Scrutinizing Pentaxs most recent DSLR The Straits Times

“One of the advantages of mirrorless cameras is their compact size. But what if a DSLR camera is about the size of a mirrorless camera? Enter the Pentax KP.
If you put the KP side by side with Sony’s A7R II, there is no considerable difference in their sizes.
Granted that the A7R II has a full-frame image sensor while the KP packs a 24.3-megapixel APS-C image sensor, but it is still quite amazing that Pentax has managed to pack everything into such a small package.
That said, its design does seem a bit odd. The mirror box is quite big compared with its sides. This is because the mirror box is about the same size as those in most APS-C DSLR cameras but the KP has an overall narrower front profile compared with them.
To compensate for that, Pentax has made the KP’s grip interchangeable. All you need to do is to use a hexagonal key to unmount the grip and change to another one.
TECH SPECS
PRICE: $1,799 (body only) IMAGE SENSOR: 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS DISPLAY: Tiltable 3-inch LCD screen with 921,000 dots SENSITIVITY: ISO 100 to 819,200 SHUTTER SPEED: 1/6,000 to 30 seconds SHOOTING SPEED: Up to 7 frames per second WEIGHT: 699g (body only, including battery and memory card)
RATING
FEATURES: 4/5 DESIGN: 5/5 PERFORMANCE: 4/5 BATTERY LIFE: 3/5 VALUE FOR MONEY: 4/5 OVERALL: 4/5”

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Surveying Pentaxs most recent DSLR The Straits Times

“One of the advantages of mirrorless cameras is their compact size. But what if a DSLR camera is about the size of a mirrorless camera? Enter the Pentax KP.
If you put the KP side by side with Sony’s A7R II, there is no considerable difference in their sizes.
Granted that the A7R II has a full-frame image sensor while the KP packs a 24.3-megapixel APS-C image sensor, but it is still quite amazing that Pentax has managed to pack everything into such a small package.
That said, its design does seem a bit odd. The mirror box is quite big compared with its sides. This is because the mirror box is about the same size as those in most APS-C DSLR cameras but the KP has an overall narrower front profile compared with them.
To compensate for that, Pentax has made the KP’s grip interchangeable. All you need to do is to use a hexagonal key to unmount the grip and change to another one.
TECH SPECS
PRICE: $1,799 (body only) IMAGE SENSOR: 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS DISPLAY: Tiltable 3-inch LCD screen with 921,000 dots SENSITIVITY: ISO 100 to 819,200 SHUTTER SPEED: 1/6,000 to 30 seconds SHOOTING SPEED: Up to 7 frames per second WEIGHT: 699g (body only, including battery and memory card)
RATING
FEATURES: 4/5 DESIGN: 5/5 PERFORMANCE: 4/5 BATTERY LIFE: 3/5 VALUE FOR MONEY: 4/5 OVERALL: 4/5”

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Examining Pentaxs most recent DSLR The Straits Times

“One of the advantages of mirrorless cameras is their compact size. But what if a DSLR camera is about the size of a mirrorless camera? Enter the Pentax KP.
If you put the KP side by side with Sony’s A7R II, there is no considerable difference in their sizes.
Granted that the A7R II has a full-frame image sensor while the KP packs a 24.3-megapixel APS-C image sensor, but it is still quite amazing that Pentax has managed to pack everything into such a small package.
That said, its design does seem a bit odd. The mirror box is quite big compared with its sides. This is because the mirror box is about the same size as those in most APS-C DSLR cameras but the KP has an overall narrower front profile compared with them.
To compensate for that, Pentax has made the KP’s grip interchangeable. All you need to do is to use a hexagonal key to unmount the grip and change to another one.
TECH SPECS
PRICE: $1,799 (body only) IMAGE SENSOR: 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS DISPLAY: Tiltable 3-inch LCD screen with 921,000 dots SENSITIVITY: ISO 100 to 819,200 SHUTTER SPEED: 1/6,000 to 30 seconds SHOOTING SPEED: Up to 7 frames per second WEIGHT: 699g (body only, including battery and memory card)
RATING
FEATURES: 4/5 DESIGN: 5/5 PERFORMANCE: 4/5 BATTERY LIFE: 3/5 VALUE FOR MONEY: 4/5 OVERALL: 4/5”

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