Pentax K-r mid-level DSLR boasts outstanding performance and versatility

Pentax today announced the launch of its latest mid-level digital SLR camera – the K-r. Encased in a compact, lightweight body, Pentax K-r with a large, easy-to-view 3.0-inch high-resolution colour LCD monitor combines simple, user-friendly functions with a wide array of advanced features, designed to enhance the fun and excitement of digital SLR photography. The K-r incorporates a new-generation CMOS image sensor with approximately 12.4 effective megapixels. 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.

Developed to be a mid-range model targeted at digital SLR novices and family users, the Pentax K-r offers an assortment of features and functions that make it easy for everyone to effortlessly capture the high-quality images people expect of a digital SLR camera.
The Pentax K-r boasts outstanding performance and versatility, almost the equivalent of more advanced digital SLR cameras, while allowing the photographer to easily deal with different photographic requirements. Its dual-power-source design offers a choice between the standard rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a set of AA-size batteries.
Pentax K-r is compatible with the IrSimple high-speed infrared data transmission system for wireless data transfer to IrSimple-compatible devices, and for swift image data exchange. The camera is powered by a standard rechargeable lithium-ion battery or four AA-size batteries using optional AA Battery Holder D-BH109. Pentax K-r measures 125mm x 97mm x 68mm and weigh 598g with D-LI109 battery (no lens) and 625g with AAs.