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Pentax to launch new crazy and colorful K-r series DSLR in Japan
Today, Pentax introduced new colorful and crazy series of DSLR cameras during a Press Conference held in Ginza (Tokyo). Yep, as you may know the Japanese manufacturer used to release very special models of their DSLR cameras like the Rainbow K-x, or Korejanai Robo models… and today, Pentax introduced the K-r Series available in many different colors.
Scheduled to be released on October 2010 and targeting people who want to discover the DSLR world, this new K-r Series comes with a 12.4Mpix CMOS sensor with 11 point “SAFOX IX” AF (Auto Focus) system (the same one available on the Pentax 645D), a 3-inch LCD screen, an ISO sensitivity up to 25600, an SD / SDHC cards slot, a viewfinder that covers 96% of the frame with a magnification of 0.85x and an HD video mode (Motion JPEG 720p @25fps).
Other features include an SR (Shake Reduction) system, a DR (Dust Removal) system, the Live View, an HDR mode, a 6fps burst mode, a shutter speed of 1/6000 seconds (Like the Pentax K-x model), and an Infrared function.
The particular point of this new series is to get a real customized DSLR. In fact, the user will be able to choose between different colors and make different combinations in order to get a unique toy. For example, you can choose a Pentax with a green grip, a pink body, as well as a blue lens… In total, there are 120 different possible combinations. Note that it takes around three weeks to get the DSLR.
Regarding the price, the body is announced at 74 800 yen on the Japanese market. The K-r series also comes with a DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL lens for 79 800 Yens, and a DA L 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED lens for 99 800 yen.
Dimension: 125 x 68 x 97mm
Note: Pentax were also exhibiting some special models made in collaboration with Zarigani Works, the same company behind “Korejanai Robo”.