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7.4 out of 10

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r The PENTAX K-r is a digital SLR that features Au Read more

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Overall 4
4.0

Major problems but good pictures when works right

Justin L, Amazon
23 November 2012
  • Summary: I've had this camera for two years now and taken a lot of photos between a trip to Europe, family trips, museums and a new baby which is a wide range of subjects and lighting. The camera does take nice pictures, when it works right. The light meter is consistently off by 2/3's to 1 full stop either direction, very noticible depending on subject matter (full disclosure I worked for 4 years at a higher end photo developer so I have worked with proper exposure a lot).
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Overall 4
4.0

Pentax quality control problems

John149823 "John", Amazon
9 June 2012
  • Summary: Ordered this camera from Emmy Photo. The original camera that I was sent had the light meter calibration off by more than 2 stops. Sent back and promptly received a replacement unit. The LED display on this second unit began to fail within a matter of weeks. Emmy will not take back the second camera, so am sending back to Pentax.
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Overall 4
4.0

Maybe I got a Lemon

Geo. G., Amazon
14 June 2011
  • Summary: Bought the Pentax kr from CostCo with the two lens package. Kept it for two days and returned it. The little red focus indicator did not always light up consistently. I went outside and took pictures at 3PM on a nice, sunny day in the auto mode. Two of them came out so underexposed as to be unusable. During the same session all the rest were OK. My LCD screen also went so dim you could hardly see it, then, in the same session, it came back to normal brightness.
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Overall 4
4.0

Front focus issue needs to be addressed

gman33 "gman33", Amazon
29 April 2011
  • Summary: For those who are unaware, the Pentax K-r has what's called a "front focussing" issue. You won't notice it in most situations, and it has slipped under the radar of virtually all professional reviews. It comes up when you are autofocusing in low light, and is more pronounced when using a faster lens (i.e. a 50mm prime lens). I would without hesitation give this camera a 5 if not for the front focus issue. It needs to be addressed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great camera with a fatal flaw...

ABCDave, Amazon
15 February 2011
  • Summary: On paper, this camera is fantastic. It is quite small and lightweight. The low light capabilities of this DLSR are amazing. It is as if the camera can see in the dark without a flash. The included Li-Ion battery is long lived. In a pinch, you can even fall back on AA batteries (provided you buy the separate adapter). I could go on and on, but... The front focus problem on K-r's is real.
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Overall 3
3.0

User Review

Mr Spocko, pentaxforums.com
29 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Due to some huge AF problems I'm having to give this a low rating. If the front focus problem were not so severe I would happily give this camera 8/10 it's a great camera in many ways so much to offer at a very good price. Loaded with features and customisation, nice IQ great low light sensor.
  • Pros: Great spec nice price.
  • Cons: Huge FF problems in low kelvin light
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Overall 4
4.0

Schöne Kamera

christian sassmannshausen, Amazon
6 May 2013
  • Summary: Habe die Pentax nicht so richtig kapiert von der Bedienung, es sind auch nicht so gute Erklärungen auf youtube oder der Website zu finden. Das ist ein bisschen schade. Die Kamera hat leider auch nur ein halbes Jahr und ca. 10.000 Auslösungen gehalten. Fair war das Amazon mir das Geld wiedergeben hat als festgestellt wurde die Kamera lässt sich nicht so einfach reparieren. Mein Kumpel hat allerdings die gleiche und viel Freude damit.
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Overall 4
4.0

Serviceleistung der Fa. Geissler

Karl-Heinz Kebel, Amazon
5 April 2012
  • Summary: Pentax K-r SLR-Digitalkamera (12 Megapixel, Live View, HD Video) Kit inkl. DA L 18-55mm Objektiv Kamera bestellt, bezahlt und prompt geliefert, so kenne ich Amazon. Aber ich hatte ein Montagsgerät erwischt, nach einigen Tests zum Eingewöhnen (dies ist die erste automatische SLR) gab die K-r den Geist auf. Also Rücksendung beauftragt, online kein Problem. Finde ich super gelöst. Aussage von Amazon: Abwicklung in 3-5 Werktagen.
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Overall 4
4.0

не тратьте время придете к тому к чему пришел я

дмитрий, Onliner
6 February 2012
  • Summary: не понятно позиционирование камеры зачем она? побаловатся? -камера больше мыльницы в карман не положишь на шее долго не потаскаешь -не canon и даже не nikon (девушек не удивишь) -нет УНИВЕРСАЛЬНОГО ОБЪЕКТИВА ЭКСТРА КЛАССА. как например 24-105L canon -нет перспектив -меню в детском стиле (правда удобное), ну какое-то несерьезное что-ли -кит темный и короткий.(реально не понимаю зачем разбивать 16-55 и 50-200 если мне надо 24-80 f2.8 резкий прочный пыле-влаго).
  • Pros: -приятный дисплей -шустро работает
  • Cons: -камера не долго доставляет удовольствие -стабилизатор неприятно при встряске, как будто что-то внутри отвалилось -см выше.
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Overall 4
4.0

Pentax K-R, naja!

mark, Amazon
13 January 2012
  • Summary: also, warum eine so negative meinung? weil die Bildqualität für meine augen nicht überzeugend ist. zunächst einmal möchte ich erwähnen das ich jahrzente lange erfahrung im umgang mit fotoaparaten habe. digital und analog sowie auch slr. ich behaupte mal das ich fotografieren kann und die einstellungen auch ohne programmautomatik hinbekomme! ich habe zwei k-r über amazon bestellt, wobei die erste gleich wieder zurück ging, aufgrund des schwachen akkus.
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