Pentax K-r vs Pentax KP

Pentax K-r
Pentax KP

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-r

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
105 ms shutter lag
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax KP

True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Light sensitivity
High ISO
819,200 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-r.

competitors

Pentax K-r Competitors

Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,795 - $1,897 body only

$2,094 - $2,297 with 28-105mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$478 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Pentax KP Competitors

Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,795 - $1,897 body only

$2,094 - $2,297 with 28-105mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen size Much larger screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,056 - $1,098 body only

$1,272 - $1,298 with 28-70mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$1,764 with 16-85mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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