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The Pentax K-1 Mark II Is a Terrific Low-Light Shooter (And Only Costs $550 for Existing K-1 Owners)


February 22, 2018 Briefings By

Ricoh’s just-announced Pentax K-1 Mark II is an improved model of its 2016 Pentax K-1. Like its predecessor, the Mark II is a 35mm full-frame DSLR camera that’s weather-resistant. It also uses the same CMOS sensor with 36.4 effective megapixels as the original K-1. The main difference is that the Mark II has a new accelerator unit that enables it to be a much more effective low-light shooter — according to the company, it’s able to “produce high-resolution images with minimal noise, even in the most challenging low-light conditions, up to ISO 819200.”

The camera (body only) will be available this April for $2,000, but Ricoh is offering current K-1 owners a pretty terrific deal — trade in your old camera for the new Mark II and it’ll cost you just $550. You can read more about this deal, here.

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