Pentax KP DSLR Camera Body, Silver

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4.00 out of 5
  • 24.3MP APS-C AA-Filterless CMOS Sensor
  • PRIME IV Engine with Accelerator Unit
  • Smart Function Exchangeable Grip
  • Full HD 1080p30 Video; 4K Interval Movie
  • SAFOX 11 27-Point AF Sensor
  • ISO 819200; 7 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 5-Axis In-Body Shake Reduction II
  • 3.0″ 921k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Pixel Shift Resolution; Built-In Wi-Fi
  • Weather-Sealed Magnesium Alloy Body
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Taking the stage as a modular and compact camera option in the Pentax lineup is the silver KP DSLR with a unique smart function exchangeable grip that can be swapped as needed by the photographer. Beyond this, the KP was designed for outstanding low-light performance due to a newly developed 24.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor that eliminates its anti-aliasing filter and the PRIME IV Engine with an accelerator unit for processing. This enables it to reach sensitivities up to ISO 819200 with minimal noise as well as capture maximum sharpness at all times. A 5-axis in-body Shake Reduction II module further assists image quality by compensating for up to 5 stops of shutter speed during longer exposures as well as activating the Pixel Shift Resolution mode.

Still imaging benefits from the use of a SAFOX 11 27-point AF sensor, which will help photographers lock onto their subjects quickly and accurately. This is sure to come in handy when shooting at the max speed of 7 fps. Also, the camera is equipped with a mechanical shutter of 1/6000 second and an electronic shutter that is able to reach 1/24000 second. Along with stills, the KP is capable of recording Full HD 1080p video at up to 30 fps and it has interval shooting capable of creating a 4K movie. The weather-sealed magnesium alloy body also sports built-in Wi-Fi along with a tilting 3.0″ 921k-dot LCD monitor and a 0.95x optical viewfinder with 100% coverage.

Smart Function Exchangeable Grip
24.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor & PRIME IV Engine with Accelerator Unit
5-Axis In-Body Shake Reduction II
SAFOX 11 AF System
Full HD 1080p Video Recording & 4K Interval Movie
Weather- and Dust-Resistant Body
Other Camera Features
Lens Mount

Pentax K

Exposure Modes

Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Bulb, Manual, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Shutter/Aperture Priority, User Metering Range: EV -3.0 – EV 20.0 Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)

Max Resolution

24.32 MP: 6016 x 4000

Sensor Type / Size

CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm

File Formats

Still Images: JPEG, RAW Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Bit Depth


Dust Reduction System


Memory Card Type


Image Stabilization

Sensor-Shift, 5-Way

Focus Type

Auto & Manual

Focus Mode

Automatic (A), Continuous-servo AF (C), Single-servo AF (S)

Viewfinder Type


Viewfinder Eye Point

20.5 mm

Autofocus Points

Phase Detection: 27, 25 cross-type

Viewfinder Coverage


Viewfinder Magnification

Approx. 0.95x

Diopter Adjustment

– 2.5 to +1.5 m

Display Screen

3″ Rear Screen Tilting LCD (921,000)

Screen Coverage


ISO Sensitivity

Auto, 100-819200


Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 1/24000 – 30 seconds

Remote Control

CS-310 Cable Switch (Optional)

Mirror Lock-Up


Metering Method

Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering


Pentax K Mount


Actual: 24.96 Megapixel Effective: 24.32 Megapixel

Camera Format

APS-C / (1.5x Crop Factor)

Exposure Control

Auto Manual

White Balance Modes

Auto, CTE, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Multi Auto WB, Shade, Tungsten

Built-in Flash


Guide No.

19.69′ (6 m) ISO100 at 28 mm position

Max Sync Speed

Mechanical Shutter: 1 / 180 seconds

Flash Compensation

-2 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)

Dedicated Flash System


External Flash Connection

Hot Shoe

Video Recording


File Size

1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1280 x 720 (HD)

Video Format

High Definition MPEG AVC/H.264 1920 x 1080i / 60 fps 1920 x 1080i / 50 fps 1920 x 1080p / 30 fps 1920 x 1080p / 25 fps 1280 x 720p / 60 fps 1280 x 720p / 50 fps

Aspect Ratio



Auto Manual Continuous Auto

Video Clip Length

1920 x 1080 25 min.

Continuous Shooting

Up to 7 fps at 24 MP for up to 28 frames in JPEG format Up to 7 fps at 24 MP for up to 8 frames Up to 3 fps at 24 MP for up to 70 frames in JPEG format Up to 3 fps at 24 MP for up to 15 frames Up to .8 fps at 24 MP for up to 100 frames in JPEG format Up to .8 fps at 24 MP for up to 100 frames

Audio Recording

Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo

Self Timer

12 seconds, 2 seconds

Interval Recording



1/8″ Microphone, Micro-USB

Wi-Fi Capable



1x D-LI190 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack

AC Power Adapter

K-AC167U (Optional)

Operating/Storage Temperature

Operating 14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C) Humidity: 0 – 85%

Dimensions (WxHxD)

5.2 x 4.0 x 3.0″ / 13.2 x 10.2 x 7.6 cm


1.41 lb / 640 g body only

Flash Modes

Auto Auto/Red-eye Reduction Flash On Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction Manual Second-curtain Sync Slow Sync Wireless

Sensor Size


1 review for Pentax KP DSLR Camera Body, Silver

  1. 4 out of 5


    i bought the KP almost a year ago from Downtown Camera
    i have had some great experiences with the camera i love features like the
    -pixel shift (not really the same as Olympus em5mk2)
    -1/24000 electronic shutter option (a little banding with slower shutter speeds)
    -flip-out screen
    a few things i am not a fan of
    -the buffer is really small and slow even to fast cards
    -not as much weather sealing as i would have liked for the price
    -battery life is kind of poor
    but even though there are some negative things about this camera i still think its a great option.

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