Pentax K-1 first Full frame DSLR by Pentax pre order £1599 @ Srsmicrosystem
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Pentax K-1 first Full frame DSLR by Pentax pre order £1599 @ Srsmicrosystem

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Found 18th Feb 2016
Best innovated DSLR full frame camera for bargain price.

5-axis image stabilization rated to 5 stops by CIPA standard testing
100% pentaprism viewfinder with 0.7x magnification
33-point AF system (25 cross-type)
Extensive weather-sealing
1/200 sec flash sync speed
14-bit Raw recording (DNG or PEF)
AA filter simulation
Multi-shot Pixel Shift Resolution mode
Built-in GPS with electro-magnetic compass and Astrotracer function
4.4 fps continuous shooting (6.5 fps in APS-C crop mode)
Wi-Fi
1080/30p video

61 Comments

what? do you have any proper reviews or experience with this camera?
otherwise surely its just a fanboy post?

brilly

what? do you have any proper reviews or experience with this … what? do you have any proper reviews or experience with this camera?otherwise surely its just a fanboy post?



Why don't you do the research and tell us?

qnaheem

Why don't you do the research and tell us?


er ok... he hasnt - so its a fanboy post

not even out and very few places have it for even a preorder
1st place i look is jessops at same price
2nd place is wex at... the same price

non deal


Edited by: "brilly" 18th Feb 2016

brilly

er ok... he hasnt - so its a fanboy post



Nonsensical post. It's hotukdeals not hotukreviews. Are you going to buy a FF DSLR because some bloke on HUKD told you they'd used it and it was great? No you're not.

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brilly

er ok... he hasnt - so its a fanboy postnot even out and very few places … er ok... he hasnt - so its a fanboy postnot even out and very few places have it for even a preorder1st place i look is jessops at same price2nd place is wex at... the same pricenon deal


I do own 6d and I love it but for £200 more you will get more from Pentax. Simply as that. Also d610 and d750 is under k1 specs.

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brilly

er ok... he hasnt - so its a fanboy postnot even out and very few places … er ok... he hasnt - so its a fanboy postnot even out and very few places have it for even a preorder1st place i look is jessops at same price2nd place is wex at... the same pricenon deal


If something represents great value should be hot here no matter how many places have this same price. Right?

Sliwka

If something represents great value should be hot here no matter how many … If something represents great value should be hot here no matter how many places have this same price. Right?



Ummm, not really :\ If it's widely available at the same price then that would generally be considered to just be the standard price and not a deal.
Edited by: "rossington" 18th Feb 2016

Nikon do full frame models around the same price that are for superior.

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rossington

Ummm, not really :\


So all of the items with pre-order in title should be remove from hukd. Yes?

Sliwka

So all of the items with pre-order in title should be remove from hukd. … So all of the items with pre-order in title should be remove from hukd. Yes?



Did I say that? What are you going on about, my point had absolutely nothing to do with whether it's pre-order or not.

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ICTHUS

Nikon do full frame models around the same price that are for superior.


Watersealing, image stabilization built in, 2 card slots? This makes a huge differents.

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rossington

Did I say that? What are you going on about, my point had absolutely … Did I say that? What are you going on about, my point had absolutely nothing to do with whether it's pre-order or not.


So where is your point? Show me better camera for the price please.

Sliwka

So where is your point? Show me better camera for the price please.



I don't know enough about cameras to be able to do that but what I do know that if something is widely available at the same price then that price isn't considered a hot deal.

You really have made yourself sound like a fanboy now, you're saying your post should be hot based not on the price being better than elsewhere but based on the camera being the best available at this price point. It may be a good camera, it may be great value, but that doesn't make it a hot deal, please try to understand the difference.

brilly

what? do you have any proper reviews or experience with this … what? do you have any proper reviews or experience with this camera?otherwise surely its just a fanboy post?



​idiot! Brand new FF camera from a respected manufacturer. Google, go to the forums. But on a deal forum you have lots of people ignorant of this brand new product line!

Your passive aggressive tone is annoying, irrespective of the context of the deal.

All this nonsense........... It's like handbags at 9 paces

For the minority of people who know about Pentax this is of interest. For non-pentax owners, stick to the FF offerings of your respective manufacturer. Sony, Canon, Nikon all do mature lines of FF cameras and glass.

As this product matures we will see if it is a good product. Then we can judge if the deal is good. This introductory price will drop. However for Pentax users this is the most interesting news for years.

If you buy this, you will need glass, so the cost of this drives a huge investment in glass too. Some people with an existing Pentax set up might have lenses with FF capability.

Older Pentax cheap K mount lenses may be FF compatible but they may not be up to the quality this sensor will need to produce the quality it can deliver.

zippypants

All this nonsense........... It's like handbags at 9 paces



​whats your experience of Pentax?

Like all higher end Pentax cameras they deliver really good value for money, good systems, not too many features for P&S scene shooters but photographers seem like Pentax and the control it gives them.

tomoliver20

Nonsensical post. It's hotukdeals not hotukreviews. Are you going to … Nonsensical post. It's hotukdeals not hotukreviews. Are you going to buy a FF DSLR because some bloke on HUKD told you they'd used it and it was great? No you're not.


nonsensical? did you read what your point was? yes.. HOTukdeals not standardRRPpreorder deals


99rb

​idiot! Brand new FF camera from a respected manufacturer. Google, go t … ​idiot! Brand new FF camera from a respected manufacturer. Google, go to the forums. But on a deal forum you have lots of people ignorant of this brand new product line!


idiot? lol the irony
again this is hotukdeals not headsupanewpentaxiscoming


Sliwka

If something represents great value should be hot here no matter how many … If something represents great value should be hot here no matter how many places have this same price. Right?


no not really.
I dont doubt that this camera will be one of the highest value cameras with great spec when its released - that doesn't make the actual deal hot though
thats a different thing

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brilly

nonsensical? did you read what your point was? yes.. HOTukdeals not … nonsensical? did you read what your point was? yes.. HOTukdeals not standardRRPpreorder dealsidiot? lol the ironyagain this is hotukdeals not headsupanewpentaxiscomingno not really. I dont doubt that this camera will be one of the highest value cameras with great spec when its released - that doesn't make the actual deal hot thoughthats a different thing


So let's remove all pre order deals from hukd. Show me better camera with tgis specs. I believe this one is reliable as k5 k5II k3 and K3 II. Pentax is the best value on Crop sensor too. For example Nikon d7100 is equal as Pentax K5 and it has image stabilization. Price if the Nikon was much higher. Pentax is like Moto G of the cameras or San Francisco

Sliwka

So let's remove all pre order deals from hukd. Show me better camera with … So let's remove all pre order deals from hukd. Show me better camera with tgis specs. I believe this one is reliable as k5 k5II k3 and K3 II. Pentax is the best value on Crop sensor too. For example Nikon d7100 is equal as Pentax K5 and it has image stabilization. Price if the Nikon was much higher. Pentax is like Moto G of the cameras or San Francisco


nowhere have i said the post should be removed
the product is available to buy (well..preorder) - its a deal
the discount on it reflects how hot it is
this is the same price as elsewhere so to me is not hot - doesn't stop its validity as a deal just the heat

the rest of your post is therefore irrelevant really
its not anyones job to give you a better spec camera for the money as thats independent of the heat

Indeed this does seem to be the "going rate" for this product. Therefore I shall not vote either way.

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brilly

nowhere have i said the post should be removedthe product is available to … nowhere have i said the post should be removedthe product is available to buy (well..preorder) - its a dealthe discount on it reflects how hot it isthis is the same price as elsewhere so to me is not hot - doesn't stop its validity as a deal just the heatthe rest of your post is therefore irrelevant reallyits not anyones job to give you a better spec camera for the money as thats independent of the heat


For me is hot as this is the best value ff camera at this price point.

Irrelevant? Yes sure, you just ignored what I just post or you have no idea of Pentax cameras. Yes your Sony is the best. We know.
Edited by: "Sliwka" 18th Feb 2016

brilly

er ok... he hasnt - so its a fanboy postnot even out and very few places … er ok... he hasnt - so its a fanboy postnot even out and very few places have it for even a preorder1st place i look is jessops at same price2nd place is wex at... the same pricenon deal



​if you happen to have a FA31, FA70, a Nokton 58, A Zeiss 50, a number of rare long Pentax lenses, or FF compatible glass this is a compelling deal. If you have ever bought from SRS then you will know they price well, they have great customer service, great connections to Pentax, they have bricks and mortar.

whether it is a great deal for the masses? categorically never!

The market for FF cameras is tiny. Pros, semi-pros and enthusiasts. Pentax have 0% of that tiny market and this is their first foray.

So to be derogatory without the comprehension of the tiny market and audience is plain ignorant. It is not a fanboy deal it's just beyond your ken.

You need to pull your socks up as your ignorance is showing.

99rb

​if you happen to have a FA31, FA70, a Nokton 58, A Zeiss 50, a number of … ​if you happen to have a FA31, FA70, a Nokton 58, A Zeiss 50, a number of rare long Pentax lenses, or FF compatible glass this is a compelling deal. If you have ever bought from SRS then you will know they price well, they have great customer service, great connections to Pentax, they have bricks and mortar. whether it is a great deal for the masses? categorically never! The market for FF cameras is tiny. Pros, semi-pros and enthusiasts. Pentax have 0% of that tiny market and this is their first foray.So to be derogatory without the comprehension of the tiny market and audience is plain ignorant. It is not a fanboy deal it's just beyond your ken.You need to pull your socks up as your ignorance is showing.


your point is utterly irrelevant- thanks for your time oO


Sliwka

For me is hot as this is the best value ff camera at this price … For me is hot as this is the best value ff camera at this price point.Irrelevant? Yes sure, you just ignored what I just post or you have no idea if Pentax cameras. Yes your Sony is the best. We know.


no i didn't ignore any of your post - i read it and set it aside as its a separate issue.
why mention 'my' sony or whatever - i have never said its the best, why would i?
you are way too attached to your deal and excitement about a new product to see -this is normal price so its not a hot deal
useful deals and posts aren't necessarily hot though - its not a reflection on the product but on the deal for that product

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brilly

your point is utterly irrelevant- thanks for your time oOno i didn't … your point is utterly irrelevant- thanks for your time oOno i didn't ignore any of your post - i read it and set it aside as its a separate issue.why mention 'my' sony or whatever - i have never said its the best, why would i?you are way too attached to your deal and excitement about a new product to see -this is normal price so its not a hot dealuseful deals and posts aren't necessarily hot though - its not a reflection on the product but on the deal for that product


1.So preorder deals are crap on hukd as this is only rrp prices? Yes or No?
2.Do you know something about stabilization in cameras?
3. Can you show me better camera for this price?

Sliwka

1.So preorder deals are crap on hukd as this is only rrp prices? Yes or … 1.So preorder deals are crap on hukd as this is only rrp prices? Yes or No?2.Do you know something about stabilization in cameras? 3. Can you show me better camera for this price?


1 STANDARD price preorders are pretty crap imo, information service just really
2. irrelevant
3. irrelevant

you seem to be getting upset thinking i am not reading your posts - why not read mine and stop asking for a better camera etc?
its irrelevant no matter how many times you think you are making a valid point
Edited by: "brilly" 18th Feb 2016

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brilly

1 STANDARD price preorders are pretty crap imo, information service just … 1 STANDARD price preorders are pretty crap imo, information service just really2. irrelevant3. irrelevantyou seem to be getting upset thinking i am not reading your posts - why not read mine and stop asking for a better camera etc? its irrelevant no matter how many times you think you are making a valid point


Irrelevant? Your knowledge is just weak

Sliwka

Irrelevant? Your knowledge is just weak


personal insult - also irrelevant to your deal

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brilly

personal insult - also irrelevant to your deal


I didn't want to insult anybody. Don't be sad.
You just don't know the answers.

Sliwka

I didn't want to insult anybody. Don't be sad. You just don't know the … I didn't want to insult anybody. Don't be sad. You just don't know the answers.


answers to what? irrelevant questions?
knowing the answers or not doesn't change a thing.

why not look at it the other way? can you find a worse deal for this camera? is it infact the worst deal?
oh noes! cold!

How is this a deal? It's a pre-order price at the same price as other sellers have got it. Park Cameras, WEX and Jessops all have the same £1599 price. The camera is brand new and nobody independent has had the chance to review it yet, so we don't even know if it is better/worse/as-good-as existing Canon/Nikon/Sony offerings. Even if you are a Pentax fanboy it's a brave punt.

Wait for a few months and prices will drop - they always do after every DSLR launch, no matter which system you buy. Being one of the first to buy into a new camera is always a mugs game.

It's also worth waiting for others to find out the firmware and sometimes hardware bugs. When the Nikon D600 first came out it was hailed as a brilliant camera, but it was a couple of months before the shutter oil spots problem became well known.

The Pentax K1 is not just a new camera, it's a new system - the first full frame DSLR from Pentax. I'll want to see the reviews before judging if it's a bargain - and wait for sensible competitive prices rather than going for the launch price.

Voted cold as its just the standard price, not an offer

thanks for the heads-up, seems good value, I like Pentax no nonsense attitude and imo deserve to be in the ff market next to Nikon,Canon,Sony so...voted hot

I hope this camera is great, and I hope it does well... But raving about it now is premature. As Spod pointed out, you'd be really taking a punt on it.

On paper it looks great, but buying these things off the strength of spec sheets is risky.

I appreciate the heads up and the OP posting, it might be a useful post for some, but at the same time I don't think it's a hot deal.

Same price elsewhere, so it's cold.

99rb

"the K-1 looks like it offers unprecedented value for money for a … "the K-1 looks like it offers unprecedented value for money for a full-frame DSLR."http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/reviews/digital-slrs/pentax-k-1-review#X3GaLRrhBDw97fZQ.99



So what? That's just a first look - and a first look is not the same thing as a full review. If there are any hardware, production or firmware problems they may not become public for several weeks. And is a £1599 body really "unprecedented value" compared to a Sony Alpha A99 selling for £1479 or a Nikon D610 body at £999? That's highly debatable. When it drops from its pre-order price of £1599 to a normalised street price, maybe.

Even if it does turn out to be absolutely brilliant that still doesn't make this a great deal as it's the same price everywhere and you always pay over the top for pre-order/early-delivery orders.
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