Features & Controls
Pentax equipped its K-r with a bayonet (KAF2) stainless steel lens mount. This is compatible with all KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA mount lenses offered by Pentax and other lens manufactures. The K-r has an electronically controlled, vertical run, focal plane shutter, that offers shutter speeds from 1/6000 to 30 seconds with a Bulb setting available.
Built in Pop-up FlashThe K-r has a built-in, auto/manual P-TTL pop-up flash unit. Pressing the UP (lightning bolt) button on the back of the camera will open it manually. It has a Guide number of 12 (100/m) or 16 (200/m), with an approximate 28mm wide angle (equivalent to 35mm) coverage . Flash modes available are On, Off, Redeye, Slow sync, Slow sync with trailing curtain, Slow sync with Redeye, and Wireless. Flash exposure compensation is 2 to +1 EV in 1/2 steps.
The Hotshoe (seen in the below
photo) allows you to use various external flash units with the K-r.
Depending on the model being used, the K-r can utilize several flash
mode options, including P-TTL auto flash, wireless flash, and high-speed
or slow-speed sync. It has a flash sync speed of 1/180s.
ViewfinderThe K-r comes equipped with a Pentamirror viewfinder, which offers approximately 96% frame coverage or field of view, 0.85x (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity) magnification, DOF preview and diopter adjustment of -2.5 to 1.5. It utilizes Pentax's Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen, along with their FR eyecup. Pentax also offers optional focusing screens, and the O-ME53 magnified eyecup.
- AF Frame
- Spot Metering frame
- AF Point
- Flash Status
- Picture Mode Icon
- Shake Reduction
- Shutter Speed
- Aperture Value
- Focus Indicator
- Number of Recorder Images/ EV compensation Values
- Focus Mode
- AE Lock
Exposure MeteringThe K-r boasts a TTL (open-aperture) 16-segment metering system, with a sensitivity range of EV 1-21.5 (ISO 200, 50mm F1.4). You can choose from Multi-segment, Center weighted and Spot metering. Other options include Exposure compensation (± 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps), Exposure lock, and Exposure bracketing (3 frames, up to ±1.5EV in 1/2 or ±1.0 in 1/3 steps).
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