It's a photographer's camera

Started Oct 17, 2011 | User reviews thread
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Anirut J
Anirut J Regular Member • Posts: 256
It's a photographer's camera

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 manual. The shake reduction works well. Flash exposure is good.

I haven't used the fun filters and video functions so no comment on those.

Overall, the K-r is a "photographer's camera".

*Should have included the AA battery cradle as standard equipment.


If not for the auto white balance AF front focus issue under tungsten light (which is a BIG flaw) it would have been perfect and I would have given it a 5 star rating. The shutter noise is, well, quite "intimidating" but I personally don't find that an issue and kinda like it a bit.

 Anirut J's gear list:Anirut J's gear list
Pentax K-S2 Pentax smc DA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 Pentax 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 WR Pentax 18-50mm F4.5-5.6
Pentax K-r
12 megapixels • 3 screen • APS-C sensor
Announced: Sep 9, 2010
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