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Pentax K-7

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Overall 8


Digitalcamera HQ
20 June 2014
  • Summary: Pentax made a big splash at the right time with the prosumer K-7. One industry magazine even named it the best camera of 2009. Our reviewer sees if it lives up to the hype.
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Overall 8

Pentax K-7

29 September 2011
  • Summary: The Pentax K-7 is undoubtedly the most feature-rich DSLR made to date. Its unique horizon correction, built-in level, 100% viewfinder and white-balance preview helps photographers take better pictures. Its 14.6 MP resolution, maximum ISO of 6400, 5.2 FPS continuous drive, built-in stabilization and cold-resistant weather-sealed body makes it suitable for every photographic subject as well.
  • Pros: Excellent retention of details at all ISO, Good focusing accuracy, Stable metering system, Fast and responsive, Effective stabilization for all lenses, Automatic horizon correction grealty helps, Large viewfinder with 100% coverage, Innovative exposure modes & program line, Digital white balance preview, Extremely flexible image parameters, Customizable auto ISO, In-camera RAW conversion, Top-of-class weather resistance, Wealth of easily accessible controls
  • Cons: Automatic white-balance not so reliable, Occasional overexposure, Slow continuous focus, LCD flush with left side, Slowness when applying in-camera corrections, Camera strap gets in way of mode-dial, Status screen does not turn off automatically, Battery door difficult to open due to weather-seals
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Overall 8

Pentax K-7

1 March 2010

Ibanez K-7

28 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Overall this is one awesome guitar! The pickups and distortion give it a whole aonther kind-of sound. [ read more on Audiofanzine ] buy it [ read more on Audiofanzine ] The K-7 is a beautiful instrument!! Its wood gives you SWEET sustain, its pickups make your notes as sharp as razors!! Its unique style is very audible!!
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Expert Review

19 February 2010
  • Conclusion: The K-7 is a definite buy for a Pentax shooter looking to replace an aging flagship. It has a huge hardware upgrade, and while IQ difference between the K-7 and K20D aren’t tremendous, it is improved in many areas including long exposure and image capture control. Beyond that the K-7 offers HD video with an auxiliary mic input, it’s more compact, and faster than its predecessors. It also should prove more durable long-term with a magnesium alloy body vs.
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Pentax K-7 SLR

Steve's Digicams
1 February 2010
  • Excerpt: The K-7 is Pentax's latest K-series model, featuring all of the options and technologies we have come to enjoy from this rugged line of enthusiast to professional level dSLRs. The K-7 improves upon the foundation laid by its predecessors, the K20D and K10D . With a similar feature set, this new model boasts several improvements, like a newly designed 14.6-megapixel CMOS sensor, Pentax's latest PRIME II processing unit, 77-segement metering system, broadened shutter speed...
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Overall 7

Expert Review

DP Review
30 January 2010
  • Summary: Semi-pro spec for mid-range money makes the K-7 an incredibly attractive option for the serious photographer wanting something a little less mainstream without compromising performance. Solid as a tank and feature packed--yet surprisingly compact--the K-7's only real weak spot is its high ISO performance.
  • Pros: At base ISO detailed output that makes good use of the camera's 14.6 megapixel resolution, Good JPEG and RAW resolution, Semi-pro features and build quality in a compact body, Magnesium/steel body with environmental seals, Good selection of external controls, Comfortable grip and generally well-designed ergonomics, Responsive overall performance, Reliable flash performance, Good quality HD video recording (but hardly any manual control), Improved continuous shooting (...
  • Cons: Measurably and visibly more noise than competition at high ISOs (JPEG), More RAW noise than predecessor (but in line with competition), AF speed not quite up with the fastest in class, Less dynamic range than direct competitors, No 'interactive' status display for easy change of parameters, HDR and a range of other features only available in JPEG mode, Slightly fiddly SD-card slot, Contrast detect AF so slow it's useless for most types of photography (not much differe...
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 10
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

Pentax K-7 review

What Digital Camera
21 December 2009
  • Excerpt: The Pentax K-7 is the company's first pro-grade DSLR, and it's been a long time coming. What Digital Camera tests out the K7...
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Camera Test: Pentax K-7

Pop Photo
18 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Here's a ruggedly built, wellsealed DSLR that shoots HD video, processes high-dynamic range (HDR) images in the camera, and has a high-end 100- percent-accurate viewfinder. So why do we have mixed feelings about the Pentax K-7? Because this $1,260 (street, body only) camera is a bit of a mixed bag. The successor to the well-regarded K20D, it doesn't so much build on the previous model as add a few extensions.
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Pentax K-7 Review

Digital Camera Review
17 December 2009
  • Summary: The Pentax K-7 is indeed the most revolutionary camera Pentax has produced to date. The speed, features, and build quality help this camera stand above previous Pentax offerings, and if you're in the market for a Nikon D90 or can't afford a D300S then this camera might make an even better Christmas present. If you currently own a K10D and need a new camera, then the K-7 makes perfect sense.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Fastest Pentax camera to date, Terrific in-camera editing tools
  • Cons: In-camera editing slows down performance, Unacceptably slow live view AF, Short grip surface
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