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These Official Sample Shots Show What the Pentax K-1 Full Frame DSLR Can Do

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Pentax recently announced the K-1, the brand’s first full frame DSLR camera. The company has just released official sample photos showing what the camera is capable of.

You can click any of the photos below to open the full-resolution version.

Pentax FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 at 53mm, 1/800s, f/4.5, ISO 100
Pentax FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 at 53mm, 1/800s, f/4.5, ISO 100
Pentax FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 at 230mm, 1/250s, f/8, ISO 100. Photo by Kei Taniguchi
Pentax FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 at 230mm, 1/250s, f/8, ISO 100. Photo by Kei Taniguchi
Pentax FA 70-200mm f/2.8 at 200mm, 1/250s, f/5, ISO 100. Photo by Kei Taniguchi
Pentax FA 70-200mm f/2.8 at 200mm, 1/250s, f/5, ISO 100. Photo by Kei Taniguchi
Pentax FA 24-70mm f/2.8 at 24mm, 1/500s, f/8, ISO 100. Photo by Kei Taniguchi
Pentax FA 24-70mm f/2.8 at 24mm, 1/500s, f/8, ISO 100. Photo by Kei Taniguchi

The Pentax K-1 also has a feature called “Pixel Shift Resolution.” By shooting 4 rapid-fire photos of a scene while shifting the sensor by 1 pixel between each one, the camera can achieve a resulting single photo with a much greater resolution (at the same dimensions).

Here’s an example of an ordinary K-1 photo of a still life scene:

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…and here’s the same photo captured with Pixel Shift Resolution on:

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While you probably can’t tell anything different from this small image size, here are a couple of 100% crop comparisons of both images:

Pixel Shift Resolution off (left) and on (right).
Pixel Shift Resolution off (left) and on (right).
Pixel Shift Resolution off (left) and on (right).
Pixel Shift Resolution off (left) and on (right).

You can find more of the technical details behind these sample shots and download them for yourself over on the Ricoh website.

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