Ricoh today announced the launch of the Pentax KF digital SLR camera, which is almost identical to the Pentax K70 released in 2016, except for some minor changes.
The Pentax KF is not a significant upgrade over the K70. Pentax says the K70 is being phased out because some of the components that make up the camera are no longer available. These out-of-stock components were so numerous that Pentax could not continue to use the K70 name, and thus the KF was born.
The Pentax KF is no different from the K70 in terms of appearance and sensor, except that the resolution of the flip LCD has been increased by 12.5%, from 921,000 dots to 1,037,000 dots.
In addition, the Pentax KF weighs 625 grams, while the K70 weighs 628 grams, equivalent to a reduction of 3 grams, and also replaced with a USB-C interface.
On the software side, the Pentax KF adds three new custom image modes. The first is called SATOBI, which produces colors similar to those of the 1960s and 1970s with cyan blue, soft yellow and faded red. The Pentax KF also comes with two other special edition image modes: Summer and Nine Autumns.