Announcement: Pentax KF

On November 16, 2022, the Pentax KF camera was officially introduced.

Pentax KF

Pentax KF

Key features include:

  1. cropped reflex camera
  2. Support for KAF4 lenses
  3. 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor capable of capturing 6000 X 4000 images without AA filter
  4. ISO Range 100-102.400
  5. 4.5 steps integrated image stabilizer
  6. PRIME MII Processor
  7. Mechanical shutter with shutter speed up to 1/6000 second, excerpt synchronization 1 / 180 seconds
  8. Focusing with the SAFOX X module, 11 focus points of which 9 are cruciform. Sensitivity from -3 EV
  9. Maximum burst speed with a mechanical shutter 6 fps (buffer for 8 RAW), with electronic - 3 fps
  10. Video Full HD 1080i 60 fps, 1080p 30 fps, up to 25 minutes or up to 4 GB
  11. Memory card slot SD with UHS-I
  12. JVI based on pentaprism with 0.95x magnification and 100% coverage
  13. Display with a diagonal of 3 inches and 1.037.000 dots, tilting, not touch
  14. USB2.0 (micro B), HDMI (Type D), WI-FI, microphone input, additional connectors
  15. Weight: 683 grams (with memory card and battery)
  16. Protected enclosure
  17. Case colors: Black, Crystal Blue, Crystal White
  18. The price is about 850 dollars
  19. What is going on?
  20. UPDATED: Pentax KF- the worst camera, announced in 2022, according to the votes of the site's readers

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Comments: 29, on the topic: Announcement: Pentax KF

  • Alexey

    It was possible to highlight in red the shooting speed and the buffer.

    • Oleksandr

      A green stub)

  • Neustrdm

    The camera was late for the market by 8 years. They could have screwed a normal 4k video to the stub and put phase sensors on the sensor and made a touch screen.

    • Michael

      This is in the plans for 2030)

      • Alexey

        how have they not gone bankrupt with such sales

    • Vvv

      for 850 dollars, look for such a camera.

      • Viktre

        What kind? retarded? Yes, it will not be easy, probably not to be found among the new ones.

  • Dmitry Kostin

    You can remove the video recording altogether.
    I've never heard of anyone recording a video on a Pentax.
    They certainly have their own atmosphere.

  • Andrey

    This camera is a clone of the pentax k-70 released in 2016. The KF has only minor cosmetic changes and a few colorways.

    On the one hand, yes, it's absurd. On the other hand, the seventies is a mirror amateur PHOTO camera licked to the smallest detail. It is hard to imagine what needs to be improved there. In principle, there is logic, well, like a remake, for little money. I would change only one thing: a noisy shutter (the same was installed in K-30, KS1, KS2, K-70) for a rustling quiet one from K-5, KP). Then she wouldn't have a price for this money

    • Guren302

      Why do you justify a camera with such characteristics in 2023? Who will buy it? Well, except for Pentax fans.

    • Dmitriy

      But what about the curse of the green solinoid, the black square of Malevich and the stuck diaphragm in the Pentax K-70?

      If this is fixed in the new Pentax KF, ​​it will be very good.

  • Rodion

    20. What year is it today?

    • Andrey

      Rodion, are you lost in time?

  • B. R. P.

    Well, it's a horse's move)

  • Oleg

    They are just like a watering can. Everyone had DSLRs, and the watering can was mirrorless. And now everyone has mirrorless cameras, and the Pentax is a SLR. So they will leave in contrast

    • Andrey

      So it is, but the situation is not simple. Given that the mainstream market has surged towards mirrorless cameras, for all their pros and cons, the market for new DSLRs will not be easy. The problem is that, in fact, one and the other do not give anything new in the picture when using the Bayer matrix Cmos. With an excellent K mount with a huge heritage of excellent glasses, and with cool mirror technologies (we won’t touch AF🤫), would it make sense for Pentax to reinvent the wheel in the form of a mirrorless camera, and bother with a new mount and lenses .. Personally, I don’t need any Pentax mirrorless cameras , except for K-01, is not necessary. But the Olympus ones are the very thing. So I have both.

  • Viktre

    Fans don't eat that, it's okay.

  • Alexander Rifeev

    What is going on? :-))) Bingo!!!! but seriously - the return of Budulai :-)) by the way, even Kamaz switched to the production of truck models from the end of the last century

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Pentax and Japan do not seem to have received sanctions restricting them from using modern components to assemble their products.

  • Alexander Rifeev

    according to information - yes :-)) but nevertheless the fact is obvious ...

  • UstasFritZZZ

    Here you are dying .. And the camera is not bad. Take and shoot. Without show-off and bells and whistles, for yourself, with comfort and reliability. When you are going on an Arctic expedition, which car will you choose: Land Cruiser or Tesla? That's the same

  • Konstantin

    K70 under a different name. It's sad that Pentax is not doing very well.

  • Osh

    Pentax: What, is it the end of 2022 now? And, you say, everyone is trying (and successfully) into something mirrorless?
    No, we haven't heard. Here is our mirror crop! So what, what is not relevant! But there are in those colors! Black, white, blue. What else do you dogs want?

    • Osh

      *in three colors

    • B. R. P.

      Well, first of all, everything multi-colored sells well in Asia. Secondly, it seems that this camera is not so much for successful sales as for laundering).

  • spitzer

    Safox X? My Pentax K-5 IIs also has Safox X, only my camera is 10 years old already, and the shutter speed is 1/8000 instead of 1/6000 for KF .. Looks like a camera for the amateur segment, and if they release it, then they know something or what -something guess

    • Arkady Shapoval

      or don't know and don't guess

  • Maksim

    It’s a pity, of course, that it’s not a new amateur DSLR, but, apparently, it would cost 1200.

    The price should not be surprised, the money is not what it used to be. I just compared the Pentax K-70 (2016) with the Canon EOS 850D (2020). Cameras of the same class (Canon has better video and autofocus, but the viewfinder is worse and there is no stabilization). So, the 850D is now on sale for $750.

  • Dmitriy

    I agree, the main thing is to fix the problem with the solinoid, and the jamming gear of the diaphragm.

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