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Pentax K-1 Sensor Review : Third Best ILC Tested by DxOMark

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Pentax K-1 sensor review and test results published by DxOMark. The flagship full-frame DSLR camera achieved a score of 95 and offers very similar overall image quality to other class-leading sensors.

The first 35mm format DSLR camera from Ricoh offers a 36.4MP CMOS sensor. The specs list include 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization, a ‘nearly 100%’ optical viewfinder and 33-point AF system with 25 cross-type points. The Pentax K-1 sensor is capable of moving in all directions, supporting Ricoh’s Pixel Shift Resolution system.

According to DxOMark, the K-1 is one of the best camera sensor they’ve ever tested. The Pentax K-1 sensor is the best in its price range and the third best they’ve ever tested.


Pentax K-1 sensor review: Full-frame marvel

The new high score puts the K-1 in fifth place for all sensors in DxOMark database. It also achieved an impressive third place podium position for full-frame interchangeable lens cameras. It’s just behind the Sony A7RII with 98 points and the Nikon D810 with 97 points.


Pentax K-1 vs. Nikon D810 vs. Sony A7R


Pentax K-1 vs. Nikon D750 vs. Canon EOS 6D

DxOMark’s conclusion:

If you’re looking for a high-resolution 36mp DSLR for large prints, or top-quality advertising, editorial, or wedding work. Than the 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, and very similar scores to the 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 on your short list.

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