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 / jello effects, and also banding issues under artificial light on your images.
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.
Pentax KP has a creative Astro Tracer mode where the camera utilizes its GPS and sensor shift mechanism to track the motion of the stars and creates a long exposure image without visible star trails. This makes KP one of the best equipped camera for Astrophotography.