Pentax K-r

Announced Sep 9, 2010 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
Jeromir
 
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I am very satisfied with the camera and 3 lenses - P 35/2,4; Sigma 17-80/2,8-4,5; P 50/1,7. Very responsible camera with exact AF I have had. IQ really natural. A little bit quiet than k-x. Maximum rating because of value for the money. Problems: Speed decreasing by in camera lens correction - not important. Cause lens correction is more sofisticated in the Adobe products.

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Michael Piziak
 
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I've owned the k2000 and k-x and thought those 2 were good cameras.  I like this Pentax as well.  My favorite part is the rechargeable lithium ion batteries, as the k2000 and k-x used AA batteries that were used up quickly.  Cosmetically, I like it that they left the silver decorative chrome off this model.  This camera performs well with high ISO settings.

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Solar Ben
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I've been using the K-r for two years. ISO 3200 RAW is surprisingly clean - check the RAW noise charts in the review. 6fps great for action shooting. Problems: If you have lens corrections on, the images take a few seconds to appear on the view screen after you take them.

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NiallM
 
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Reliable, ergonomically excellent, great RAW image quality (as far as i can tell, still better than 2012 releases like the Canon 650D/Nikon D3200), 6fps, incredibly cheap, light, decent VF, easy menu layout, HDR, customizable 'green' button, fast start-up, many other features like the ability to convert most recent JPEG to raw with one button press etc.. Another massive advantage of going with the k-r (or most Pentax DSLRS) is the awesome in-camera SR (shake reduction). I've taken handheld ...

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dnguyen
 
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Barry Fitzgerald's review is spot on. Currently own the K2000 and the K-r is a vast improvement. Problems: From the factory, the K-r front focusing was really bad (tested 3 lens: 18-55mm f3.5-5.6, 28-90mm f3.5-5.6, and 35mm f2.4). I had to AF Fine Adjust to -10. I then found a nifty app called PK_Tether, which allows you to put Pentax cameras (K-x, K7, K5, K-r, K20D, K10D, K200) into debug mode. That enables you to get to the Debug menu and do AF calibration. I am not sure what the max is ...

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The Pentax K-r has almost everything you want in a mid level body at an entry level price. It's got a respectable viewfinder (pentamirror), a good buffer, extensive options and customisation, and on paper a superb overall specification. Whilst the 12mp CMOS isn't anything amazing resolution wise it's enough for most people, and still an excellent performer in low light. Not as good as the 16mp CMOS but pretty close. Body wise it's a slightly bigger body than the K-x making it on paper a ...

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Anirut J
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After a month and a half with the K-r and about 3000 shots, I may say that this camera is near perfect "for its class". Perfect here I mean very good IQ, well-balanced detail:noise at high ISO, ample of functions essential to photography and probably the best in price/performance today. It's responsive with good ergonomics, good AF speed for its class and a surprisingly fast live-view AF. The button layout is easy to understand and the menu is intuitive. I didn't even need to use the user ...

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I was looking for a SLR with video possibility. I looked for such devices for long time. Pentax k-x, k-r and Sony SLT A-33 were in my short list. My preset was on Pentax k-x before I go to buy it for budgetary reason. When I have used k-x, I have disappointed with the Live view auto focus speed. I have seen k-r nearby on the shelf and wanted to use it. Gosh it was flying with my click. I loved the magnifying rectangle on the screen during auto focus in live view. It fits to hand. The feel ...

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There is some mistake on the site because I aworded the camera by 5 stars in previous review and the result does not correspond.

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I sold my Canon 350D and I wanted a camera to help me in my passion, the astrophotography. It's a nice camera (speaking about appearence), a good construction quality, I owned one. Unfortunatelly, I was forced to send it back and ask my money back. The front focus problems in artificial light was too annoying for me. The sensor is capable in low light, although the noise artifacts are visible from 800 ISO. Pentax cheated more than other competitors at its RAWs, because they are soft, probably ...

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