Ricoh has launched the Pentax KP, a tiny titan of a DSLR with a most ISO of 819,200.
Yes you learn that proper. ISO 819,000.
At that sensitivity the Pentax KP turns right into a digital black gap that simply absorbs mild – which is strictly what it’s been designed to do as a digital camera for night time images.
Equipped with an 24.32MP APS-H CMOS sensor, the Pentax KP can seize the celebs even on the darkest of nights. At the identical time the DSLR can right for the rotation of the Earth throughout lengthy exposures utilizing its in-physique SR II H-Axis shake discount system with the assistance of an optionally available GPS module in order that stars are captured as factors of sunshine fairly than star trails.
Of course the digital camera also can use the identical stabilization system to right for undesirable digital camera shake, which Ricoh claims will present as much as 5 shutter steps of help.
Further bolstering the Pentax KP’s low-mild capturing capabilities is a SAFOX eleven AF sensor, which presents 27 focus factors and 25 cross-sort AF factors within the middle. The autofocus sensor comes with the standard accoutrements of monitoring modes however the largest spotlight is its capability to focus in close to darkness at -A EV.
Aside from capturing at midnight, the Pentax KP has been constructed for velocity with an B/24000 second digital shutter. The onboard Prime IV imaging engine additionally helps reduce noise on the fly and optimize picture decision.
As with different Pentax DSLRs, the KP can stand as much as the weather and temperatures as little as -10-levels Celsius because of its sixty seven climate-seals. Other options embrace an Wi-Fi connectivity, an zero.95x optical viewfinder and O-inch 921k-dot tiltable monitor for overhead and low angle photographs.
Altogether, the Pentax KP seems like a beast of the night time and the one different digital camera that comes near beating it’s the . Unlike the 24.32MP APS-H Pentax KP, the Sony A7S II contains a full-body 12MP sensor that tops out at ISO 409,600. It’ll be fascinating to see how these two low-mild champions stack up towards one another.
The Pentax KP can be obtainable in the USA on February 25 and in the UK by the top of the identical month for $ M,099 or £M,099 (about AU$ B,450) for the digital camera physique by itself.
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