Pentax KP won “BEST APS-C DSLR EXPERT” 2017 TIPA award

PENTAX KP Digital SLR Camera Named “BEST APS-C DSLR EXPERT” at 2017 TIPA Photo & Imaging Awards

TOKYO, April 20, 2017 -RICOH COMPANY, LTD and RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. announced that the PENTAX KP was selected the BEST APS-C DSLR EXPERT by the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA).

TIPA has a worldwide membership of 29 photo and imaging magazines from 14 countries across five continents. TIPA also has a cooperative agreement with the Camera Journal Press Club of Japan. This year the ceremony to present the winning companies with the TIPA trophies will be held in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, 16 June 2017.

TIPA members noted the following details about the products:


The Pentax KP is a weather resistant and dustproof camera with a 24.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor with no low pass filter. The camera offers an unheard of ISO (819,200), a Pixel Shift Resolution System, and AA filter moiré reduction technology. There is a built in five-axis shake reduction system and a tiltable LCD monitor. The KP has two high-speed shutter options: 1/6000 second (mechanical) and 1/24,000 second using the electronic shutter. It offers Full HD video recording and built-in WiFi for use with their Image Sync app. The pentaprism finder offers 100% field of view and the camera can record in both JPEG and 14-bit raw modes.

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  • TinusVerdino

    Great the every brand gets an award each year awards gave it to the only camera introduced by Pentax in 2017 so far. (Nikon for the D5600 and Canon for the D5 Mk IV and Sony for the A99 II.)

  • btnapa

    Typical Pentax… winning the Oscar but losing at the box office!

  • Robert Zigo

    Nice, congrat. But market is full of cameras now… please focus on lenses. Thanks.

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