The Pentax KP is not the replacement of the K-3 II, new high-end Pentax DSLR coming in 6 months

The just announced Pentax KP camera is not the replacement for the K-3 II model. A new high-end DSLR from Pentax will be announced later this year to replace the K-3 II. According to the French website Les Numérique, the K-3II replacement will be announced in 6 months:

“Le Pentax KP (…) cohabitera pendant six mois avec le K-3 II avant que celui-ci ne prenne sa retraite et soit remplacé.”

Translation: “The Pentax KP will co-exist for six months with the K-3 II before the latter retires and is replaced.”

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  • Zos Xavius

    The k3 is a core market for them. It would be foolish to abandon their base.

  • GiuBehringer

    Thank Odin! The K-P looks like a nice camera but I wouldn’t replace my K-5 with it. I’ll save my pesos and yens and wait for the replacement.

  • spectralpixels

    It’s good to know that the KP is the not K-3ii replacement. I will give the KP it’s due as being a nice all around smaller camera including for travel use and with an 18-135mm lens you can’t really go wrong. My questions is why the KP where the K-70 is basically the same camera. 1/2fps better for the for KP isn’t going to make any real difference, the AF and point to point tracking hasn’t changed, ISO is better on the KP. Price wise i am guessing the KP will replace the K-Sx line which isn’t a bad idea.

  • PENTAX KP is a “mid-class” digital SLR camera, not the replacement of PENTAX K-3 II.

    “A mid-class digital SLR camera, featuring a new APS-C-sized image sensor and super-high-sensitivity night-scene snapshot photography at ISO 819200 in a newly designed, compact body”


  • Lightleak_101

    More in 6 months heavy cameras you cant carry around all day. Pentax let Ricoh design your mirrorless camera = Win for everybody! !!!

  • Luke

    K-3 iii?

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