Available in March 2017
MRP Rs. 88,584
The world is full of wonders, like the beautiful, breathtaking scenes and exciting, delightful moments you come across. The PENTAX KP captures these once-in-a-lifetime moments, faithfully and beautifully.
Its compact body is packed with state-of-the-art technologies including a high-performance optical viewfinder. It is also extremely resistant to environmental factors: rain, snow and freezing temperatures. Most of all, it boasts overwhelming image power, supported by approximately 24.3 effective megapixels and a top sensitivity of ISO 819200.
Regardless of time or location, the PENTAX KP is a new-generation digital SLR camera that captures the beautiful, fascinating moments, anywhere in the world you might be. It delivers true beauty of the world in high-quality digital images.
PENTAX has devoted much of its effort to reduce the size and weight of camera bodies, based on the belief that portability is an important factor in the camera’s overall performance. The new PENTAX KP packages an array of advanced functions in its compact, slim body to assure simple, carefree shooting not only during daily outings, but also on trips and outdoor activities.
The PENTAX KP couples a new-generation CMOS image sensor with the PRIME IV imaging engine and an accelerator unit to expand the upper limit of the sensitivity range without generating annoying noise. With a top sensitivity of ISO 819200, it assures super-high-sensitivity photography to deliver high-resolution, rich-gradation images with faithful reproduction of the subject’s texture and a sense of depth, even at higher sensitivities. It also produces high-quality images across the entire sensitivity range, from the lowest to the highest.
The PENTAX KP features the SR II (Shake Reduction II),* whose five-axis mechanism assures effective compensation for camera shake caused by pitch and yaw, horizontal and vertical shift, and roll, by as much as five shutter steps.** It also lets you exchange the grip to accommodate a particular lens or suit your preference of holding comfort or shooting style.
* The SR II can be activated only in viewfinder shooting.
** Measured in conformity to CIPA standards, using the smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mmF3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF]DC WR lens at a focal length of 135mm.
To prevent the intrusion of water and dust into the interior, the PENTAX KP features 67 sealing parts, applied to the control buttons and dials, covers and exterior joints. By mounting an AW- or WR-series lens* and the optional, weather-resistant D-BG7 battery grip, they form a highly airtight digital imaging system that assures dependable performance even under unfavorable weather conditions.*
* AW stands for All Weather (dustproof and weather-resistant construction), while WR stands for Weather Resistant (simplified weather-resistant construction).
** To prevent breakdowns or malfunctions, the user is advised to wipe rain, water and dust off the camera body and dry it completely.
The PENTAX KP comes equipped with the innovative sensor-shift-type SR II (Shake Reduction II), which assures optimum compensation effect for all lenses. 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) and camera shake caused by roll, which is difficult to handle by lens-installed shake reduction mechanisms. 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.
* Measured in conformity to CIPA standards, using the smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mmF3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF]DC WR lens at a focal length of 135mm.
The PENTAX KP’s LCD monitor features a versatile tilt mechanism, which you can position at any desired angle for effortless, fatigue-free shooting in high- and low-angle photography. In addition to Air Gapless structure used to minimize internal reflections, its tempered-glass cover assures excellent visibility even in sunny outdoor locations, while effectively protecting it from scratches.
The PENTAX KP provides a set of wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) functions for operation using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. By installing the dedicated Image Sync application* in your mobile device, you can also browse captured images and remotely control camera operations from a distance.**
* Image Sync is required for browsing captured images. This software can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store for iPhone models, or Google Play™ for Android™ models.
** Access the RICOH IMAGING official website here or contact our customer service center for compatible operating systems.
High-quality imaging supported by a new APS-C-size CMOS image sensor
The PENTAX KP incorporates a new-generation, APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.32 effective megapixels to produce high-resolution images. It also features an optical design free of the optical AA (anti-aliasing) filter to optimize the image sensor’s outstanding imaging power. The result is sharp, fine-detailed images with a truthful sense of depth. By processing image data at a high readout speed of 14bit, it produces beautiful, rich-gradation images.
Magnesium-alloy casing to optimize durability and dependability
The PENTAX KP’s exterior casing is made of highly rigid, lightweight magnesium alloy with remarkable durability and outstanding electromagnetic-shielding performance. Coupled with a high-rigidity, corrosion-resistant metallic chassis, it forms an extremely durable, dependable body structure.
Highly dependable operation even at freezing temperatures
Anticipating use in the bitter-cold winter or high-latitude, low-temperature locations, PENTAX has subjected the PENTAX KP to exacting environmental tests at temperatures as low as -10°C, and gathered a vast amount of data on operational precision, response and stability, as well as fluctuations in battery voltage.* As the result, it assures solid, trouble-free operation when recording valuable scenes.
* Battery performance declines as the temperature goes down. When shooting in cold environments, the user is advised to carry spare batteries, and to keep them warm by storing them in an inside pocket.
Effective removal of foreign particles from the image sensor
By applying ultrasonic vibrations generated by a piezoelectric element to the optical glass panel placed in front of the image sensor, this mechanism effectively removes dust particles clinging to the image sensor surface, and prevents annoying dust spots from appearing on captured images.