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PENTAX K-1 | FAQ | Support | RICOH IMAGING

 

 

Below is a list of frequently asked questions and corresponding answers for the PENTAX K-1 digital cameras.


Basic Specifications and Functions

What is the Pixel Shift Resolution System?


By using the SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, the K-1’s Pixel Shift Resolution System* captures four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, then synthesizes them into a single, super-high-resolution composite image. Compared to the conventional Bayer system, this innovative system obtains all RGB color data in each pixel to deliver beautiful images with far more truthful colors and much finer details, without any hint of false color. This system also reduces high-sensitivity noise to a minimum. Images captured by the Pixel Shift Resolution System can be saved as RAW-format files. You can developed these files within the camera body while adjusting various parameters or turning the Pixel Shift Resolution effect on and off to create a new image. The electronic shutter is activate when capture the image by this system to reduce the camera shake.

*When using this system, the user is advised to stabilize the camera firmly on a tripod during shooting by setting the drive mode to self-timer or remote control, or using the mirror lock-up function.
*When the subject is on the move or camera shake occurs, the desired effect may not be obtained.
What is new Motion Correction function of Pixel Shift Resolution System?


When this function is activated, the camera automatically detects the amount of subject motion during continuous shooting and minimizes negative effects during the synthesizing process.
*The movement may not be sufficiently corrected when the subject is moving in certain directions and/or patterns. This function does not guarantee that the movement will be properly corrected for all subjects.

Set the function at the Capture 3 menu [Pixel Shift Resolution]

Motion Correction On Corrects mosaic-pattern noise when a moving object is detected, and creates a composite image.
Motion Correction Off Creates a composite image by combining the entire range of image.
Off Does not use Pixel Shift Resolution.
When shooting is performed, captured four images are displayed in turn, and then they are merged into a single image.

Caution:
*This function cannot be used in the following situations.
・In B or X mode.
・In movie mode.
*This function cannot be used in combination with some other functions. (Below figure)
*While this function is used, [Shake Reduction] of the Capture 4 menu is fixed to [OFF].

Memo:
*When [Pixel Shift Resolution] is assigned to Fx1 or Fx2, you can change the [Pixel Shift Resolution] setting by a simple button operation.
*When taking pictures with Pixel Shift Resolution, use a tripod and mount the camera on it securely. The use of Self-timer, Remote Control or Mirror Lock-up Shooting is recommended.

Restrictions on the Combinations of Pixel Shift Resolution function
○: Available ×: Not available
Pixel Shift Resolution
Flash ×
Drive Mode Continuous Shooting ×
Bracketing ×
Mirror Lock-up Shooting
Multi-exposure ×
Interval Shooting ×
Interval Composite ×
Interval Movie Record ×
Star Stream ×
HDR Capture ×
AA Filter Simulator ×
What is the AA filter Simulator function?


By using the camera’s SR mechanism to apply microscopic vibrations to the image sensor, the PENTAX-original AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator effectively minimizes moiré and false color along the image’s edges, which are common problems when shooting subjects with minute patterns. The K-1 allows you to faithfully reproduce your creative intention on a captured image, either by simulating the AA-filter effect for well-balanced images or by opting for the AA-filter-free mode for greater resolving power.

Set the function at the Capture 4 [Anti-Aliasing Filter Simulator]


OFF Priority for resolution
TYPE 1 Takes pictures while balancing the resolution and moiré reduction.
TYPE 2 Priority for moiré reduction
Bracketing Takes consecutive 3 images in order of [OFF], [Type1], and [Type2].

Caution
*This function cannot be use in some capture modes or in combination with some other functions.
*[Bracketing] cannot be selected in the following situations.
 -In B mode.
 -When the drive mode is set to other than [Single Frame Shooting], [Self-timer] (12 seconds, 2 seconds), or [Remote Control] (now, after 3 seconds).
 -When HDR Capture is set.
 -When taking pictures with Pixel Shift Resolution system.
*When the shutter speed is faster than 1/1000 seconds, the full effect of this function cannot be achieved.
What is the Composition Adjustment function?


By using the Shake Reduction mechanism, the composition of the image can be adjusted. It is useful function when using a tripod while shooting with Live View and you like to adjust the composition at the same time.

Setting procedures
1.Select [ON] at the [Composition Adjust.] of the Capture 4 menu.
2.Press [MENU] button.
3.Press [LV] button.
 [Adjust the composition of the image] will be displayed.
4.Adjust the composition.
 The composition adjustment value will be displayed at the top/right corner of the LCD.
 -Composition movement (Up/Down/Right/Left, up to 24 steps)
 -The level of the composition (Up to 8 steps. Not available when the amount of composition adjustment steps is 17 or more)
5.Press [OK] button.
 Return to Live View capture mode.

Caution:
*You cannot use this function when the ASTROTRACER function is used.
Memo:
*The adjusted composition is saved even if Live View is ended or the camera is turned off. To reset the saved adjustment value when Live View is ended, set [Composition Adjust.] to OFF in [Memory] of the Capture 5 menu.
What are some of the features of the approx. 86K-pixel RGB metering sensor?


Traditional metering sensors only measured brightness, when this sensor also detects colors. The approx. 86,000 pixel resolving power is used to detect subject shape and movement with a high degree of accuracy. This makes for improved scene analysis ability where nearly all scenes are easily controlled.
Please tell me the feature of PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System.


Supported by the approximately 86,000-pixel RGB light-metering sensor and the new PRIME IV imaging engine, the PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System analyzes such factors as brightness distribution in the image field, the subject’s primary color and its motion with great accuracy and efficiency. In addition, by adopting a breakthrough artificial intelligence technology called deep learning to its image detection algorithm*, this system assesses each individual scene more accurately, while optimizing the accuracy and performance of the light-metering, exposure-control and autofocus systems, and selecting the most appropriate finishing touch for a given scene or composition.

*This original technology is available during viewfinder shooting when the exposure mode is set to Scene Analyze Auto and the Custom Image mode is set to Auto Select.
Please tell me about the Scene Analyze AUTO mode.


Supported by the PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System, the K-1’s Scene Analyze AUTO mode automatically optimizes exposure settings, and selects the most appropriate finishing touch for your subject. When using the optical viewfinder, it is also assisted by an algorithm that adopts the deep learning artificial intelligence technology, and makes an extensive analysis of a given scene based on the enormous volume of data accumulated from previous scenes.
Which items are included in the K-1 kit?


The K-1 kit includes the following items. (P & J are only available in Japanese market)

-Body mount cap KII (Pre-installed with camera)
-Hot shoe over FK (Pre-installed with camera) (*)
-Sync socket 2p cap (Pre-installed with camera) (*)
-Eyecup FT (Pre-installed with camera) (*)
-Triangular rings and Protective covers (Pre-installed with camera) (*)
-Operating Manual
-ME Viewfinder Cap (*)
-Battery grip terminal cover (Pre-installed with camera) (*)
-Strap O-ST162 (*)
-Rechargeable Lithium ion battery D-BC90P
-Battery Charger D-BC90P (*)
-AC plug cord D-CO2J (*)
-Software CD-ROM S-SW162
Items marked with a (*) can also be purchased separately.
*The included body mount cap Kll is not available as an optional accessory.
Make sure to ask for Body Mount Cap K if attempting to purchase one separately.
Are there any other necessary items that are not included in the kit?


The kit does not come with an SD Memory Card, so please prepare an SD Memory Card with the necessary capacity and capabilities for camera applications.
Prepare a USB cable with a micro B terminal that supports USB 2.0 cables if planning to connect the camera to a computer.
Use a commercially available mini HDMI cable (type D) to play back recorded images or movies on a TV screen or other AV device.
What optional accessories are available for this camera?


Available optional accessories are as follows. (P & J for only Japanese market)

-Hot Shoe Cover FK
-Sync. Socket 2P Cap
-Eyecup FT
-ME Viewfinder Cap
-Strap O-ST162
-Triangular rings and Protective covers
-Battery grip terminal cover
-Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90P
-Battery Charger Kit K-BC90PJ (includes the Battery Charger D-BC90P and AC plug cord)
*The above optional accessories are the same as those supplied with the camera.
-Body Mount Cap K
*The included body mount cap Kll is not available as an optional accessory.
-AC Adapter Kit K-AC132J (includes the AC Adapter D-AC120 and an AC plug cord)
-Battery Grip D-BG6
-Strap O-ST1401
-Hand Strap O-ST128
-Cable Switch CS-205
-Remote Control F
-Waterproof Remote Control O-RC1
-Auto Flash AF540FGZ II/AF360FGZ II/ AF201FG
What display languages are available for text and messages on the LCD monitor?


There are 20 display languages available, Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Chinese Traditional.
How many bits for the A/D converter?


14 bits.
How long is the startup time?


Apporox. one second.
Can the cable switch CS-205 be used with this camera?


Yes, it can.
However, please note that the camera will no longer be water-resistant while the cover of the switch connector being open while the switch is used, requiring extra caution to be taken for use outdoors or indoors that around water.
Can Refconverter A/M be used with this camera?


Yes, it can.
Can a battery grip be used with the K-1?


The optional Battery Grip D-BG6 (sold separately) can be used with K-1.
If a Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90(P) is inserted into both the camera and the battery grip, the number of recordable images will be increased. AA batteries (qty.6) can be used if the tray is changed.
Can polarizing filters are used with this camera?


Circular type polarizing filters (C-PL/Circular PL) can be used. Normal, non-circular polarizing filters may adversely affect the exposure and AF and thus cannot be used.
Is there a proprietary case available for this camera?


No, there is not.

Performance for environment

What is the exterior of the camera made of?


A magnesium alloy is used for Front cover, Back cover, Bottom cover and LCD monitor frame.
An engineering plastic contained glass fiber is used for Top cover.
Is the K-1 designed to be water-resistant/dust-proof?


Yes. There are 87 different sealing components used in the dials, buttons, joints and retractable parts of the camera, making it both dust-proof and water-resistant.
*For best protection against water or dust, use the camera with the Hot Shoe Cover FK, the Sync Socket 2P Cap and the Battery Grip Contact Cover attached.
If the water resists lens set with K-1, is it used in the rain?


When an AW- or WR-series lens* is mounted, the K-1 and its lens forms a remarkable digital imaging system totally resistant to demanding environmental factors.
However, it is not recommended to use these units in the rain for long time. When you are going to shoot in the rain continuously, it is recommended to use with rain cover etc.
*AW:All Weather, WR:Water Resistant

*A sealing is being also done around the joint and the operating parts, but when it's left while getting wet, there is a possibility to flood gradually. So if it is got wet, a drop of water will be wiped up briskly. About the lens, it is also recommend operating a zooming etc. after a drop of water is wiped up.
Is the K-1 designed to be cold-resistant?


Anticipating use in cold locations, PENTAX has subjected the K-1 to exacting environmental tests at temperatures as low as –10°C, and gathered a vast array of data on operational precision, response and stability of mechanisms and circuits, as well as fluctuations in battery voltage.* As the result, the K-1 assures solid, trouble-free operation even at freezing temperatures.
*Battery performance declines as the temperature goes down. When shooting in cold environments, the user is advised to carry spare batteries and keep them warm by storing them in an inside pocket

Display and Auto focus performance

What are the size and resolution of the LCD monitor? Are there different brightness settings available?


Aiming at aligning the photographer’s line of sight precisely with the camera’s optical axis while providing a flexible angle adjustment, PENTAX has designed an ideal LCD monitor for the K-1 by creating an innovative mechanism that supports the monitor with four stays. This monitor has reached two difficult goals that conventional monitors have failed to attain: no deviation from the optical axis; and unrestricted tilt in all directions, horizontally or vertically. You can even tilt it up to a nearly 90-degree angle for low-angle and waist-level photography.

The specification of the LCD monitor is as follows.
Type Wide viewing angle TFT color LCD, Air-gapless glass. Flexible-tilt
Size 3.2 inch (aspect ratio 3:2)
Dots Approx. 1037K dots.
Adjustment Brightness, Saturation and Colors adjustment.
Outdoor monitor ±2 step adjustment.
What are the field of view and magnification of the view finder?


The specifications of the viewfinder are as follows.
Type Pentaprism Finder.
Coverage (FOV) Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.70x (50mmF1.4 at infinity)
Eye-Relief Length Approx. 20.6mm (From the view finder frame.)
Approx. 21.7mm (From the center of lens.)
Diopter adjustment Approx. -3.5 to +1.2m-1
Focusing screen Fixed Natural- Bright- Matte III focusing screen
View finder indication. AF point, Grid indication, Electronic Level, AF frame, Spot Metering frame and Crop.
Is the focusing screen changeable?


No. It is a fixed type focusing screen.
Specification for Auto Focus System using the viewfinder


The specification is as below.
Type TTL Phase-matching autofocus
Focus Sensor SAFOX 12, 33 points (25 cross type focus points in the center)
Brightness range EV-3 - 18 (ISO100, at normal temperature)
AF mode Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C)
AF point selection Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select and Auto(33 AF points)
AF Assist Light Dedicated LED AF assist light

AF.S
Single mode
When the shutter button is pressed halfway, and the subject comes into focus, the focus is locked at that position.
The AF Assist light (LED) turns on as necessary.
AF.C
Continuous mode
The subject is kept in focus by continuous adjustment while the shutter button is pressed halfway. The shutter can be released even if the subject is not in focus.
・In AUTO mode, the autofocus mode is fixed to AF.S.
What are the characteristic of the autofocus system when shooting with viewfinder?


The K-1’s AF frame has been widened to optimize the ease of image composition over a larger 35mm full-frame image field. Thanks to the development of a new SAFOX 12 AF sensor module, its autofocus area is approximately 40 percent wider than a conventional AF frame.* In order to contain a longer optical path required for the expanded AF area within a compact housing, the K-1 features an optical design in which the incoming light is turned back within the AF module. Thanks to the optimization of the condenser lens, it also provides an increased number of AF sensor points (33 in total). This AF module boosts both compact dimensions and exceptional image-forming performance.

Main feature:
[Transparent viewfinder display]
The K-1’s transparent LCD viewfinder display allows you to select desired data, such as a grid display, and monitor it in the viewfinder. It comes in handy when correcting the camera’s tilt using the digital level or rearranging the image composition using a grid pattern, without taking the eye off the subject.


All viewfinder display data, except the cropping frame, is simulated to explain the function.

[Selection of data on viewfinder display]
Transparent data to be displayed in the viewfinder (grid pattern, Digital Level, AF frame and spot-metering frame) can be turned on and off independently to accommodate varying shooting conditions and preferred shooting styles.



[Digital Level]
The Digital Level displays the K-1’s horizontal and vertical tilt with two bar scales. Compared with the conventional type that utilizes an exposure bar scale, it not only makes it easier to identify the camera’s tilt, but also allows you to check the tilt and exposure status simultaneously. As the result, it greatly improves the camera’s operability during viewfinder shooting.


Set Electronic Level at Capture 5 menu

[33-point AF system with 25 cross-shaped sensors]
The K-1’s sophisticated 33-point AF system has a high-density distribution of AF sensors to effectively monitor crucial areas of the image field, while providing 25 cross-shaped sensors to assure extra-accurate focus on the subject.

[AF system with F2.8 luminance flux linear sensors]
Three center sensors are designed to detect the luminance flux of an F2.8 lens for high-precision auto focusing. When using a very fast lens with a shallow depth of field, these sensors can greatly improve the focusing accuracy.
Can you switch AF points as optionally?


Yes, You can select a desired focusing area from any of the 33 AF points within the AF frame.
Auto (33 AF points) Out of the 33 AF points, the camera automatically selects the optimum focusing area.
Zone select Out of the selected 9 AF points, the camera automatically selects the optimum focusing area.
Select Sets the focusing area to the user selected point from 33 points.
Expanded Area AF (S) Sets the focusing area to the user selected point from 33 points. When the subject happens to move out of the selected focusing area after being focused, 8 peripheral points are used as back-up points. Available only in AF.C mode.
Expanded Area AF (M) Sets the focusing area to the user selected point from 33 points. When the subject happens to move out of the selected focusing area after being focused, 24 peripheral points are used as back-up points. Available only in AF.C mode.
Expanded Area AF (L) Sets the focusing area to the user selected point from 33 points. When the subject happens to move out of the selected focusing area after being focused, 32 peripheral points are used as back-up points. Available only in AF.C mode.
Spot Sets the focusing area to the center of the 33 points.

Select


Zone select
This mode lets you select a set of nine points forming a square, which can be shifted as desired by moving the center point. It detects a subject placed within this square, optimizes the focus, and tracks its movement - all automatically.


Expanded area AF
This mode lets you select one of 33 AF points to focus on the subject, and makes the K-1 automatically track the subject and refocus on it with the help of the neighboring points, even when it moves away from the initial point. You can select the desired expansion area from 9, 25 or 33 points.*
*The number of AF points may decrease if the selected expansion area includes an area or areas outside the AF frame.


Auto tracking with PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System
Supported by the PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System, the K-1’s Auto Tracking function accurately detects the subject’s motion based on various factors including color, and then keeps pinpoint focus on the subject throughout the imaging process by automatically shifting the in-focus point.

Restriction of the focusing points for the combination with the K-1 and the particular lens
The K-1’s TTL Phase-matching AF sensor module (SAFOX 12) is restricted the focus points for 31 or 15 as below. (Only applied for the Phase-matching AF, the contrast AF has no such restrictions.)

K-1 Phase-matching AF (SAFOX 12) restricted focus points
Lens Classification Focus points
smc PENTAX-FA 28mmF2.8AL FA 31
smc PENTAX-FA 28mmF2.8 soft FA 31
smc PENTAX-F 35-80mmF4-5.6 F 31
smc PENTAX-FA 35-80mmF4-5.6 FA 31
smc PENTAX-FAJ 18-35mmF4-5.6 FA(J) 31
smc PENTAX-FAJ 28-80mmF3.5-5.6 FA(J) 31
smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mmF4-5.6 ED DA 31
smc PENTAX-DAL 50-200mmF4-5.6 ED DA(L) 31
smc PENTAX-DAL 50-200mmF4-5.6ED WR DA(L) 31
smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mmF4-5.6ED WR DA 31
smc PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 10-17mmF3.5-5.6ED[IF] DA 31
smc PENTAX-DA21mmF3.2AL Limited DA 31
HD PENTAX-DA 21mmF3.2AL Limited DA 31
smc PENTAX-DA 15mmF4ED AL Limited DA 15
HD PENTAX-DA 15mmF4ED AL Limited DA 15
smc PENTAX-F 35-70mmF3.5-4.5 F 31
Does the K-1 have an AF assist light?


Yes, it does. The AF assist light is activated when AF.S mode is selected.
Can be select to ON or OFF by Capture menu 1.
What is specification of Live View mode?


Live View mode specification as follow.  
Type TTL method using the CMOS image sensor.
Focusing Mechanism Contrast detection ( Face detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, select, spot)
Focus Peaking (ON/OFF)
Display Field of view approx. 100%, Magnified view (Up to 16 x), Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale, Square 1, Square 2, Grid color Black/White), Histogram, Highlight Alert, Composition Adjustment.

AF mode during Live View:
Face detection Detects and tracks faces of people.
The main face detection frame for AF and AE is displayed in yellow.
Tracking Track the subject in focus.
The shutter can be released even if the subject is not in focus.
Multiple AF Points Sets the focusing area to the desired area. The sensor is divided in to 35 areas (7 horizontal by 5 vertical), and you can select a wider or narrower focusing area by using 1, 9, 15 or 25 of those 35 available areas.
Select Sets the focusing area by the pixel.
Spot Sets the focusing area to a limited area at the center.
*Caution: In AUTO mode, the autofocus mode is fixed to [Face detection].

Live View display

Shake reduction mechanism

What type of Shake Reduction system is used for K-1?


The new-generation SR II (Shake Reduction II) features a five-axis mechanism to compensate for camera shake caused by horizontal and vertical shift (often generated in macro photography) and camera shake caused by roll, which is difficult to handle by lens-installed shake reduction mechanisms, in addition to more common camera shake caused by pitch and yaw. The SR II unit is controlled with great precision and provides a wide compensation range - as much as five shutter steps* - to expand the limits of handheld shooting.
*Measured in conformity to CIPA standards, using an HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR lens at a focal length of 105mm.
Does the SRll correspond to panning shots?


Yes it does.
When taking a panning shot, this mechanism efficiently controls the SR unit to detect only the direction of the camera’s movement, while compensating for all other affecting vectors. Because of this, the K-1 corresponds to both in normal shooting and panning photography, without requiring any switching operation.
Are there any lenses that the Shake Reduction (SR) function cannot be used with?


No, there are not. The SR function on the K-1 can be used with all supported lenses. Input a focal length in the range from 8 mm to 2000 mm when using a lens which cannot obtain the focal length information to the camera.
*The lens which can obtain the focal length information such as F/FAJ/FA series lenses are corresponded to five-axis mechanism (horizontal shift, vertical shift, roll, pitch and yaw), and the other older lenses are corresponded to three –axis mechanism (roll, pitch and yaw).
Will the Shake Reduction (SR) function work with other manufacturer’s lenses?


The camera operation (including exposure and the accuracy of focus) cannot be guaranteed when lenses from other manufacturers are used. We shall accept no responsibility or liability for problems arising from the use of such lenses. We will assume no responsibility or liability for accidents, damages, and malfunctions resulting from the use of lenses made by other manufacturers. Furthermore, while the Shake Reduction mechanism will still function with such lenses, the effectiveness of the results cannot be guaranteed.
Would it be OK to always leave the Shake Reduction (SR) function ON all the time?


It is recommended that the SR function is left on for handheld shooting.
*Turn off the Shake Reduction function when using the camera with a tripod.
*The function turns OFF automatically when the B (Bulb Exposure) shooting mode is selected and Drive Mode is set to self-timer, Remote control, or Mirror Lock-up Shooting.
Can the effect of the Shake Reduction be checked before a picture is taken?


The effects of the Shake Reduction function cannot be checked beforehand from the viewfinder image. However, if Live View is displayed, the effects can be viewed on the image monitor before images are taken.
It appears that the K-1 is not equipped with a low-pass filter. Does it come with any features that help prevent dust from collecting on the image sensor?


It does not come with a low-pass filter but does come with an infrared cutoff filter and other filters. The camera also includes an image sensor cleaning system “DR II” (“Dust Removal II”) that uses a piezoelectric element to produce ultrasonic vibrations to clean the image sensor.

Image management

What image recording formats are used?


The camera records images the versatile JPEG format or the high-quality and fully editable RAW (PEF/DNG) format. You can also select JPEG + RAW (PEF / DNG) and record in both formats simultaneously.
Can image rotation information be saved for images while the camera is held vertically or horizontally.


Yes, it can.
You can select ON/OFF at the C(Custom) menu 4, [22 Save Rotation Info].
How many different Custom Image options are available?


Select from the following 13 finishing touches: Auto select, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome and Cross Processing
What is a characteristic for the [Flat] of the custom image?


The [Flat] image is restricted the contrast but keep the key and sharpness level as original, so that the base image most tolerant to retouching.
Can you confirm which mode has been selected after captured the image used with [Auto Select] of custom image?


The information is recorded as EXIF data with images, you can confirm with the attached software [Digital Camera Utility 5], at the [Finishing touch].
What is the [Clarity control] function?


The Clarity control function is an image-processing technology effective in reproducing the glossy texture of metals and the clearness of the sky or splashing water. By adjusting the smoothness of a silky or shiny surface, it lets you control the quality of texture and the degree of clarity the range of between -4 and +4. It is set at Capture menu 3 and the [Clarity].
What is the [Skin Tone Correction] function?


The Skin Tone correction function restores a tender texture and a healthy tone of the subject’s skin, while keeping the high-resolution rendition in its hair and clothing and in the background.
*The Skin Tone Correction function can be activated and effective when the face is detected in the captured image regardless which AF mode or Exposure mode is selected.
* The Skin Tone Correction function can be selected at RAW development in K-1.


At the Capture menu 3, you can select from TYPE1, TYPE2 or OFF.
-TYPE1: Correct color and brightness of skin.
-TYPE2: Addition to TYPE1, make smoother skin.
What is the Digital filter?


You can apply special visual affects to the images to create and enjoy a distinctive and personalized work of art. There is a choice of nine digital filters during shooting and 21 digital filters during playback.
√: Available -: Not available
Capture Mode Playback Mode
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Still pictures
Filter Name Contents/effects
Still pictures Movies
Extract Color Extracts one or two specific colors and makes the rest of the image black and white.
Replace color Replace the selected color to the other color.
Toy Camera Creates an image that looks as though it was shots with a toy camera.
Retro Creates an image with the looks of an old photo.
High Contrast Enhances the contrast in the image.
Shading Creates an image with darkened areas around the periphery.
Invert Color Creates an image with the colors inverted.
Unicolor Bold Extracts a select color and makes the rest of the image black and white.
Bold Monochrome Creates a monochrome image with enhanced contrast.
- - Tone Expansion Creates an image of unique contrast
- - Sketch Creates an image that looks as though it was drawn a pencil.
- - Water Color Creates an image that looks as though it was painted.
- - Pastel Creates an image that looks as though it was drawn with a crayon.
- - Posterization Lessens the tone of the image to create an image that looks as though it was hand-drawn.
- - Miniature Blurs part of the image to create a fake miniature scene.
- - Soft Creates an image with a soft focus throughout the image.
- - Starburst Creates an image of night scenes or lights reflected on water with a special sparkling look by adding extra glitter to the highlights.
- - Fish-eye Creates an image that looks as though it was shot with a fish-eye lens.
- - Slim Changes the horizontal and vertical ratio of images.
- - Monochrome Creates an image black and white.
- - Base
Parameter Adj.
Adjusts the parameters to create the desired image.
*It will take longer for images to be saved if a Digital Filter is selected when images are shot.
*Images shot using a Digital Filter at the time of shooting cannot later be converted into regular images that were taken without digital filter processing.
*Only JPEG and RAW files captured with the K-1 can be edited using the Digital Filter.
*The processed image is saved as a JPEG image.

Camera Shooting Function

Please tell me about the specifications of the drive mode.


The main specifications of drive mode are as follows
Drive Mode [Still Image]:
Single frame, Continuous (H, M, L), Self-timer (12s, 2s, continuous), Remote Control (immediately, 3 sec., continuous), Bracketing (2, 3 or 5 frames), Mirror Lock-up (Possible to use with Remote Control), Multi-exposure, Interval shooting, Interval Composite, Interval Movie Record, Star Stream.
[Movie]:
Remote Control

* Bracketing, Multi-exposure, Interval shooting, Interval Composite, Interval Movie Record and Star Stream mode are possible to use with Self-timer or Remote Control.
Continuous Shooting [35mm Full size]
Max. Approx. 4.4 fps, JPEG (L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 70 frames, RAW: up to approx. 17 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 12 frames
Max. Approx. 3.0 fps, JPEG (L: ★★★ at Continuous M): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 20 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 14 frames
Max. Approx. 0.7 fps, JPEG (L: ★★★ at Continuous L): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 100 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 30 frames
[APS-C size]
Max. Approx. 6.5 fps, JPEG (L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 50 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 35 frames
Max. Approx. 3.0 fps, JPEG (L: ★★★ at Continuous M): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 70 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 45 frames
Max. approx. 1.0 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous L): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 100 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 100 frames
* At ISO100
Multi-Exposure Composite Mode(Average/Additive/ Bright)
Number of Shots: 2 to 2000 images
Interval Shooting [Interval shooting]
Interval: 2s to 24h
Number of shots: 2 to 2000 times
Start Interval: Now / Self-timer / Remote Control / Set Time(Set Start Time)
[Interval Composite]
Interval: 2s to 24h
Number of shots: 2 to 2000 times
Start Interval: Now / Self-timer / Remote Control / Set Time(Set Start Time)
Composite mode: Average/Additive/ Bright
Save Process: On / Off
[Interval Movie Record]
Recorded Pixels: 4K / FullHD / HD
Interval: 2s to 24h.
Number of shots: 8 to 2000 times (8 to 500 times at 4K)
Start Interval: Now / Self-timer / Remote Control / Set Time(Set Start Time)
[Star Stream]
Recorded Pixels: 4K / FullHD / HD
Standby Interval: Minimum to 24h
Number of shots: 8 to 2000 times (8 to 500 times at 4K)
Start Interval: Now / Self-timer / Remote Control / Set Time(Set Start Time)
Fade-out: OFF / Weak / Medium / Strong
*The data based on when use the rechargeable lithium-ion battery (D-LI90P).
*The values given were collected under our measurement conditions using a sensitivity of ISO 100. The number of recordable images for continuous shooting may drop slightly depending on setting conditions such as the ISO setting.
*The continuous shooting speed of 4.4 fps does not depend on the writing speed of SD Memory Cards. However, the fps for continuous shooting may drop slightly with SD Memory Cards with a low writing speed.
Can a remote control be used with this camera?


Yes, it can. The optical remote control waterproof O-RC1 and Remote Control F are available for use with this camera.
Remote Control
Remote Control(3 second delay)
Remote Control(Continuous)
Can multi-exposure shooting be used with this camera?


Yes it can. You can select a number of shots between 2 and 200. In composite mode, you can select from [Average], [Additive] or [Bright]

Composite images are created as follows in each Composite Mode.
Average Creates a composite image with the average exposure.
Additive Creates a composite image with the cumulatively added exposure.
Bright Creates a composite image replacing only the positions that is brighter compared with the first image.
* Multi-exposure is not available when below functions are selected.
Clarity Control / Skin Tone Correction / Digital Filter / HDR (High Dynamic Range) capture / Pixel Shift Resolution / Distortion Correction / Diffraction Correction / ASTRO TRACER / AA Filter Simulator*1
*1: No Bracketing
What kinds of capture mode in the Interval shooting?


Please show as follows.
Capture mode:
Interval Shooting Takes pictures at set intervals and saves them.
Interval Composite. Takes pictures at set intervals and merges them into a single image.
Interval Movie Record. Takes still pictures at set intervals and saves them as a single movie file (Motion JPEG, file extension: AVI).
Star Stream Takes still pictures at set intervals and merges them into a single movie file (Motion JPEG, file extension: AVI).

Shooting condition:
Recorded pixels Select from [4K], [FullHD] or [HD] (Only for Interval Movie Record and Star Stream)
Interval Select from 2 seconds to 24 hours.
Standby Interval Select from minimum time or 1 second to 24 hours.
Number of shots Select from 2 to 2000 times
Start Interval Select when and how to take the first picture from [Now], [Self-timer], [Remote Control] or [Set Time].
Start Time Set the shooting start time when [Start Interval] is set to [Set Time].
Composite Mode Select from [Average], [Additive] or [Bright]. (Only for [Interval])
Save Process Select ☑ to save images in the middle of processing. (Only for [Interval])
Fade-out Select fade-out effect level of light trails. (Only for [Star Stream])

*Shooting procedures:
1. Select [INT] on the Drive Mode screen and press ▼.
2. Use ◀▶ to select [Interval], [Interval Composite], [Interval Movie Record] or [Star Stream].
3. Press [INFO] button.
4. Set the shooting condition.
5. Press [OK] button.
The screen of step 1. reappears.
6. Press [OK] button.
The camera returns to standby mode.
7. Press the shutter button.
When [Start Interval] is set to [Now], the first picture is taken. When set to [Set Time], shooting starts at the set time.
To cancel shooting, turn the main switch to [OFF].
After the specified numbers of shots are taken, the camera returns to standby mode.

Memo:
*For [Interval] and [Interval Composite] shooting, a new folder is created and the captured images are saved there. When another drive mode is used after interval shooting, a new folder is created again.
*The shortest time that can be set for [Interval] is 10 seconds when [Digital Filter], [Clarity] or [Skin Tone] is set, and 20 seconds when [HDR Capture] is set
*The second and later exposures start at the intervals set in [Interval]. If the exposure time is longer than the time set in [Interval], some of the pictures that are supposed to be taken at the set intervals are not actually taken. For example, if the time set in [Interval] is 2 seconds and the exposure time is 3 seconds, the first exposure has not yet finished at the time the second exposure is supposed to be started (2 seconds after shooting has started), and so the second picture is not taken. As the result, Interval Shooting ends before the specified numbers of shots are taken. In such cases, you can set [Standby Interval] in [13 Interval Shooting Options] of C2 menu so that every picture is taken at the set intervals after each exposure ends. The screen displayed in step 4 varies depending on the [13 Interval Shooting Options] setting.


*For [Interval] and [Interval Composite], the focus position used when the first picture is taken is Locked. When performing autofocus for each exposure, set [14 AF in Interval Shooting] to [Adjusts focus for each shot] in the C2 menu.



*For [Interval Composite] and [Star Stream], set the camera on a fixed support such as tripods during shooting.
*For [Interval Movie Record], [Pixel Shift Resolution] of the Capture 3 menu is fixed to [OFF].
*For [Star Stream], [Clarity], [Skin Tone], [Digital Filter], HDR Capture] and [Pixel Shift Resolution] of Capture 3 menu and [Shake Reduction] and [Horizontal Correction] of Capture 4 menu are fixed to [OFF]
*For [Star Stream], the camera operates in [Manual] mode regardless of the mode dial setting.
What is HDR Capture?


HDR (High Dynamic Range Capture) is takes three consecutive images at three different exposure levels to create a single composite image with them.

1. Select the capture type from AUTO, Type1, Type2, Type3 or Advanced HDR and press [OK].
2. Set the range in which to change the exposure in [Bracket Value] from ±1EV,±2EV or ±3EV.


3. Set whether to use [Auto Align] or not.
4. Press [MENU] button twice, the camera returns to standby mode.

Memo:
*The HDR type can also be changed by the Smart Function.

Caution:
*HDR Capture is not available in [B], [X] and [Movie] mode.
*HDR Capture cannot be used in combination with some other functions.
*When the drive mode is set to [Interval Shooting] or [Interval Movie Record], [Auto Align] is fixed to [Off].
*When [Auto Align] is set to [Off], [Shake Reduction] of the Capture 4 menu is fixed to [OFF].
*For HDR Capture, multiple images are combined together to create a single image, so it may take time to save the image.

GPS function

Please explain the GPS function and specifications.


The following functions are available with the camera’s built-in GPS unit.
GPS Logging Saves the GPS positioning data received periodically to the memory card.
ASTROTRACER Tracks and captures celestial bodies.
By matching the movement of the built-in Shake Reduction unit with the movement of celestial bodies, celestial bodies can be captured as individual points even when shooting with a long exposure setting.
GPS Time Sync. Automatically adjusts the camera’s date and time settings using information obtained from GPS satellites.

GPS specifications
Satellite Systems GPS / QZSS / SBAS (WAAS / EGNOS / GAGAN / MSAS)
Reception Frequency L1 1575.42MHz
Recorded information Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Direction
Geodesics World Geodetic System (WGS84)
CPS Logging KML format, Logging Interval: 5sec., 10sec., 15sec., 30sec., or 1min. Logging duration: 1hr. to 24hr. (Up to 9 hours when Logging Interval is set to “5sec,” Up to 18 hours when Logging Interval is set to “10sec.”)
Electronic Compass Azimuth calculation using triaxial geomagnetic sensor and triaxial acceleration sensor, True north standard.

Caution:
• While the GPS is on, the battery drains faster than normal.
• If you use the camera near objects which generate a magnetic field such as magnets, or have magnetism such as iron, the electronic compass may not work properly.
• The GPS data recorded in the image file cannot be deleted. If you do not want to share the shooting location information with the public when position the image on SNS, etc., turn the GPS off before shooting.
• You cannot use the optional GPS unit O-GPS1 with this camera.


Memo
• When the GPS information can be obtained, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is recorded as the shooting data and time for images. On the Electronic Compass screen, the time is displayed after the difference between UTC and the time of the shooting location is corrected.
How long the ASTROTRACER of the built-in GPS module can be tracked celestial bodies?


The possible tracking time (tentative) is as follow.
Declination
[deg.]
Focal Length
200mm 100mm 50mm or shorter
90 300 sec. 300 sec. 300 sec.
45 140 sec. 280 sec. 300 sec.
0 80 sec. 170 sec. 300 sec.
What are specification of GPS Logging?


The specification of GPS Logging are showing below.
Logging Interval Select from [5sec.], [10sec.], [15sec.], [30sec.] or [1min.]
Logging Duration Select from [1hr.] to [24hr.].
(When [Logging Interval] is set to [5sec.], select from [1hr.] to [9hr.]. When [Logging Interval] is set to [10sec.], [15sec.], [30sec.] or [1min.], select from [1hr.] to [18hr.].)
Memory Card Option Select the SD1 card or SD2 card

Caution:
*GPS log data cannot be recorded when the camera is connected by USB to a computer

Memo:
*During GPS Logging, “LOG” is displayed under the GPS positioning status icon on the status screen and Live View screen. When the time set in [Logging Duration] elapses, “LOG END” is displayed and a GPS log file is saved.
*When the GPS is turned off by pressing [GPS] button, GPS logging stops temporarily. (The countdown for [Logging Duration] continues.) GPS logging starts again when the GPS is turned on.
*If there is GPS log data to be saved as a log file, “LOG END” is displayed in [GPS Logging] on the screen. Select [Save] to save the GPS log data as a log file. “LOG END” is displayed also when the power is turned off due to low battery level or when the battery is replaced. In this case, save the GPS log file before restarting GPS logging.
*During GPS logging, you cannot change the setting of [Logging Interval] and [Logging Duration].
*The log file (KML format) is saved in the “GPSLOG” folder on the memory card with a file name of a sequential number from 001 to 999 and month and day (example: 001_0505). However, if there is no GPS log data to be saved, neither a log file nor a folder is created. In addition, if the log file “999_****” has been saved, a new log file cannot be saved.
*You can display the camera route on Google Earth, etc. by transferring a log file to a computer and importing it

Flash

Does K-1 equipped with a built-in flash?


No, it doesn’t.
Can external flashes be used with the K-1?


Yes, they can. Use of the following external flashes (optional) enables a variety of flash modes, such as P-TTL auto flash mode.

√: Available #: Restricted X: Not available
Camera Function Compatible Flash
AF540FGZ
AF540FGZⅡ
AF360FGZ
AF360FGZⅡ
AF200FG
AF201FG
AF160FC
Red-eye reduction flash
Auto Flash Discharge*1 #*2 #*2
Automatic switch to the flash sync speed
Automatic setting of the aperture value in P or Tv mode #*2 #*2
P-TTL auto flash*2 #*2 #*2
Slow-speed Sync flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
AF assist light of the external flash *3 ×
Trailing Curtain Sync flash*4 *5
Contrast Control Sync flash #*6 #*7
Slave flash #*6 ×
High-speed Sync flash ×
Wireless flash #*6 ×

*1 Available only in AUTO (Scene Analyze Auto) mode.
*2 Available only when using a D FA, DA, DA L, FA, FA J, F or A lens.
*3 AF assist light is not available with the AF540FGZ or AF360FGZ.
*4 Shutter speed of 1/100 seconds or slower.
*5 Not available with the AF200FG or AF160FC.
*6 Multiple AF540FGZ, AF540FGZll, AF360FGZ or AF360FGZll units are required.
*7 Available only when combined with the AF540FGZ, AF540FGZll, AF360FGZ or AF360FGZll.

Caution:
*Flashes with the reversed polarity (the center contact on the hot shoe is minus) cannot be used due to the risk of damaging the camera and flash.
*Do not combine with accessories that have a different number of contacts, such as Hot Shoe Grip, as malfunction may occur.
*Combining with flashes from other manufacturers may cause equipment breakdown.

Memo:
*With the AF540FGZ, AF540FGZll, AF360FGZ or AF360FGZll, you can use high-speed sync flash to discharge a flash and take a picture at a shutter speed faster than 1/200 seconds. Set the exposure mode to Tv, TAv or M.
*By using two or more external flashes (AF540FGZ, AF540FGZll, AF360FGZ or AF360FGZll), you can use the wireless mode to shoot in P-TTL flash mode without connecting the flash units with a cord. In this case, set the camera channel on the external flashes.
*You can set the flash sync speed in [7 Flash Sync Speed] of the C1 menu.
*You can connect an external flash to the camera with a sync cord by using the X-sync socket. Remove the Sync socket 2P cap to connect a sync cord to the X-sync socket.
Can the sync socket be used for professional flashes?


Yes, it can. However, some professional flashes use extremely high voltages. The use of such flashes may cause the camera to breakdown. Before using the flash, check its specifications in advance.
Can wireless flash photography be used?


You can use the "wireless mode" that perform a P-TTL shooting without connecting the flash each other by the code in combination of an external flash (AF540FGZ II, AF360FGZ II, AF540FGZ, or AF360FGZ). Setting of channel is done in the external flash side.
 

Movie

What are the specifications for movie recording?


The main specifications of movie recording are as follows.
File Format MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 (MOV)
Recorded Pixels Full HD:1920x1080 ,(60i / 50i / 30p / 25p / 24p)
HD:1280x720 ,(60p / 50p)
Sound Built-in stereo microphone, external microphone (Stereo recording compatible). Recording Sound Level adjustable, Wind Noise Reduction.
Recording Time Up to 25 minutes or 4GB; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.
Custom Images Auto select, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Cross Processing Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3.
Digital Filter Extract Color, Replace color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome

*When recording a movie with sound, camera operation sounds are also recorded.
*When recording a movie with an image processing function such as Digital Filter applied, the movie file may be saved with some frames omitted.
*If the internal temperature of the camera becomes high during recording, recording may be terminated to protect the camera circuitry.
*When a retractable lens is attached, recording stops if the lens is retracted during recording and an error message is displayed.
*A movie can be recorded continuously for up to 4 GB or around 25 minutes. When the SD Memory Card is full, recording stops and the movie is saved.
*In a Movie mode, the Wi-Fi function is disabled.
Does the autofocus system operate while movies are being recording?


Autofocus will run even while movies are being recorded if you press the AF button on the back of the camera.
*Note that the sound made by the AF function will be recorded as part of the movie.
Can movie recorded using 4K Interval Movie Record be playing back on a computer?


Yes, but you will need to use a computer that supports 4K movie playback in order to play back movies recorded in 4K Interval Movie Record mode.
Can I adjust the exposure while recording a movie?


You can use the Automatic Exposure Compensation in P/Tv/Av/TAv modes. The exposure settings range from -2 to +2.
Are there any restrictions on capacity or shooting time for recording movies?


You can record movies continuously up to 4 GB or 25 minutes.
*If the internal temperature of the camera becomes high during movie recording, the recording may be terminated to protect the camera circuitry.
Where are microphone located?


The one is located at upper/left of the X sync terminal and the other one is located opposite side of the top cover. (Stereo recording)
Can the external microphone to be used with the K-1?


Yes, it can. The following specifications are recommended for external microphones.
Plug Stereo mini plug (Φ3.5mm)
Format Stereo electrets condenser
Power Plug-in Power Method (operating voltage of 2.0V or lower.)
Impedance 2.2kΩ

You can reduce the possibility of recording camera operation sounds by connecting commercially available stereo microphone to the terminal on the camera.
You can record and play back movies while listening to the sound by connecting commercially available headphones to the headphone terminal.
 

Memory Cards

Which SD Memory Cards have been tasted for compatibility?


Compatibility with the K-1 has been tested with memory cards from the below manufacturers.
- Panasonic, Toshiba, and SanDisk
 SD Memory Cards with capacities of 1 GB and 2 GB
 SDHC Memory Cards with capacities of 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB
 SDXC Memory Cards with capacities of 64 GB
- SanDisk
 SDXC Memory Cards with capacities of 128 GB, 256GB, 512GB

As of Apr. 2016
*The information above is given for the convenience of customers and does not guarantee complete compatibility with the K-1.
*Use a high-speed memory card when recording movies. If the write speed cannot keep up with the recording speed, writing may stop during recording.
Does the K-1 support UHS speed class?


Yes. The K-1 supports SDHC and SDXC UHS-1 Memory Cards.
Can the Wi-Fi function SD memory card be used with this camera?


No.
Can a miniSD Card or microSD card be used through a memory card adapter?


Proper operation of a memory card used through an adapter cannot be guaranteed.
Use a regular SD Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC).
Does the performance of the SD Memory Card used affect the shooting interval or other functions of the camera?


When using SD Memory Cards with slow transfer rates, the start-up time, the number of images for continuous shooting, and the continuous movie recording time may be affected.
How many shots can be taken by each capacity of the SD memory card?


The approximate of number of storable images is as follows.
*The number of storable images may vary depending on the subject, shooting conditions, selected capture mode and memory card, etc.
[Approximate number of recordable still pictures]
*When using an 8GB memory card
Recorded pixels
(35mm Full-Frame)
JPEG RAW(PEF)
(7360x4912)
★★★ ★★
L:36M(7360x4912) 351 676 1164 101
M:22M(5760x3840) 572 1096 1874 -
S:12M(4224x2816) 1054 2013 3364 -
XS:2M(1920x1280) 4723 8469 12927 -

Recorded pixels
(APS-C Size)
JPEG RAW(PEF)
(4800x3200)
★★★ ★★
L:15M(4800x3200) 821 1564 2669 215
M:12M(4224x2816) 1054 2013 3364 -
S:8M(3456x2304) 1564 2959 4912 -
XS:2M(1920x1280) 4723 8469 12927 -

[Approximate movie recordable time]
When using an 8GB memory card
Recorded pixels Full HD (1920x1080)
60i 50i 30p 25p 24p
8GB 00:32’15” 00:38’21” 00:32’15” 00:38’21” 00:39’51”

Recorded pixels
(35mm Full-Frame)
HD (1280x720)
60p 50p
8GB 00:32’15” 00:38’21”
*Recordable movie is up to 4GB or 25 minutes at one time.
Are there any precautions that need followed when using SD Memory Cards?


Please note the below points.
- Cards that have not yet been used or that have been used on other devices, such as on another camera or a computer, must first be formatted on the K-3II before use.
- Do not remove an SD Memory Card or turn the camera off while recording data or playing back images or audio, or while the camera is connected to a computer via a USB cable.
- Do not bend an SD Memory Card or subject it to violent impacts. Do not leave cards in locations where they will be exposed to water, moisture, or high temperatures.
- Avoid using or storing cards in places where they may be exposed to static electricity or electrical interference.
- Data saved to SD Memory Cards that have been left unused for long periods of time or that have been damaged may become unreadable and lost. Important data should be backed up regularly.
 

Battery / Power sources

What type of batteries can be used with the K-1?


Use the dedicated Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90(P) to power the camera. In addition to the Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90(P), AA batteries (qty. 6) can be used with the Battery Grip D-BG6 (optional) if the tray is changed.
How many photos can I take when batteries are used?
How long can I playback movie file?


The approximate number of still pictures that can be shot and available playback time with the K-1 using the dedicated Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90 are given in the table below

Use battery Number of recordable images Playback time
D-LI90(P) Approx.: 760 images Approx.: 390 minutes
*Tested in compliance with CIPA standard using a new rechargeable lithium-ion battery under a temperature of 23°C (73.4°F). Actual results may vary depending on the shooting conditions / circumstances. CIPA standards are standards formulated by the Camera and Imaging Products Association.
*The maximum charging time of the Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90(P) is approximately 390 minutes.
*The battery level may not be displayed properly if the camera is used at low temperatures or when performing Continuous Shooting for a long time
*Battery performance temporarily decreases as the temperature decrease. When using the camera in cold criminates, have extra batteries at hand and keep them warm in your pocket.
Battery performance will return to normal at room temperature.
*Have a extra batteries ready when traveling overseas or taking a lot of pictures.
*When the optional Battery Grip D-BG6 is used, the following settings can be made in [Select Battery] of the Setting 4 menu.
- Priority order of battery use
- Type of AA batteries to use.
Is there an optional AC adapter available?


Yes, the AC Adapter Kit K-AC132(J) is available, sold separately.
*We recommend the use of the optional AC adapter kit K-AC132(J) when using the monitor for a long time or when connecting the camera to a computer or AV device.

Caution:
*Make sure that the camera is turned off before connecting the AC adapter.
*Make sure that the connections are secure between the terminals. The memory card or data may be corrupted if the connection to the power supply is lost while the card is being accessed.
*The battery in your camera or in Battery Grip D-BG6 cannot be charged by being connected with the AC adapter.
Can I use the AC adapter overseas?


The AC Adapter Kit K-AC132(J) (sold separately) works in the range from 100V AC to 240V AC (50/60 Hz), which should allow the adapter to be used in almost any overseas country, although a plug converter may need to be used depending on the type of electrical outlet in use in a specific country.
*Do not attempt to use a commercially available transformer or similar device with the adapter as doing so may cause the adapter to become damaged.
*Plug adapters can be found at travel goods stores and similar shops.
Can I use the camera with a battery inserted into only the battery grip?


Yes. You can use the camera by inserting a battery into the camera or using batteries in the battery grip.
*Usable battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90 / D-LI90P / AA battery(Lithium, Rechargeable Nickel-Hydrogen or Alkaline – use 6 pcs. each with Battery Grip D-GB6)
- AA type Alkaline battery is not recommended to use except emergency use or function check.
Can the camera be used with only AA batteries inserted into the Battery Grip D-BG6 and no battery inserted into the camera itself?


Yes.
Do menu options and other settings reset when the battery is taken out of the camera?


Settings other than the date and time are retained when the battery is removed.
The date and time settings are retained for at least 48 hours after the battery is removed if thebattery was in the camera for at least 24 hours continuously before it is removed.
 

Playback / Editing

Can the camera be connected to an external AV device for playback on said device?


You can connect the camera to a TV or other AV device with a HDMI terminal for playback of images on the connected TV or device.
Use a cable to connect the microHDMI terminal on the camera to the external (HDMI) input terminal on the AV device for playback at high-definition quality.
*Make sure that the AV device is turned off before connecting the cable
*There is no dedicated HDMI cable available as an optional accessory. Use a commercially available microHDMI cable (type D) that matches your AV device.
*Check the operating manual of the AV device and select a suitable input terminal for connecting the camera.
*By default, the maximum resolution supported by both the AV device and camera is automatically selected. If it fails to playback images properly, change the setting in [HDMI Out] of the Setting 2 menu.
*If you intend to use the camera continuously for a long period, the use of the optional AC adapter kit is recommended.
Can images be resized or trimmed on the camera directly?


JPEG files captured on the K-1 can be resized and trimmed.
RAW files captured on the K-1 cannot be resized but can be trimmed.
*JPEG images already resized to 2M with the K-1 and JPEG images captured at XS size cannot be resized or cropped.
What is the [Highlight Alert] function?


When this function is activated, areas in the image that are too bright and have lost gradation detail will blink on the monitor during playback and Instant Review.
*Bright areas blink red.
*[Highlight Alert] can be set and displayed at Capture 5 menu, [Instant Review] and Display 1 menu, [LCD Display].
Can movies be edited on the camera?


Movies can be divided up and unwanted segments can be deleted directly on the camera.
Also, you can capture a single frame from a movie and save it as a JPEG still picture.
Does the K-1 support PctBridge?


No, it does not.
 

Customize Function

What kind of customize functions are available?


Below functions are available.
USER mode Up to 5 settings can be saved.
Custom Functions 26 items
Mode Memory 16 items
Button Customization Fx1 / Fx2 : One Push File Format, Outdoor View Setting, Flash Mode, Pixel Shift Resolution, Shake Reduction, Horizontal Correction, Electronic Level
AF button : Enable AF1, Enable AF2, Cancel AF
Preview dial : Optical Preview, Digital Preview
E-dial (front/rear) : customize to each exposure mode
AF Customization AF.S : Focus-priority, Release-Priority
1st Frame Action in AF.C : Auto, Focus-priority, Release-Priority
Action in AF.C Continuous : Auto, Focus-priority, FPS-priority
Hold AF Status : Off, Low, Medium, High
AF in Interval Shooting: Locks focus at 1st exposure, Adjust focus for each shot.
AF with Remote Control : Off, On
Operation Control Lock Type1: are invalidated to operate.

Type2: are invalidated to operate.
Text Size Standard, Large
World Time World Time setting for 75 cities (28 time zones)
AF Fine Adjustment ±10 steps, Adjustment for all lenses or individual lenses (up to 20 values can be saved)
Illumination Settings LCD Panel : High, Low, Off
Backside Controls : High, Low, Off
Lens Mount : On, Off
Card Slot/Connector : On, Off
Indicator Lamps Wi-Fi : High, Low, Off
GPS : High, Low, Off
Self-timer : On, Off
Remote Control : On, Off
Copyright Information Names of “Photographer” and “Copyright Holder” are embedded to the image file.
A revision history can be checked using the provided software.
 

Lens that can be used

Please tell me about the function when various lenses used.


All exposure modes are available when a D FA, DA, DA L, FA or FA J lens is used, or when a lens with an A position used with the aperture ring set to the A position.
When other lenses than above are used, or a lens with an A position is used in a position other than A, the following restrictions apply.

√: Available  #: Restricted  X: Not available
Function Lens [Mount type]
D FA
DA
DA L
FA*6
FA J
F*6 A M
P
[KAF]
[KAF2]
[KAF3]
[KAF]
[KAF2]
[KAF] [KA] [K]
Autofocus (Lens only)
Autofocus (with AF Adapter 1.7x)*1

-

-

-
-
#
-
#
Manual Focus
(with Focus Indicator)*2
(With matte field)
Quick-Shift Focus System #*4 × × × ×
Focus point selection mode [Auto] *11 *11 *11 ×*9 ×*9
AE Metering [Multi-segment] ×
P / Sv / Tv / Av / TAv mode #*10
M mode #
P-TTL auto flash*3 ×
Power Zoom - *7 - - -
Automatic obtainment of lens focal
length information
x x
Lens Correction #*5 ×*8 x x x

*1. Lenses with a maximum aperture of F2.8 or faster. Only available aperture ring at the A position.
*2. Lenses with a maximum aperture of F5.6 or faster.
*3. Available when using AF540FGZ, AF540FGZll, AF360FGZ, AF360FGZll, AF201FG, AF200FG or AF160FC.
*4. Only available with compatible lenses.
*5. When using the DA or DA L lens, set [Crop] to [Auto] or [APS-C] at the Capture 2 menu or Movie 1 menu and capture the subject within a crop frame. If you set [Crop] to [FF] when using DA or DA L lens except DA*200mm F2.8 ED[IF] SDM, DA*300mm F4 ED[IF] SDM or DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW, the Lens Correction function is disabled. Distortion Correction and Peripheral Illumination Correction are disabled when a DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm lens is used.
*6. To use an FA SOFT 28mm F2.8 lens, FA SOFT 85mm F2.8 lens or F SOFT 85mm F2.8 lens, set [26 Using Aperture Ring] to [Enable] in the [Custom Setting] C4 menu. Pictures can be taken with the aperture you set, but only within a manually adjustable aperture range.
*7. The auto zoom and preset zoom are disabled
*8. The Lens Correction is available with the following FA lenses.
FA* 24mm F2 AL[IF], FA 28mm F2.8AL, FA 31mm F1.8 Limited, FA 35mm F2 AL, FA 43mm F1.9 Limited, FA 50mm F1.4, FA 77mm F1.8 Limited, FA* 85mm F1.4 [IF], FA* 200mm F2.8 ED[IF], FA* MACRO 200mm F4 ED, FA* 300mm F2.8 ED[IF], FA* 300mm F4.5 ED[IF], FA* 400mm F5.6 ED[IF], FA* 600mm F4 ED[IF], FA* 28-70mm F2.8 ED[IF], FA* 80-200mm F2.8 ED[IF] and FA*250-600mm F5.6 ED[IF]
*9. Fixed to [Spot] AF mode.
*10. Av with the aperture set to wide open. (The aperture ring has no effect on the actual aperture value.)
*11. The detectable focus points are restricted to 31 or 15 out of 33 for TTL phase-matching detection autofocus system depending on the combination with the specific lenses.
(There is no such restriction for the contrast detection autofocus system.)
*The lenses that restricted focus points for 31 points:
FA 28mm F2.8AL, FA 28mm F2.8 soft, F 35-80mm F4-5.6, FA 35-80mm F4-5.6, FA J 18-35mm F4-5.6,
FA J 28-80mm F3.5-5.6, DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED, DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED, DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6EDWR,
DA 50-200mm F4-5.6ED WR, DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm F3.5-5.6 ED[IF], DA21mmF3.2AL Limited,
DA 21mmF3.2AL Limited, F 35-70mmF3.5-4.5
*The lenses that restricted focus points for 15 points:
DA 15mm F4ED AL Limited, DA 15mm F4ED AL Limited

Caution
*When the aperture ring is set to a position other than A, or a lens without an A position or accessories such as an auto extension tube or auto bellows are used, the camera does not operate unless [26. Using Aperture Ring] is set to [Enable] in the C4 menu.
* When a retractable lens is attached and is not extended, you cannot take pictures or use some functions.
If the lens is retracted during shooting, the camera stops working.


Lens Names and Mount Names
  Mount Lens Name Lens Type
MF S S For 35mm full-frame size.
K K/M
A A
AF KAF D FA For both 35mm full-frame size and APS-C size
DA For APS-C size, Without the aperture ring
FA For 35mm full-frame size, Power zoom not compatible
FAJ For 35mm full-frame size, Without the aperture ring
F For 35mm full-frame size
KAF2 DA For APS-C size, SDM compatible, Without the aperture ring
FA For 35mm full-frame size, Power zoom compatible
KAF3 D FA For both 35mm full-frame size and APS-C size
DA For APS-C size, Dedicated for SDM, Without the aperture ring

*DA lenses with a motor and FA zoom lenses with a power zoom are categorized for the KFA2 mount.
(Of these lenses, the lenses without an AF coupler are categorized for the KAF3 mount)
*FA single focal length lenses, DA and DA L lenses without a motor, and DFA, FA J and F lenses are categorized for the KAF mount.
Refer to respective lens manuals for details.
What kind of function is “Lens Correction” and what different types are available?


The following features can be set in [Lens Correction] of the Capture 4 menu.


Distortion correction Reduces distortions occurring due to lens properties.
Peripheral Illumin. Corr. Reduces peripheral light fall- off occurring due to lens properties.
Lat-Chromatic-Ab Adj Reduces lateral chromatic aberrations occurring due to lens properties.
Diffraction Correction Corrects blur caused by diffraction when using a small aperture.

Memo:
*Corrections can only be made when a compatible lens is attached. The features are disabled when using an accessory such as a rear converter that is attached between the camera and the lens.
*When [File Format] is set to [RAW] or {RAW+}, correction information is saved as a RAW file parameter and you can select whether to apply the correction to the images when developing them. For the RAW Development function, [Color Fringe Correction] can also be set.

Caution:
*The Lens Correction features are not available when [Crop] of the Capture 2 menus is set to [FF] (35mm full-frame size) while a DA or DA L lens (except DA*200mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM, DA*300mm F4 ED[IF] SDM and DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW lenses) is attached.
Can the S (screw) mount lenses be used with the K-1?


Yes, you can use them combination with the Mount Adapter K.
*The camera does not operate and display [F- -] in the LCD panel unless [26 Using Aperture Ring] is set to [Enable] in the Custom 4 menu and focus mode is set to [MF].
Can the 645 format lenses be used with the K-1?


Yes, you can use below lenses combination with the 645 Lens Adapter K.
*FA 645 lenses and HD D FA645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF].
*DA645 and D FA 645 lenses which do not have the aperture ring cannot be used with the K-1.
*The camera does not operate and display [F- -] in the LCD panel unless [26 Using Aperture Ring] is set to [Enable] in the Custom 4 menu and focus mode is set to [MF].
Can the 67 format lenses be used with the K-1?


Yes, you can use them combination with the 67 Lens Adapter K.
*The camera does not operate and display [F- -] in the LCD panel unless [26 Using Aperture Ring] is set to [Enable] in the Custom 4 menu and focus mode is set to [MF].
Are there any restrictions for function of capture mode when selected [Enable] in [26 Using Aperture Ring] of the C4 menu?


There are following restrictions.

Lens Restriction
D FA, FA, F, A, M (lens only or with automatic diaphragm accessories such as extension tube K) The aperture remains open. The shutter speed changes in relation to the open aperture but an exposure deviation may occur.
D FA, FA, F, A, M (with diaphragm accessories such as extension ring K) Picture can be taken with the set aperture value but an exposure deviation may occur.
Manual diaphragm lens such as reflex lens (lens only)
FA SOFT 28mm, FA SOFT 85mm, F SOFT 85mm (lens only) Picture can be taken with set aperture value in the manually adjustable aperture range.

Memo:
*If the aperture ring set to a position other than A, the camera operates in Av mode regardless of the mode dial setting except when set to M, B or X mode.
*[F- -] appears for the aperture indicator in the status screen, Live View screen and viewfinder and on the LCD panel.

*How to achieve the Correct Exposure with Aperture Ring not set to A.
1. Set the mode dial to M.
2. Set the aperture ring to the desired aperture.
3. Press Green button.
The current shutter speed will be set.
4. If the correct exposure cannot be achieved, adjust the ISO sensitivity.

*The Shake Reduction function operates by obtaining the lens information such as focal length.
Set the focal length when using a lens that the focal length information cannot be automatically obtained.
1. Set [26 Using Aperture Ring] to [Enable] in the C4 menu.
2. Turn the camera off.
3. Attach a lens to the camera and turn the camera on.
The [Input Focal Length] screen appears.
4. Use [Up▲] or [Down▼] button to set focal length.
Press [Left◀] to select a value from the list
When using a zoom lens, select the actual focal length which the zoom is set to.
5. Press [OK] button.
The camera returns to standby mode.
Can I use other manufacturers’ replacement lenses with the K-1?


Camera operation (including exposure and the accuracy of focus) cannot be guaranteed when lenses from other manufacturers are used. Lenses from other manufacturers can be used if they are K-mount lenses. However, responsibility for such use shall fall squarely on the user. We shall accept no responsibility or liability for problems arising from the use of such lenses. We will assume no responsibility or liability for accidents, damages, and malfunctions resulting from the use of lenses made by other manufacturers. Furthermore, while the Shake Reduction mechanism will still function with such lenses, the effectiveness of the results cannot be guaranteed.
 

Computer Connection and Software

The Interface of this camera.


Please refer to the list below.

Connection Port USB 2.0 (micro B), external power supply terminal, cable release terminal, X-sync socket, HDMI output terminal(type D), stereo microphone input terminal, headphone terminal
USB Connection MSC / PTP
What software is included with the camera?


The Camera comes with [Digital Camera Utility 5] software (Ver.5.5.0)
What are the system requirements for using the still pictures and movies captures with the K-1 on a computer?


Shown below.

・Windows®
OS Windows® 10 / Windows® 8.1 (32bit/64bit) / Windows® 8 (32bit/64bit) / Windows® 7 (32bit/64bit) / Windows® Vista (32bit/64bit)
CPU Intel® Core 2Duo or higher
Memory 4GB or more
HDD Around 100 MB or more at time of installation and startup, Around 15 MB/file for JPEG image files or around 50 MB/file for RAW image files for saving image files
Display monitor 1280×1024 pixels, 24bit color or above
・Macintosh
OS Mac OS X 10.10 / 10.9/ 10.8 / 10.7
CPU Intel® Core 2Duo or highe
Memory 4GB or more
HDD Around 100 MB or more at time of installation and startup, Around 15 MB/file for JPEG image files or around 50 MB/file for RAW image files for saving image files
Display monitor 1280×1024 pixels, 24bit color or above

To playback movies on a computer that were shot with this camera is required the software that can playback MOV file or AVI file.
Is there a user’s manual available for the included application software?


No, there is not.
* See [Digital Camera Utility 5 Help] for details on using the software program.
Can the camera be operated from PC?


Yes. By installing the optional tethering software [IMAGE Transmitter 2] on your PC, and connecting it with the K-1 via USB terminal, you can operate the K-1, automatically transfer and save recorded images, and check photographic data on your computer.
*For more details for [IMAGE Transmitter 2], please refer to the operation manual that uploaded at URL below.   
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/man-pdf/image_transmitter2_operation_en.pdf
Can the camera be operated with the communication device?


Yes, the following function can be used by directly connecting the camera to a communication device via Wi-Fi and using the dedicated application “Image Sync”.

Remote Capture Displays the Live View image of the camera on the communication device, and enables controlling exposure settings and shooting by operating the communication device.
Image View Displays the images saved on the memory card inserted in the camera on the communication device and import the images to the communication device.
*Image Sync supports iOS and Android, and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.
For supported OS and other details, refer to the download site.

Memo:
*Even after the Wi-Fi function is enabled, it returns to an inactive state when the camera is turned off and on again. Also, when the camera enters Movie mode, the Wi-Fi function is disabled.
*Auto Power Off is not available while a Wi-Fi connection is established or images are being transferred.
If Auto Power Off is activated while a connection is not established or during standby, the Wi-Fi function is disabled. The function is enabled when the camera recovers from Auto Power Off.
*The Wi-Fi function is disabled during the USB connection.


Caution:
*Do not attempt to use the Wi-Fi function in a location where the use of wireless LAN devices is restricted or prohibited, such as on airplanes.
*When using the Wi-Fi function, observe local laws and regulations governing radio communication.
*If a memory card with a built-in wireless Lan function (such as an Eye-Fi card or a Flucard) is used, radio wave interference may occur.
When this occurs, disable the Wi-Fi function of the camera.