,037,000 points and 3: 2 aspect ratio) that can pivot (35 ° horizontally and 44 ° vertically), an Operation Assist function Light for easy use of the camera in the dark. The LCD display includes a View Outdoor Setting Mode to adjust the brightness quickly with the use of a single button. In addition to the LCD panel, the camera has an optical viewfinder with nearly 100% field of view of the field and magnification of 0.7 times. It has a screen Natural Bright Matt II focus that facilitates the focus during manual operation.
The K-1 has an SR unit with flexible design that pivots the image sensor unit in all directions, facilitating the use of all functions of shots, including automatic compensation levels, fine adjustment of image composition, ASTRO TRACER simplifying and astrophotography using the GPS module.
The new PENTAX K-1 is compatible with a variety of lens: former lenses and D FA-series series, as well as more compact lenses DA-series line.
The K-1 uses the sensor module SAFOX 12 AF frame with expanded autofocus, which covers the entire image field field with 33 AF sensors. This system works with the Real-Time Scene Analysis System for a performance tracking much more accurate AF when all objects are done in rapid motion.
The computer has a large shutter with a number of new mechanisms to achieve high-speed control and high-precision mirror unit, minimizing vibration of the mirror. The transmission system of high-speed data incorporated into the PRIME IV system allows the user to record up to 17 images in RAW format or 70 images in JPEG format Best in a single sequence at a maximum speed of approximately 4.4 images per second.
The team has several functions jacks with support for improving the efficiency of capturing images.
The new K-1 is made of a magnesium alloy, a lightweight material and suffers. The shutter unit has been tested to withstand 300,000 shares and his body has been designed to have the smallest possible thanks to the incorporation of the structure floating mirror. The team has 87 sealing parts, so it is resistant to dust, inclement weather and extreme cold (to -10).
The equipment provides functions wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) to be used with smartphones and tablets, thanks to a Sync application Image to enable review images remotely performed and adjust the camera settings: aperture, shutter speed, sensitivity ISO. It also allows easily download images or upload them to social networks.
The new K-1 can capture Full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080, 60i / 30p frame rate) in H.264 format. The computer has a microphone terminal for connecting an external pregnant and accessory terminal for headphones, also allowing adjustment of the audio recording level, and reduced wind noise.
The team has a GPS module, with advanced features including recording the location, latitude, longitude, altitude, UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) and address at the time of shooting. It also includes an electronic compass pointing the direction of the camera on the LCD monitor; and GPS that records the movement of the photographer; ASTRO TRACER and simplifying tracking and photography of celestial bodies.
The camera will go on sale by the middle or end of April at a price of $ 1,800 (body only). Along with the camera there have been some accessories such as a battery grip that facilitates decision upright a shutter button and control buttons. It is also resistant to dust and water, and besides aterías rechargeable lithium-ion can be loaded with six AA batteries.