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Pentax K-r
6.6 out of 10

Pentax K-r

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

About
14 April 2011
  • Summary: The K-r is made from plastic, with a rubberized grip for your hand. Like most Pentax DSLRs, it feels solid in the hand, but it is still a nice lightweight camera to carry around. The AF-points now are spread more widely across the frame, and nine of the 11-points are cross-type.
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Overall 7
7.1

Expert Review

DP Review
11 March 2011
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Good detail and color in JPEGs at base ISO, Good high ISO performance, Compact dimensions for a DSLR, ISO range up to ISO 25600, 6.0 frames per second continuous shooting is class-leading, Option to use AA batteries (with optional adapter), Decent Live View AF, Good viewfinder, LCD color fine-tun...
  • Cons: Outdated Motion JPEG format produces very large movie files, No direct movie button, Tendency to clip highlights in high-contrast scenes, Relatively little RAW headroom means it is difficult to pull back blown detail even when shooting RAW, Slightly unreliable auto white balance in overcast condi...
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Overall 8
7.6

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
10 December 2010
  • Summary: The new Pentax K-r DSLR reminds me in some important ways of my first 35mm SLR, an old, basic Mamiya. The K-r is an interesting camera – it has a full complement of flashy features, but at heart the K-r is a fairly straightforward (and for today), fairly basic DSLR.
  • Pros: Nice price, Great image quality, Solid construction
  • Cons: No HDMI out, Comparatively smaller lens selection, Busy control layout
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Pentax K-r

GadgetSpeak
3 August 2011
  • Excerpt: By the time you read this you will be able to buy this rather nice DSLR unit in a range of colours as well as the more normal black. To me – providing it’s not pink – I could not care what colour it is providing I get decent images.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-r

Trusted Reviews
11 June 2011
  • Summary: This mid-range DSLR has a few idiosyncrasies but packs in some useful features too, making it a great choice to stills photographers.
  • Pros: High 6fps shooting speed, High resolution 921k-dot monitor, Uses either custom battery or AAs, In-body image stabilisation, Superb image quality
  • Cons: Lower resolution sensor than competition, Only HD Ready video recording, No external mic input for video, No HDMI out for playing video
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0
Photo quality - landscapes 10
10
Photo quality - macro 8
8.0
Photo quality - portraits 8
8.0
Photo quality - low light 8
8.0
Photo quality - sports 8
8.0

Pentax k-r

digicambuyer.co.uk
8 May 2011
  • Conclusion: A ‘something for everyone’ DSLR, the K-r is an unthreatening step-up camera with bountiful creative options, plenty of features and great image quality
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
14 April 2011
  • Excerpt: The 12.4Mp CMOS sensor, derived from the K-x model, offers an impressive ISO range of 100-12,800 with an ISO ceiling of 25,600 when the sensitivity is expanded, and the 1.5x crop factor turns the 18-55mm kit lens into an 27-82.5mm in film terms.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-r review

Stuff.tv
16 February 2011
Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-r

Pocket Lint
6 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Ape-ing the K-7 with a chunky body, sufficiently large handgrip and big, well-spaced controls, overall dimensions measure 125 x 97 x 68mm. The K-r weighs a sturdy yet manageable 544g without lens, battery or SD/SDHC card.
  • Pros: Quick and responsive, crisp results using 18-55mm standard zoom, good range of colour tones with nice deep blacks, compact and lightweight body
  • Cons: No HDMI output, no dedicated video record button (via shutter release only)
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-r review

TechRadar UK
18 November 2010
  • Summary: With full specs, price, sample images, high ISO samples and more
  • Pros: Good image quality, Great build quality, Impressive kit lens
  • Cons: Pentax lens system is limited, Mixed video quality and features
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