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Pentax K-r Digital Camera Review

The Pentax K-r may look like a stormtrooper, but this might be the DSLR you're looking for.

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The Pentax K-r is an entry-level DSLR that is designed for those just getting into higher-end photography or those who have shot with another DSLR before. It features a stainless steel chassis beneath a mostly plastic body, a 12.4-megapixel CMOS sensor, and a 3-inch 921k-dot LCD display. It is designed to be simple to operate, but still perform at a level comparable to any camera at its sub-$700 price point. We found the K-r to offer enough great handling, very extensive menu options, and enough performance to make it worth a long look for anyone in the market for an entry-level DSLR. In typical Pentax fashion, the camera is available in a number of colors, including black, red, and classic white.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Photo Gallery
  5. Sharpness
  6. Color
  7. Noise Reduction
  8. Dynamic Range
  9. Low Light
  10. Distortion
  11. Video
  12. Ease of Use
  13. Handling
  14. Controls
  15. Speed
  16. Extras
  17. Video Features
  18. Conclusion

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