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Pentax KP Digital SLR Camera Body - Black

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The Pentax KP Digital SLR Camera Body in black features a new-generation 24.32-megapixel APS-C CMOS imaging sensor along with a high-performance imaging engine. Take it anywhere, to any shoot as the camera body is dustproof, weather-resistant, and cold-proof down to -10-deg Celsius. In addition, it is lightweight and compact thanks to its Magnesium-Alloy body. Ideal for advanced-enthusiasts this camera also offers a 5-axis shake-reduction system 27-point autofocus system, and a maximum ISO of 819,200.

Pentax KP Digital SLR Camera Body Key Features:

  • Boasts a new-generation 24.3MP APS-C-size CMOS sensor and a high-performance PRIME IV imaging engine
  • Rigid body that is dustproof, weather-resistant, and cold-proof down to -10-deg Celsius
  • 5-axis shake-reduction system for blur-free images
  • Offers customisable features including the control panel and grip replacement system
  • Features an anti-aliasing filter simulator and delivers true-to-life reproduction of gradation and textures
  • Users benefit from high-speed operation and effective noise reduction
  • Supports handheld photography at night with a max ISO of 819,200
  • 27-point autofocus system with SAFOX 11 module
  • Skin Tone correction functions and Clarity Control developed by RICOH Central Laboratory
  • Facilitates full HD recording with an external microphone terminal
  • Comes equipped with a 3.0-inch LCD monitor with 921,000 dots and a vertical tilt function and an optical viewfinder with almost 100% field of view and 0.95x magnification
  • Pixel Shift Resolution System captures 4 images of the same scene, shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, then synthesises them into single composite image
  • A selection of imaging tools including Digital Filters, Custom Images and wireless LAN connection is available
  • Activate settings when shooting video or still-images in Live-View via a switching lever
  • Includes new Motion Bracketing and Depth-of-field Bracketing functions capable of capturing 3 images via automatic shifting of the aperture and/or shutter speed via user-selected steps
  • Dust Removal II mechanism shakes the dust off of the imaging sensor surface via ultrasonic vibrations
  • Electronically controlled shutter unit with a speed of 1/24000 second and reduced noise and vibration at shutter release ideal for low-noise, low-vibration shooting in Live-View and mirror-up applications
  • Compatible with PENTAX IMAGE Transmitter 2 tethering software and O-GPS1 GPS Unit

Expanded Pentax KP Digital SLR Camera Body Key Features:

Plenty of Customisation Features

Camera options can be simplified and enhanced thanks to customisable features. This includes Smart Function that facilitates fast selection and easy setting of desired camera functions via the Fx Function and setting dials. Control panel customisation is also available and it allows to change the panel’s layout to suit photographer’s needs.

High-Speed 27-Point Autofocus System

The Pentax KP comes equipped with the high-speed SAFOX 11 phase-matching AF sensor module. It is capable of delivering reliable and responsive autofocus and features 25 cross-type focus sensors ensuring a minimum brightness level of -3EV. Autofocus accuracy and speed has been massively improved thanks to the brand new algorithm. To assist with autofocus operation the camera provides handy customisation features. This includes a choice of operation modes (focus priority, advance-speed-priority, and release-priority), and the Selected-Area Expansion function. The latter automatically refocuses on a subject when it moves away from its starting point.

Full HD Movie Recording

Users can shoot high-resolution Full HD videos featuring 1920x1080 pixels at 60i/30p frame rate in the H-264 recording format. There is an external microphone terminal that facilitates manual setting of the audio recording level as well as the capability to monitor sound pressure level. Additionally, 4K Interval Mode is available for connecting a series of 4K still images (3840 x 2160 pixels) at a fixed interval rate to form a singular video file.

Pentax Real-Time Scene Analysis System

The Pentax Real-Time Scene Analysis System is capable of accurate and efficient analyses including factors as a brightness distribution in the image field or the subject’s primary colour and motion. This is possible thanks to the combination of approx. 86,000-pixel RGB light metering-sensor with the high-performance PRIME IV imaging engine. Through the inclusion of artificial intelligence technology, “Deep Learning “, into the image detection algorithm, the system is capable of assessing individual scenes with greater accuracy. It can select the most appropriate exposure level and finishing touch for specific scenes.

Pentax KP Digital SLR Camera Body Product Video:

Pentax KP | Hands-on Review

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Product Specification

AEB (Bracketing) ±5 (2, 3, 5 frames )
Aspect ratio 3:2
Autofocus points 27
Autofocus system SAFOX 11, 27 point (25 cross type focus points in the center)
Battery grip D-BG7
Battery model D-LI109
Lens mount Pentax K
Connectivity USB2.0 (micro B), External power supply terminal, Stereo microphone input / Cable switch input ( ø3.5mm connector)
Crop factor 1.5x
Diopter adjustment Approx. -2.5m to + 1.5m
Exposure compensation ±5EV (1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps can be selected)
Exposure modes Scene Analyze Auto, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, USER1, USER2, USER3, USER4, USER5
File formats JPEG: L(24M:6016x4000), M(14M:4608x3072), S(6M:3072x2048), XS(2M:1920x1280), RAW: (24M:6016x4000)
Flash guide number 6
Flash metering -2.0~+1.0EV
Flash sync speed 1/180sec.
Flash type Built-in
Frames per second 8
Image processor Prime IV
Image stabilisation SR II five-axis shake-reduction system (SR: Shake Reduction)
Included Accessories Strap O-ST162, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109, Battery Charger D-BC109, AC plug cord, Software (CD-ROM) S-SW167, Eye-cup FR, Hot shoe cover FK , Body mount cap KII, Triangular ring and protective cover, Grip S O-GP167
Integrated cleaning Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations ,DR II,
ISO max 819200
ISO min 100
Live view Yes
Max resolution 6016x4000
Megapixels 24.3
Card format SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Metering system TTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor, Multi-segment, Center-weighted and Spot metering
Operating environment -10°C~40°C | Humidity: 85% or less
Screen resolution 921000
Screen Size 3
Sensor APS-C
Sensor size 23.5 x 15.6 (mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Shutter speed fast 1/24000
Shutter speed slow 30sec
Size Approx. 131.5mm (W) x101.0mm (H) x 76.0mm (D)
viewfindercoverage 100%
Weight (g) 703
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