“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 dpreview.com
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… ePHOTOzine.com 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
- 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.)
- Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 8 version 184.108.40.206 – TIF to JPG
- 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.