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PentaxK-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (26)

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    (9)

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    (1)

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    (1)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (32)
  • Good image quality (32)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (28)
  • Image stabilization (26)
  • Fast shutter speed (25)

Cons

  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (23)
  • Landscape/scenery (23)
  • Travel (23)
  • Low light (19)
  • Sports/action (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (25), Casual photographer (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very pleased

I upgraded from the Pentax KX because I wanted the visible focus points and the upgraded resolution on the LCD screen. So far it has met my expectations and the autofocus is at least...Read complete review

I upgraded from the Pentax KX because I wanted the visible focus points and the upgraded resolution on the LCD screen. So far it has met my expectations and the autofocus is at least as - if not more - fast as it was with the KX.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty light weight

Just for fun

Just for fun

Reviewed by 37 customers

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5.0

The camera to have

By Bubba

from Wilmington, DE

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Black):

    I take sports, family and artsy pictures. The K-r does everything well plus accommodates my manual lenses from the Pentax ME Super without a hitch. It is the perfect camera for a person who has a wide range of photographic interests without breaking the pocketbook.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent Product

    By N/A

    from Fort Collins, CO

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Black):

    Very intuitive, easy to use settings. Start shooting pictures immediately out of the box. Camera body has a nice feel and balance.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    This will go well with your Ferrari!

    By HorizonScanner

    from New York

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • High ISO Performance

    Cons

    • Noisy At High ISO

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Red):

    I chose this one because I can interchange lenses and use my grandfathers old Pentax lenses easily with it...

    I get excited handling any SLR and most are pretty similar in their user interface.
    Some little features that I do like are:

    An adjustable viewfinder to correct the focus if you aren't wearing your glasses.

    Fun digital filters, ranging from typical color changes to retro photo looks.

    A decent High Speed Continuous photo feature

    An interval feature which allows you to take up to 999 photos spaced evenly apart...

    Awesome HDR feature for deeper color in pictures.

    It's RED!!!

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    awsome camera and awsome color

    By cpreset

    from american canyon, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

    • Loud shutter

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel

    Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Red):

    this camera i love it the best one i ever had the lens is very crisp and i can use all my old pentax lenses its great. i am very happy.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    First DSLR!

    By Bethany, Photographer-in-training

    from Denver, NC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Red):

        I love it! It handles very well, and is easy to use. It's a bit large, but I don't have any problems with it, despite my smallish hands.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great bang-around DSLR

        By Jamestown

        from San Diego

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • Video is lacking

        Best Uses

        • Action sports
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Red):

        This camera has all the features I want in a DSLR I can keep in my backpack. I like the form factor and the the features the camera comes enabled with. Pentax lenses are also relatively cheap compared to some of it's rivals. I would not recommend this camera to someone looking to use this as a means to HDSLR (video). Video was an afterthought...

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        The Red is Hot!

        By Kyle the Chaser

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action

        Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Red):

        I mainly use this camera to shoot scenery/landscape and sports action shots.
        So far, I've had literally zero problems with the camera. The color depth is amazing, and I'm able to then edit the pictures taken to exactly what I want, if any editing is needed at all! Great camera for a great price. And if you have any old Pentax film lenses, they work and can save you some money.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Old and New came together

        By Roudy and Retired

        from Bainbridge Island, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Any thing you want to do

        Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Black):

        Bought this camera in september. It is my first ever digital camera. With the kit lens taking photo's is a snap. And just like a little kid every picture I take I must look at. Which brings me to the only thing I don't like..... Battery life. Use all the new features, auto-focus, built in flash, anti shake, etc. and you will be recharging the battery frequently.
        As for the old..... older lenses, with limitations, work well with this camera. Just as the description stated. I use the camera to shoot macro and floral mostly.
        Haven't tried the video as yet.
        Read the instruction manual before you jump in, it will definitely save you from a headache.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Pretty light weight

        By smokey

        from Toledo Oh.

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (White):

          Just for fun

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 4
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          pentax camera review

          By natalie

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (White):

            it was a great camera !

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great camera at a great price!

            By green sleeves

            from Fargo, ND

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Red):

              This is the first dSLR I have owned. I wouldn't consider myself a photo enthusiast, I just like having sweet pics of friends/family that actually look good. This camera is great for that! It is simple to use and understand if you actually sit down and look through the manual a bit. I take this camera everywhere, and so far, i haven't come across a situation that this camera can't handle! there seems to be a setting for every situation. Really quick and easy to upload to my computer. I also got the adaptor so we can use AA batteries in an emergency... haven't used it yet, but i'm sure i will someday.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Love my new camera!

              By Susan

              from Maine

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great at night
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Black):

                i love my new Pentax Kr! i love to take photos of my family and friends, landscaping, nature and anything else I can think of or that catches my eye! I am still learning about my new camera but so far everything that I have used has worked out great and my photos look beautiful! I have noticed that some are not always in focus, not sure if it is something I am not doing right or the camera yet but time will tell! So far very happy...

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Camera For The Price

                By tom

                from South Florida

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Black):

                  Easy to navigate menus, amazing pictures, great image stabilization. Auto focus works good but is kinda loud.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 10
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent dSLR - Bang for Your Buck

                  By Kyle the Architecture Student

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good Manual Controls
                  • High ISO Performance
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                  • Hard to Manually Focus

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (White):

                  Great buy. Compared to other entry-level dSLRs the Pentax K-r is a steal for the quality of product you're buying.

                  Shooting was intuitive out of the box. Controls are well laid out. I don't even have to look away from the viewfinder to change settings.

                  Menu is probably the best I've ever seen on a dSLR. Simple navigation and clear titles make the menu very easy to use.

                  On a more aesthetic note, the Pentax K-r is one of the only dSLRs to have colors options, which is great if you want to stand out a bit (this also makes thieves think twice about taking a camera so identifiable.) Weight it good, feels solid in the hands.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 10
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  great product

                  By nuttbull

                  from uk

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • High ISO Performance
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Quiet
                  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (White):

                    easy to use great results,great value.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 10
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    I would buy this product again.

                    By Antonio Ramos

                    from Calexico, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • High ISO Performance
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Black):

                      I buy this camera to take picture and videos in my family and parents partys.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      LOVE IT!

                      By Just Taking Pics

                      from Richland, WA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (White):

                        This camera is great. I'm not a professional photographer but my simple point and shoot camera wasn't meeting my photography needs. The operation is simple and easy to learn. The next step is to get the 50-200mm lens and have even more fun taking pictures.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        amazing camera

                        By trey

                        from Brant Lake, NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • Large Clear LCD

                        Cons

                        • Auto-Focus can be better

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Video

                        Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Black):

                        I'm using k-r like a amatour since 2 weeks.
                        I like a lot:
                        - small
                        - great quality of photo on high ISO
                        - very fast
                        - good movie
                        It is my second camera from Pentax, I just can recommend everybody Pentax k-r!

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 8
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        i would buy this product again and again

                        By rs1412

                        from San francisco, Ca

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • I love it
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Quiet
                        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Black):

                          I have had a pentax in the past 20 year and it was very easy for to used and i would recommanded to anyone

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 10
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Loving my K-r

                          By DiBacks

                          from Phoenix, AZ

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • High ISO Performance

                          Cons

                          • Noisy At High ISO

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (White):

                          So glad I purchased this camera - could be the best purchase I've made. I have been a die-hard 35mm enthusiast so was reluctant to go digital - but this camera is making the transition easy and fun. The K-r is quite user-friendly and the manual supplied with it fills in the gaps very well. It is an added benefit to be able to use my older lenses with it and regular batteries.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 10
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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