Pentax are pleased to announce their new entry level camera, The KR. Featuring a compact - lightweight body, 12.4 megapixel image sensor, 6 frames per second shooting, HDTV Movie Recording and Dust Removal Mechanism.
- Super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 25600
- 3.0-inch high-resolution color LCD monitor
- HDTV-proportion movie recording
- 12.4 effective megapixels
- High-speed continuous shooting
- SR mechanism
- Versatile digital filter function
- DR (Dust Removal) mechanism
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 23.6mm x 15.8mm 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 new-generation 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 and approximately 921,000 dots
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.
- USB Cable I-USB7
- Strap O-ST53
- Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109
- Battery Charger D-BC109
- Software (CD-ROM) S-SW110
- Mounted on the camera Eyecup FQ, Hot shoe cover FK, Body mount cover
WARRANTY: 1 Year Pentax Australia Warranty*
*Extended Warranties Available
Type TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL flash Lens Mount PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts, K-mount with power contacts) Compatible Lens KAF3-, KAF2- (power zoom not compatible), KAF-, KA- mount lens Image
Image Sensor Primary color filter, CMOS, Size: 23.6 x 15.8 (mm) Effective Pixels Approx. 12.4 megapixels Total Pixels Approx. 12.9 megapixels Dust Removal SP coating and CMOS sensor operations with the Dust Alert function. Sensitivity
AUTO/200 to 12800 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV, or 1/3EV), expandable from ISO 100 to ISO 25600. Up to ISO 1600 in Bulb mode. Image Stabilizer Type / Construction CMOS image sensor shift Effective
Up to 4EV (depending on the used lens type and shooting conditions) File Formats File format RAW (PEF/DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.21), DCF2.0 compliant Recorded Pixel JPEG: 12M (4288x2848 pixels), 10M (3936x2624 pixels), 6M (3072x2048 pixels), 2M (1728x1152 pixels)
RAW: 12M (4288x2848 pixels)
Quality Level RAW (12bit): PEF, DNG JPEG: (Best), (Better), (Good), RAW+JPEG simultaneous capturing compatible. Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB Storage Medium SD/SDHC Memory Card Storage Folder Date (100_1018, 100_1019···) / PENTX(100PENTX, 101PENTX ···) View finder Type Penta-mirror viewfinder Coverage (FOV) Approx. 96% Magnification Approx. 0.85x (50mm F1.4 at ∞) Eye-Relief Length Approx. 19.1mm (from the view window), Approx. 21.6mm (from the center of lens) Diopter Adjustment Approx. -2.5m to +1.5m-1 Focusing Screen Natural-Bright-Matte II focusing screen Live View Type TTL method using CMOS image sensor Focusing
Contrast detection + Face detection / Contrast detection / Phase matching Display Field of View approx. 100%, Magnified view (AF mode: 2x, 4x, 6x / MF mode:2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x ), Grid display (16 segmentation, Golden Section, Scale display), bright/dark area warning, histogram LCD Monitor Type Wide viewing angle TFT color LCD Size 3.0 inch Dots Approx. 921,000 dots Adjustment Brightness and colors adjustable Preview Type Optical preview and digital preview (Can be assigned to green button from the menu) White Balance Auto TTL method using CMOS image sensor Preset Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual Manual Configuration using the display screen Fine Adjustment Adjustable ±7steps on A-B axis or G-M axis Autofocus
Type TTL: phase-matching autofocus Focus Sensor SAFOX IX, 11 point (9 cross type focus point in the center) Brightness Range EV-1 to 18 (ISO 100) AF mode Auto AF (AF.A), Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C).
Focus priority or shutter priority mode for AF.S.
Focus priority or FPS priority mode for AF.C.
AF Point Selection 5 point auto, 11 point auto, Select, Center AF Assist Dedicated LED AF assist lamp Metering Type TTL open aperture, 16 segmented metering, center-weighted and spot metering available Exposure
EV1 to 21.5 (ISO200 at 50mmF1.4) Exposure Mode Auto Picture Mode, Picture mode (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Flash Off) Scene Mode (Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum, Stage Lighting, Night Snap, Night Scene HDR)
* In Stage Lighting, Night Snap, and Night Scene HDR, the file format is fixed to JPEG. Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb
EV Compensation ±3EV (1/2EV step or 1/3EV can be selected) AE Lock Can be assigned to AF/AE-L button from the menu
(Timer method: two times the meter operating time set in the custom function setting), Continuous as long as the shutter release button is pressed halfway.
Shutter Type Electronically controlled, vertical run, focal plane shutter Shutter Speed Auto: 1/6000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV step or 1/2EV step), Bulb Drive modes Mode Selection Single frame, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote Control (immediately, 3 sec.), Bracketing (3 frames) Continuous
Approx. 6 fps, JPEG (12M: at Continuous Hi): up to 25 frames, RAW: up to 12 frames Approx. 2 fps, JPEG (12M: at Continuous Lo): until SD Memory Card is full, RAW: up to 36 frames Built-in Flash Type Built-in P-TTL flash with serial control,
GN: approx. 16 (ISO200/m), approx. 12 (ISO100/m)
Angle of view: equivalent to angle of view of 28mm lens (35mm format equivalent)
Flash Mode P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync High-Speed Sync and Wireless Sync are also available with PENTAX dedicated external flash. Sync Speed Range 1/180 sec. Flash Exposure
-2.0EV to +1.0EV Capture
Custom Image Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Muted, Monochrome, Reversal Film, Bleach Bypass Noise Reduction Slow Shutter Speed NR, High-ISO NR Dynamic Range
Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction Lens Correction Distortion Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction Cross Processing Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3. Digital Filter Toy Camera, Retro, High-Contrast, Extract Color, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Custom HDR Capture Auto, Standard, Strong1, Strong2, Strong3, Automatic composition correction function Multi-Exposure Select the number of shots between 2 and 9. Auto EV adjustment available. Interval Shooting Capture Interval setting (1 sec. to 24 hours), Start Interval setting (Immediate, Designated time), Captures up to 999 images Movie File Format Motion JPEG (AVI) Recorded Pixel HD (1280x720, 16:9, 25fps), VGA (640x480, 4:3, 25fps) Quality Level (Best), (Better), (Good) Sound Built-in monaural microphone Recording Time Up to 25 minutes. Automatically stops recording when internal temperature rises more than designated Custom Images Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Muted, Monochrome, Reversal Film, Bleach Bypass Cross Processing Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3. Digital Filter Toy Camera, Retro, High-Contrast, Extract Color, Color Playback Playback view Single frame, Image comparison, Multi-image display (4, 9, 16, 36, 81 segmentation), Display magnification (up to 16x, scrolling and quick magnification available), rotating, calendar display, folder display, slideshow, histogram, bright/dark area warning, resize, cropping, copyright display, detailed exif information display. Delete Delete single image, delete all, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image Digital Filter Toy Camera, Monochrome, Retro, Color, High Contrast, Soft, Extract Color, Starburst, Sketch Filter, Water Color, Fish-eye, Pastel, Slim, Miniature, HDR, Posterization, Base Parameter Adjustment, Custom Filter RAW Development File Format (JPEG), Custom Image, White Balance, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction, Distortion Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Color Space Edit Resize, Cropping (Aspect ratio and Slant adjustment available), Index, Movie Edit (Divide or delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie Customization Custom Functions 22 items Mode Memory 13 items Custom Button Green button (Green button, Custom Image, Optical preview, Digital preview, Digital Filter, Cross Processing, One Push File Format) AF/AE-L button (AF, AE-L) Test Size Standard, Large World Time World Time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones) Language English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese AF Fine Adjustment ±10 steps, Uniform Adjustment Copyright
Names of “Photographer" and "Copyright Holder" are embedded to the image file. Revision history can be checked using the provided software. Power Supply Battery Type Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109 With AA Battery Holder D-BH109 (optional), four AA batteries (Lithium, Ni-MH rechargeable, alkaline) can be used. AC Adapter AC Adapter Kit K-AC109 (optional) Battery Life <With D-LI109>
Number of recordable images:
approx. 470 images (with 50% flash usage), approx. 560 images (without flash usage)
approx. 300 minutes
<With AA lithium batteries>
Number of recordable images:
approx. 1000 images (with 50% flash usage), approx. 1600 images (without flash usage)
approx. 620 minutes
* Tested in compliance with CIPA standard. Actual results may vary depending on the shooting conditions/circumstances.
Interfaces Connection Port USB2.0 (high-speed compatible) / AV output terminal USB Connection MSC / PTP Video Output
NTSC / PAL Infrared Connection Infrared Connection in/out (IrSimple) Dimensions
Dimensions Approx. 125mm(w) x 97mm(H) x 68mm(L) (excluding protrusions) Weight Approx. 544g (body only), Approx. 598g (including dedicated battery and SD Memory Card), Approx. 625g (including AA Battery Holder, four AA lithium batteries, SD Memory Card) Accessories Package Contents USB Cable I-USB7, Strap O-ST53, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109, Battery Charger D-BC109, Software (CD-ROM) S-SW110,
<Mounted on the camera> Eyecup FQ, Hot shoe cover FK, Body mount cover
Software PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4
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