KP review in Outdoor Photography


jules

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 15:46
They seem to like it a lot!
Worth the read every month regardless...👍
Cheers Jules...
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wvbarnes

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 17:31
Excellent Magazine, they just do one review a month and the rest is all about taking photographs.

I was lucky enough to be bought a subscription for Christmas. When it runs out I might go for the half price digital option on my tablet.

Everything I've read about the KP leads back to it being much dearer than the K3 II I got for £699 recently but smaller battery, one card slot,cheaper shutter etc.

With the Mk II and the newer PLM motor 55 - 300mm telephoto I'm finding all my K3 slow inaccurate AFC problems have gone away.

The low noise ISO of the KP intrigues me though. Have Sony provided a fresh sensor or is it in the tinkering of the software? If the latter where's the patch for my K3II please?

jules

Link Posted 30/06/2017 - 00:34
wvbarnes wrote:
Excellent Magazine, they just do one review a month and the rest is all about taking photographs.

I was lucky enough to be bought a subscription for Christmas. When it runs out I might go for the half price digital option on my tablet.

Everything I've read about the KP leads back to it being much dearer than the K3 II I got for £699 recently but smaller battery, one card slot,cheaper shutter etc.

With the Mk II and the newer PLM motor 55 - 300mm telephoto I'm finding all my K3 slow inaccurate AFC problems have gone away.

The low noise ISO of the KP intrigues me though. Have Sony provided a fresh sensor or is it in the tinkering of the software? If the latter where's the patch for my K3II please?

Hi Bill, it's supposedly a new sensor but no one has yet done a tear down to check that as far as I'm aware, to be fair on you I know why you bought the K3II and we'll see what you think when the MKIII version comes out!
I'm hoping for the same price point as the Nikon D7500, or I'll just buy a secondhand K1.
Small battery, yes but I got 700 shots out of mine last week, cheaper shutter, not sure about that, yes it is a 1/6000th and 100,000 shots but it is as nicely damped as the K3 and much less noisey than the K70.
Single card slot, well yeah but they were trying to make it as small as possible and I don't miss it...Yet...
The 55-300 intrigues me but there is supposedly a 70-300 coming, a tamron rebadge I reckon and I'm holdong out for that un...
Cheers Jules...
tri-elmar-fudd

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Algernon

Link Posted 30/06/2017 - 09:41
Good Review by Daniel who is a mod on this forum

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Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

philstaff

Link Posted 07/07/2017 - 14:43
Did not get such a good review with the camera store. They seem to think the K70 was a better option mainly due to the price.

Regards Ian

jules

Link Posted 08/07/2017 - 07:03
From the American Forum Review conclusion...
"When it comes to what matters most, the KP is an impressive midrange DSLR, offering a rugged build, good ergonomics, a highly customizable user interface, and phenomenal image quality, especially in low light. Its compact form factor and sleek appearance make it rather unique in the DSLR landscape.
Compared to the K-70, which has essentially the same image quality but only a lower ISO limit, the KP's price can seem a bit on the high side, so we nick the KP a tad on value. However, this camera brings quite a bit more to the table than its entry-level cousins through its construction, aesthetics, durability, speed, and extensive customizability, and thus has a clearly-defined spot in the Pentax lineup."

As always the Price Phil, when the top tier APSC body arrives, we'll think it's cheap!
Cheers Jules...
tri-elmar-fudd

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philstaff

Link Posted 09/07/2017 - 14:41
They had big issues the removable finger grip as well. They did not seem to find one that felt right in there hand. I am still shooting with the KR so what do I know. Hope you enjoy the new camera.

RegardsIan

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 21/07/2017 - 18:15
Digital camera didn't give it such a good write - but the again, give them a polished turd with a Canon sticker and it will get 9/10. I really don't know why I subscribe. takes no more than 1 hour to read it.
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 22/07/2017 - 10:41
I'm not in the market and I hope my K3 will last at least another three years. I think the KP looks very good, and is possibly the most handsome Pentax DSLR ever made, but the lower-charge battery when compared to the K3 and others and the excessive price put me off. The K3 and K3 II are far better value but when they're gone, they're gone, and they're APS-C flagship replacement will be far more expensive.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

kea828

Link Posted 22/07/2017 - 13:18
If you think of the KP as a lighter (703g) replacement for the K-5 series (740g) it may make more sense. The K-5s were of a similar price when launched, but it came down steadily. I see the KP as sitting between the K-70 and the expected replacement for the K-3ii.

Whilst I'd like my cameras to be lighter, I'm not sure that the trade off of 170 shots of battery life vs. k-3 (or 590 shots vs. the K-5) for a reduction of 35g was a good one if you have to carry a spare battery (or an extra spare) as a consequence.

Can someone post the weights of the L109 and L190 batteries for comparison?
Regards,
Kea828

Algernon

Link Posted 22/07/2017 - 13:43
The ink should weigh the same because they use the same letters

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

JAK

Link Posted 22/07/2017 - 14:38
Algernon wrote:
The ink should weigh the same because they use the same letters

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Not quite, one's a D-LI90 and the other D-LI109 which makes the smaller battery heavier on that basis!
John K

Algernon

Link Posted 22/07/2017 - 15:20
kea828 wrote:
Can someone post the weights of the L109 and L190 batteries for comparison?

I was just using the references given by the previous poster Chalk and cheese are both the same to me

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Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

JAK

Link Posted 22/07/2017 - 16:11
Ah, yes, but you have to go by the lettering on the battery.

The 90 is 76g and the 109 is 52g.
John K

richandfleur

Link Posted 23/07/2017 - 22:19
If you are after something small / minimalist and want/need it now, then there's the KP.
Can't help but think this tech will make for a great K-3 mk iii though...
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