PENTAX K-1 II Sample Gallery published on!

“The Pentax K-1 was one of the most anticipated DSLRs in recent memory – with the K-1 II, Pentax hopes to take image quality and ISO performance to the next level. We’re presently finishing up our full review of the camera, but wanted to share some sample images, shot in and around Seattle, WA, prior to publishing.”

Check it out at



There are Pixel Shift Resolution (PSR) samples (1. Tripod-mounted + Motion Correction: ON, 2. Hand-held Dynamic PSR). But… If you look/check with their “Loupe” tool on their gallery page, you will see the strange pixelation and detail loss on exported samples. (Detail loss especially on pub shot.)

‘Some people says that “Official sources/pages are much better than the others”… Well, we tried to show how such “official” sources can do mistakes… did the same mistake on their PENTAX K-1 II review but we couldn’t do/show a correction ourselves because they have shared RAW files on their review without EXIF info. (Basically, softwares don’t recognize the camera settings.)’

So please check our sample exports below at “Bonus Material” section.


PENTAX K-1 II + HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR samples


PENTAX K-1 II + HD PENTAX-D FA★70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW samples


PENTAX K-1 II + smc PENTAX-DA ★ 55mm F1.4 SDM samples

Here you can find all photos (both in JPG & RAW format full-res) on’s PENTAX K-1 II sample gallery page


BONUS Material!

Used softwares;

  1. PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 5 version 5.8.1 – RAW to TIF (RAW to JPG export is enough with DCU but for maximum quality, we made those steps.)
  2. Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 8 version – TIF to JPG
  3. Adobe Photoshop CC version 19.1.2 – 100% cropped files

RAW files processed without any extra adjustment; directly exported. Only “Motion Correction specified tool” selected for the first sample on PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 5. Hand-held Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution sample directly exported with “Camera settings” option.

1st Pixel Shift Sample: Tripod -mounted Pixel Shift mode with Motion Correction turned on. (DPR’s JPG: 20,6 MB, PENTAXever’s 48,8 MB)



2nd Pixel Shift Sample: Hand-held Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode. (DPR’s JPG: 19,7 MB, PENTAXever’s 51,4 MB)


You can download and check/compare on Adobe Photoshop as layers.

Download/view 7630x4912px full resolution export samples (both and and 100% crops



PENTAX K-1 II real-world samples (with HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR & HD PENTAX-D FA★70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW)

A PENTAX K-1 II quick review posted on

PS. Page in Chinese and translation doesn’t work. So we have only sample photos and original source link.


PENTAX K-1 II (100 – 819200) ISO Samples (100% crop) with HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR


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PENTAX K-1 II + HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Samples (ISO100, 200, 400, 800, 12800, 16000, 32000, 640000)


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PENTAX K-1 II + HD PENTAX-D FA★ 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW Samples (ISO200, 12800, 25600, 51200)


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PENTAX K-1 II real-world samples Part VI (with HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR, HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR & HD PENTAX-D FA★70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW)

6th part of PENTAX K-1 II real-world samples published on

This time all RAW photos were exported with an updated version (v5.8.1) of PENTAX’s official RAW development software PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 5.


PENTAX K-1 II + HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Samples

16mm, F14, ISO10016mm, F13, ISO10015mm, F14, ISO10015mm, F14, ISO10015mm, F9, ISO10015mm, F13, ISO10015mm, F7.1, ISO10015mm, F13, ISO100


PENTAX K-1 II + HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Samples

70mm, F11, ISO10070mm, F4, ISO10035mm, F8, ISO100


PENTAX K-1 II + HD PENTAX-D FA★70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW Samples

200mm, F3.2, ISO100200mm, F11, ISO100123mm, F13, ISO800160mm, F3.5, ISO100200mm, F3.2, ISO100200mm, F3.2, ISO100130mm, F2.8, ISO100140mm, F3.2, ISO100200mm, F9, ISO100200mm, F9, ISO400



PENTAX K-1 II unboxing photos, 1600 – 819200 ISO samples & real-world sample photos etc. from a Japanese review

A PENTAX K-1 II quick review posted on a Japanese page

Translation doesn’t work well but he says: “Outdoor real shot performance, my personal acceptable sensitivity is ISO12800”! (All photos probably taken with HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR)


ISO Samples (1600 – 819200) | Sized


ISO Samples (1600 – 819200) | 100% center crop


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Pixel Shift Resolution Samples (Handheld) | Sized % 100% center crop


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Samples (ISO 100, 400, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200)


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Bonus Samples (direct JPEG | ISO200 & ISO800)


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Source / Google Translate(d)


PENTAX K-1 II (with HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR) Review review the new 36mp Pentax K-1 Mark II – the update to the full-frame K-1 – is the new model worth the upgrade?

“The Pentax K-1 Mark II, is Pentax’s update to the Pentax K-1, making it Pentax’ second full-frame Digital SLR. There are a small number of updates that have been made to the K-1, and at first glance, they are fairly minor. However, there is also an increased ISO range, and Pentax say the camera will give better image quality, improved AF performance, and improved Pixel Shift Resolution. All other DSLR features remain the same, with the same camera body which includes weather-sealing, shake-reduction sensor, a unique multi-angle screen, and compatibility with all Pentax K-mount lenses since the mid-1970s. The K-1 Mark II has a 36-megapixel full-frame sensor and to get the best results from this camera Pentax FA and other full-frame lenses are recommended.

Here’s a quick run-down of the differences between the Mark I and Mark II:

Pentax K-1 Mark II Pentax K-1 (Mark I)
New Handheld Pixel Shift mode
Upgraded Improved AF speed / performance
ISO Range ISO100 – 819200 ISO100 – 204800
APS-C fps 6.4fps 6.5fps
New Night LCD mode Added with firmware update
Battery Life 670 760



Hi-res Pixel Shift Resolution samples

(click image for 100% cropped details)

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Sample Photos

For hi-res review/test images you can visit gallery page


B&H Photo Black Friday 2017

PENTAX/RICOH Black Friday deals on B&H Photo!

HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR: $1,296.95 = $1,096.95

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smc PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 AL: $346.95 = $271.95

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PENTAX K-70 (Black) with PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR: $746.99 = $696.99

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HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR: $646.95 = $529.95

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smc PENTAX-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR: $546.95 = $496.95

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HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR (Black): $796.95 = $696.95

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smc PENTAX-FA 645 150mm F2.8 (IF): $1,396.95 = $1,239.95

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RICOH WG-30W (Flame Orange): $279.95 = $179.95

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PENTAX K-1 – Review (

“When Pentax announced their new full frame 36mp K-1 body, I was very interested in its potential to act as a backup and sidekick to my main landscape camera, the Pentax 645Z. I was also looking for a high-resolution platform for some focal lengths that are difficult or impossible to achieve with the 645Z – particularly the ultra-wide focal lengths. I have been selling off much of my Canon equipment to fund a greater investment in gear that is optimized for landscape photography, so the K-1 was my next purchase to this end. This is my initial field review after only a few weeks of ownership. I’m not going to get too far into the weeds with the tech specs of this camera or conduct lab-style tests of image quality as I don’t have the time to do that sort of review. I’m going to focus mainly on my experiences using it in the field and the features that make or break it as a landscape photographer’s camera.”


(Impressive) Samples (as supposed to be!)