Pentax K-r Manual – PDF Download Available Now

First published on: Monday, 14 March 2011

The English Language Pentax K-r user manual / operating instructions (Pentax calls it the “Pentax SLR Digital Camera K-r Operating Manual”) is now online and available for download at (right-click and save the user guide to your hard drive).

If the download link didn’t work for you, go to official Pentax K-r product page, click on the Product Support tab, and then click on the K-r Manual link.

Unlike Nikon, Pentax allows you to freely print the K-r owner’s handbook as there is no password protection built into the PDF.

The file size of 355-page Pentax Kr Adobe Acrobat PDF document is 8.5 MB (Megabytes).

The guide discusses the features of the K-r and how to use the camera.

Pentax K-r Manual

It also describes the use of, and camera settings for several optional accessories. Two examples are:

  1. Page 149, 150: How to shoot the K-r with a remote control (the official Pentax shutter release units that work with the camera are Remote Control F and Remote Control Waterproof O-RC1).
    Pentax K-r Manual -- Shooting with remote control

  2. Page 182: Capabilities and limitations of various Pentax external flash units, namely, Auto Flash AF540FGZ, Auto Flash AF360FGZ, Auto Flash AF200FG and Auto Macro Flash AF160FC.
    Pentax K-r Manual -- Using external Pentax flash units

Here’s a list of related photography tips, books, DVDs and media that you might want to refer to for a tutorial-based approach to learning how to take great digital photos with the Pentax K-r:

  1. A couple of general pointers in Photography Tips.

  2. Digital Photography Secrets — Starts off with a free e-course on the basics of great photography.

  3. Popular Pentax K-r books and other printed literature and reading material in the Arts & Photography and Books section on

  4. DVDs on Photography and Photography Tutorials.

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