Summary: The Pentax K-r was designed to slot into the upper entry-level region of DSLRs. It is operationally very similar to Pentax's lovely entry-level camera -- the -- but has a few key differences. In this region of the market, the K-r is up against some stiff competition, though.
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Cons: Outdated Motion JPEG format produces very large movie files, No direct movie button, Tendency to clip highlights in high-contrast scenes, Relatively little RAW headroom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...
Summary: 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.
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.
Summary: Pentax may be a notch behind Canon, Nikon and Sony in the DSLR market, but the K-r demonstrates that there’s life in the old dog yet. This new mid-range camera feels like a premium version of the K-x released early last, using the same sensor but boosting the build quality and performance.
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)
Excerpt: Pentax K-r Kit 18-55 mm + 50-200 mm ou comment débuter la photo avec un kit polyvalent pour pas (trop) cher Avec son capteur de 12MP, ce K-r peut faire figure d'un vétéran dans l'univers des reflex qui évolue vite : mais il nous rappeler que ces 12 MP suffisent pour faire des tirages 30 x 45 de...
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