• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 204,800
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax K-1
  • Leica CL
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Predecessor:    
Successor: Pentax K-1 II
K-1 vs K-1 II
 
General
Model Number: K-1 CL
Alternate Model Number(s):   Type 7323
Camera Format: Pro SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $1799.95 $2795.00
Street Price: $995.98 $2,795.00
Date Available: 2016-04-15 2017-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 35.8 oz (1,015 g)
includes batteries
17.0 oz (483 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.4 x 4.3 x 3.4 in.
(137 x 110 x 86 mm)
5.2 x 3.1 x 1.8 in.
(131 x 78 x 45 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 36.4 24.2
Sensor Format: 35mm APS-C
Sensor size: 861.6mm2 (35.90mm x 24.00mm) 370.52mm2 (23.60mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.88 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Optional None
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 96  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 25.4  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 14.6  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 3,280  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 7360 x 4912 (36.2 MP, 3:2),
5760 x 3840 (22.1 MP, 3:2),
4224 x 2816 (11.9 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
4800 x 3200 (15.4 MP, 3:2),
4224 x 2816 (11.9 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2)
6016 x 4014 (24.1 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4272 x 2856 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3024 x 2016 (6.1 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.30), 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG JPEG, 14-bit .DNG RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.6 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p)
3840x2160 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (30p)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record MP4 with stereo audio
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes No
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3) Leica L bayonet
Lens: n/a Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens; 8 elements in 6 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   27mm
Focal Length (actual):   18mm
Zoom Ratio:   1.00x
Aperture Range:   f/2.8 - f/16
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:    
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: TTL Phase-detection AF: SAFOX 12, 33 point (25 cross type focus points in the center), Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (33 AF points) 49-point Contrast Detection AF: Single point, multiple point, spot, face detection, touch AF + release
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.7x mag., Eyepoint: 20.6mm (from the view window) / 21.7mm (from the center of lens), -3.5 to +1.2 diopter, Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen 2.36M-dot 4:3 EyeRes EVF, 0.74x equivalent magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -4 to +4 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.70x 0.74x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.70x 1.11x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px) 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x  
Top Deck Display: Yes Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 204800 50000
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-204800 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, 100 - 50000
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature (up to 3 settings) Auto, daylight, cloud, halogen lighting, shade, electronic flash, graycard (custom), manual color temperature setting
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/25000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL open-aperture: Multi-segment with 86K-pixel RGB sensor, Center-weighted, Spot Multi-field, center-weighted, spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority; Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome; HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3; Pixel Shift Resolution (On/Off); Multi-Exposure, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite, Interval Movie Record, Star Stream Sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, fireworks, candlelight, sunset, digiscoping, miniature, panorama, HDR
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: 36.2 megapixels No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: P-TTL; Modes available depends on external flash mounted n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync socket Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: Yes No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG 14-bit .DNG RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record MP4 with stereo audio
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: Yes No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired, IR wireless or Wi-Fi Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro (Type D) HMDI, USB 2.0 Micro B, DC input, wired remote jack, 3.5mm external stereo mic jack, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): <0.3  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.6 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 74 140
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.6 10.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 17  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.6 10.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 13 33
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.09 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.247 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.087 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.086 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.2 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   220 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 760 shots 220 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI90 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable BP-DC12 (7.2V 1200mAh) Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI90 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BP-DC12 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM S-SW162 includes Digital Camera Utility 5 Leica CL App (remote control and image transfer, free download from Apple App-Store/Google Play Store)
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black.