Pentax KP DSLR camera officially announced with high ISO of 819200, 5-axis IBIS and Pixel-Shift

The Pentax KP DSLR camera is now officially announced. The price is $1,099 and if you are planning on buying one, check this Adorama's giveaway. Additional information is available at PentaxRumors (see also this post).

Here is a rundown of the specs:

  • 24.3 effective megapixels
  • APS-C AA filter-less CMOS sensor
  • PRIME IV engine w/ accelerator unit
  • Super-high sensitivity ISO 819200
  • Pixel Shift Resolution System w/ motion correction function
  • AA Filter Simulator: Moiré reduction using “SR” unit
  • Convenient compact size
  • SRII fi ve-axis Shake Reduction System
  • Approx. 100% FOV optical viewfinder
  • (0.95x magnification)
  • SAFOX11 27-point Autofocus
  • 1/6000 high-speed shutter
  • 1/24000 electronic shutter
  • Tiltable LCD monitor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for use with Image Sync app
  • Full HD movie recording
  • Intuitive design
  • Exchangeable Grip (3 sizes available)
  • Smart Function Dial
  • Customizable Info Screen control
  • panel, function buttons, user
  • modes and presets
  • Dustproof, weather-resistant body
  • -10°C cold-resistant construction

Via PentaxRumors

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  • Spy Black

    It would be nice to find one laying around on a bench like that…

    • Cynog

      I once left a Rolleiflex on a bench in London Zoo and wandered off. Twenty minutes later, it was still there!

      • MB

        You lucky dog 🙂

      • Zos Xavius


      • I understand. Once I left a Leica R4 with a 35mm f/1.4 R Summilux in a window at McDonalds when I was a grad student. Went back and they had it behind the counter. Whew!

    • Frank

      Did the same thing with a 70-200 f/2.8L. Left it at a carnival booth and it was still there when I came back for it.

  • silmasan

    That’s one pretty cool picture. heh.

  • karinvision

    I do not think that mentioning that max ISO number in title is relevant to anything… and ythis is only thing mentioned in title – so producer takes a note – “moar unusable IZO, moar fuss about title – thus good”

  • Markus

    I said it before, this is exatly the form factor of a FX DSLR I want to see from Nikon. Good job by Pentax but the battery life has to improve. Everything else looks very fine.

  • Alissaknowsbest

    I need more fake iso, and I need it to be even more ugly (if it is even possible, I mean Pentax tops there its self with every new release)

  • Jeffry De Meyer

    I would like to see a pixelshifted image shot at ISO 800k 🙂

  • Pentax is the GM of design for cameras. They couldn’t design a good looking camera to save their lives. One single Pentax was good looking – the LX. (1980 for you youngsters, one month before the Nikon F3.) GMs is the Corvette.

    • 1741

      Functionality and handling is far more important than how it looks, i’ve carved a few pieces of wood to fit on the bottom of some of my film era cameras to improve the handling (minolta 7000 + aa battery holder to name 1 ) the LX was a very nice camera that i’ve used a few times back then, (wish those days were back as I could borrow any lens or camera when ever I wanted for free from my local camera shop

    • AnthonyH

      That is such BS. The Pentax ME and MX are just gorgeous small 35mm SLRs. The Pentax 110 SLR is amazing.

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