Pentax has added another new DSLR to its line up with the launch of the Pentax K-r. The Pentax K-r is designed to be an entry level DSLR, and it will retail for $800 for the body only and $850 for a kit with an 18-55mm lens.
The Pentax K-r features a 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, plus a 3 inch LCD display with 921,000 dots of resolution, it features an ISO range of 100-25600, plus an 11 point autofocus system.
The Pentax K-r is capable of shooting HD video in 720p at 25fps, and also features an improved in camera HDR image capture including a Night Scene HDR mode.
You can see a full list of the specifications below.
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).
Widescreen 720p HD video at 25 FPS.
PENTAX-original Shake Reduction mechanism for sharp, blur-free images that works with every PENTAX Dust Removal mechanism, to shake dust off the CMOS image sensor.
Highly responsive and accurate 11 point SAFOX IX autofocus system with dedicated AF assist lamp.
Wide range of in-camera image processing and special effects filters.
The Pentax K-R will go on sale in October, and will be available in three colors, white, red and black.