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.
Summary: The K-7 is, without a doubt, the best DSLR that Pentax has ever produced. It’ll please existing Pentax users who may be looking for faster performance, better autofocus or even a fairly solid movie mode to add to the fray.
Pros: 35 years worth of compatible Pentax lenses, 100% viewfinder, intuitive camera layout, weather-sealing, best Pentax AF system to date
Cons: Kit lens is a let down, underexposure can be an issue, AF isn’t as snappy as it should be, high ISO image noise
Summary: The Pentax K-7 is, without a doubt, the best DSLR that Pentax has ever produced. It’ll please existing Pentax users who may be looking for faster performance, better autofocus or even a fairly solid movie mode to add to the fray.
Pros: 35 years worth of compatible Pentax lenses, 100% viewfinder, intuitive camera layout, HD movie, best AF system (with AF illuminator) to grace a Pentax camera
Cons: Underexposed images, no AF in Movie mode, slow AF in live view, in-camera HDR a disappointment, tough competition to compete against - ought to be cheaper
Summary: Costing £120 less than the Pentax, the Canon EOS 50D at £709 is a great camera that simply gets let down on silly little things. I don't like the Creative auto mode although I guess there are loads of people out there that would see it as a God send.
Pros: Great build, Compatible with older lenses, Fast performer, Great colour rendition, Easy to navigate UI, Built-in HDR, Weather sealed, Weather sealed, Good noise control, Built-in image stabiliser, 5EV Exposure compensation
Cons: Has trouble with strong white-balance, SD cards aren't as fast as CF, Lots of colour noise at high ISO, Battery starts to fail in cold weather
Summary: The Pentax K-7 is the best-ever Pentax DSLR camera and a real challenger to the relative giants of Canon and Nikon. Pentax have seemingly decided to include every "must-have" feature in one camera, with the K-7's specifications reading like a keen photographer's wish list.
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.