The compact, lightweight Pentax K-r is easy to use with Auto Picture, Scene, and Custom Image Processing modes that take the guesswork out of shooting stunning images while still offering a high degree of manual and priority control. The K-r offers a variety of new and improved features including a fast framerate, high ISO sensitivity, responsive autofocus, an improved 12.4-megapixel low-noise sensor and widescreen HD video capture that take it a step above an entry-level DSLR camera.
Key features of the Pentax K-r that are new or have been improved upon from the most recent entry to mid-level Pentax DSLR models include:
Large 3-inch LCD with 921,000 dots of resolution
Faster high speed 6 FPS framerate that captures 25 images in a single sequence
A maximum 1/6000 second shutter speed
Viewfinder focus point indicator
Improved in-camera HDR image capture including a Night Scene HDR mode
High sensitivity 100-25600 ISO range with improved noise performance from the new 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor
Versatile dual-power-source design, which offers the choice of either a rechargeable lithium-ion battery or four AA-size battery power (using optional AA Battery Holder D-BH109)
Infrared data transfer compatible with the IrSimple high-speed infrared data transmission system for wireless data transfer to the web or other IrSimple-compatible devices (includes a match-game between two Pentax K-r's).