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Pentax KP review

It’s another interesting 24-megapixel SLR from Pentax, but what does it have that the K-70 doesn’t?

Pentax KP verdict

The KP is an interesting camera, but it lags behind the cheaper K-70 in a couple of key areas and doesn’t deliver enough to justify its much higher price. It’s compact, sturdy and packed with photographic features, but we’re left thinking Pentax should now invest in rationalising and modernising its lens range, not launching new cameras.

Pentax KP competition

Canon EOS 80D

It’s the enthusiast’s Canon with almost everything, including an articulating screen, Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus and a 24.2MP APS-C format sensor.

Nikon D7200

Nikon’s chunky and strong enthusiast DSLR combines no-nonsense controls with a top-class 24MP non-anti-aliased image sensor.

Pentax K-70

It’s little more than half the price of the KP, but it beats it with an articulated rear screen and hybrid AF, and gives surprisingly little away elsewhere.