Pentax KP Overview
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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.
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Max resolution||6016 x 4000|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|Lens mount||Pentax KAF2|
|Focal length mult.||1.5×|
|Max shutter speed||1/6000 sec|
|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″)|
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
01:07 (24 Mar, 2017)