The KP's compact body is packed with state-of-the-art technologies including a high-performance optical viewfinder with a user friendly interface.
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The KP's compact body is packed with state-of-the-art technologies including a high-performance optical viewfinder with a user friendly interface. It is also extremely resistant to adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow and even freezing temperatures. Above all, it boasts overwhelming imaging power, supported by approximately 24.3 effective megapixels and a top sensitivity of ISO 819200.
Regardless of when or where you're shooting, the Pentax KP is a new-generation digital SLR that will capture beautiful fascinating moments wherever in the world you may be. It delivers the true beauty of the world in high quality digital imagery.
Pentax has devoted a lot of time to reduce the size and weight of their camera bodies. This is based on the belief that portability is an important factor in the camera’s overall performance. The new Pentax KP features an array of advanced functions in a compact, slim body to ensure great photographic results whether shooting outdoors or in.
The Pentax KP couples a new generation CMOS image sensor with the Prime IV imaging engine and an accelerator unit to greatly expand the upper limit of its sensitivity range without generating unwanted noise. With a top sensitivity of ISO 819200 (standard output sensitivity), it ensures super high sensitivity photography to deliver high resolution, rich gradation images. This allows for remarkable reproduction of the subject’s texture and a true-to-life sense of depth, even at higher sensitivities. It also produces high quality images across its entire sensitivity range.
The Pentax KP incorporates a new-generation, APS-C CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.32 effective megapixels to produce high resolution images. It has been engineered to remove the optical AA (anti-aliasing) filter to optimise the image sensor’s outstanding imaging power. The result is sharp, fine detailed images with an accurate sense of depth. By processing image data at a high read-out speed of 14bit, it produces beautiful, rich gradation images.
Driven by the camera’s built in Shake-Reduction, this innovative system captures four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, which it then combines into a single composite image. Because it obtains full colour information in each pixel, it delivers super high resolution images which are far more accurate than those captured during the normal shooting process. It assures true-to-life colour reproduction without false colours, while effectively reducing unwanted noise. When the Motion Correction function is activated, it automatically detects the subject’s movement during exposure, and then works to minimise negative effects during the composition process.
The Pentax KP comes equipped with the innovative sensor shift Shake Reduction II, which ensures optimum performance with any lens. In addition to common camera shake caused by pitch and yaw, this five-axis mechanism also compensates for camera shake caused by horizontal and vertical shift (often generated in macro photography). Any camera shake caused by roll, which is difficult to handle by in-lens shake reduction systems is also compensated for. Thanks to a wide compensation range of five shutter steps, it benefits a number of handheld applications, such as when using a telephoto lens or shooting in poorly lit locations, to capture sharp, blur-free images. When taking a panning shot, the Pentax KP detects the direction of the panning action. It then controls the SR II mechanism to compensate for unintentional camera movement. It automatically captures beautiful, high resolution images both in normal shooting and panning photography, without the need to change settings.
Featuring 27 sensor points across the image field, the Pentax KP’s sophisticated AF system not only captures the subject in sharp focus, but also automatically refocuses on a moving subject as it moves away from the initial point; it does this with the help of neighbouring points. Of the 27 points, 25 cross-type sensors are positioned in the middle to ensure high precision autofocus operation for all types of subjects.
Three centre sensors — one in the middle and two others positioned above and below it — are designed to detect the luminance flux of an F2.8 lens for high precision autofocusing. When using a very fast lens with a maximum aperture of larger than F2.8, these sensors ensure improved focusing accuracy compared to sensors designed for a F5.6 luminance flux.
Supported by the Pentax Real-time Scene Analysis System, this mode automatically optimizes exposure settings, then selects the most appropriate finishing touch for each subject. When using the optical viewfinder, the system is assisted by an algorithm developed through the use of deep learning artificial intelligence technology to perform more complete scene assessment. Simply by setting the camera’s mode dial to AUTO (Scene Analyze AUTO), you are assured of the best finishing touch for each image.
In addition to the conventional Av (Aperture-priority) and Tv (Shutter-priority) modes, the Pentax KP provides Pentax original auto-exposure modes that let you express the subject’s motion and the depth of field in the way you want. By setting the Smart Function to the ISO mode, you can flexibly control three primary exposure parameters — aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity – using the front and rear e-dials and the setting dial.
These new functions allow you to capture three different images of the same scene or subject with a single shutter release, without affecting the overall exposure level. Since they don’t require time-consuming manual operation to shift exposure settings, you can concentrate on a shutter chance and image composition.
The Pentax KP provides a choice of mechanical and electronic shutter modes. In the electronic shutter mode, the shutter unit produces very little noise and vibration during shutter-curtain operation, making it ideal for shooting in locations where silence is required. This mode also provides a top shutter speed of 1/24000 second, making it handy when you want to use an open aperture in bright, sunny locations. In Live View or mirror lock-up shooting, it provides even quieter, lower-vibration operation.
The Pentax KP provides high-speed continuous shooting at a top speed of approximately seven images per second. It also lets you choose a speed of approximately 0.8 or three images per second, allowing you to select the speed that best suits the movement of your subject.
Thanks to a nearly 100% field of view, the Pentax KP’s viewfinder provides an image field almost identical in size to that of the captured image. The optical design provides a real time view of the subject, while its glass pentaprism delivers a large, well defined image field at approximately 0.95-times magnification (with a 50mm F1.4 lens set at infinity). The Natural Bright Matte III focusing screen makes it easy to identify the focus points even when using manual. This standard focusing screen can be replace with optional screens to accommodate specialised applications.
The Pentax KP’s LCD screen features a versatile tilt mechanism, which you can position at any desired angle for effortless shooting in both high and low angle situations. In addition to the PENTAX Air Gapless structure, used to minimise reflection, its tempered glass cover assures excellent visibility even in sunny outdoor locations, while effectively protecting it from scratches.
The Pentax KP captures high resolution Full HD movie clips by taking full advantage of intergangeable lens system and large image sensor. During movie recording, you can also use the Continuous AF (AF.C) mode, or take advantage of advanced features such as aperture control, built-in Shake Reduction, and digital filters. You can even record stereo sound with the built-in mic or opt for an external microphone, adjusting the audio level accordingly. A useful feature in Movie mode is that you can activate recording from standby.
The Pentax KP provides Wi-Fi functionality for operation using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. By installing the dedicated Image Sync application on your mobile device, you can also browse images and remotely control camera operations from a distance.
This unifocal standard lens offers a focal length equivalent to 61mm in the 35mm format, and measures a mere 9.2 mm in length, making it the world’s thinnest interchangeable lens. Thanks to its super-thin design, it is highly portable and easy to store and carry. Its optics were designed based on those of the acclaimed smc Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited lens. Its maximum aperture of F2.8 produces sharp, bright images in a wide range of photographic situations, including snapshots, scenic photos, portraits, and even low light indoor shooting.
The front surface of this lens is treated with an SP (Super Protect) coating, which applies an exclusive fluorine compound to the lens surface through a vapour deposition process. This SP coating not only repels dust, water and grease, but also makes it easy to wipe off oily stains such as fingerprints and cosmetics.
Handcrafted with full-grain leather and detailed with antique brass accents, the Leather Bowery doubles as a stylish camera bag and versatile everyday bag.
It features five exterior pockets, an interior padded with closed-cell foam, and removable inserts. The Leather Bowery can carry a camera, 1-2 extra lenses and small personal items. With its detachable strap and small silhouette, the Leather Bowery can be used as a stand-alone camera bag or as an insert to protect your camera in a larger bag.
Designed with style and versatility in mind, the Bowery is your camera bag one minute and camera insert the next.
Use the Bowery with the strap attached to carry your camera, 1-2 extra lens and a few small personal items. Remove the detachable strap and the Bowery functions as a protective camera insert and bag organizer inside of a larger bag. The Bowery is padded with closed cell foam, designed with top-quality water-resistant waxed canvas and detailed with full-grain leather, antique brass hardware and a secure front closure.
Extreme speeds to catch your best shots. UHS Video Speed Class 30 (V30) and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) allow you to record in 4K UHD, taking your videos to next-level resolution. With read speeds of up to 90MB/s, these cards are compatible with SDHC supporting devices.
Capture shots quickly with write speeds of up to 60MB/s. SanDisk Extreme SDHC UHS-I Cards let you shoot multiple frames per second, making it an ideal choice for fast-action or continuous burst mode photography.
With extremely fast read speeds of up to 90MB/s, this memory card lets you transfer high-resolution images or 4K UHD videos from your DSLR or camcorder to your computer without a long wait.
With UHS Video Speed Class 30 (V30) and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) ratings, the SanDisk Extreme SDHC UHS-I Cards let you capture uninterrupted 4K UHD and Full HD video. This makes it ideal for recording outdoor adventures, weekend trips, or sporting events without dropping frames.
The card comes with a RescuePRO Deluxe data recovery software download offer. This software makes it easy to recover files that have been accidentally deleted (download required).
SanDisk Extreme SDHC UHS-I Cards are shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and X-ray-proof, so you can enjoy your adventures without worrying about the durability of your memory card.
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