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We would like to thank our loyal customers who have made the K-1 upgrade service very successful. We ask those interested in the upgrade service to please contact your local representative for details and scheduling.

PENTAX K-1 Upgrade Service - Limited Offer

RICOH IMAGING is pleased to introduce the PENTAX K-1 Upgrade Service, which allows PENTAX K-1 users to add the advanced functions of the new PENTAX K-1 Mark II to their PENTAX K-1 camera.

Main improvement to performance

Improve high sensitivity with accelerator unit.

The combination of PRIME IV and the RICOH developed Accelerator Unit drastically reduces noise, allowing for high sensitivity up to ISO 819,200.

Improved Auto Focus performance.

K-1 Mark II has a latest algorithm that realizes high speed up for Auto focus. Furthermore, even in situations where the colour of the model and the background are the similar, the movement of the subject is accurately captured.

Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution.

The K-1 Mark II has a Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution. This revolutionary technology comes from reverse thinking to utilize the minute camera shake itself to produce the composite images.

* Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution can be effectively used during low light situations even without tripod.

* When you can use a Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution, please don’t use tripod.


Comparison [Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode] between Normal shooting.

Pixel Shift Resolution: OFF

Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode: (Image Stabiliztation ON)


Change the mark on front lower right from [SR] to [II]
Change the certification seal on bottom side from [PENTAX K-1] to [PENTAX K-1 Mark II].

Important notice: When you receive an Upgrade Service, the specification changes from [PENTAX K-1] to [PENTAX K-1 Mark II] as follows:

  • Number of recordable images decrease from Approx. 760 -> Approx. 670

    *With a fully-recharged Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery.

  • Continuous Shooting [APS-C size] (Max. approx. 6.5fpc -> approx. 6.4 fps)
  • Not compatible RAW file of PENTAX K-1.

Ordering period

  • From 21st May, 2018 to 30th September, 2018
  • Please do not send in your camera for upgrade prior to the start date.

Ordering procedure

  • Download the K-1 Upgrade Application Form, provide personal information and print document
  • Contact your Service Centre for additional information regarding cost, service time estimate and transportation
  • Carefully wrap your camera for protection and send with the Application Form to the Service Centre

Download K-1 Upgrade Application Form here


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Available Service Centers

Country Service Center Phone Email/Website
United Kingdom JP Service Solutions
Hemptstalls Lane
Newcastle under Lyme
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1782 753 350
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