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Pentax K-r 12.4 MP Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red)

Pentax K-r 12.4 MP Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red)
Pentax K-r 12.4 MP Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red)


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Pentax K-r 12.4 MP Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red)


Pentax K-r 12.4 MP Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red)

Brains, meet beauty. The Pentax K-r has it all. On the brain side, it’s a powerful DSLR with advanced features like 12.4 Megapixels, HD video, a 2.7-inch LCD display and custom modes and functions.  On the beauty side, taking photos has never looked this good. There’s basic black of course. But the K-r also comes in classy white and PENTAX red, with even more body colors to come.  The PENTAX K-r competes with higher-end DSLRs and looks great doing it. Now, that’s brilliantly colorful.

  • 12.4-megapixel CMOS sensor; compact, lightweight body
  • Kit includes 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens
  • Widescreen 720p HD video at 25fps; powerful automatic shooting modes including Pentax Auto Picture
  • 3-inch LCD with 921,000 dots of resolution; wide range of in-camera image processing and special effects filters
  • Capture images and video to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (not included)

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  1. 15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Love it!, April 6, 2011
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    This review is from: Pentax K-r 12.4 MP Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red) (Electronics)

    My husband got this for me as a replacement to my aging Nikon D70. First the color, I love it. It is a true red, and not a pinkish color. The camera has a good weight to it and feels very sturdy without being to heavy. The attached lens works well and produces good images. I am a hobby/enthusiast and am starting to study photography, this camera more then does the job. Best thing is that the anti-shake technology is built into the camera, and that makes the lenses much cheaper. Having come from Nikon, where the anti-shake is in the lens, this is a huge relief. the same lenses are considerably less expensive. It will also take any Pentax lens ever made, and that is huge. You can find good used lenses at photo shops and second hand stores and save a bundle!

    I am still learning the menu systems but they are pretty smooth so far. If you mess up your settings, there is a reset function that will reset all of your settings back to factory, and the auto setting always works. It seems to write to the disk pretty fast too. It also does HDR shooting. I am still playing with this so I can’t speak to the quality of those images yet.

    I am very happy with this camera, and I will be sticking with Pentax!!

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  2. 14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    From *ist DS to K-r, July 11, 2011
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    Anaguma (Platteville, WI USA) –
    This review is from: Pentax K-r 12.4 MP Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red) (Electronics)

    I upgraded from a *ist DS, mainly because I wanted better cropping options than the 6.1mp DS gave.
    Pros on the upgrade:
    1) K-r has 12.3 megapixels and 2 format options for a RAW image (DNG & PEF).
    2) It also has a “green button” which can be assigned various functions, but I assigned RAW to it so I can take most of my shots on jpg, but when I think I want to save it with the original 12-bit data, I just push the green button and it saves it as both jpg and RAW.
    3) Stabilization built into sensor. This allows me to use all my old glass lenses with stabilization. I generally can focus faster than any autofocus because I know what I want in focus by looking. Having the anti-shake for these old lenses is nice.
    4) It takes great low light photos up to 1600. Some flat areas, such as a dark sky, will show noise at 1600 that can be removed with post processing (select/blur).
    5) It has ISO priority choice (Sv) where you can set the ISO speed and the shutter and f-stop will adjust around your choice of speed.
    6) SCN functions which I have set to Museum as another “No Flash” mode.
    7) It works with old Pentax program flashes but not TTL mode. You have to read the chart on the back of the flash.
    8) Frames per second is fast.
    9) Still works on 4 AA batteries (with optional expensive adapter – should come with it as standard) which is handy for travel. You can always find AA batteries.
    10) Menu system is easy and fast – no scrolling down necessary.
    11) Info button gets you a status screen, and if pushed again, a page of shortcuts, such as white balance, custom exposure, HDR, and meter mode.
    12) The big screen is really bright and sharp. I mainly use it to review photos which I couldn’t on the *ist DS.
    13) Some post-processing functions that are mainly for fun, that are found on Point and Shoot Pentax cameras (colorization, BW, Toy Camera?).
    14) It takes movies if you want, but I didn’t get it for this so haven’t used it much. The one video I took seemed sharp and smooth when playing back on a PC, but the sound was terrible with a mic that picked up everything.
    15) It has live view when you can’t use the viewfinder. It’s easily activated/deactivated by a single button on the back of the camera. It has the same problems on sunny days as all the other cameras with an LCD screen for a viewfinder, but it’s really handy at night or when you can’t get your eye to the viewfinder.
    16) You can put the camera on manual control for complete control of shutter, f-stop, & ISO speed.
    17) The K-r is one of 3 Pentax DSLRs that at the moment support the O-GPS1 attachment for the hot shoe (the others are the K-5 and the 645).

    Cons:
    1) *ist DS has a glass Pentaprism, which is brighter than the K-r penta-mirror system.
    2) *ist DS has a CCD sensor, while the K-r is a CMOS (the top digital pro cameras have CCD sensors – i.e. Hasselblad CFV-39; Leica S2; ). I guess there are pluses and minuses to both, but there must be some reason the big names go with CCD on their top cameras.
    3) Finding the K-r exposure bracketing settings isn’t intuitive on the K-r. [I found it - it's the wheel when you choose autobracket mode.]
    4) both cameras only bracket with 3 exposures. To get more, you need to change the exposure compensation. Only the K-5 (of the new line) comes with a 5 exposure bracket.
    5) *ist DS has a top LCD readout. I miss it on the K-r.
    6) The dial turns too easily on the K-r. It can turn just by brushing against it. I’ve caught it so far when it changes.
    7) There is no external mike port. If I wanted to take movies, I think I’d want a decent microphone, and not the omni-directional mike that’s built in.
    8) NiMH batteries last a lot longer, but you have to buy a $40 adapter to use them. You can get Chinese copies of the adapter for $5 on eBay.
    9) There is no power port for a power adapter. The AC adapter fits into the battery compartment and the power port is on this adapter. This makes the Pentax K-AC109 AC adapter expensive: $80. I use a pile of NiMH batteries for copy work, instead.
    10) TTL flash doesn’t work. It did on the *ist DS, which is one reason I got it. My old TTL flashes only work in manual or program mode now (check the voltage before you put an old flash on a DSLR as some are too high to use with the newer cameras). My Pentax AF200T and Vivitar 285 both work in manual mode and their voltage is low enough to be safe. This mainly means you have to manually set the f-stop on the camera to match the power of the flash.

    I’ve tried the built-in HDR and I sometimes get good results, but sometimes just a single exposure comes out better.

    Going from the *ist DS to the K-r was an overall improvement, especially for the shake reduction and higher resolution.

    Also, the camera…

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  3. 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great camera, February 16, 2011
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    This review is from: Pentax K-r 12.4 MP Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red) (Electronics)

    For the price, it doesn’t get much better than this. I almost bought the k-x, but when I saw the k-r for just over 600 it was too good to be true. Super fast shipping and just a really fantastic camera.

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