LCD and Viewfinder
Pentax KP has a Tilting 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
KP has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.63x. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Pentax KP can shoot continuously at max speed of 7.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/6000 sec
. KP also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/24000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
KP has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Pentax KP features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 27 focus points and 25 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors. Pentax KP also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Pentax KP, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60i,30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Pentax KP will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
KP has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker. Pentax KP also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Pentax KP features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11 b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our KP. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
Pentax KP has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Pentax KP is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 390 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 943 shots, Pentax KP has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend KP owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Advanced DSLR Cameras
Nikon D780 with its 2260shots is the model with longest battery life among Advanced DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Pentax KP vs Nikon D780 or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Pentax KP Features Compared to Main Competitors