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Pentax KP DSLR Camera

24 Megapixels24 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Automatic Level: Corrects for some degree of tilt to keep the horizon level.Automatic Level: Corrects for some degree of tilt to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.

Digital Camera Description

The Pentax KP is a Professional DSLR with an APS-C sensor and a Pentax K lens mount. Its 24 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-819200 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-819200. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in very low-light. With 24 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin 5-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Pentax KP to compensate for camera shake up to 5-Stops beyond hand-holding with any mounted lens.

This camera features a hybrid shutter that can expose for 1/24000 to 30s. Bulb exposures of an unspecified duration are possible with this camera. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/24000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Pentax KP

The Pentax KP features a 27-point Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame. Manual Focus is also available.

Rare triple control-dials are featured on this digital camera, giving the efficient direct control over every exposure-parameter needed by professional photographers. The weatherproof construction of this digital camera protects it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. This particular model is also freezeproof down to -10C. Framing on the Pentax KP is performed via a large reflex optical viewfinder with 0.95X magnification and 100% coverage. This magnification is equivalent to 0.63X on a Full-Frame camera.

Model Specifications

BrandPentax ModelKP
Sensor 24 Megapixels CMOS *Moire-Reduction via Shake Reduction. Pixel Shift Resolution. Sensor Size 24 x 16mm
Anti-Alias Filter No Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization 5-Axis , 5-Stops Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 819200 Shutter-Speed 1/24000 - 30s
Lens MountPentax K KAF3 MountCrop Factor1.5X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 27-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp *SAFOX 11, 25 Cross-Type Points, sensitive to -3 EV. Tracking AF-C.
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 0.95X - 100% Coverage
Display Attachment Tilting Display Size 920K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage * Focus Peaking. Night Vision.
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, S, TA, B Scene ModesNone
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing 5 Shots ±2 EV
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV Flash Compensation -2..+1 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 15 steps
Continuous Drive 7 FPS, 28 JPEG, 8 RAW *Star Stream, Interval Composite. Self Timer Yes *2s, 12s
Command Dials 3 DOF Preview Yes
Protection Weatherproof to -10C Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level 2 Axis, Automatic Leveling1° with SR, 1.5° without SR. Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Wired, WiFi Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer Yes Multiple Exposure Yes
Image Formats JPEG DNG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash Yes1-1/128 Adjustable Power. (GN 6) Flash Sync 1/180s
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9 *4K Time-Lapse Video. 4K Star Stream. Sound Input Stereo
Video Format MPEG-4, Quicktime H.264 WiFi Yes
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 390 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2017-01-25 Construction Standard
Size 132 x 101 x 76mm (W x H x D) Weight 700g

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Pentax KP Highlights


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

24 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-819200
Pentax K Mount
1.5X FLM
Shutter 1/24000-30s
5-Axis Built-in Stabilization, 5-Stop ImprovementFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
100% Coverage
Large Viewfinder
Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
Auto Horizon Correction
2 Axis Digital Level
Spot-Metering
Weatherproof down to -10CHot-Shoe
Built-in Dust ReductionStereo audio input
7 FPS Drive, 28 ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 920K Pixels
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