Pentax’s top-of-the-line K-5 has been getting most of the publicity, but its lower-cost sibling, the compact K-r, also offers the outdoor photographer a lot—including a first-rate live-view LCD monitor, quick autofocusing and advance, high image quality and HD video. The camera comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery or can run on four AA batteries via an optional AA battery holder.
Built-In Shake Reduction
The K-r’s sensor-shift Shake Reduction works with almost all lenses, providing steadier handheld shooting when you can’t use a tripod.
The K-r does in-camera HDRs, automatically combining the best of three bracketed images into one image with more detail from highlights through shadows. You can adjust the effect through Auto, Standard, Strong 1, Strong 2 and Strong 3 settings.
Image Sensor: 12.4-megapixel (effective) CMOS
Resolution: 4288x2848 pixels
Sensor Size: 23.6x15.8mm (APS-C); 1.5x
LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch, 921,000-dot live-view
Video: HD 1280x720p/25 fps; SD 640x480p/25 fps
AF System: 11-point
Shutter Speeds: 1/6000 to 30 sec., X-sync up to 1⁄180 sec.
ISO Settings: 200-12,800, expandable to 100-25,600
Continuous Firing Mode: 6 fps
Recording Format: JPEG, 12-bit RAW
Metering: 16-segment, CW, spot
Storage Media: SD/SDHC
Dimensions: 4.9x3.8x2.7 inches
Weight: 19.2 ounces
Power Source: Rechargeable D-LI109 lithium-ion battery
Estimated Street Price: $699 (with 18-55mm lens)
Contact: Pentax, (800) 877-0155, www.pentaximaging.com