Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Hands on: Pentax K-r DSLR

updated 01:25 am EDT, Thu September 16, 2010

New features step ahead of K-x

Pentax showed off its new K-r DSLR at a press event in New York City, where Electronista had a chance to take a few pictures with the pre-release cameras. As expected, the K-r represents a step forward from the company's K-x camera. Both DSLRs still occupy a niche somewhere between most entry-level and midrange offerings.

Burst shooting has received a noticeable speed boost, allowing 25 continuous shots at 6FPS instead of the 4.7FPS limit of the K-x. We also tried out the faster autofocus system, which now provides a focus point indicator in the viewfinder. The camera also doubles the ISO range, up to 25,600, although we were not in the correct lighting to test this new feature. Previewing shots is now a bit easier, thanks to the three-inch LCD with 921,000-pixel resolution.

Aside from the technical aspects, we liked the new battery options that allow users to insert four AA cells if the lithium-ion pack becomes exhausted and charging is impractical. Some users may also like the new filter and effects options that can be applied directly from the camera interface.

The K-r will arrive on the market in October, with the body-only option priced at $850 and a 18-55mm lens kit fetching $850.












By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. facebook_John

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Sep 2010

    0

    Any more comments on the AF?

    Is the AF good? An improvement over previous Pentaxes? Competitive with Canon and Nikon? The world wants to know! Thx!

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

IDrive cloud backup and sync service

There are a lot of cloud services out there, and nearly all of them can be used for backing up key files and folders. A few dedicated ...

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News