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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
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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

Lens MountPentax K
Sensor ResolutionActual: 24.78 Megapixel
Effective: 24.24 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Sensor Type23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor1.5x
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift
Mirror Lock-UpYes
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter
Shutter SpeedElectronic 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 ModeBulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity100 to 102,400 in Manual, Auto Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range0 to 22 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, CTE, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Manual, Multi Auto WB, Shade, Tungsten
Continuous ShootingElectronic 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 RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/12-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes3:2 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 Ratio3:2
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording ModesH.264/MPEG-4 AVC
1920 x 1080 at 24.00/25/30.00/50/60.00 fps
1280 x 720 at 50/60.00 fps
External Recording ModesNone
Recording LimitUp to 25 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
IP StreamingNone
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Other I/O1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Input
WirelessWi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
App CompatibleYes: Android & iOS
App Name: Image Sync
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Remote Control
*As of November, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)GPS
*Adapter Required
Resolution1,037,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating LCD
MagnificationApprox. 95x
Diopter Adjustment-2.5 to +1.5
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhoto
Phase Detection: 11 (9 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity-3 to +18 EV
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Manual, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync
Guide Number39.3' / 12 m at ISO 100 (28 mm Position)
Maximum Sync Speed1/180 Second
Flash Compensation-2 to +1 EV
Dedicated Flash SystemP-TTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, Wireless
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%
Battery Type1 x D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 1050 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 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
Weight22.0 oz / 625 g (Body Only)
24.1 oz / 683 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.73 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

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

Isn't this the same as the K-70?
Asked by: Lawrence
There's a 5 gram difference between this and the K-70. (683g for the KF, 688 for the K-70, both with battery and cards) External sizes are listed as identical, and the specs are the same. Unless the K-70 is about to be discontinued, I don't see why this exists.
Answered by: Justin
Date published: 2023-03-11
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