The K1000 is very similar to the KM except for the self-timer and DOF preview which only the KM provides. With both cameras, a needle in the viewfinder indicates over- under- or correct exposure.
The K1000 was sold more than 2 000 000 times as it was relatively cheap, highly reliable, and highly regarded as the perfect tool for learning photography, as it has no features whatsoever that could distract from composing, focusing and ensuring correct exposure.
From 1975 to 1978, the K1000 was made in Japan. From 1978 to 1990 it was made in Hong Kong. Finally, from 1990 to 1997, it was made in China.
|Year of Introduction||1967||unknown ~ unknown||unknown ~ unknown|
|Sold with Case||—||—||—|
|Mount Limitations||The lens must be set to a numerical aperture|
|Width x Height x Depth||143 x 91.5 x 49 mm|
|Metering Modes with K and M Lenses||full-frame|
|Metering Modes with A and newer Lenses||full-frame|
|Exposure Compensation (Step)||N/A|
|Meter Range||3 ~ 18 EV|
|Manual ISO Range||32 ~ 3200 ASA|
|Shutter Speeds||1 ~ 1/1000, B|
|Magnification [Coverage]||0.88x [91%]|
|Batteries||1 x 1.5 Volt silver-oxide (A76, SR44) or alkaline (LR44)|
|Continuous Shooting||manual wind lever|
|Synchronization Speed(s)||1/60 ~ 1, B|