The rumored Pentax KP DSLR camera and D-BG7 battery grip could be announced as early as this week

Some additional information on the upcoming Pentax KP DSLR camera that is rumored to have a special” battery grip:

  • The official announcement could be as early as this week
  • The new KP will be positioned in the K-5/K-3 product line (not an entry-level model such as the K-S2 or K-70)
  • The battery grip model number is D-BG7
  • A silver version of the camera could be announced as well

Source: Nokishita's Twitter account via PentaxRumors

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  • Skinny Pete

    Looking forward to this announcement 🙂

    • Skinny Pete

      Just saw the pictures…I take that back.

  • nex73

    If you look at some of the recent patents:
    – hotshoe for flash
    – 29 pdaf & 60 cdaf Point (some sort of hybrid af solution?)
    – EVF? (also as the ambassador kenspo keep telling us the future is “BRIGHT”)

    Also hope they update the sdhc/sdxc to UHS-II to get the buffer cleared/written faster…

    my 2 cents

  • sickheadache

    What is so special about the new Battery Grip is that it is a Hand Warmer.

    • Cynog

      No, that’s the Sony A7 Series.

    • nex73

      Seems like it will be able to attach 3 different grips to it? (small, medium, large)

      – Battery grip “D-BG 7”
      – Grip S “O – GP 167”
      – Grip M “O – GP 1671”
      – Grip L “O-GP 1672”

      New AC adapter kit “K-AC167J” (hopefully new and improved battery to?)

      Rumored selling price in the UK is 1099 GBP (around 1350$, 1270€)

  • Spy Black

    I hope Pentax ups their game with autofocus. Their cameras are spectacular except for it.

    • Zos Xavius

      Every new camera has had significant improvements. I would say they are working on it. Tracking AF is really where they are weakest.

    • François Nuq

      They should use the AF module from the K-1. This Alone would be a great improvement over the K-3.

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