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25-09-2016, 4:49pm
K1 firmware will have a new update v1.30 (not available until 29th September)


The Electronic Shutter at Live View mode
The Electronic Shutter can be selected at the Menu to reduce camera shake from the mechanical shutter when shooting with Live View mode.
Add the [1:1] format at the Crop mode
Added and selectable [Square format (1:1)] size at the Crop mode.
Add [2 frames bracketing] for the [AA Filter Simulator bracketing]
Addition to the current [3 frames bracketing (OFF, TYPE1, TYPE2)], the [2 frames bracketing (OFF, TYPE2)] is added and selectable for the [AA Filter Simulator bracketing]
Smart Function
At the [BKT] setting, the bracketing range [±0 (=single frame)] can be selected.
Improved stability for general performance.

Also notice DxO has tested the K1.

26-09-2016, 8:24am

Pentax’s first foray into the world of full-frame DSLRs arrives in the shape of the 36Mp Pentax K-1 (https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Pentax/K-1). Costing just $1800 and boasting a high-resolution sensor, built-in sensor shift stabilization, and a weather-sealed body, it’s a lot of camera for your money. Let’s see how its sensor scores stack up in our industry-standard bench tests. Specifications and featuresWith Pentax’s track record of producing robust DSLRs with interesting and often unique features at competitive prices, enthusiasts have been patiently waiting for the Japanese manufacturer's first full-frame offering. Packing a 36Mp CMOS sensor in a weather-sealed body, the new K-1 (https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Pentax/K-1) certainly looks like it’s been worth the wait. Costing just $1,800 body only, it’s the cheapest 36Mp full-frame DSLR currently available, saving you $100 compared to the $1,900 mirrorless Sony A7R (https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Sony/A7R), and around $1000 cheaper than the $2,800 Nikon D810 (https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D810) DSLR. Pentax has also priced the K-1 (https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Pentax/K-1) to challenge its main full-frame competitors, such as the lower-resolution 24.3Mp Nikon D750 (https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D750) at $2,000 and the 20.2Mp Canon 6D (https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Canon/EOS-6D) for $1,400.

The Nikon D810 (https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D810)’s achieves its fractionally-higher headline dynamic range (Landscape) score of 14.8 EV at its base ISO of 64. The K-1 (https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Pentax/K-1) achieves a very close 14.6 EV at ISO 100, however, and between ISO 100 to ISO 800, offers greater dynamic range than both the Nikon D810 and Sony A7R (https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Sony/A7R). All three 36Mp sensors offer good dynamic range of over 10 EV up to ISO 3200.

Conclusion: Successful first full-frame DSLR

Boasting a robust, weather-sealed construction with some interesting features, including built-in stabilization, pixel shift image merging, and Pentax’s AA filter simulator, the Pentax K-1 (https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Pentax/K-1) offers a lot at a competitive price point. What’s more, image quality is among the best we’ve tested for full-frame interchangeable lens cameras.
If you’re looking for a high-resolution 36mp DSLR for large prints, or top-quality advertising, editorial, or wedding work, the K-1 (https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Pentax/K-1) offers slightly better dynamic range and comparable results for color and noise compared to its 36Mp rivals. Its sensor scores are a cut above similarly-priced full-frame offerings from Nikon and Canon, too. The K-1 boasts better results for dynamic range at lower ISO sensitivities compared to the Canon 6D (https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Canon/EOS-6D), and very similar scores to the Nikon D750 (https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D750) in these categories as well. It’s also ahead for color sensitivity at lower ISOs, and despite greater resolution than both the 6D and D750, it maintains similar signal-to-noise ratios. So the K-1 is a successful first full-frame DSLR from Pentax, giving photographers looking for great image quality another camera to consider. If you’re not already heavily invested in a particular brand’s lenses and accessories, put the 36Mp Pentax K-1 (https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Pentax/K-1) on your short list.