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Operability & Reliability

Compact design

A compact, maneuverable body, handy for outdoor shooting

Featuring a dustproof, weather-resistant body and a vari-angle LCD monitor, the PENTAX KF has also been designed to be compact and maneuverable. By pairing it with one of the compact, lightweight PENTAX-DA-series lenses, you can enjoy outdoor photography more easily and intuitively than even before.

Dustproof, weather-resistant body

A dependable imaging system, including lens, to take on challenging situations

The PENTAX KF incorporates 100 sealing parts throughout its body, including the LCD monitor, to prevent the intrusion of water and dust into the interior. By pairing it with a PENTAX AW- or WR-series lens,* you have a highly dependable imaging system with superb environment-resistant performance.

* AW: All Weather (dustproof and weather-resistant); WR: Weather Resistant

Note: To eliminate the potential causes of a breakdown or malfunction, we advise you to wipe rain or water off the PENTAX KF completely and as soon as possible to keep it dry.

Sealing parts colored in red.

Outstanding cold-proof performance down to -10°C

Excellent reliability proven in stringent operation tests

Anticipating user demands for photo shooting in extremely cold locations, the PENTAX KF was subjected to stringent environmental tests in temperatures as low as -10°C. Its dependable cold-weather performance assures stable, responsive, high-precision operation of mechanisms and circuitry, while minimizing fluctuations in battery voltage, even in freezing locations.* Its dustproof, weather-resistant body works superbly and dependably, even in snowy locations.

* Battery performance may deteriorate as the temperature of the shooting location goes down. When using the PENTAX KF in low-temperature locations, we advise users to carry a spare battery and keep it warm by storing it in a pocket.

Outdoor-friendly LCD monitor with a red-lighted monitor display function

Easy adjustment of brightness to a desired level

The PENTAX KF features an outdoor-friendly LCD monitor whose brightness level can be instantly adjusted to the desired level: brighter during outdoor shooting in sunshine, or dimmer during nightscape photography. It also provides a red-lighted monitor display function, which prevents the pupils of the photographer’s eyes from closing down after they have become accustomed to a dark location during astronomical photography. This monitor is designed to assure optimum visibility in a wide range of photographic conditions and applications.

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Night Vision LCD Display

Digital level

Accurate detection and at-a-glance indication of the camera’s horizontal and vertical tilt

The PENTAX KF has a built-in digital level that detects the horizontal and vertical tilt of the camera with great accuracy, and indicates the obtained information on the LCD monitor. This is a very useful tool in landscape and nightscape photography. It also displays the camera’s horizontal tilt on an exposure bar scale in the viewfinder.

Auto Horizon Correction

A convenient tool for easy composition of well-balanced images

By making effective use of the SR mechanism and the digital level, the Auto Horizon function automatically rotates the image sensor to compensate for the camera’s horizontal tilt.* This is especially useful when photographing poorly illuminated subjects, or shooting in an unstable, off-balance position.

* Maximum compensation angle: approx. ±1.5°with SR mechanism turn off, or approx. ±1° with SR mechanism activated

DR (Dust Removal) mechanism   

Easy removal of dust particles from the image sensor

The PENTA KF’s image sensor is treated with PENTAX-original SP coating to prevent dust from clinging to the surface. If any dust remains on the surface, the PENTAX-original DR (Dust Removal) mechanism shakes it off using high-speed vibrations, and prevents dust spots from appearing on captured images.

In-body RAW data development

Application of the desired finishing touch without a computer

The PENTAX KF allows for in-body development of RAW-format files, with the developed files saved as separate JPEG files. You can adjust a wide range of parameters, and add the desired finishing touch to your image without needing a PC. You can even develop RAW-format files created by the Pixel Shift Resolution System or those recorded in the HDR mode.

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