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
Alpha A6000
11 fps
Pentax K-1
4.4 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Pentax KP
390 photos
EOS 6D
980 photos
D7100
950 photos

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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

sensor

Type CMOS
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

shutter

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

features

Includes a GPS Yes
WiFi 802.11n
Image stabilization Sensor shift

video

Video Unknown
External mic jack 3.5mm

display

Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 921 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes

viewfinder

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

performance

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