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Pentax KP

Pentax KP
alaScore 90

35 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Pentax KP. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and durability. The screen and performance also get good views. There are mixed reviews on the focus and reliability. Some have doubts about the battery.

portability, performance, screen, durability, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax KP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Pentax KP


The Pentax KP features a svelte design, protection from weather, and excellent imaging, but is held back by Wi-Fi issues and so-so video.

24-megapixel APS-C image sensor. 5-axis image stabilization. 27-point focus system. 7fps continuous shooting. Pentaprism viewfinder. Tilting LCD. Weather-sealed design. Modular grip system.

Dated video features. Single card slot. Short battery life. Very small Raw buffer. So-so tracking capability. Slow, buggy Wi-Fi app.

The Pentax KP may not be sell as many units as more popular alternatives from Canon and Nikon, but devoted Pentax shooters with an investment in the company's compact Limited lens series should give it a close look. It's a bit slimmer than other...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Samuel Spencer (

Pentax KP Review


Ricoh's Pentax KP is a 24MP mid-range DSLR with five-axis image stabilization. But, rather than a simple update of the existing K-3 II, it's been slimmed-down and gained some of the K-1's style. Does it succeed? Read more

The $1199 Pentax KP takes some styling cues and control points from its big brother, the K-1, and shrinks them down to a slim yet substantial body with a 24MP APS-C sensor and a new 5-axis 'SR II' IBIS system. It also offers weather-sealing behind its...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Pentax KP digital camera features


Pentax KP digital camera features : After a thorough review of the camera's internal structure, Pentax designed a new body that was far more compact and slim than existing models to optimize the overall performance and operability. When combined with a...

The large 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...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Pentax KP body offers pixel shift resolution system


Pentax AA-filter simulator to minimize moiré and false colors : The new Pentax KP incorporates a new-generation, APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.32 effective megapixels to produce high-resolution pictures. It also features an optical...

The Pentax KP body features a state-of-the-art technology to optimize the high-pixel sensor’s imaging power for true-to-life color reproduction. Driven by the camera’s in-body SR (Shake-Reduction) mechanism, this innovative system captures four images...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Pentax KP mid-class digital SLR camera


Pentax KP digital SLR camera : Ricoh Imaging is proud to announce the launch of the Pentax KP D-SLR camera. In a compact, portable body designed for daily use, this high-end model provides a full range of specifications as well as an assortment of...

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...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Pentax KP Review


Coming on like a K-1 that's been shrunk in the wash, the Pentax KP inherits lots of its big brother's key features in a smaller, lighter and cheaper package. We particularly like the easily removable hand-grip, especially as the three different sizes...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by (

Pentax KP Review


For many years now, we've been big fans of Ricoh's Pentax brand, and the oftentimes superb DSLRs it produces. The Pentax brand has a long history of making exceptionally fully-featured cameras that come complete with equally aggressive price tags.

Expert review by : Edited by George Schaub (

Pentax KP DSLR Review


The Pentax KP is a DSLR system with a 24MP APS-C-sized sensor. The camera offers many unusual, advanced features and very good handling. (Editor's Note: Lab Review lab tests and comments are supplied by BetterNet, Shutterbug's TIPA-affiliated testing...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (

Pentax KP review


Big performance in a surprisingly small body

Capable AF system (in AF-S) ; Compact body for its class ; Great ISO noise control ; Very effective IS system

Lacklustre video quality ; Expensive ; Continuous AF performance ; LCD a little behind the times

It’s not quite the best all-round option at this price, and is outgunned by many cheaper rivals, but fine build quality, snappy AF and excellent image quality make the Pentax KP worth a look.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Pentax KP review


Is Pentax's low-light loving contender a DSLR dark horse?

In body image stabilisation ; Optional customisable grips ; Lots of customisable controls

No 4K video ; Not amazing at tracking focus

Not top of its class, but well worth considering if you’re mainly shooting landscapes and portraits

Jun, 2017

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