Excellent high ISO image quality, Shoots at 8.1fps
Delivers great performance, weather-resistant build quality
Will the weatherproof K-3 be enough to tempt consumers away from Nikon and Canon?
Pros: Price, rugged build quality.
Weather-sealed body that's unique in its price class
Large pentaprism viewfinder, Weather-sealed design
Still image quality remains excellent
Very good still image quality, Eye-Fi wireless compatibility
Interesting set of shooting features
Large pentaprism viewfinder, 5fps burst shooting
Delivers a lot of features and performance
Strong features compared to rivals
Very good high ISO performance
Grip is large and accommodating, offering great control
Image quality is excellent, producing noise-free images
Stabilised sensor, Detail-rich images
' The 12.4 effective megapixel K-r is Pentax’s follow-up digital SLR to the entry level K-x, a sound, good value starter option. '
'The Pentax K-r is one of the few worthy intruders, flaunting several improvements over its next in command, the Pentax K-x.'
'exceptionally fast performance'
'If Pentax can step up its efforts to make itself visible in the industry, the K-r is a competitive model in the entry-level dSLR category.'
'the Pentax K-7 feels tight and solid.'
'The live view experience on the K-7 is quite nice.'
'The camera is robust and confidence-inspiring.'
'the K-7 is much more comfortable to hold with average sized male hands, and doesn't seem anymore cramped.'
'very significant new digital SLR'
'The camera is decent in low light'
'There are nice white balance controls, plus you can reduce noise, chromatic aberrations, and lens distortion as well.'
'All in all it's a very impressive specification for the money'
'It's bigger, tougher and more feature rich than any Pentax digital SLR before it and it certainly carries a wide enough range of features to worry the 'big name' brands.'
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