Pentax K-r Interchangleable Lens Camera

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Pentax K-r Interchangeable Lens Camera

Pentax K-r DSLR Digital Camera A mid-range, lightweight, 12.4MP DSLR that also captures stunning 720p HD movies that you've been thinking about.

The K-r has several details going for it, also, such as a 3'"high resolution LCD screen featuring 930,000 dot resolution, as much as 6 fps shooting speed, precise 11-point autofocus, sensitivity as high as 25,600 ISO is why you'll never lose a shot because of poor light, as quick as 1/6000 second shutter speeds for freezing the action, plus a choice of power, choose Li-ion rechargeable or everywhere AA batteries.

Hold on! There's more: the K-r also features an efficient dust removing mechanism that shakes the dust from the CMOS image sensor automatically, a custom image mode for utilizing one of the nine creative functions (like Bleach Bypass, which is a dramatic look used in movie production) to any particular photo you want, digital filter mode with an 18 filters selection for processing images without need for a computer (includes Sketch, Starburst, Fisheye, High Contrast, Toy Camera, Retro,, Pasteurization, etc.), an updated High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode for creating superb images in difficult lighting environments (combines 3 different exposures using the same scene) without needing a tripod, plus 3 unique cross processing selections for creating dramatically unique colors. It also features fast infrared data transfer, the first for a Pentax camera. The latest mid-level Pentax. Initially placed ahead of the K-x it provides more lanky, K-7 styling. What do you think now?

Video is not the really big deal. Record can only be around 20 minutes before the sensor gets hot, it's only 720p, 25 fps, no auto refocus, no control of the aperture subsequent to the image capture beginning. So, don't get the k-r for its video feature, what amounts to just a basic camera feature and the sound is only mono. Live view is the Real Deal.

Announced Sep 9, 2010 ✓


    12.4 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
    3" 921,000 Dot LCD with Live View
    720p HD Video
    11 Point SAFOX IX Autofocus System
    6 FPS Frame Rate
    100 to 25,600 ISO Range
    In-Camera HDR Image Capture
    IrSimple Infrared Data Transfer
    SDXC Compatible

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Camera type Compact SLR  
Camera Image sensor
Maximum resolution 4288 x 2848  
Image ratio width:height 3:2  
Operational pixels 12.4 megapixels  
Photo detector sensors 12.9 megapixels  
Image sensor size APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)  
Image sensor type CMOS  
Processor Prime II  
Camera Image
ISO value Auto, 200 to 12800 in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps (100 to 25600 extended)  
White bal presets 10  
Custom white bal modes Yes (1)  
Stabilization type Sensor-shift  
Uncompressed format type RAW  
JPEG compression levels Good, Better, Best  
Focusing and Optics
Autofocus type Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View  
Digital image zoom No  
Manual focus ability Yes  
Number of focus positions 11  
Camera mount Pentax KAF2 mount  
Focal length multiplier 1.5  
Monitor and viewfinder
Pivoting LCD Fixed  
Monitor size 3"  
Screen resolution 921,000  
Touch screen interface No  
Live view LCD Yes  
Viewfinder style Optical (pentamirror)  
Viewfinder coverage 96 %  
Viewfinder magnification 0.85  
Photography highlights
Slowest shutter speed 30 sec  
Fastest shutter speed 1/6000 sec  
Aperture priority mode Yes  
Shutter priority mode Yes  
Manual exposure setting Yes  
Scene modes Yes  
Flash built-in Yes (Pop-up)  
Flash coverage 12 m (at ISO 100)  
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)  
Flash mode settings Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, High-Speed Sync and Wireless Sync  
Continuous shooting Yes (6 fps)  
Self-timing device Yes (2 or 12 sec)  
Metering mode settings Multi, Center-weighted, Spot  
Exposure compensation 3 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)  
Auto exposure bracketing 1.5 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)  
White balance bracketing No  
Videography highlights
File formats MotionJPEG  
Audio channels Stereo  
Video clips Yes (1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (25 fps))  
HD Modes 1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (25 fps)  
Frames per second1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (25 fps)  
Media storage
Storage devices SD/SDHC  
Included storage No  
Multiple Device Connections
USB port USB 2.0 (480Mbit/sec)  
HDMI interface No  
Wireless connectivity None  
Remote ability Yes (Optional IR)  
Physical features
Environmental sealing No  
Power Battery Pack  
Battery type Lithium-Ion D-LI109 rechargeable battery & charger or optional AA with adapter  
Battery life cycle 470  
Overall weight 598 g (1.32 lb / 21.09 oz)  
Overall dimensions 125 x 97 x 68 mm (4.92 x 3.82 x 2.68")  
Additional features
Built-in orientation sensor Yes  
Interval recording Yes  
Global Positioning System None

Camera Includes

Pentax K-r Digital SLR Camera
Li-Ion Battery D-LI109
Battery Charge Cradle K-BC109
AC Plug Cord
USB Cable I-USB7
Strap O-ST53
Hotshoe Cover FK
Eyecup FQ
Body Mount Cover
Software CD-ROM S-SW110
1-Year Limited Warranty

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