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PENTAX KP: A stylish compact DSLR


Ricoh India announced the launch of its new digital SLR camera-PENTAX KP.
Within its compact, slim body it features a new-generation CMOS image sensor and a high-performance imaging engine to deliver extremely high-resolution, rich-gradation images. It also provides a range of customization features, such as a grip replacement system to personalize the camera’s grip to accommodate the photographer’s shooting style or a mounted lens, and a control panel to allow a flexible panel layout to meet the photographer’s preference. The camera assures flexible, delay-free response to a wide variety of scenes and subjects.

With a redesigned internal structure, the svelteDSLR offers spectacular features like a new-generation APS-C- sized CMOS image sensorsupported by approximately 24.32 effective megapixels and a top sensitivity of ISO 819200, a five-axis shake-reduction system,an electronically controlled shutter unit for super-high-speed shooting at 1/24000 second and an optical viewfinder with nearly 100% field of view.

The dustproof, weather-resistant and cold-proof (for temp. as low as -10°C) camera captures flawless, high-resolution Full HD movie clips in the H-264 recording format with a range of functional settings. Itincorporates a variety of customization functions to simplify and enhance camera operation, including Smart Function and control panel customization; and is equipped with a 3.0-inch LCD monitor with a vertical tilt function, a Real-time Scene Analysis System and a High-speed 27-point autofocus system with the SAFOX 11 module.

RICOH Pentax KP is available on Ricoh India web store and Ricoh seller’s networks at a MRP of Rs. 88584.
Key Features:
• 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor with max ISO of 819,200
• 27-point AF sensor with 25 central cross-type points
• 86,000-pixel RGB metering sensor aids subject tracking and exposure
• PRIME IV Processor
• In-body ‘SR II’ 5-axis image stabilization
• 7 fps continuous shooting
• Interchangeable grips
• Improved ‘Function Dial’ from the K-1
• Electronic shutter up to 1/24,000 sec through the viewfinder
• Wi-Fi communication

Final Thoughts

Overall Score 3.8