- 24MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 100 - 102400
- Sensor based Image Stabilization
- No Anti-Alias Filter
- 1/6000s Max Shutter
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Pentax KAF2 Mount
- 684g - 126 x 93 x 74mm
- Introduced November 2022
- Previous Model is Pentax K-70
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Pentax KF summary
Pentax KF is Pentax's Entry-Level DSLR camera first announced on November of 2022. The camera uses a 24MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 6000 x 4000.
Pentax introduced this camera in order to replace the previous Pentax K-70 (Read Full Comparison)
The KF is scored #2 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and over-all #80 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please try our Advanced camera finder to get camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a graph of various factors used in the rating system.
Pentax KF family
The Pentax KF is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the detailed range underneath.
KF vs K-7024MPAPS-C6.0 fps2016
KF vs K-S220MPAPS-C5.4 fps2015
KF vs K-50016MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
KF vs K-5016MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
KF vs K-r12MPAPS-C6.0 fps2011
KF vs K-x12MPAPS-C5.0 fps2009
KF vs K200D10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008
KF vs K100D S6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2007
KF vs K100D6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
KF vs K110D6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
Pentax KF Gallery
You can see the KF from different angles in the gallery here.
Pentax KF Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of upsides and downsides of the Pentax KF based on things which are usually regarded as important in a camera.
Pentax KF Sensor info
The sensor measurement in the Pentax KF is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor can capture 6000 x 4000 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor based). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CMOS sensor boasts 24 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 100 - 102400. RAW photos are supported so the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
Pentax made the decision to skip the anti aliasing filter for the Pentax KF. This will result in more clearer photographs but might create moire in certain circumstances.
The picture underneath displays the KF's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The KF sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is showcased in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Pentax KF dimensions
Pentax KF is 1.51 pounds (684 grams or 24.13 oz) and features outer proportions of 126mm x 93mm x 74mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.9"). The weight of average Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 grams so the Pentax KF is heavier when compared with its rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a shot of the Pentax KF alongside a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will show you the button arrangement on the KF.
Pentax KF Lens info
The KF fits the Pentax KAF2 mount and has 17 lenses to select from. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the KF.
Pentax KF Connectivity
The KF has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer pictures and sometimes alter settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Certain applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Pentax KF Video info
The highest possible video quality in the Pentax KF is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality offers a decent balance in quality versus file sizes but 1080p is not going to leave you with much room to crop. Although the camera features a mic jack, it is missing a headphone jack so you won't have the capability to monitor your audio levels.
Pentax KF Weather Sealing
Pentax KF provides weather proofing making it a great pick to use in tricky environments. This is especially valuable in case you are uncertain about the conditions you might encounter in outdoor photography.
Pentax KF Display and Viewfinder
The Pentax KF houses a 3.00" fully articulated display screen boasting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
It has got a selfie friendly display to get self portraits and even group photos when needed. Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Pentax KF are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.63x
In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders can be very useful.
Pentax KF Shutter info
Pentax KF continuous shooting rate is 6.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/6000 sec.
Pentax KF Flash and Hot shoe info
Pentax KF boasts both inbuilt flash plus external flash support.
Pentax KF Autofocusing info
Pentax KF boasts both Phase Detect Auto Focus and Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and exact when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera boasts Face detect making it useful for portrait photography.
The AF system boasts 11 focus points to select from. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for objects that move. Pentax KF supports manual focus in case it is required in low light occasions or you require more precise focus control.
Pentax KF Battery life
The battery life (D-LI109) on the Pentax KF is built to last for 410 pictures as per the CIPA standards making it lesser compared to its competition. The average Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x has got the best (1900) battery life in this category of cameras.
Following is a number of Entry-Level DSLR cameras that come with the highest battery life:
KF vs K-x1900 yesnono
KF vs D35001550 yesnoyes
KF vs D34001200 yesnoyes
KF vs A4501050 yesnono
Pentax KF for various kinds of photography
The following graph displays a summary of the Pentax KF for various kinds of photography. To check out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Pentax KF
The Pentax KF gets a score of 83 which is outstanding, and means the camera is a brilliant option for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW photos in addition to the flexibility to utilize external flash.
Pentax KF Street photography advice
Getting a nice points tally of 73, the Pentax KF is a good choice to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Pentax KF Sports photography features
A very good sports photography points tally of 75 indicates the Pentax KF is a fine pick for photographing sports. A camera really should have very good autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Pentax KF
Portability is extremely crucial when choosing a camera for travel. In general, the Pentax KF gets a above average 66 as a travelling camera which is a very decent fit for your journeys.
Pentax KF as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody looking to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Pentax KF and it's great grade of 80 for a landscape camera is a superb fit amongst its rivals.
Pentax KF Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging preferably should offer a articulating display, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Considering everything, the Pentax KF is a good fit as a vlog camera as it gets a above average score of 73.
Pentax KF Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the KF, below is a number of the top rated cameras which fall in to the family of Entry-Level DSLR.
The chart followed below shows you a bird's eye view of the KF compared to it's top rated rivals mentioned above.
These are various other cameras you might take a look at as alternative options. To look at a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.