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01-24-2017, 02:15 PM - 7 Likes   #1
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Pentax KP - Specifications

From Nokishita Camera:

- New generation, low-pass-filter-free, 24.32 Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor
- Low-pass selector
- 'PRIME IV' image processing engine with image accelerator unit
- 5-axis 'SR II' in-body image stabilisation (5-stop correction)
- 27-point 'SAFOX 11' autofocus system (25 cross-type)
- High resolution RGB sensor of about 86,000 pixels
- Sensitivity: ISO 100-819,200
- Continuous drive: 7 fps (JPEG: up to 28 frames; RAW: up to 8 frames; RAW +: up to 7 frames)
- Maximum shutter speed: 1/6,000s (mechanical shutter), 1/24,000s (electronic shutter)
- Dust-proof and drip-proof casing with 67 seals; cold resistance up to minus 10℃
- Pixel Shift
- Optical viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage and approx. 0,95x magnification
- 3-inch 921,000 dots vertical-tilt LCD screen
- Full HD video, 4K interval video
- Dust Removal II
- Motion bracketing and depth-of-field bracketing
- Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
- Compatible with 'O-GPS-1' GPS unit (sold separately)
- Storage media: SD / SDHC / SDXC cards (compatible with UHS-I standard)
- Battery: D-LI109
- D-LI109 and D-LI90P useable with battery grip D-BG7
- Dimensions: 131.5 x 101 x 76mm
- Weight: 643g (body only), 703g (including battery and memory card)
- Colour: Black / Silver
- Expected release date: February 23rd, 2017
- Lens kit: none
- MSRP: ¥137,700 (8% tax included) / €1,299 (20% VAT included) / £1,099.99 (20% VAT included) / US$1,099.95 / CA$1,499.99




Last edited by Mistral75; 01-26-2017 at 02:07 AM. Reason: Specifications completed - European, US (corrected), UK and Canadian prices added
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So it looks like we get the (quieter) k-3 shutter. Nice! Those specs look pretty good.
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The K-3's shutter? Where do you see that? There's the mention of an electronic shutter, but otherwise...

Hmm... it does leave room for an APS-C flagship, as I suspected... but will it happen? And if so, when? And how? Should I start a thread for speculations?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
So it looks like we get the k-3 shutter. Nice! Those specs look pretty good.
What about Wi-Fi?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
Should I start a thread for speculations?
Yes....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
- Maximum shutter speed 1/24,000 s (electronic shutter)
Isn't that more than a stop faster than any other Pentax? Or have we had faster than 1/8,000 before?
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Well, color me interested! Price might be an issue though...
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We had 1/8000s with a mechanical (focal plane) shutter; this camera has 1/24000 - apparently with an electronic shutter (I won't be certain until I see the official specs). It's something new.
The camera might not be a true K-3 replacement, but it does have some surprises...

(and it looks better than the K-1! )

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What's that thumbwheel on the battery grip?
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819 200 iso?!

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What is the round structure/button on the front right of the camera and also seen on the grip? Looks like they re-engineered the "Take picture" button.
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On paper this camera looks pretty fascinating. I hope it's priced well. It could kick but in aps-c market
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shardulm: There's a wheel on the grip (and the front wheel on the camera is vertical). If you haven't already seen them in the other thread, pics of the camera are here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
What's that thumbwheel on the battery grip?
At a guess, a replication of the thumbwheel on the front of the body.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
819 200 iso?!
It might mean that ISO 51200 is finally usable, not just marketing.
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