The PENTAX KP features the next-generation APS-C CMOS sensor with almost 24.32 active megapixels to produce ultra-high definition images. Combining this sensor with AA-free optical filter design optimizes the sensor's imaging power to provide well-defined images with faithful reproduction of gradations and textures. Thanks to the combination of the PRIME IV imaging camera and the latest technology accelerator unit, it ensures reliable and fast operation and very effective noise reduction to improve both image sharpness and ultra-high sensitivity performance. As a result, it allows the photographer to use KP for night shots in ultra-high sensitivity with ISO 819200.
Compact, small body ideal for snapshots and with a durable structure for shooting under difficult weather conditions in the countryside.
After a thorough review of the internal structure of the bodies, PENTAX designed a completely new body that is much smaller and sleeker compared to existing models to optimize the performance, functionality and easy portability of the PENTAX KP. When combined with a small, lightweight lens from the PENTAX DA series, it can be used comfortably in a very wide range of applications, from everyday snapshots to demanding outdoor photography while climbing or hiking. All exterior panels at the front, rear and bottom are made of durable and lightweight magnesium alloy. With 67 sealing parts throughout the body, it provides excellent resistance to dust and weather with amazing performance at temperatures down to -10 ° C.Thanks to these features, the PENTAX KP works wonderfully and reliably even in the most demanding conditions such as rain or in places with a lot of dust or extremely low temperatures.
A number of configuration functions, including interchangeable grips.
PENTAX KP provides a grip toggle system so that the user can easily and quickly change the grip that best serves the style of his photography or the respective lens. In addition to the basic Grip S, the package includes 2 additional grips (Grip M and Grip L). In addition, a variety of configuration functions simplify and enhance the functionality of the camera, such as the Smart Function function for quick and easy selection of the desired functions using the Fx (Function) buttons; and adapting the layout of the control panel to the user's measures to meet his preferences.
Original 5-axis Vibration Reduction System, PENTAX SR II using the Pixel Shift Resolution system
(1) Built-in SR mechanism
Thanks to the built-in SR II vibration reduction mechanism, the PENTAX KP effectively minimizes camera vibration and delivers clear, blur-free images even in shake-prone situations such as telephoto, night-time or flash-free shooting. In addition to the common causes of shaking from pitch and yaw movements, the 5-axis mechanism compensates for vibrations caused by horizontal and vertical displacements (often during macro shots) and roll. Provides a compensating result of approximately 5 steps of the shutter ?CIPA compatible standard, smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mmF3.5-5.6ED AL [IF] DC WR ? f = 135mm? - one level equivalent to that of the iconic PENTAX model - for to expand the boundaries of photography without a tripod.When the user performs panning shots, this mechanism effectively controls the SR unit to compensate for all the influencing factors without requiring any further action.
(2) Pixel Shift Resolution System
The PENTAX KP has the latest technology Pixel Shift Resolution, * which captures 4 photos of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by one pixel for each photo and then composes a single image. Compared to the conventional Bayer system, in which each pixel contains only one unique color data, this innovative system provides all the color data in each pixel for ultra-high definition images, with much more realistic colors and much more detail than those produced by conventional APS-C sensors. To make this system easier to use in a wider range of scenes and applications, PENTAX KP provides an additional ON / OFF switch in motion correction mode,** which automatically detects a moving object during continuous shooting and minimizes negative effects during the synthesis process.
(3) Original AA Filter Simulator from PENTAX
Applying tiny vibrations to the sub-pixel level image sensor during image exposure, the PENTAX KP AA filter (anti-aliasing) simulator provides the same level of moiré reduction as an AA optical filter. But unlike the optical filter, which always produces identical results, this innovative simulator allows the user to activate or deactivate the AA filter and adjust the level of its effect, enabling the ideal effect for each specific application, depending on the prevailing shooting conditions.
* When using the system, the user is advised to stabilize the camera on a tripod. When a moving object is photographed in the camera image field, its image may not be clearly reproduced, in whole or in part.
** The movement may not be sufficiently corrected when the object is moving in a specific direction or pattern. This feature does not guarantee that the motion will be sufficiently corrected for all objects.
*** This function works most efficiently with a shutter speed of 1/1000 second or slower. This feature may not be compatible with some other shooting features, including Pixel Shift Resolution.
Electronically controlled shutter unit for ultra-high shutter speed at 1/24000 second
The PENTAX KP shutter unit combines a reliable mechanical shutter mechanism (with a maximum speed of 1/6000 second) with an electronic shutter mechanism * Electronic shutter function provides ultra-high 1/24000 second speed with reduced noise and vibration during release, making it ideal for low noise and low vibration shots such as Live-view and mirror-up applications. The camera also provides a high-speed continuous shooting function with a top speed of 7 images per second.
* In electronic shutter mode, the SR II camera mechanism and the AA filter simulator do not work. During continuous shooting, the subject may be distorted.
Optical viewfinder with almost 100% field of view
Inside its small body, the PENTAX KP incorporates a glass prism viewfinder that has the same optical parts and coatings used in high-end models. With almost 100% field of view and magnification of about 0.95 times, it offers a wide, bright image field for easy focusing and framing.
27-point fast focusing system with SAFOX 11 unit
The PENTAX KP features the fast autofocus phase matching unit SAFOX 11 to provide reliable and instantly responsive autofocus function. Of the 27 focus sensors, 25 are cross-type and are located in the center to ensure accurate focus of the subject at a minimum brightness of up to -3 EV. A completely new, improved algorithm offers better accuracy and autofocus speed than models with the conventional SAFOX 11. The camera also provides useful customization features such as focus-priority, release-priority or advance- speed-priority - and the Selected-area Expansion function to automatically refocus on the object when it moves away from the starting point.
Capture Full HD movies with a range of functional settings
PENTAX KP captures flawless high definition Full HD video (1920 x 1080 pixels; 60i / 30p frame rate) in H-264 format. It also provides an external microphone for manually adjusting the recording volume and sound recording level and monitoring the sound pressure level. In addition to the variety of visual effects available when recording video, * it also has a number of video recording features such as 4K Interval Movie that connects a series of still images in 4K-resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) over a predefined interval. to create a single video file, and the Star Stream feature that records star tracks and composes them in Interval Movie mode.
* When special visual effects are applied, the frame rate may differ depending on the default mode.
LCD screen with vertical axis inclination
The PENTAX KP 3.0-inch LCD screen has approximately 921,000 dots, and offers a vertical axis tilt to facilitate low- and high-angle shooting. In addition to this design, it has an airtight construction, in which the air gap between the LCD layers is eliminated to effectively reduce reflections and light refraction for improved visibility during outdoor photography. In addition, it is equipped with useful functions such as: Outdoor View Setting, which instantly sets the maximum brightness level on the screen in given lighting conditions? and the red-lighted monitor display, which makes it easier to read the screen when the photographer's eyes adjust to the darkness during night photography.
Upgraded PENTAX Real-Time Scene Analysis system, with application of artificial intelligence technology.
Combining an RGB sensor with approximately 86,000 pixels with the new PRIME IV imaging camera, KP's advanced PENTAX Real-Time Scene Analysis System performs real-time analysis of the brightness distribution in the image field and in colors and motion of the subject. Based on this data, it measures, with great accuracy, the lighting conditions of the subject and optimizes the exposure. In addition, it has adopted in its algorithm an innovative artificial intelligence technology called deep learning *. In this way, it evaluates each individual scene more accurately, and optimizes the exposure settings for a given scene or composition.
* Deep learning technology is available when the exposure mode is in Scene Analyze Auto, or when the Custom Image mode is in Auto Select.
- Easy-to-use switch for activating a variety of settings during snapshots, video recording and Live-view operation.
- New Motion Bracketing and Depth-of-field Bracketing modes to capture three images of the same scene by automatically changing aperture settings and / or shutter speed.
- Wireless LAN connection supports camera operation with smartphones and tablets.
- DR II ?Dust Removal II mechanism removes dust from the surface of the image sensor with ultrasonic vibrations.
- Clarity control and Skin Tone correction functions, two of the latest image processing technologies developed by RICOH Central Laboratory
- Compatibility with the optional O-GPS1 GPS module for recording location data and simplified astronomical photography.
- A selection of imaging tools, such as Custom Images and Digital Filters
- Compatibility with optional PENTAX IMAGE Transmitter 2 tethering software.
- Grip M (O-GP1671) and Grip L (O-GP1672) (included) - Designed for exclusive use with the PENTAX KP body, these grips can easily be used instead of the standard Grip S (O-GP167) to serve the needs of the photographer or the respective lens.
- Pentax KP Body Only, Black
- Pentax DA 18-135mm WR
- O-GP167 Grip Kit (Small)
- O-GP1671 Grip Kit (Medium)
- O-GP1672 Grip Kit (Large)
- Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-Li109
- D-BC109 Battery Charger
- AC Cord for K7 Digital SLR Camera
- O-ST162 Camera Strap
- Eyecup FR (replacement)
- Hotshoe Cover FK
- KII Body Mount Cap
- 2 x Triangular Ring
- Protective Cover
- Battery Grip Terminal Cover
- S-SW167 Software (CD)
- Official Manufacturer's Warranty
- Dimensions: 13.2 x 10.2 x 7.6 cm
- Weight: 639.56 gr (body only)
- Operating temperatures: -10 to 40 ° C / humidity 0 - 85%
- Sensor: APS-C 24.32 MP: 6016 x 4000
- Bit depth: 14-Bit
- Stabilizer: Sensor-Shift, 5-axis
- Focusing system: Phase Detection: 27 (25 Cross-Type)
- ISO sensitivity: 100-819.200
D-BG7 Battery Grip
Designed for exclusive use with the PENTAX KP body, this battery grip features a dust-resistant waterproof construction and provides an additional set of control switches (shutter release, AF / AE lock, exposure compensation / Fx3, and green), and a pair of electronics indications to facilitate vertical photography. Comes with the Grip L for greater convenience in telephoto or high aperture photography. In addition to the D-LI109 Lithium-ion battery, it can also accept the high-capacity D-LI90 Lithium-ion battery (included in the battery compartment), which is used in the PENTAX K-1 and K-3II.