Pentax K-r to sport 5 new coloursNew colours will command a £100 premium

17 June 2011

Pentax K-r yellow

Not a toy camera - the Pentax K-r in yellow

Pentax has announced that its K-r DSLR camera will come in five new colours, to supplement the red, white and black options already available. 

From July, the Pentax K-r will be available in yellow, pink, blue, purple and metal chocolate.

Usually, if you go for a DSLR, black is the only colour option. This is in contrast to digital compact cameras, where you have a rainbow of colours to choose from.

We have already put the 12.2Mp Pentax K-r through our lab testing. Check out our full review.

Pricing

The current K-r in black, red or white is available online for about £399 and comes complete with 18-55mm kit lens. The new colours will appear in the shops in July, initially for a recommended retail price of £530.

Battery power

The Pentax K-r sports an unusual power supply. Most DSLRs run on either AA-batteries or custom-sized rechargeable battery power, but not both. The Pentax K-r gives you the option to switch between the two as you wish. 

It runs on a custom rechargeable battery as standard, but should you prefer the convenience of AA-sized batteries, you can buy an optional AA-battery holder for about £30, or less if you shop around on the internet. 

AA-batteries are widely available so are convenient if you're out about and you run out of power.

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