Pentax K-r

Pentax Imaging systems launched an entry- level digital SLR that is encased in a very minimalist, lightweight, and compact body. The user- friendly camera has a lot of advanced features which makes learning digital SLR photography fun and exciting.

Introducing the Pentax K-r . This camera is being offered by Pentax for novice users with functions that are so easy to navigate that the whole family can use it at ease. High- quality images can be effortlessly achieved as what is expected from a digital SLR camera.

With its 12.4 Mega Pixels CMOS image sensor, true to life image reproduction is possible. It is paired off with the high performance PENTAX Real Imaging Engine II (PRIME) for a high speed and accurate data processing which is comparable to that of higher level models.

Equipped with a wide frame SAFOX IX autofocus system, K-r boasts of high precision, pin sharp focusing with its 11 sensor points. It even has a spot beam to help focus even in low light conditions. The Pentax original SR or Shake Reduction mechanism makes way for sharp and blur- free pictures even in conditions where a camera shake is sure to ruin a steady shot.

Previewing captured images is easy with the K-r’s large 3-inch LCD monitor with a whooping resolution of 921,000 dots. It is also designed to get a clear view of the monitor even at an approximately 170 degree angle horizontally and vertically.

For those artsy shots, the K-r is packed with an innovative image processing capabilities to produce pictures with distinctive expressions. Aside from its Auto Picture mode, giving the pictures finishing touches via its versatile filter function which gives eleven scene modes, plus 3 cross process modes and an upgraded HDR function, the images are assured to be unique and perfect looking each time.

The Pentax K-r also has an HDTV- proportion movie recording ability at 1280 x 720 pixels and 25 frames per second. Movie clips in high definition 16:9 TV proportions can suffice to those important memories that beg to be captured in video.  Its capability to produce great stills and movie clips are attributed to its built-in versatile white balance control which also features a CTE mode for emphasizing the color components of each captured image.

In addition, the Pentax K-r has a DR or Dust Removal System to shake off dust and prevent them from entering to the sensor. The control buttons and levers are all positioned to the camera’s grip side for a quick and effortless access during shooting.

All of these features are contained in a compact sized body with its stainless steel chassis, and state of the art packaging technology which ensures a light-weight space- efficient layout of the camera components. One would really wonder how the Pentax people packed a large 23.6 mm x 15.8mm image sensor inside the K-r.

All in all, the Pentax K-r is one handy tool that can help a beginner get a grip of learning the art of digital photography.

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