The compact, lightweight K-r is the latest addition to Pentax’s DSLR range, offering a 12.4MP sensor and 6 fps burst mode shooting. Sitting between the K-x and K-7 in the current lineup, the K-r is aimed at advancing beginners and offers some impressive extra functions.
The K-r also offers 11 focus points for improved accuracy and a 720p HD movie mode, alongside a 3″ 920k LCD screen. The body is impressively compact, especially when the availability of using either AA or Lithium Ion batteries is considered. Thanks to an innovative battery holder the K-r can switch between the two power supplies, giving the user added versatility when away from a power point.
Shake reduction is on board, so lenses needn’t be bought with the feature included, and there are an impressive amount of post-process filters to utilize. An IrSimple connection allows images to be transported from camera to phone in order to post the images online.
What Digital Camera’s Mike Lowe was lucky enough to spend a few days with a pre-production K-r and his thoughts can be found here. For more information on the K-r check the press release or go to www.pentax.co.uk.