Fancy adopting the Pentax KP for your shooting but find the body a bit dull? Good news: Ricoh Imaging has confirmed its latest Pentax KP J model, just a day after images of the new DSLR leaked out. The camera, which looks set to be a Japan-only release for now, is a minor variation on the existing KP, which was released in 2017. The new model will be available in two finishes: black and gold, and midnight navy. Aside from the finish itself, the camera has four main points of difference from the original KP. First, it has a custom wood grip crafted by Miroku Techno Wood, a company that makes handles for luxury cars. The black body will come with a red grip, while the navy option will ship with a black one, with both made from walnut. The lens mount has also been revised, with the involvement of watch manufacturer Citizen. The mount now has a surface-hardening Duratekt Diamond-Like-Carbon (DLC) Coating, and a glossy dark grey finish, versus the lighter silver mount on the KP. Image 1 of 4Image credit: YouTube Image 2 of 4Image credit: YouTube Image 3 of 4Image credit: YouTube Image 4 of 4Image credit: YouTube The third change is the removable custom top cover, which gives the body a different look but prevents the on-board flash or hot shoe from being used. The other new addition is a U5 option on the mode dial, which recalls landscape-friendly camera settings that were chosen by photographer… [Read full story]
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