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Pentax KP 24.3MP CMOS Ultra Compact Full HD Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

Item # PKKPBLK (Part # 16018)
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Item Description:
  • 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
    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.

    24.32 Effective Megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor
    The PENTAX KP features a new-generation 24.32 effective megapixel AA Filter-less APS-C CMOS sensor for outstanding image quality. It delivers well-defined images with true-to-life reproduction of gradation and texture. This new sensor enables shooting in extremely low-light conditions, with super-high-sensitivity to ISO 819200, making the camera ideal for low-light photography.

    Compact, dustproof, weather-resistant body perfect for outdoor photography
    The PENTAX KP's compact and slim design optimizes performance, operability and portability. It boasts a fully weather and cold proof design to resist water, fog, snow, sand and dust, for top performance in extreme field conditions.

    A range of customization features, including an exchangeable grip
    The PENTAX KP provides a grip replacement system for easy, quick change of the grip to accommodate the photographer's shooting style or a mounted lens. It offers a variety of customization functions to simplify and enhance camera operation, including Smart Function for speedy selection and easy setting of desired camera functions using the Fx (Function) and setting dials; and control panel customization to change the panel's layout to suit the photographer's preference.

    Product Specifications:

    Model Description

    • Type: TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL flash
    • Lens Mount: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts, K-mount with power contacts)
    • Compatible Lens: KAF4, KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom not compatible), KAF, KA mount lens

    Image Capture Unit

    • Image Sensor: Primary color filter, CMOS.  Size: 23.5 x 15.6 (mm)
    • Effective Pixels: Approx. 24.32 megapixels
    • Total Pixels: Approx. 24.96 megapixels
    • Dust Removal: Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations "DR II"
    • Sensitivity (Standard output): ISO AUTO / 100 to 819200 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV or 1/3EV); ISO AUTO Setting: ISO Range (Maximum), ISO Range (Minimum); ISO Sensitivity Options: (AUTO, Tv); Minimum Shutter Speed (AUTO: SLOW/MIDDLE/FAST, TV: 1/6000 to 30 sec.)
    • Image Stabilizer: Sensor-shift shake reduction (SRII) 5 Axis, 5 Steps
    • AA Filter Simulator: Moire reduction using SR unit.  OFF/Type1/Type2/Bracket (2 frames)/Bracket (3 frames)


    • Type: Pentaprism Finder
    • Coverage (FOV): Approx. 100%
    • Magnification: Approx. 0.95x (50mmF1.4 at infinity)
    • Eye-Relief Length: Approx. 20.5mm (from the view window), Approx. 22.3mm (from the center of lens)
    • Diopter adjustment: Approx. -2.5m to + 1.5m-1
    • Focusing Screen: Interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen

    Live View

    • Type: TTL method using image sensor
    • Autofocus: AF Method: Contrast detection, AF Mode: Single AF (AF.S, Continuous AF (AF.C)  *Continuous AF (AF.C) is available with the dedicated lens. AF Active Area: Face detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot; Focus Peaking: Highlight Edge/Extract Edge/OFF
    • Display: Field of View approx. 100%, Magnified view (up to 16x), Grid Display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display, Square 1, Square 2, Grid Color: Black/White ), Histogram, Highlight Alert,  Composition Adjustment

    LCD Monitor

    • Type: Tiltable TFT color LCD monitor featuring an air-gapless structure, tempered-glass front panel
    • Size: 3.0 inch (aspect ratio 3:2)
    • Dots: Approx. 921K dots
    • Adjustment: Brightness, Saturation and Colors adjustable
    • Outdoor View Setting: Adjustable +/-2 step
    • Night Vision LCD Display: ON/OFF

    Autofocus System

    • Type: TTL: Phase-matching autofocus
    • Focus Sensor: SAFOX 11, 27 point (25 cross type focus points in the center)
    • Brightness Range: EV-3 to 18 (ISO 100 / at normal temperature)
    • AF mode: Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C),  Auto select AF (AF.A)
    • AF Point Selection: Auto (27 AF points), Zone select, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Spot
    • AF Assist Light: Dedicated LED AF assist light


    • Type: TTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor, Multi-segment, Center-weighted and Spot metering
    • Metering Range: EV-3 to 20 (ISO100 at 50mm F1.4)
    • Exposure Mode: Scene Analyze Auto, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, USER1, USER2, USER3, USER4, USER5
    • EV Compensation: +/-5EV (1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps can be selected)
    • AE Lock: Can be assigned to the AF/AE-L button,Fx1 button,Fx2 button,Fx3 button


    • Type: Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter / Electronic shutter
    • Shutter Speed: Mechanical shutter: Auto: 1/6000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb (Timed exposure setting possible from 10 sec. to 20min.); Electronic shutter:  Auto: 1/24000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/24000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps)


    • Built-in Flash: Built-in retractable P-TTL flash, GN: approx. 6.0 (ISO100/m), Angle of view of 28mm lens (35mm format equivalent)
    • Flash Modes: Auto Flash Discharge (Scene Analyze Auto), Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction (Scene Analyze Auto) Flash On, Flash On+ Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, Manual Flash Discharge (Full-1/128), Wireless (Controller)
    • Sync Speed: 1/180sec.
    • Flash Exposure Compensation: -2.0 +1.0EV
    • External Flash: P-TTL, Leading Curtain Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, Contrast-control-sync, High-speed sync, Wireless sync * Contrast-control-sync requires two or more dedicated external flash

    Capture Settings

    • Custom Image: Auto Select, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
    • Cross Process: Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3
    • Digital Filter: Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome
    • Clarity: Adjustable ?4 step
    • Skin Tone: Type1, Type2, OFF
    • HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Advanced HDR, OFF,  Exposure bracket value adjustable, Automatic composition correction function
    • Pixel Shift Resolution: ON/OFF *Motion Correction ON/OFF


    • File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264(MOV)
    • Recorded Pixels: Full HD(1920x1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p); HD (1280x720, 60p/50p)
    • Auto Focus: AF Method: Contrast detection; AF mode: Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C) * Continuous AF (AF.C) is available with the dedicated lens. AF area: Multiple AF points, Select, Spot; Focus Peaking: Highlight Edge/Extract Edge/OFF
    • Sound: Built-in stereo microphone, external microphone (Stereo recording compatible), Recording Sound Level adjustable
    • Recording Time: Up to 25 minutes or 4GB; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.
    • Custom Images: Auto Select, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
    • Cross Processing: Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3.
    • Digital Filter: Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome

    Power Supply

    • Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109
    • AC Adapter: AC Adapter Kit K-AC167(Optional)
    • Battery Life: Number of recordable images: (with 50% flash usage): approx. 390 images, (without flash usage): approx.: 420 images; Playback time: Approx. 270 minutes * With a fully-charged Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery under the temperature at 23C. Tested in compliance with CIPA standard.
      Actual results may vary depending on the shooting condition.


    • Connection Port: USB2.0 (micro B), External power supply terminal, Stereo microphone input / Cable switch input (3.5mm connector)
    • USB Connection: MSC/PTP (SlimPort compatible)
    • Video output: USB terminal * SlimPort-HDMI adapter required

    Wireless LAN

    • Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Standard wireless LAN protocol)
    • Frequency (Center Frequency): 2412MHz to 2462MHz (channels: Ch.1 to Ch.11)
    • Security: Authentication:  WPA2, Encryption:  AES

    Dimensions & Weight

    • Dimensions: Body Only Approx. 5.18" (W) x 3.97"(H) x 2.99" (D) (excluding protrusions)
    • Weight: Approx. 1.54lbs (Including dedicated battery and SD Memory Card) Approx. 1.41lbs (body only)
    KP Camera Body
    Strap O-ST162
    Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109
    Battery Charger D-BC109
    AC plug cord
    Software (CD-ROM) S-SW167
    Grip S O-GP167 (on Camera)
    Digital Camera Utility 5
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