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Pentax KP Camera Body in Black with 18-50mm WR - Free Toshiba 32GB Card and Genuine Spare D-LI109 Spare Battery

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A high-end digital SLR camera, featuring a new APS-C sized image sensor and super-high sensitivity night-scene snapshot photography at ISO 819200 in a newly designed, compact body.

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Product Code: 1601700


The PENTAX KP is designed as a high-performance, high-resolution model which expands the scope of digital SLR photography, from ordinary daily scenes to serious outdoor shooting in demanding weather conditions. Within its compact, slim body featuring an internal structure that has been completely redesigned from scratch, it features a new-generation CMOS image sensor and a high-performance imaging engine to deliver extremely high-resolution, rich-gradation images assured by its 24.32 effective megapixels. It also incorporates other advanced features including a five-axis shake-reduction system, which provides a compensation effect of five shutter steps. The PENTAX KP is designed to be highly dependable in the harsh environmental conditions found in outdoor photography, as it incorporates reliable features such as a dust-proof, weather-resistant structure and cold-proof performance at temperatures as low as -10°C. It also provides a range of customisation features, such as a grip replacement system to personalise the camera’s grip to accommodate the photographer’s shooting style or a mounted lens, and a control panel to allow a flexible panel layout to meet the photographer’s preference. Thanks to these advanced features, the PENTAX KP assures flexible, delay-free response to a wide variety of scenes and subjects, making it the preferred choice of many discerning photographers.

Super-high-resolution images assured by approximately 24.32 effective megapixels and super-high-sensitivity photography at a top sensitivity of ISO 819200

The PENTAX KP features a new-generation APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.32 effective megapixels to produce super-high-resolution images. By coupling this sensor with an AA-filter-free optical design, it optimizes the image sensor’s imaging power to deliver well-defined images with true-to-life reproduction of gradation and texture. Thanks to the combination of the PRIME IV imaging engine and a state-of-the-art accelerator unit, it assures dependable, high-speed operation and highly effective noise reduction to optimize both image resolution and super-high-sensitivity performance. As the result, it allows the photographer to handhold it in snapshot photography of night scenes at the super-high sensitivity of ISO 819200.

Compact, portable body perfect for snapshots, with a weather-resistant structure for harsh outdoor shooting.

After a thorough review of the camera’s internal structure, PENTAX designed a completely new body that was far more compact and slim than existing models to optimize the PENTAX KP’s performance, operability and portability. When combined with a compact, lightweight PENTAX-DA-series lens, it can be carried comfortably and effortlessly for a wide range of applications, from casual snapshots to serious outdoor photography while mountain climbing or trekking. Its front, back and bottom exterior panels are all made of durable, lightweight magnesium alloy. With 67 sealing parts applied across the body, it provides a dustproof, weather-resistant structure, with outstanding cold-proof performance at temperatures down to -10°C. Thanks to these features, the PENTAX KP performs superbly and dependably even in such demanding settings as in the rain or at locations prone to dust and freezing temperatures.

A range of customization features, including an exchangeable grip.

The PENTAX KP provides a grip replacement system for easy, quick change of a grip to accommodate the photographer’s shooting style or a mounted lens. In addition to the standard Grip S, it offers a choice of two replacement grips (Grip M and Grip L). It also provides 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.

PENTAX-original SR II five-axis shake-reduction system featuring the Pixel Shift Resolution System

(1) In-body SR mechanism

Thanks to the built-in SR II shake-reduction mechanism, the PENTAX KP effectively minimizes camera shake and delivers sharp, blur-free images, even in camera-shake-prone conditions such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting low-light scenes without flash illumination, or photographing sunset scenes. In addition to more common camera shake caused by pitch and yaw, this five-axis mechanism also compensates for camera shake caused by horizontal and vertical shift (often generated in macro photography) and camera shake caused by roll. It assures a compensation effect of approximately five shutter steps(CIPA standard compliant, smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mmF3.5-5.6ED AL[IF] DC WR、f=135mm) — a level equivalent to that of PENTAX’s flagship model — to expand the limits of handheld photography. When taking a panning shot, this mechanism efficiently controls the SR unit to compensate for all affecting factors without requiring any switching action.

(2) Pixel Shift Resolution System

The PENTAX KP features Pixel Shift Resolution System,* the latest super-resolution technology, which captures four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, then synthesizes them into a single composite image. Compared to the conventional Bayer system, in which each pixel has only a single color-data unit, this innovative system obtains all color data in each pixel to deliver super-high-resolution images with far more truthful colors and much finer details than those produced by conventional APS-C-sized image sensors. To make this system more useful with a wider range of scenes and subjects, the PENTAX KP also provides ON/OFF switching of the motion correction function,** which automatically detects a moving object during continuous shooting and minimizes negative effects during the synthesizing process.

(3) PENTAX-original AA filter simulator

By applying microscopic vibrations to the image sensor unit at the sub-pixel level during image exposure, the PENTAX KP’s AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator*** provides the same level of moiré reduction as an optical AA filter. Unlike an optical AA filter, which always creates the identical result, this innovative simulator lets the user switch the AA filter effect on and off and adjust the level of the effect, making it possible to set the ideal effect for a particular scene or subject based on the prevailing photographic conditions.

Electronically controlled shutter unit for super-high-speed shooting at 1/24000 second

The PENTAX KP’s shutter unit combines a reliable mechanical shutter mechanism (with a top speed of 1/6000 second) with an electronically controlled shutter mechanism.* The electronic shutter mode provides a super-high shutter speed of 1/24000 second with reduced noise and vibration at shutter release, making it ideal for low-noise, low-vibration shooting in Live-view and mirror-up applications. The camera also provides a high-speed continuous shooting function with a top speed of seven images per second.

Optical viewfinder with nearly 100% field of view.

Within its compact body, the PENTAX KP incorporates a glass prism finder featuring the same optics and coatings as those used in higher-class models. With a nearly 100-percent field of view and magnification of approximately 0.95 times, it provides a wide, bright image field for easy focusing and framing.

High-speed 27-point autofocus system with the SAFOX 11 module

The PENTAX KP features the high-speed SAFOX 11 phase-matching AF sensor module to deliver dependable, responsive autofocus operation. Of its 27 focus sensors, 25 are cross-type sensors positioned in the middle to assure pinpoint focus on the subject at a minimum brightness level as low as -3 EV. A completely new, much-improved algorithm assures better autofocusing accuracy and speed than models equipped with the conventional SAFOX 11 module. The camera also provides useful customization features to assist in autofocus operation, such as a choice of operation modes — focus-priority, release-priority or advance-speed-priority — and the Selected-area Expansion function to automatically refocus on a subject when it moves away from the initial point.

Full HD movie recording with a range of functional settings.

The PENTAX KP captures flawless, high-resolution Full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels; 60i/30p frame rate) in the H-264 recording format. It also provides external microphone and headphone terminals for manual setting of the audio recording level and monitoring of the sound pressure level for microphone input. In addition to various visual effect modes available during movie recording,* it features a range of movie recording functions, including a 4K Interval Movie mode that connects a series of 4K-resolution still images (3840 x 2160 pixels) at a fixed interval to create a single movie file, and the Star Stream mode to record the traces of stars in the Interval Movie mode.

Vertical-tilt-type LCD monitor.

The PENTAX KP’s 3.0-inch LCD monitor has approximately 921,000 dots, and provides a vertical tilt function to facilitate high- and low-angle shooting. In addition to its wide-view design, it features an air-gapless construction, in which the air space between LCD layers is eliminated to effectively reduce the reflection and dispersion of light for improved visibility during outdoor shooting. It also comes equipped with such convenient features as: the Outdoor View Setting mode, which instantly sets the optimum monitor brightness level for a given lighting condition; and a red-lighted monitor display function, which facilitates monitor viewing when the photographer’s eyes have become accustomed to a dark location during nighttime photography

PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System.

Supported by the combination of the approximately 86,000-pixel RGB light-metering sensor and the high-performance PRIME IV imaging engine, the PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System accurately and efficiently analyzes such factors as a brightness distribution in the image field and the subject’s primary color and motion. By adopting a breakthrough artificial intelligence technology called deep learning to its image detection algorithm,* this system assesses each individual scene more accurately while selecting the most appropriate exposure level and finishing touch for a given scene

Pentax KP Other Features:

  • Perfect Pictures.

  • 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor for high resolution images.
  • Incredible range of sensitivity from ISO 100-819200 allowing capture of images in low light settings with minimal noise.
  • Built in Shake Reduction with 5 axis image stabilisation.
  • Pixelshift resolution for finer detail and capture of full colour information.
  • Perfectly Equipped

  • Pentaprism viewfinder with 100% coverage for clear and accurate views.
  • 3" Tiltable TFT colour LCD monitor featuring an air-gapless screen and a tempered glass front panel.
  • SAFOX 11 with 27 point focus points (25 cross types in the centre)
  • Built-in pop up P-TTL flash.
  • AE and AF memory button (individual setting)
  • Electronic shutter up to 1/24000
  • Bracketing for Depth of field, Motion and Metering.
  • Multi Exposure (Composite Modes: Additive, Average and Bright)
  • Interval Shooting for Images and Video
  • Continuous Shooting up to 7.0 frames per second.
  • Function Dial with 6 functions (3 individual Custom functions, 3 options), 3 Functions buttons and 5 User presets.
  • Custom Image Function for unique picture enhancement.
  • Filter effects for application during or after shooting.
  • In camera RAW Development.
  • 'Scene Analyze' for perfect exposure and picture results.
  • Functionality

  • Compatible with all Pentax Lenses (A and M-Series with limitation)
  • 67 Seals - Dust and Water protected, and cold resistant down to -10.
  • Dust Removal II: Sensor Cleaning System.
  • Built in Wireless for remote control of a variety of camera functions.

Pentax KP dimensions:

131.5 x 101 x 76mm (excluding protrusion).
703g (with battery and SD card).
Included Accessories:
Grip S O-GP167, D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery, D-BC109 Battery Charger, Eyecup FR, Hot shoe cover FK, Body mount cap, Battery Grip terminal cover, O-ST162 Strap, Software Digital Camera Utility 5 (CD-ROM).


Model KP
Megapixels 24.3 MP : 6016x4000
Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.7mm (APS-C - 1.5x Crop Factor)
Autofocus Points 27
Frames Per Second 7
Max ISO 819,200
Max Shutter Speed 1/6000
Video Resolution Full HD
Memory Card Type Secure Digital (SD)
File Format JPEG, RAW
Screen Size 3"
Tiltable Screen Yes
Wi-Fi Connection Yes
Weather Sealed Yes
Warranty Period 2 Years
Price TBC N/A
Finance Option Standard Finance


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