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07-09-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Top marks for K-r in France - 5 stars + best choice ranking

Bonjour,

As a K-r user, I wanted to share some good news. The new June/July edition of "Chasseur d'Images" French photo magazine gave its "top ten" DSLR list for this summer.

The K-r received top award of "5 stars" and a "best choice" designations. Also, the K-5 received the same, 5 stars and best choice as well.

Here's a summary of the other 8 DSLRs:

- Canon EOS 1100D = 5 stars & best choice
- Canon EOS 600D = 5 stars & best choice
- Canon EOS 60D = only 4 stars
- Canon EOS 7D = 5 stars & best choice
- Nikon D3100 = 5 stars & best choice
- Nikon D5100 = only 4 stars
- Nikon D7000 = ONLY FOUR STARS

Bottom line: PENTAX = 100% success (2 top-rankings out of 2) ... 3 top-rated DSLRs for Canon, 2 for Pentax and only one for Nikon.

Here's a quick and rough-cut translation of the editor's summary: "The Pentax K-r is an entry level DSLR that offers a lot and often more than the competition. Full-featured, swift and well made, despite that some may critisize its aesthetics as being "old", the K-r is an excellent choice for a beginner who wants learn photography without spending a fortune and yet having an efficient camera."

I could write more, but enough said for the moment ... "Salut et bonne journée", John

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07-11-2011, 01:36 AM   #2
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That's a bit dodgy John, putting good news up here. I have been starting to think this forum is only for Pentax bashing.

Seriously though, the critics response to the camera has been universally positive because it really is fantastic value. This is another example. I feel particularly pleased with my choice when I see people lugging around their hefty Canikons which I know have little if any feature benefits over my little beauty.

David (a very happy K-r user)

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Absolutely great camera.
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