Ricoh Launches PENTAX K-1 Mark II DSLR
Ricoh Imagining Americas Corporation announced the launch of their new PENTAX K-1 Mark II 35mm full-frame digital SLR (DSLR) camera. Developed as a successor to the PENTAX K-1 camera launched in April 2016, the Mark II is a compact, rugged, and weather-resistant camera that now becomes the flagship model in the PENTAX K series. In a statement, Ricoh said the Mark II has a number of new technologies integrated into the device that allow it to deliver “outstanding image quality” and improved functionality across a variety of shooting conditions.
“The PENTAX K-1 Mark II uses the same full-frame Anti-aliasing (AA)-filterless CMOS sensor with 36.4 effective megapixels as its predecessor model,” the company explained. “However, Ricoh has added a new accelerator unit to the PENTAX K-1 Mark II that—along with the camera’s PRIME IV image processor—enables it to produce high-resolution images with minimal noise in even in the most challenging low-light conditions, up to ISO 819200.”
To the latter point, the camera is said to be ideal for shooting low-light photography where higher shutter speeds might be required.