Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentax KP vs K-1

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Pentax KP
7 fps
Pentax K-1
4.4 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Pentax KP
390 photos
Pentax K-1
760 photos

Features Key features of the Pentax KP  vs K-1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Pentax KP
24.1 MP
Pentax K-1
36.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Pentax KP
819,200 ISO
Pentax K-1
204,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Pentax KP
Pentax K-1

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Pentax KP
15.2 microns
Pentax K-1
23.8 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentax KP  vs
Megapixels 24.1 MP 36.2 MP
Resolution 6016 x 4000 7360 x 4912
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 35.9 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.0x
Pixel size 15.2 microns 23.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 819,200 ISO 100 ISO to 204,800 ISO

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection
Focus points 27 33
Supports continuous Yes Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/5999 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 132 x 101 x 76 mm 137 x 110 x 86 mm
Thickness 76 mm 86 mm
Weight 703 g 1,010 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes


Includes a GPS Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11n 802.11n
Image stabilization
Sensor shift


Pentax KP  vs
Video Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm


Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,037 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes


Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.95x 0.7x
Viewfinder size 0.62x 0.7x


Max continuous shooting 7 fps 4.4 fps
Battery life 390 760
Continuous shooting
7 fps
4.4 fps
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