Pentax KP

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Pentax KP is the mid-tier APSC-DSLR by Ricoh Imaging introduced in 2017.

This camera is a companion to the K-3 cameras, having many of the same innovations at a more affordable price and in a more compact envelope. Like most other Pentax DSLRs it has a magnesium alloy body and weather sealing.

Among several innovations over its predecessor it has a 24MP sensor, electronic shutter up to 1/24,000s, depth-of-field bracketing, extended ISO up to 819,200, and 7fps continuous shooting.


  • Sensor: 24MP (6,016x 4,000) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6mm) size CMOS sensor, without an AA filter.
  • Mount: Pentax KAF2 and KAF3.
    • Lenses of the K and M series are restricted to Av and M.
    • M42 lenses can use Av stopped down.
  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism with 100% coverage of the field of view. Magnification: 0.95X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity).
    • Overlay: AF points, grid display, electronic Level, AF frame, spot metering frame, crop.
    • Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III.
    • Diopter adjustment: -3.5 to +1.2.
    • Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop-down).
  • AF Points: 27-point SAFOX XI module.
  • Sensitivity: ISO equivalent 100-819,200.
  • Shutter Speed: 1/8,000 to 30s, Bulb.
    • Electronic shutter up to 1/24,000.
  • Astro-tracer: With accessory O-GPS1/O-GPS2. Exposure up to 300s.
  • Maximum FPS: 7 fps (APS-C).
  • Video Modes: 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p).
  • Storage type: SD, SDHC, or SDXC card.
    • Wireless Tethering with built in WiFi and Bluetooth.
  • Battery: D-LI90P Lithium Ion Rechargable.
    • Battery Pack D-BG7 for DLI109 or D-LI90 battery can also be used a as grip to shoot vertical.
    • AC-Adapter K-AC132.
  • Weight: 703g with battery and SD card.
  • Dimensions: 131.5 x 101 x 76mm.
  • Firmware updates: at the Ricoh/Pentax website
  • Remote Control: Can use wireless remote control E, F or O-RC1 or wired CS-205.



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