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Pentax K-7

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Overall 8
7.8

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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
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. 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 7
7.4

Expert Review

DP Review
4 March 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 8
8.0

Pentax K-7

Maclife
1 March 2010
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. Something Pentax proves once again with the K-7. It is a very interesting and nice-looking camera for serious photographers, and even for professional photographers.
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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. Its body is wonderfully ergonomic and it feels comfortable, solid and dependable, with just about every button and dial being within easy reach. There are \Lalso a number of really useful features that are unique to Pentax.
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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
8.0

Pentax K-7 review

expertreviews.co.uk
14 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Its weatherproof magnesium alloy shell, 5.2fps burst rate, sensitivity up to ISO6400 and Live View with HD 720p 30fps video, suggest that Pentax is aiming the K-7 at advanced enthusiasts and imaging pros, though its diminutive size is at odds with conventional wisdom. Be that as it may, where rivals cater to the high-profile press market, the K-7 has no such pretensions.
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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. De Pentax K-7 is een uniek product dankzij de vele instelmogelijkheden en eigenzinnige functies. Het is zeker een camera waar een serieuze fotograaf naar moet kijken. Zeker niet perfect, maar wel eigenzinnig. En dat waardeer ik wel.
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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. » Qu’est-ce qu’un Pentax K-7 : c’est un K20d amélioré qui par de nombreuses caractéristiques fera de l’œil aux professionnels.
  • Pros: Construction tropicalisée, Stabilisation, Viseur 100 %, Vidéo
  • Cons: AF un peu lent pour un appareil revendiquant une cible pro ?
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