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Pentax KF DSLR Camera (Black)

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Pentax KF DSLR Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • 24.24MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • PRIME MII Image Processor
  • ISO 100-102400, Up to 6 fps Shooting
  • Full HD 1080i Video at 60 fps
A perfect companion for travel, landscape, and nature photographers, the Pentax KF DSLR Camera provides outstanding imaging performance in a durable and reliable weather-resistant body. Combining an advanced feature set with a compact form factor, this camera offers high-resolution image quality revolving around a 24.24MP APS-C CMOS sensor and PRIME MII image processor.
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Pentax KF Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2High-Resolution Imagery
  • 3Vari-Angle LCD Monitor for Easy Viewing
  • 4Clear-View Optical Viewfinder
  • 5Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction & Pixel Shift Resolution System
  • 6AA Filter Simulator
  • 7High-Speed SAFOX X Autofocus System
  • 8Full HD 1080p Video and 4K Interval Recording
  • 9Versatile Image Processing Functions
  • 10Customizable Body Design
  • 11Wireless Functionality
  • 12Weather-Resistant Construction
By B&H Photo's

A perfect companion for travel, landscape, and nature photographers, the Pentax KF DSLR Camera provides outstanding imaging performance in a durable and reliable weather-resistant body. Combining an advanced feature set with a compact form factor, this camera offers high-resolution image quality revolving around a 24.24MP APS-C CMOS sensor and PRIME MII image processor.

Complementing the imaging capabilities, the camera features a 3.0" 1.03m-dot vari-angle LCD monitor to permit working from high and low angles, and the monitor also features a Night Vision Red Light LCD display function, which significantly reduces eye strain when shooting in dark locations such as when shooting in nightscape and astrophotography modes. Additionally, the Pentax KF is compatible with the optional O-GPS2 GPS Module for geotagging and AstroTracer functions.

High-Resolution Imagery
A 24.24MP APS-C CMOS sensor pairs with the PRIME MII image processor to create clean, high-resolution image quality, a sensitivity range of ISO 100-102400, and the ability to record Full HD 1080p video. The processor and sensor combination also affords a range of continuous shooting capabilities, including a 6 fps shooting rate for up to 40 consecutive JPEGs, 10 raw frames, or 8 raw+JPEG exposures.
Vari-Angle LCD Monitor for Easy Viewing
The 3.0" 1.03m-dot vari-angle LCD monitor allows the monitor to be positioned at the desired angle, making it easier to compose images in a wide variety of situations. Designed for both high-angle and low-angle shooting, the monitor features unique air-gapless construction to effectively reduce the reflection and dispersion of light for improved visibility during outdoor shooting.

The outdoor-friendly LCD monitor features selectable brightness levels which can be instantly adjusted to the lighting level of any shooting location. The LCD monitor also features a Night Vision Red Light LCD display function, which greatly reduces eyestrain when shooting in dark locations such as nightscape and astrophotography modes used in combination with the optional O-GPS2 GPS Module.

Clear-View Optical Viewfinder
Within its compact body, the PENTAX KF incorporates a glass prism viewfinder featuring the same optics and coatings as those used in higher-level models. With its approximately 100% field of view and 0.95x magnification, the viewfinder provides a large, clear view of the subject for quick, easy confirmation of focusing and framing.
Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction & Pixel Shift Resolution System
The built-in sensor-shift Shake Reduction (SR) mechanism effectively minimizes camera shake and delivers sharp, blur-free images, even in conditions prone to camera shake, such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting low-light scenes with ambient light, or photographing sunset scenes. Using a high-accuracy gyro sensor, it provides a compensation effect of 4.5 shutter stops. When taking a panning shot, this mechanism automatically detects the direction of the camera's movement and efficiently controls the SR unit to produce the best image possible without requiring any mode switching operation.

The Pixel Shift Resolution System captures four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, then synthesizes them into a single composite image. Compared to the conventional Bayer system, in which each pixel has only a single-color data unit, this innovative system obtains all color data in each pixel to deliver super-high-resolution images with far more truthful colors and much finer details than those produced by conventional APS-C-size image sensors. This system even provides a motion correction function, which automatically detects a moving object during continuous shooting and minimizes negative effects during the synthesizing process in order to accommodate a wider range of scenes and subjects.

AA Filter Simulator
By applying microscopic vibrations to the image sensor unit at the sub-pixel level during image exposure, the AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator provides the same level of moiré reduction as an optical AA filter. Unlike an optical AA filter, which always creates the identical result, this innovative simulator lets the user switch the AA filter effect on and off, as well as adjust the level of the effect. This means that the ideal effect can be set for a particular scene or subject based on the photographic conditions.
High-Speed SAFOX X Autofocus System
The high-precision SAFOX X AF sensor module assures responsive, dependable autofocus operation. With its 11 distinct phase-detection points including 9 cross-type sensors in the middle, this AF module delivers pinpoint focus on the subject at a minimum brightness level as low as -3 EV. It also assures outstanding AF tracking performance with moving subjects, enabled by advanced features such as the Select-area Expansion function, which automatically refocuses on a moving subject after it moves away from the initial point. Additional features include an AF Hold function that maintains the initial in-focus point even when the module loses sight of the subject.
Full HD 1080p Video and 4K Interval Recording
Full HD 1920 x 1080 video recording is supported in multiple frame rates, including 60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, and 24p, in the high-quality H.264 format. HD 1280 x 720 video is also supported in 60p and 50p frame rates. Audio can be recorded along with video using the built-in stereo microphone or, additionally, a 3.5mm microphone terminal is available for use of an external mic.

The PENTAX KF provides a host of advanced interval shooting functions, including 4K Interval Movie mode, which allows you to record a series of still images at a fixed interval and then link them into a single 4K movie file. Star Stream Movie mode that enables you to the traces of stars or illuminations on a 4K movie file. And Interval Composite mode, which synthesizes a composite image with a choice of three synthesis modes: average, additive, and comparative.

Versatile Image Processing Functions
Featuring a unique Custom Image function, the Pentax KF lets users process an image with the desired finishing touch to express their creative intention, or to suit the particular scene. This function provides 14 Custom Image modes that include: SATOBI, which reproduces the colors resembling those of color pictures in the 60s and 70s, with cyan-tinged blues, subdued yellows, and faded reds; Bleach Bypass, which recreates the profound atmosphere of movie scenes; and Cross Processing, which adds fantastic, unusual colors to captured images.
Customizable Body Design
Featuring customizable control options, the camera can be personalized to match your shooting preferences by assigning desired functions to the buttons and dials on the camera body. A double e-dial system can be used to control the operating system, allowing you to instantly shift the aperture or shutter-speed settings without taking your eye from the viewfinder. To assure a firm hold on the camera body, even with a gloved hand, the grip, control buttons, and mode dials are contoured to offer optimum comfort and operability in outdoor shooting situations.
Wireless Functionality
Providing a host of wireless functions for smartphones and tablets, with the dedicated Image Sync app, mobile users can remotely check the live view image, capture still images, and adjust such camera settings including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity. It is also possible to download captured images onto a mobile device, then upload them to social networking websites.
Weather-Resistant Construction
A dependable performer in demanding settings such as rain, fog, or snow, or at locations prone to dust and freezing temperatures, the weather-resistant body is perfect for rugged outdoor photography. Typical of Pentax's designs, the camera features dustproof, weather-resistant construction with 100 seals throughout the body and outstanding cold-proof performance at temperatures down to -14°F.
UPC: 027075305076

Pentax KF Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Pentax K
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 24.78 Megapixel
Effective: 24.24 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 102,400 in Manual, Auto Mode
Continuous Shooting
Electronic Shutter
Up to 6 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 40 Frames (JPEG) / 10 Frames (Raw)
Electronic Shutter
Up to 3 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 100 Frames (JPEG) / 16 Frames (Raw)
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps
External Recording Modes
No
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
No
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Input
Wireless
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Display Type
Articulating Non-Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 1050 mAh
Imaging
Lens Mount
Pentax K
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 24.78 Megapixel
Effective: 24.24 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
Crop Factor: 1.5x 
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift
Mirror Lock-Up
Yes
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/6000 to 30 Seconds in Auto Mode
1/6000 to 30 Seconds in Manual Mode
10 to 1200 Seconds in Bulb Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 102,400 in Manual, Auto Mode
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
0 to 22 EV
White Balance
Presets: Auto, CTE, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Manual, Multi Auto WB, Shade, Tungsten
Continuous Shooting
Electronic Shutter
Up to 6 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 40 Frames (JPEG) / 10 Frames (Raw)
Electronic Shutter
Up to 3 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 100 Frames (JPEG) / 16 Frames (Raw)
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/12-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2 Raw
24.2 MP (6000 x 4000)
3:2 JPEG
24.2 MP (6000 x 4000)
14 MP (4608 x 3072)
6 MP (3072 x 2048)
2 MP (1920 x 1280)
Aspect Ratio
3:2
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps
External Recording Modes
No
Recording Limit
Up to 25 Minutes
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone Type
Stereo
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
No
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Input
Wireless
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Image Sync
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Adapter Required
Monitor
Display Size
3"
Resolution
1,037,000 Dot
Display Type
Articulating Non-Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Optical
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 95x
Diopter Adjustment
-2.5 to +1.5
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Photo
Phase Detection: 11 (9 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity
-3 to +18 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Flash Modes
Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Manual, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync
Guide Number
39.3' / 12 m at ISO 100 (28 mm Position)
Maximum Sync Speed
1/180 Second
Flash Compensation
-2 to +1 EV
Dedicated Flash System
P-TTL
External Flash Connection
Wireless
Environmental
Operating Temperature
14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 85%
General
Battery Type
1x D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 1050 mAh
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.9 x 3.7 x 2.9" / 125.5 x 93 x 74 mm
Weight
22.0 oz / 625 g (Body Only)
24.1 oz / 683 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.73 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.3 x 6.9 x 5"

Pentax KF Reviews

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Is the KF's shutter very loud like the K70's? It ...

Is the KF's shutter very loud like the K70's? It is the one thing I dislike about my K70!
Asked by: Chris
The Pentax KF DSLR Camera (Black) has a shutter sound that is softer than the Pentax K70.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2023-03-11

does the KF have a port for a wired release as ...

does the KF have a port for a wired release as the K70 did?
Asked by: stanley
The Pentax KF DSLR Camera (Black) has a 3.5mm remote connection, and is compatible with the Pentax CS-310 Cable Switch: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1313283-REG/pentax_30239_cs_310_cable_switch.html
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2023-11-20

Isn't this the same as the K-70?

Isn't this the same as the K-70?
Asked by: Lawrence
I believe that the most important improvement in this camera is the solenoid that controls the aperture. On the K-70 it presented several problems until it was replaced on cameras manufactured after 2021. Therefore, on the KF this will not be an issue. It's still worth buying in 2023 if you utilize some of its unique features, like the astrotracer, weather sealing, and the extensive customization that's available.
Answered by: Tennessee
Date published: 2023-11-23

Does the KF package come with the DA version of ...

Does the KF package come with the DA version of the 18-55 zoom or the DA L? (no quick shift focus, plastic mount).
Asked by: JAMES
The, Pentax KF DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black) comes with the Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom model lens.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-10-16
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