Top-end DSLRs aren't the only cameras that have the latest features: this Pentax K-r Camera Kit W/35mm Lens (Black), not only offers 12.4MP of resolution, a large 3" LCD display, a 53mm (equivalent) f/2.4 lens, a wide range of automatic programs + full manual control, and 720p HD video--it also has IrSimple infrared data transfer, which allows you to wirelessly transfer images between cameras, something you won't find in a high-end DSLR.
The K-r also has a highly responsive and accurate 11-point SAFOX autofocus system with a viewfinder focus point indicator that confirms the area of focus, a 6fps frame rate, a top shutter speed of 1/6000s, 100-25600 ISO range and a very effective sensor-shift shake reduction image stabilization system.
A wide range of in-camera processing and special effects filters (including a dazzling HDR function that can be used even without a tripod) gives you unprecedented creative options without going near a computer.
And all of these features are found in a camera body that's just 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.7" and weighs less than 20 oz. Plus, it runs on a single rechargeable Li-Ion battery or 4x AA batteries (with an optional battery holder).
- 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor
- High quality 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor captures detailed images with high color accuracy and low noise.
- 3" LCD
- Large 3" LCD with 921,000 dots of resolution for responsive Live View and detailed image/video review.
- Compact and lightweight
- Compact and lightweight body is exceptionally comfortable to use, and highly portable.
- Automatic Shooting Modes
- Powerful automatic shooting modes, such as Auto Picture mode and various scene modes, take the guesswork out of taking great pictures.
- 6 FPS
- Fast 6 FPS framerate captures quick action in dynamic environments.
- 11 point SAFOX IX autofocus system
- Highly responsive and accurate 11 point SAFOX IX autofocus system includes a dedicated AF assist lamp.
- 100-25600 ISO range
- High sensitivity 100-25600 ISO range features improved noise performance for high quality image capture even in extremely challenging lighting.
- Li-Ion battery compatibility
- Li-Ion battery compatibility can also be adapted to use AA batteries providing the ultimate flexibility for both field use and travel.
- HD video
- Capture widescreen HD video with sound at 720p and 25 FPS, using any PENTAX lens.
- 1/6000 second shutter speed
- A maximum 1/6000 second shutter speed freezes fast action without subject movement blur.
- Viewfinder focus point indicator
- A viewfinder focus point indicator confirms the area of focus in an image.
- HDR image capture
- Improved in-camera HDR image capture features a Night Scene HDR mode, more blending options, and better pixel registration for easier operation without a tripod.
- In-camera image processing
- A wide range of in-camera image processing and special effects filters encourages the photographer's artistic expression.
- Infrared data transfer
- Infrared data transfer (IrSimple) includes file transfer and a unique camera-to-camera image comparison mode.
- SDXC memory card compatibility (via firmware update)