RICOH IMAGING has announced the launch of an upgrade service that allows existing PENTAX K-1 users to add the advanced functions of the new PENTAX K-1 Mark II to their camera.

The benefits of the upgrade service will be:

Improved high sensitivity performance ... Improved high-speed Auto Focus ... Improved image resolution through handheld Pixel Shift Resolution ...

The upgrade service will be available for a limited time from 21st May 2018 to 30th September 2018 and the cost of the service will be approximately £450.

The PENTAX K-1's main circuit board will be replaced to add new functions featured in the new PENTAX K-1 MKII. Additionally the current SR logo, positioned in the lower left corner of the camera's front panel, will be replaced with the "II" plate.

More detailed information regarding the service will be made available at the end of March 2018.