+/- up to 3 stops in 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments for three frames
Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Flash Off, SCN (allows selecting Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Stage Lighting, Night Snap, Night Scene HDR, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum), M (Manual), Av (Aperture Priority), Tv (Shutter Priority), Sv (Sensitivity Priority), P (Program), Movie; when shooting in Live View, Full Auto may select an additional Blue Sky mode
The Pentax K-r is a 12.4-megapixeldigital single-lens reflex camera, announced on September 9, 2010, and replaced the K-x in Pentax' line-up, with which it shares many features. The K-r is available in three body colors (black, white and red) in North America, with other colors available only in the Japanese market. The K-r introduces a new SAFOX IX autofocus system and has a 3-inch display.
The image quality of Pentax K-r and K-x is identical, but colour fidelity in JPEG output has been increased. The K-r has been improved over the K-x in other areas, such as the K-r showing the active focus point in the viewfinder when the shutter button is half-pressed, the K-r offering the joint second-widest ISO range in the Pentax line-up along with K-30—100-25600 in extended mode, which only the K-5 exceeds (K-x: 12800 in extended mode), having the joint second-fastest continuous shooting (6.0 fps) of current Pentax DSLRs (same as the K-30), and using rechargeable battery Li-Ion D-LI109 as standard, but having the ability to use 4 × AA batteries with optional battery holder (the K-x uses AA batteries exclusively). The K-r also has a slightly larger, and much higher resolving display at 921,000 pixels vs. the K-x's 230,000.
As in the K-x, the user can choose to have the camera take three images at different exposures and have them combined into a high dynamic range JPEG image. In contrast to its predecessor, the Pentax K-r offers the option to auto-align the images.