- Pentax K-1 Limited Silver has special color scheme and includes battery grip
- Camera is identical to black-bodied full-frame K-1
- Limited Silver is same color scheme as FA Limited lenses
Ricoh is now offering potential buyers of its full-frame Pentax K-1 camera a second option when it comes to body color. The Pentax K-1 Limited Silver is otherwise the identical to the black-bodied K-1.
Pentax says this camera will visually match up with silver FA Limited lenses.
This is the first and only silver-bodied full-frame SLR. Silver bodies began to fall out of favor in the 1980s, and there haven't been any silver full-frame SLRs in the digital era.
To recap, the Pentax K-1 uses a full-frame 36.4-MP CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100-204,800. Images are recorded as either RAW or JPG to SD memory cards. The K-1 has two memory card slots.
The camera can also record Full HD video. The K-1's shutter speeds run from 1/8,000 to 30 seconds plus bulb.
The K-1 has a true pentaprism viewfinder, as well as a variable-angle LCD monitor.
The Pentax K-1 is weather resistant and is made of magnesium alloy over a metal frame. The weight of the body is 35.6 ounces (1,010 grams) and is 5.4 x 4.3 x 3.4 inches (136.5 x 110 x 85.5mm).
The K-1 uses full-frame autofocus lenses, as well as those made for APS-C bodies, and even earlier autofocus lenses from the film era. Like all of the Pentax digital SLRs, it can use any manual-focus K-mount lens since the 1970s, as well as screw-mount lenses with the K-mount adapter.
The camera also has some built-in features for astrophotographers.
The price of the Limited Silver kit is US$2,199.95, which is $250 more than the black K-1 (US$1,949.95). However, the silver kit includes the battery grip, two batteries and a few other niceties to sweeten the deal, including a special product box. The inclusion of these items make it a slightly better deal than the black K-1. As well, the camera comes updated with the most recent firmware (v1.41 as of Aug. 28, 2017).