Pentax KP body offers pixel shift resolution system
Pentax AA-filter simulator to minimize moiré and false colors : The new Pentax KP incorporates a new-generation, APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.32 effective megapixels to produce high-resolution pictures. It also features an optical design free of the optical AA (anti-aliasing) filter to optimize the image sensor’s outstanding imaging power. The result is sharp, fine-detailed pictures with a truthful sense of depth. By processing image data at a high readout speed of 14bit, it produces beautiful, rich-gradation photos. Pentax has devoted much of its effort to the downsizing of the camera body. By optimizing the design of internal components and mechanisms, it has succeeded in packaging exceptional imaging power, in the Pentax KP’s compact, slim body.
Pentax KP photography features
The Pentax KP also features sharpness-enhancing tools to optimize image rendition with minute sharpness control. When enlarged to a certain size, a captured image can appear as a low-resolution image because the camera’s sharpness-control process outlines the subject with thick lines. To solve this problem, the Pentax KP digital SLR camera provides a pair of sharpness-enhancing tools, in addition to normal sharpness processing. The Fine Sharpness function outlines the subject with thinner, more natural lines than those created by normal processing to produce sharp, fine-detailed images. The Extra Sharpness function emphasizes the subject’s outline more prominently with much finer lines to capture high-quality, fine-textured images.
Pentax Pixel Shift Resolution System
The Pentax KP body features a state-of-the-art technology to optimize the high-pixel sensor’s imaging power for true-to-life color reproduction. Driven by the camera’s in-body SR (Shake-Reduction) mechanism, this innovative system captures four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, then synthesizing them into a single composite image. Because it obtains all the color data in each pixel to compose the image, it delivers super-high-resolution images which are far more truthful than those captured by normal shooting processes. It assures true-to-life color reproduction without false colors, while effectively reducing annoying noise. When the Motion Correction function is activated, it automatically detects the amount of the subject’s movement during exposure, and minimizes negative effects during the synthesizing process.
Pentax AA-filter simulator
Pentax-original feature to minimize moiré and false colors. With the help of the SR mechanism, this simulator applies microscopic vibrations to the image sensor unit during exposure to reduce adverse effects such as moiré and false colors to the same level as an optical AA filter. It lets you choose the desired visual effect based on your subject - between the filtering power of the AA simulator and the higher-resolving power of an AA-filter-free design. The Pentax AA-filter simulator is assigned to the Function dial as a default setting of the Smart Function. A single twist of the dial lets you quickly activate the simulator and select the desired simulator setting. The Pentax KP provides a host of lens correction functions to effectively compensate for distortion, vignetting at the edges, and lateral chromatic aberration caused by specific lens properties. It also minimizes the drop in resolving power caused by diffraction when shooting at closed-down apertures.