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Overall 8
7.8

Pentax K-7 Review

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. By Joseph Ben Keough
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-7

neocamera.com
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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 7
7.4

Expert Review

DP Review
4 February 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.
  • 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-d...
  • 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 a...
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 10
10

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
25 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Pentax K7 SLR camera Pentax does not have an equally big marketing budget as that of Canon or Nikon. That is why the brand remains somewhat inconspicuous, due to all the attention that is claimed by the other brands. However, Pentax certainly is a brand that deserves attention.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Pentax K-7 DSLR

Wired
2 June 2009
  • Excerpt: In a time when people are tightening their belts like Christian Bale in The Machinist and scrutinizing each purchase, Pentax introduces a pocketbook-friendly prosumer DSLR body that’s bursting with useful features, some only found on cameras costing two or more times its $1300 price tag.
  • Pros: Speedy 5.2 frames per second. Super sturdy construction. Lots of pro features at a prosumer price. Improved battery life and 100 percent field-of-view viewfinder. Faster, more robust processor. Live View with contrast focus and face detection. Shoots 5.2 frames-per-second with shutter speed up to...
  • Cons: User interface needs to be simpler and more unified.
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax K7 review

Digital Arts
9 February 2015
  • Excerpt: Its model name may be a couple of numerals short of a Dr Who assistant, but the K-7 is certainly no pup. It delivers 14.6-megapixel images from an APS-C sized CMOS sensor, which, along with its heavyweight weather-resistant sealing, places it in semi-professional territory.
  • Pros: Relatively compact and lightweight; very good value for money; user friendly; weather-sealed in 77 places.
  • Cons: Expensive if you’re primarily buying for HD video.
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Overall 8
8.3
Features 9
9.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Autofocus 7
7.0

Pentax K-7 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: There is a lot to like about the Pentax K-7. Most importantly for the majority of enthusiast photographers, it is capable of recording high-quality images and has class-leading detail resolution.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-7 DSLR camera

Pocket Lint
11 August 2009
  • Pros: Good image quality with plenty of detail, excellent range of features, body integral Anti-Shake, anti-dust system, Build and environment protection, RAW (PEF or DNG) +JPEG mode, excellent screen
  • Cons: Slightly soft (default) JPEG images, some fiddly controls/handling issues, underpowered built-in flash, some noisy images at higher ISOs
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Overall 8
8.2
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 10
10
Photo quality 9
9.0

Pentax K7 Review

LetsGoDigital
24 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Of neem een pancake, die kan Pentax ook goed bouwen. Bovendien heb je dan een lekker compacte set die heerlijk is om mee te werken, met een fijn sluitergeluid en die ook nog tegen een fikse regenbui of een zandstorm kan.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-7

Absolut Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Nous écrivions à propos du K20d : « En somme, Pentax, avec son K20d, tape un grand coup en livrant un bel appareil, qui répondra à toutes les exigences du photographe expert voire professionnel, à un prix agressif qui le rend aussi accessible à l’amateur passionné.
  • Pros: Construction tropicalisée, Stabilisation, Viseur 100 %, Vidéo
  • Cons: AF un peu lent pour un appareil revendiquant une cible pro ?
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