I’ve only had the camera for a few days, but I like it so far. My test camera was red – BRIGHT red. This DSLR (at least the red version) attracts attention, several people came up and asked about the camera while I was using it in walk-around mode. In hand, the K-r is nicely balanced with a substantial handgrip, so it is comfortable to carry – even for extended periods. All the K-r’s controls are logically placed and easily accessed.
The camera appears to be sturdily constructed and operation seems straightforward – the K-r looks, feels, and handles like just about every other entry-level and mid-level DSLR out there, but (initially) the K-r’s menu system seems to be overly complex. The Pentax K-r is available in several configurations, but the standard kit features an f/3.5-5.6 18-55mm SMC Pentax zoom. Our full review of the Pentax K-r will appear shortly.
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