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Pentax K-r Digital SLR Camera Body with DA L 18-55 Zoom Lens, 12.4 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, 720p HD Video, Red

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About Pentax

The Pentax K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens is that lightweight, mid-range 12.4MP digital SLR camera with a 3x zoom lens that also shoots dazzling 720p HD video that you've been looking for. It's got a few other things going for it, too--like a high resolution 3" LCD display with 930,000 dots, up to 6 frames per second shooting speed, super-accurate 11-point autofocus system, sensitivity up to 25,600 ISO so you never miss a photo due to low light, shutter speeds up to 1/6000 second to freeze the action and dual power options, either rechargeable Li-ion or easy-to-find AA batteries.

The 18-55mm lens provides very wide-angle to normal views that will cover a surprisingly wide range of photo opportunities. That's not all: the K-r has an efficient dust removal mechanism that automatically shakes dust off the CMOS sensor, a custom image function for applying one of nine creative modes (such as Bleach Bypass, a dramatic effect used in movies) to any particular image you wish, a digital filter function with a choice of 18 filters to process images without a computer (including Starburst, Sketch, High Contrast, Fisheye, Toy Camera, Posterization, Retro, etc.), an upgraded HDR (High Dynamic Range) function to create a superb image in difficult lighting situations (by combining 3 different exposures of the same scene) even when not using a tripod and 3 different cross processing options to create dramatically different colors. It even has a high-speed infrared data transmission system--the first in a Pentax camera.

Pentax Features

  • High quality 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor captures detailed images with high color accuracy and low noise
  • Large 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots of resolution for responsive Live View and detailed image/video review
  • Powerful automatic shooting modes, such as Auto Picture mode and various scene modes, take the guesswork out of taking great pictures
  • Fast 6 FPS framerate captures quick action in dynamic environments
  • Highly responsive and accurate 11 point SAFOX IX autofocus system includes a dedicated AF assist lamp
  • High sensitivity 100-25600 ISO range features improved noise performance for high quality image capture even in extremely challenging lighting
  • Li-Ion battery compatibility can also be adapted to use AA batteries providing the ultimate flexibility for both field use and travel
  • Capture widescreen HD video with sound at 720p and 25 FPS, using any PENTAX lens
  • A maximum 1/6000 second shutter speed freezes fast action without subject movement blur
  • A viewfinder focus point indicator confirms the area of focus in an image
  • Improved in-camera HDR image capture features a Night Scene HDR mode, more blending options and better pixel registration for easier operation without a tripod
  • A wide range of in-camera image processing and special effects filters encourages the photographer's artistic expression
  • Infrared data transfer (IrSimple) includes file transfer and a unique camera-to-camera image comparison mode

Pentax Specifications

12.4MP effective resolution
23.6 x 15.8mm CMOS
Bit Depth
Color depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW
File Formats
Still: RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.21), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system), DPOF, Print Image Matching III Movie (compression): AVI (motion JPG)
File Size
Still: 12M (4288 x 2848), 10M (3936 x 2624), 6M (3072 x 2048), 2M (1728 x 1152)
Movie (resolution/FPS): 1280 x 720p / 25 (16:9), 640 x 480p / 25 (4:3)
Creative Color Modes
Color modes include gamut radar and fine adjustment for saturation, hue, key, contrast, sharpness (regular and fine adj). Monochrome mode includes adjustment for film filter effects (green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, blue, cyan, infrared), toning (sepia warm/cool), key, contrast, sharpness (regular and fine adj). Cross Processing mode available for creative random effect generation. Green simplified mode available
Movie Modes
Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Muted, Monochrome
Image Stabilization
Sensor-shift Shake Reduction (4 stops max)
DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
3x 18-55mm zoom lens
Lens Mount
PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount Usable lenses: PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, KA (K mount, 35mm screw mount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions) SDM function: Yes
Focus Type
TTL phase-matching 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system (SAFOX IX)
Focus Range
9.84" to infinity
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount
Auto: 200-12800 (1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps), up to 1600 in Bulb, expand to 100-25600 Manual: 200-12800 (1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps), up to 1600 in Bulb, expand to 100-25600
Shutter Speeds
1/6000 to 30 sec, bulb available
TTL open aperture, 16 segment metering
Exposure Modes
Multi-segment, Center weighted, Spot
Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Metered Manual, Bulb (available in Metered Manual)
Exposure compensation: +/- 3 EV (1/2 or 1/3 steps)
Exposure lock (available via programmable AF/AE-L button)
Exposure bracketing, 3 frames, up to +/- 1.5 (1/2 steps) or +/- 1.0 (1/3 steps)
White Balance
Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE Manual mode(s): Yes * WB fine adjustment available in all modes
Burst Capability
6.0 fps
Self Timer
Yes--2 seconds, 12 seconds
Remote Control
Built-in Flash
External Flash Connection
Hot shoe (P-TTL, high speed sync), wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash Synchronization speed: 1/180s
Dedicated Flash System
PENTAX dedicated flash
Built-in Memory
Memory Card Type
SD, SDHC memory cards
Recording Formats
Video Recording
Video Resolution
1280 x 720p (16:9), 640 x 480p (4:3)
Audio Recording
With video
Viewfinder Type
Pentamirror Coverage (field of view): Approx 96% Magnification: Approx 0.85X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity) Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte II Diopter adjustment: -2.5 to 1.5 Depth of field preview: Optical & Digital (available via programmable Green button)
Viewfinder Coverage
App 96%
3.0" TFT color LCD monitor w adjustable brightness
Live View
USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out Video out: NTSC, PAL
System & Software Requirements
Windows: XP/Vista/7, USB 2.0 port
Mac: MacOS-X 10.3-10.5, USB 2.0 port
Operating/Storage Temperature
32-104 deg 'F (0-40 deg C)
Battery Type
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI109, AA Battery Holder D-BH109 (optional) for 4X AA batteries
4.9 x 3.8 x 2.7in / 12.4 x 9.65 x 6.85 cm
19.2 oz / 544 g
Mfr #

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Reviewed by 4 customers


Solid performer with some caveats


I bought this camera as a replacement for a K100D, and have been mostly pleased with it. 6fps is great when trying to capture moving subjects, and the autofocus speed is much improved over the K100D. The AF accuracy is another issue, and the reason for the lower rating. I find that if I want focus to be accurate, and to my standards, manual focusing is the way.


Great Camera


Great camera for the money, easy to use.


best camera purchase ever


we needed to upgrade our digital camera for quality and functions.Also for our trip to Poland & Rome.It performed better than expected. Awesome camera


Great camera for the price


Got this camera as a first jump from point and shoot. I find the controls easy to learn and love the smaller body size. I bought the package with the kit lens, I would recommend buying the body and a better quality lens. Otherwise very happy with it.

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