Pentax KP

Released January, 2017
  • 24.1 MP
  • APS-C 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
Perhaps more than anything else in a camera, what we want most is great image quality, especially as ISO rises.
by Dave-Pardue (Feb, 2017)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Pentax KP

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Pentax KP
7 fps
Sony A7R
4 fps
Pentax K-1
4.4 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Pentax KP
390 photos
1,110 photos
960 photos

In The News From around the web

Earlier this year, Ricoh launched its brand-new Pentax KP DSLR with features including interchangeable grips and a spectacular ISO 819,200-equivalent maximum sensitivity.
To get my thoughts on how it performed, you'll want to read my just-published first field test of the Pentax KP for the full story!
Perhaps more than anything else in a camera, what we want most is great image quality, especially as ISO rises.
It's even reported to come "very close" to the image quality of the popular flagship full-frame Pentax K1.
As a measure of its confidence in this claim, Ricoh has gifted the Pentax KP with a spectacularly broad ISO sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 819,200-equivalents.
The company has just launched its Pentax KP DSLR, and it's been designed from the ground up to keep size to a minimum while still offering features like an accurate glass pentaprism viewfinder, twin-dial controls, comprehensive weather-sealing and more.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 24.1 MP
Resolution 6016 x 4000
Size APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 15.2 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 819,200 ISO

focus system

Type Contrast detection
Focus points 27
Supports continuous Yes


Min 30 s
Max 1/5999 s

form factor

Size 132 x 101 x 76 mm
Thickness 76 mm
Weight 703 g
Is weather sealed Yes


Includes a GPS Yes
WiFi 802.11n
Image stabilization Sensor shift


Video Unknown
External mic jack 3.5mm


Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes


Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentaprism
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.95x
Viewfinder size 0.62x


Max continuous shooting 7 fps
Battery life 390 photos
Continuous shooting 7 fps
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