The Pentax K-1 is an awesome camera

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    Ok, I will rent you one the U-haul way. $19.95 a day. But $1.59 a shutter actuation. :345:
     
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    1. I haven't tested charge time and I don't have a dead battery on me. That being said, six hours seems excessive. As I recall the advertised shot count for one battery is right around 750. I personally have had great success with the battery's and feel satisfied with their longevity. I use both Pentax and off brand.

    2. Just tested this. (Shooting full frame) Recording RAW to two SD cards, it took almost exactly three seconds to delete a single photo. Do remember that this a 36 megapixel raw file, times two. Recording a JPEG just to one SD card it still took about three seconds.

    3. Not sure what "Focus points too centrally located" means, but I have no problems with the focus points and I would say the are on par with say Nikon or Cannon. I would say that the focusing is very dependent on the lens. All the glass I have is fast, and have had no problems (15-30, 77, 28-105 and 300mm).
    THIS CAMERA IS NOT A SPORTS CAMERA. The buffer speed is horrendous. 10-12 shots and the buffer is full and you are dead in the water for a good 30 seconds. **EDIT** Just tested this on continuous high, I got about 25 shots before dead in the water. Not as bad, but you still have to be picky. This is, of course, writing to two SD cards in RAW.

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    OMG, I had no idea that the Sony Pixelshift was so rudimentary and makes you use Sony proprietary software :aiwebs_016:

     
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    I love the idea of pixel shift, but I don't see a practical use. With a sensor putting out 36 megapixels, why do you need a higher res photo? Unless your printing billboards, that is.
     
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    I guess Sony realized this when they put the gimped version on their bodies, lol. Perhaps it's for those who wish they had a medium format camera for landscapes. I use it on my K70 and KP from time to time though- it really does work great in the right situation.
     
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