• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 12.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • APS-C 323.4mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax K-r
  • Canon EOS Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D)
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Predecessor: Pentax K-x
K-x vs K-r
Canon XS
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Successor:   Canon T5
T3 vs T5
General
Model Number: K-r T3
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $849.95 $599.99
Street Price:   $699.99
Date Available: 2010-10-15 2011-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 30.1 oz (852 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
24.8 oz (702 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.7 in.
(125 x 97 x 68 mm)
5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.
(130 x 100 x 78 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Canon
Effective Megapixels: 12.4 12.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 323.4mm2 (22.00mm x 14.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.53 microns 5.15 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 72 62
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.9 21.9
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.4 11.0
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 750 755
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 2848 (12.2 MP, Other),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2)
4272 x 2848 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3088 x 2056 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
2256 x 1504 (3.4 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), 12-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG) JPEG, .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.6 2.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (25)
640x480 (25)
1280x720 (30/​25)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video with mono linear PCM audio in MOV container
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3) Canon EF/EF-S
Lens: smc Pentax DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 84mm 29 - 88mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 38 (T) f/3.5 - 22 (wide) / f/5.6 - 38 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 52.0mm 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 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 Phase Detect with TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS Sensor: 9 points; 1 cross-type f/5.6, 8 single-axis; Live View: Phase Detect, Contrast Detect, Face Detect modes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, ~96% coverage, ~0.85x mag., -2.5 to +1.5 diopter SLR type; fixed eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.80x mag., 21mm eyepoint, -2.5 to +0.5 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.57x 0.50x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.85x 0.80x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots 230,400 dots (76,800 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 200 100
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, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 or 1EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Flash, CTE, Manual Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/6000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 16-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot 63-zone Evaluative (linked to any AF point), Center-weighted, Partial (10%); iFCL with dual layer sensor
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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 Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports,Night portrait, Flash off, Auto Depth-of-field AE
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 10, 2, Continuous (2-10) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   No
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: On, off, redeye, slow sync, slow sync w redeye, slow sync w trailing curtain, wireless E-TTL II: Auto, Manual flash; Red-Eye Reduction; Second Curtain Synchro
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. 9.2 m / 30.2 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens Lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG) .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video with mono linear PCM audio in MOV container
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR Optional Wired (RS-60E3)
Connections (extended): IrSimple infrared data transfer Mini (Type-C) HDMI-CEC, Wired Remote Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.31 0.42
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.31 0.42
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 17 4
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.76
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.6 2.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 30 17
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   2.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   3
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   1.4
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   1
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.11 seconds 0.31 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):   0.93 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.099 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.098 seconds 0.134 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.15 seconds 0.32 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.097 seconds 0.113 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): OVF: Full AF lag, Auto-Area: 0.118s Live View: Contrast-Detect AF: 1.049s Phased-Detect AF: 1.197s Prefocused: 0.335s Optical Viewfinder: Wide-area AF lag: 0.190s Live View AF lags: Phase Detect = 1.244s Contrast Detect = 0.927s Prefocused = 0.099s
Startup Time: 0.3 seconds 0.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds 0.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   1.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   220 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 470 shots 700 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI109 Proprietary LP-E10
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable or 4 AAs with D-BH109 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI109 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E10 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM S-SW110 EOS Digital Solutions Disc (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional, Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, Video Snapshot Task, PhotoStitch)
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, MacOS-X 10.3+ Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.4+
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. Feature Guide, Basic + Function, Video Snapshot, 720p Movies.