Pentax KP First Shots Going headtohead against the Nikon D at ISO imaging asset

“Pentax KP First Shots: Going head-to-head against the Nikon D500 at ISO 819,200!
The Pentax KP has touched down at IR labs, and we’re thrilled to have it in our midst. The engineers at Ricoh have been busy indeed, filling every nook and cra
y in this stoutly-built, yet sleek-for-a-DSLR camera, and have primed it for ultra-low-light shooting with a native ISO range that reaches to a lofty ISO 819,200! It’s even reported to come “very close” to the image quality of the popular flagship full-frame Pentax K1.
So I guess you can see why we’re excited here at IR. Perhaps more than anything else in a camera, what we want most is great image quality, especially as ISO rises. The Pentax KP has now completed its first leg of the lab journey, and our signature First Shots are now ready for the super-curious as well as the casual observers. Has Ricoh struck paydirt with this small yet seemingly powerful APS-C DSLR?
Below are side-by-side crops at 1:1 from our Comparometer pitting the Pentax KP against the enthusiast-grade Pentax K3 II, and also the biggest current DSLR competitor in the similarly-priced Canon 80D, at both base ISO and ISO 6400. We then serve up the headliner in the ISO 819,200 comparison against the Nikon D500!
Pentax KP vs. Pentax K3 II
Pentax KP base ISO Pentax K3 II”

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