Pentax K-r

Announced Sep 9, 2010 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Announced Sep 9, 2010
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The K-r is Pentax's latest mid-level DSLR. Initially sitting above the K-x in the range it offers more angular, K-7-esque styling. It offers 6 fps continuous shooting and HD movie recording and regains AF-point illumination in the viewfinder. It also features a high-res 920k dot (VGA) LCD display and the ability to shoot at up to ISO 25600. Unusually for a Pentax at this level it uses an rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack but can be used with AAs via an optional adapter.

Quick specs
Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 4288 x 2848
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 200 to 12800 in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps (100 to 25600 extended)
Lens mount Pentax KAF2
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/6000 sec
Format Motion JPEG
Storage types SD/SDHC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 598 g (1.32 lb / 21.09 oz)
Dimensions 125 x 97 x 68 mm (4.92 x 3.82 x 2.68)
GPS Optional

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Our review

A very competent upper entry-level camera that delivers decent image quality across the ISO range, and at six frames per second, comes with one of the fastest continuous shooting rates in its class. There's some stiff competition in the upper entry-level bracket of the market but the K-r is definitely worth a look.

Good for: Beginners looking for a well-specified and affordable camera, low light (high ISO) work

Not so good for: Movies, Auto-mode shooting

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