Pentax KP

Announced Jan 25, 2017 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Announced Jan 25, 2017
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Ricoh's Pentax KP features a new 24MP APS-C sensor with a top ISO of 819200 and an electronic shutter that can reach 1/24000 sec. It's the first Pentax camera to offer 'Shake Reduction II' 5-axis in-body image stabilization, which can reduce shake by up to 5 stops with nearly any lens you attach. The SAFOX 11 autofocus system features 27 points, 25 of which are cross-type.

The compact body is weather-sealed and functions at tempatures down to -10C/+14F. The camera has replaceable grips, making it comfortable to hold for nearly everyone. Keeping with Pentax tradition, the KP has a pentaprism optical viewfinder with 100% coverage and a 0.95x (0.63x equiv.) magnification. A tilting 3" touchscreen LCD is also available.

The KP can shoot continuously at up to 7 fps and can capture video at up to 1080/60i (a 30p option is available for those who want to avoid interlacing). As one would expect, Wi-Fi is built-in. The camera uses the familiar D-LI109 battery and can take up to 390 shots per charge.

Quick specs
Body type Mid-size SLR
Max resolution 6016 x 4000
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-819200
Lens mount Pentax KAF2
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Max shutter speed 1/6000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 703 g (1.55 lb / 24.80 oz)
Dimensions 132 x 101 x 76 mm (5.2 x 3.98 x 2.99)
GPS Optional

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Our review

The KP is a striking little camera that offers lots of helpful and unique features, brilliant controls, and excellent image quality in a relatively compact package.

Good for: Photographers looking for a camera to shoot stills in any weather and any lighting scenario

Not so good for: Photographers looking for cutting-edge AF-C performance, or a camera for telephoto sports shooting

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