Pentax K-r DSLR Camera

Pentax K-r DSLR Camera white

Pentax introduces its new compact lightweight K-r digital SLR camera, which is the follow-up to the K-x, with stainless-steel chassis. The new K-R features a new 12.4 Megapixel sensor with high sensitivity 100-25600 ISO range and improved noise performance, viewfinder focus point indicator an a 3-inch LCD display. It will come in black, white and red. Japanese consumers can even personalize their K-r by changing their body color and grip colors using removable parts, getting 120 color variations. Pentax will also release a special gold edition in Japan.

Pentax K-r DSLR Camera white

Pentax’s new DSLR offers in-body Shake Reduction for blur-free images, 11 point SAFOX IX autofocus system with dedicated AF assist lamp, a max 1/6000 second shutter speeed, high speed 6 FPS framerate that captures 25 images in a single sequence, improved in-camera HDR image capture including a Night Scene HDR mode, Dust Removal mechanism and in-camera image processing and special effects filters. The K-r also includes IrSimple high-speed infrared data transmission system. It records 1280x720p HD video at 25fps.

Pentax K-r DSLR Camera red

Pentax K-r has a 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). It will be shipped in October 2010 in following versions:

  • K-r Body Kit – $799.95 USD
  • K-r Lens Kit w 18-55 – $849.95 USD
  • K-r Double Lens Kit w 18-55, 50-200 – $899.95 USD
  • K-r Double Lens Kit w 18-55, 55-300 – $999.95 USD

Pentax K-r DSLR Camera colors

smc PENTAX DA 35mm F2.4 AL lens

Also announced is the smc PENTAX DA 35mm F2.4 AL lens designed exclusively for use with Pentax DSLRs. It offers an angle of view equivalent to a 53.5mm lens in the 35mm format, a maximum aperture of F2.4, and a hybrid aspherical optical element in its optics. It is treated with the PENTAX-original Ghostless Coating to minimize the adverse effects of flare and ghost images. The smc PENTAX DA 35mm F2.4 AL lens will come in October for $219.95.



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