Pentax KP: New APS-C DSLR Announced

Pentax KP DSLR : A Typical Pentax (not a bad thing at all)

Pentax has announced a APS-C compact DSLR the Pentax KP.

Looking a bit like a Nikon Df the new camera packs a new ‘high sensitivity’ 24MP CMOS sensor ( which tops out at ISO 819,200) and internally the camera boasts an improved in-body image stabilization system which promises up to 5-stop of stabilisation.

The camera has an electronic shutter that tops out at 1/24000 sec and a mechanical one which goes to 1/6000 sec.

Like  other Pentax models, the KP supports Pixel Shift Resolution as well as AA Filter Simulation.

The KP uses the same SAFOX 11 autofocus system as the K-3 II, meaning that it has 27 points, 25 of which are cross-type.

The KP’s body is relatively compact in size (its sized like a beafy mirrorless camera which looks like a sort of Nikon Df) and in typical Pentax fashion its sealed against dust and moisture, and functional down to +14F/-10C. It has a pentaprism viewfinder with 95% coverage and a 0.63x (equivalent) magnification (regrettably no 100% coverage), as well as a tilting 3″ touchscreen display with 921K dot resolution.

In typical Pentax fashion you’ll have the ability to change the camera’s grip, with three sizes to choose from, a nice touch.

January 2017

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