Pentax has new K-r DSLR camera for the masses


Looking to upgrade your photo taking skills to the next level, but are currently limited by your choice of equipment? Well, why not ditch that prosumer level compact digital camera and jump aboard the DSLR bandwagon instead? Of course, other people might prefer the Micro Four Thirds category, but that’s another story for a different day. Pentax is firmly behind the DSLR market this time round with their latest K-r offering, letting you customize it a whole lot more than normal thanks to color accents which enable owners to choose the one that matches their personal style. Of course, style and performance comes in a single package with the colorful Pentax K-r DSLR camera.

Not only is it compact and lightweight, the Pentax K-r is also a snap to use thanks to Auto Picture, Scene, and Custom Image Processing modes. It will also help you take the guesswork out of shooting stunning images without sacrificing on the high degree of manual and priority control. The K-r will ship with a range of new and improved features such as a fast framerate, high ISO sensitivity, responsive autofocus, an improved 12.4 megapixel low-noise sensor and widescreen HD video capture. Nice touch, the HD video capture bit, since more and more DSLRs are starting to carry that feature in order to make it all the more versatile.

Apart from the traditional black, it will come in classic white and Pentax red to reflect your personal style, coupled with a 3-inch LCD display with 921,000 resolution, a faster high-speed 6 FPS framerate that can capture 25 images in a single sequence, a shutter speed of up to 1/6000 second, a viewfinder focus point indicator as well as an improved in-camera HDR image capture that includes a Night Scene HDR mode. Other hardware specifications include a high sensitivity 100-25600 ISO range with improved noise performance and a versatile dual-power-source design. Out from next month onwards, the Pentax K-r DSLR will come in K-r Body Kit, K-r Lens Kit w 18-55, K-r Double Lens Kit w 18-55, 50-200 and K-r Double Lens Kit w 18-55, 55-300 configurations for $799.95, $849.95, $899.95 and $999.95, respectively.

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Gadget Thumbnails for 11-Sep-2010 » Coolest Gadgets Says: September 11, 2010 at 10:02 pm

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hukiworld Says: September 12, 2010 at 5:49 am

Seriously! Red! That alone is enough to make me stay away.

Peter Says: September 16, 2010 at 6:19 am

If I was good enough in taking photos I would buy such camera without hesitation. It is beautiful, but everyone would like to see what pictures such red camera can do and I am afraid that I would be only weak point in this process :-(
This Pentax has very good specification and very good value for it’s price I think.

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