Pentax is one of those little known brands that nevertheless have in their catalog with interesting cameras… some very bizarre but others very remarkable. The newly introduced KP belongs to this second group thanks to a set of features such as sensitivity of ISO 819,200, five-axis stabilizer or anti-aliasing filter simulator.
The Pentax KP has a compact body with a classic design, but no mirror (mirrorless) and interchangeable lenses, which houses a 24, 32 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. The magnesium alloy chassis is waterproofed against dust and water at 67 key points (buttons, gaskets, etc.) and holds up to 10° below zero.
It combines a 5-axis optical stabilization system that promises the equivalent of 5-step compensation. If this is combined with the very high sensitivity of ISO 819,200 should offer high performance in low light situations, which also promises good noise control. It also has an electronic shutter up to 1/24000 of second.
Technically the SR II (shake-reduction mechanism) not only minimizes vibration and eliminates blurry images; it is also part of the Pixel Shift Resolution System. This is to capture four images of the same scene (for this must be mounted on a tripod and nothing moves) by moving the sensor a pixel on each side.
The final result is an image with much more detail and that also applies the FPB simulator – AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator. The result is that each pixel receives information of all the primary colors (RGB) and not only that which corresponds to it according to the classic model of the Bayer filter. The truth is that we want to see if the results are as prominent as secure from Pentax.
The 3-inch LCD has 921,000 dots and can be folded down the vertical axis. It has WiFi, various modes of exposure bracketing (by speed or by opening) and has optional handles of different size. Its price is 1,299 euro (body only) and will hit the market in late February.