Pentax K-r Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax K-r 
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General
Model Number: K-r
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $849.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2010-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 30.1 oz (852 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.7 in.
(125 x 97 x 68 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.4
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.53 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 2848 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), 12-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (25)
640x480 (25)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3)
Lens Thread: 52mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: smc Pentax DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 84 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 38 (T)
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 52mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: SAFOX IX TTL phase-detect 11-point (9 cross) AF: 11 pt auto, 5 pt auto, AF pt select, center/spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, ~96% coverage, ~0.85x mag., -2.5 to +1.5 diopter
Focus Peaking: No
Evf Resolution In Pixels:  
Evf Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 200
ISO Settings: Auto: 200-12800 (1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps), up to 1600 in Bulb, expandable to 100-25600; Manual: 200-12800 (1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps), up to 1600 in Bulb, expandable to 100-25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Flash, CTE, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/6000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 16-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Picture (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night Scene Portrait, Standard Flash Off), Scene (Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum, Stage Lighting [JPG], Night Snap [JPG], Night Scene HDR [JPG]), Sensitivity Priority
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: On, off, redeye, slow sync, slow sync w redeye, slow sync w trailing curtain, wireless
Flash Guide Number: 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots:
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR
Connections (extended): IrSimple infrared data transfer
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI109
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable or 4 AAs with D-BH109
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI109 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 470
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM S-SW110
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, MacOS-X 10.3+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Sensor-shift shake reduction, new 11-point SAFOX IX AF system with viewfinder focus indicators, 3-inch hi-res LCD, 6fps burst mode, 720p movies, dual power source (lithium-ion battery pack or 4 AAs with optional D-BH109 battery holder), improved in-camera HDR image capture including a Night Scene HDR mode. Available in Traditional Black, Classic White and Red.

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