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03-14-2011, 08:15 AM   #1
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K-R in April Popular Photography

The magazine's cover for subscribers has "Pentax K-R p.80" in small white type.
On page 4, the table of contents shows a sizable photo of a red K-R. Under Lab on that page, the table of contents item for DSLR Test says of the K-R: "The latest starter model from Pentax provides a big step up in quality."
The article is on two pages.

03-15-2011, 02:29 PM   #2
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A very positive review for K-r.

"The K-r keeps it [High ISO noise] low or better up to ISO800, as do Canon [550d/T2i] and Nikon [D3100]. Above that the Pentax beats them both: at ISO 3200 noise from the K-r remains at a moderate rating with a 2.5, while the D3100 and T2i rated unacceptable"

It also says that the difference in AF between Nikon is unnoticeable in all light conditions except -1EV. K-r is faster than Canon in bright light and slower in dim light.

There is no general score given. The scores are divided in sections like IQ [Extremely high], Resolution [Extremely high], Color Accuracy [Excellent], Noise, Image Stabilization [2.5-3 steps], Highlight/Shadow detail [High], Contrast [High], AF Speed.

I notice that reviews from paper magazines give a lot better scores to the K-r than most popular online sites.

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