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Pentax K Series K-r 12.4 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses)

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Product Information
Developed to be an entry model targeted at digital SLR novices and family users, the PENTAX K-r not only offers an assortment of features and functions that make it easy for everyone to effortlessly capture high-quality images people expect of a digital SLR camera, but it also comes equipped with a host of handy tools that help user in creating more personalized, creative images. They range from high-quality image reproduction with approximately 12.4 effective megapixels and HDTV-proportion movie recording, to high-speed continuous shooting at approximately six images per second, super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 25600 (via a custom function) and a large, easy-to-view 3.0-inch high-resolution color LCD monitor. Its dual-power-source design offers a choice between the standard rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and a set of AA-size batteries. It also offers a greater selection of digital filters for effortless production of original, creative artwork. All combined, the K-r boosts outstanding performance and versatility, almost the equivalent of upper-class digital SLR cameras, while allowing the photographer to easily deal with different photographic requirements and to accommodate individual shooting styles. It is also compatible with the IrSimple high-speed infrared data transmission system for wireless data transfer to IrSimple-compatible devices, and for swift image data exchange and match-game playing between two PENTAX K-rs.

Product Features
  • High-quality, true-to-life image reproduction
    The K-r incorporates a new-generation CMOS image sensor with approximately 12.4 effective megapixels to assure high-speed image data readout. It also features the high-performance PRIME (PENTAX Real Image Engine) II imaging engine to ensure accurate and high-speed data processing equal to that of upper-level models. As the result, the K-r produces high-quality images with fine detail, rich gradation and superb rendition, while suppressing annoying digital noise to a minimum. The K-r also offers a wide sensitivity range between ISO 200 and ISO 12800; this range can be expanded from ISO 100 to ISO 25600 via a custom function.
  • Compact, lightweight body
    Despite the incorporation of the large image sensor, the K-r sports a compact, lightweight body, thanks to a trim, lightweight stainless-steel chassis, a downsized in-body shake reduction mechanism, and state-of-the-art, high-density packaging technologies that assure space-efficient positioning and layout of the camera components.
  • High-speed continuous shooting at approximately six images per second
    The K-r's high-speed continuous shooting mode records as many as 25 images (in JPEG recording format) in a single sequence at a maximum speed of approximately six images per second - the fastest of all entry-class models - allowing the photographer to preserve sharp, crisp images of fast-moving subjects with great ease.
  • High-precision AF system
    The K-r's high-precision, wide-frame SAFOX IX autofocus system features 11 sensor points (with nine cross-type sensors positioned in the middle) to assure pinpoint focus on the subject. The K-r is also equipped with a spotbeam projector to assist the AF system in poorly lit locations. The accuracy and speed of contrast AF operation during live view shooting has also been enhanced by the incorporation of a image sensor and drastic upgrading of AF algorithms.
  • Bright, clear optical viewfinder
    Thanks to the combination of PENTAX-original finder optics and the renowned natural-bright-matte focusing screen, the K-r's viewfinder offers a bright, clear subject image at 0.85x magnification and with a 96% field of view. Since it assures excellent visibility even in bright outdoor locations and provides delay-free, real-time display of the subject's image, it is especially helpful in shooting where the timing of shutter release is critical, such as sports photography. The in-focus point is indicated as a red point in the viewfinder for at-a-glance confirmation.
  • Large, easy-to-view 3.0-inch LCD monitor with wide-view design
    The K-r features a large, high-resolution color LCD monitor with approximately 921,000 dots. Its wide-view design assures a clear view of the monitor image from approximately 170 degrees horizontally and vertically, making it particularly useful in low- and high-angle applications during live view shooting.
  • PENTAX-original SR mechanism for sharp, blur-free images
    The K-r features the PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, which effectively compensates the adverse effect of camera shake by up to approximately four shutter steps. This innovative mechanism extends its benefits to almost all PENTAX interchangeable lenses - even those designed for film-format cameras. Thanks to this user-friendly mechanism, the K-r produces sharp, blur-free images even under demanding conditions prone to camera shake, such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting in the dark without flash illumination, and taking pictures of sunset scenes.


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Product Identifiers
BrandPentax
ModelK-r
MPN14650
UPC027075175563

Key Features
Camera TypeDigital SLR
Sensor Resolution12.4 MP
Screen Size3"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size15.8 x 23.6mm
Sensor TypeCMOS

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Lens For SD18-55mm and 50-200mm
Focal Length Range18mm - 55mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size52 mm
Lens System FeaturesAspherical Lens
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast and phase detection
Lens Construction8 group(s) / 11 element(s)
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera27 - 82.5mm

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/6000 sec
Min Shutter Speed30 sec
Exposure compensation±3 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Exposure RangeEV 1-21.5 ( ISO 200 )
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Bulb, ISO-Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority
Light SensitivityISO 100-25600, ISO auto (200-12800)
Light Sensitivity Max25600

Camera Flash
Flash TypePop-up Flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator, Flash +/- Compensation, Wireless Off-Camera Control
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, P-TTL, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemorySD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Optical Viewfinder TypeEye-level mirror pentaprism
Viewfinder - Field Coverage96%
Viewfinder Magnification0.85x
Dioptric Correction Range-2.5 to +1.5

Dimensions
Depth2.7 in.
Height3.8 in.
Width4.9 in.
Weight19.2 Oz.

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color
Display Size3"

Microphone
Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - mono
Microphone Operation ModeMono

Connections
Connector Types1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP

Battery
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video FormatAVI, MJPEG
Still Image FormatJPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG

Resolution
Max Video Resolution1280 x 720

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional Features720p HD Movie Recording, AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Auto HDR Mode, Brightness Control, Contrast Control, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Digital Image Rotation, Digital Noise Reduction, HDR (High Dynamic Range) Function, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, Interchangeable Lenses, Interval Shooting Mode, IrDA Compatibility, PRINT Image Matching, RGB Primary Color Filter, Resizing an Image, Saturation Control, Shadow Point Display, Sharpness Control, USB 2.0, USB 2.0 Compatibility

Miscellaneous
Shooting ProgramsAction, Candle, Food, Kids, Landscape, Macro, Museum, Night scene, Night scene HDR, Night scene with portrait, Night snapshot, Pet, Portrait mode, Stage, Sunset, Surf & snow
Special EffectsBlack & White, Bleach Bypass, Bright, Color Extract, Custom Effect, Fisheye, High contrast, Landscape, Monochrome, Muted, Natural, Portrait, Positive Film, Retro, Soft, Starburst, Toy camera, Vibrant
Continuous Shooting Speed2 frames per second, 6 frames per second
Wireless Image Transferring ProtocolsIrDA (IrSimple protocol)

eBay Product ID: EPID100113041

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    Created: 03/20/14

    A perfect camera.

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    This is an excellent camera. What I like about the K-r is the quality of the images and the ease of operation, the menus and functions are easy to access and not unnecessarily complicated. The size and weight is perfect making the camera fit nicely in my hand.

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    Created: 03/05/13

    Move up to the Pentax K-r, you wont be dissapointed!

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
    Review For: Pentax K Series K-r 12.4 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses)

    I just moved up from a FinePix S700, so the learning curve was a little steep. I bought this camera because I was looking for a camera that would take burst shots, as my son plays many sports. It works great!! It did take me a little while to learn the correct settings, but, the quality is well worth it!! Great camera, at a price I could handle!!

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    Created: 02/03/13

    Great product for the value!

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    Excellent for the price I paid. Good features, I recommend getting into the forum since there are some tips about changing ISO from 200 to 100 (also cover in the manual).

    This camara is perfect for the beginner to intermediate enthusiastic photographer.

    But you could do absolutely all of it as professional techniques.

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    Created: 11/04/12

    Great product & well described in webpage & NO hassles.

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    Being a budding photographer of no great knowledge of the craft, I wanted to pursue this art as a way of utilizing my spare time in a constructive way. So I checked out Ebay & found this site. I didn't want to spend to much as I didn't know a great deal & I didn't want to buy something shoddy either that I'd regret later on. This sight provided me with all that I needed & the product to date has been excellent. I have absolutely no regrets having dealt with this site & I'm very happy with the products as advertised & received.
    Cheers

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    Created: 09/10/12

    The picture quality goes beyond what I anticipated.

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    The camera gives me a very good feel when I take pictures. The features are fairly easy to manipulate. I am not used to taking videos with camera, but know that it will also be easy when I devote some time to learn it. I have used an earlier version of a Pentax still camera (Pentax K1000) and the Pentax K-r made my shooting more lively. The picture quality goes beyond what I anticipated.

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