General Description

Product Variations
Exact Name KP KP KP J limited KP J limited
Color black silver black & gold dark night navy
Year of Introduction 2016 2016 2019 2019
Catalog Number 16242 16983 S0016178-group S0016183-group
Sold with Case

The KP J limited is the result of an collaboration between passionate Pentax fans at Ricoh, Miroku Techno Wood Company, Citizen Watch Company, and professional photographer Kazutoshi Yoshimura. It is a made-to-order special model with special colour paint and and custom parts attached to the KP.

Features of this special J limited edition of the KP include:

  • a custom wood grip made by Miraku Techno wood (in red or sumi black, respectively)
  • a lens mount made of Citizen’s Diamond Like Carbon, which gives a unique look and adds durability
  • a custom top cover and metal hotshoe mount (in black or navy, respectively)
  • a landscape shooting preset in U5 inspired by photographer Kazutoshi Yoshimura
  • gold lettering for the KP logo and rear buttons (black & gold variant only)

The KP J Limited edition was discontinued in 2021.

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount “crippled” KAF2
Mount Limitations digital A aperture or metered manual only
AF System (sensitivity) SAFOX XI, 27 sensors, 25 cross-sensors (-3 ~ 18 EV)
AF with supersonic lenses yes
Power-Zoom Features
Self-Timer 12 / 2 sec
Mirror Lock-Up yes
Cable Release CS-310
Infra-Red Release remote control F / remote control O-RC1
Custom Functions 24
Additional Features weather sealed, 3 different grips included
Width x Height x Depth 131.5 x 101 x 76 mm
Weight 703 g
Image Sensor
Effective Pixel Count 24.23 megapixel
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 15.6 x 23.5 mm
Focal-Length Multiplication Factor 1.53 x
Image Storage
Data-Storage Formats RAW (DNG, PEF), RAW + JPG, JPG
Storage Media Secure Digital (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
Digital Features
Shake Reduction yes
Dust Removal yes
Live View yes
Orientation Sensor yes
Exposure System
Exposure Modes Pgreen, Video, (Hy)P, Sv, Tv, Av, TAv, (Hy)M, U1-2, SCN
Metering Modes with K and M Lenses center-weighted, spot
Metering Modes with A and newer Lenses 77-segment, center-weighted, spot
Meter Material 86k pixel RGB sensor
Exposure Compensation (Step) +/-5 (1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Lock yes
Meter Range -3 ~ 20 EV
ISO Range 100 ~ 819200 ASA
Construction electronic (vertical)
Material metal
Shutter Speeds 30 ~ 1/24000, B
Mechanical Speeds 30 ~ 1/6000, B
Magnification [Coverage] 0.95x [100%]
Aperture Indication LED
Shutter-Speed Indication LED
Interchangeable Screens yes
Power Source
Batteries 1 x Lithium-Ion D-LI109 rechargeable
External K-AC168E
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting 7 frames per second
Flash System
Command Protocol(s)
Features HS, P-TTL
Synchronization Speed(s) 1/180 ~ 30, B
Built-In Flash
Guide Number (GN) 6
Coverage (35mm equivalent) 28
Auto Pop-Up yes
Red-Eye Reduction yes
AF Assist yes
Strap O-ST162