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