• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 819,200
  • Detailed specifications
  • Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • Pentax KP
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General
Model Number: X-U (Typ 113) KP
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $2950.00 $1099.50
Street Price: $3,495.00 $796.95
Date Available: 2015-01-31 2017-02-25
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 22.4 oz (635 g)
includes batteries
24.7 oz (699 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.5 x 3.1 x 3.5 in.
(140 x 79 x 88 mm)
5.2 x 4.0 x 3.0 in.
(132 x 101 x 76 mm)
Waterproof: Yes No
Waterproof Depth: 49.00 feet (15 meters) n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 16.2 24.3
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 370.52mm2 (23.60mm x 15.70mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.77 microns 3.91 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Optional
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4944 x 3278 (16.2 MP, Other),
4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
4272 x 2856 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2160 (7.1 MP, Other),
2144 x 1424 (3.1 MP, Other),
1632 x 1080 (1.8 MP, Other)
6016 x 4000 (24.1 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, .DNG RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.30), 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.0 7.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
1920x1080 (60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p)
Movie File Format: MP4 with stereo audio MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3/4)
Lens: Leica Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH, 10 elements in8 groups with 4 aspherical surfaces, UW protective glass n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35mm  
Focal Length (actual): 23mm  
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x  
Aperture Range: f/1.7 - f/16.0 in 1/3EV steps  
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 1-point, 11-point, spot, face detection SAFOX 11 TTL phase-matching - 27 points (25 cross type focus points in the center), Auto (27 AF points), Zone select, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Spot; Contrast detection AF in Live View with Face detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot AF area modes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 0.95x mag., 23.3mm eyepoint (from center of lens), -2.5 to +1.5 diopter, interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.63x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.95x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12500 819200
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500 Auto, 100-819200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Incandescent, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, 2 manual settings, manual color temperature setting with fine tuning Auto, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature (up to 3 settings)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 30 sec 1/24000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-field, center-weighted, spot TTL open-aperture with 86K-pixel RGB sensor: Multi-segment, Center-weighted and Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Underwater Mode (adjusts white balance and distortion control) Sensitivity Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, USER1, USER2, USER3, USER4, USER5; HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Advanced HDR, Exposure bracket value; Highlight Correction; Shadow Correction; Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing; Pixel Shift Resolution (Motion Correction ON/OFF); Digital filters (Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome)
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No Yes
High Resolution Composite: No 24.0 megapixels
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Automatic, automatic/red eye reduction, On, On/red eye reduction, long-term synchronization/red eye reduction, Off P-TTL; Auto Flash Discharge (Scene Analyze Auto), Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction (Scene Analyze Auto) Flash On, Flash On+ Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, Manual Flash Discharge (Full-1/128), Wireless (Controller)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 5.0 6.0 m / 19.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: ISO 100: Approx. 0.3 - 2.0 m GN=6m (ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .DNG RAW, RAW+JPEG 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 with stereo audio MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
Included Memory:   No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: No Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional Wired or IR
Connections (extended):   USB 2.0 Micro B (SlimPort compatable; SlimPort-HDMI adapter required for HDMI output), 3.5mm external stereo mic / cable switch jack, external power terminal
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.0 7.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 7 35
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   7.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   10
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   7.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   8
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.09 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.284 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.083 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.40 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.083 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   1.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   1.4 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 450 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   390 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary D-LI109
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary D-LI109 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: Free Adobe Lightroom Download Software CD-ROM includes Digital Camera Utility 5
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Waterproof up to 49 feet (15 meters) and shockproof to falls from 4 feet (1.2 meters). Available in black or silver. At launch, Pentax will be including all three interchangeable grips in the product bundle in the US market.