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  • High-resolution, 14.6-megapixel CMOS sensor; compact, magnesium amalgamate body
  • Body only; lenses sole separately
  • Weather resistant, dustproof, as well as coldproof (14 degrees F, -10 degrees C)
  • Fast 5.2 fps sharpened with the brand brand brand brand brand new PRIME II Image estimate engine; tip shiver speed of 1/8000 sec freezes even the fastest movement in well-lit settings
  • 3-inch LCD; Live View mode, with contrariety AF, Face Detection, as well as discretionary histogram, grid, as well as bright/dark area display
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC mental recall cards (not included)

Product Description
The Pentax K-7 facilities the rugged, nonetheless compress brand brand brand brand brand new physique design, the brand brand brand brand brand new 14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor done up from the belligerent up, as well as modernized facilities such as HD Movie Capture as well as new, unique-to-Pentax camera controls. Compatible with each Pentax lens ever made, the high-end K-7 facilities an contentment of long-anticipated brand brand brand brand brand new as well as softened facilities which have been disdainful to the camera as well as mix to have it the extensive photography tool.

Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction as well as 720p HD Video



5 Reviews

  1. Cornelius Fortinbras III says:

    After inordinate amounts of research, I ordered and used the K7 on a shoot and was greatly disappointed, primarily because of the qc and the sensor’s obvious malfunction.

    So I guess I got a bad one, but that doesn’t excuse anything, nor does it relate to some of the other issues.

    It would overheat all the time, resulting in video shut down, more noise in the images, and lines through the stills. Bad sensor.

    The Pentax is built well, one of the most solid constructed slrs available, but so what? For this price it should be solid and that is really the only impressive thing about it.

    It takes very neutral pictures, which can be good. It has some nice tweaker features, in camera control of many parameters, but in the age of photoshop, who cares, give me a nice clean neautral photo, I’ll tweak it later.

    It’s video is almost useless. The 720p is functional, but like I said the sensor overheats very easily, and unpredictably. It also is a moire pattern beast. Stay away from roof tops, patterned clothing or window screens, lest you want moire hell. The full frame video has horrible interlace jaggies, so don’t even bother. You have to be in paranoid mode to make use of it, meaning, only plan on shooting ten seconds-twenty seconds max, or you might have a shut down in mid shot.

    The stills are nothing special, no matter what your setting. Honestly my nearly three year old Sony 350 takes just as good stills and that cost $600. That extra money cannot be justified by limited video capabilities.

    I guess I was somewhat biased by my partner who was shooting with a Canon T1, which cost $700 less and had a crappy kit lens yet it put the Pentax to shame in lowlight. And come on, the ability to shoot in available light is really what makes a digital camera. A $200 point and shoot can shoot good pictures in sunlight. Yes the larger sensors and lens choice are just as important…but my Sony cost $600 not $1500.

    Slrs need to be able to produce good pictures in low light and the Pentax has no excuses.

    We kidded that the t1 is an x-ray camera. It shot in near complete darkness, with a fast shutter and virtually no noise. The results looked like it was shot at magic hour.

    On the same exact settings, the equivalent on the Pentax, mine were dark, extremely grainy, out of focus and embarrassing. And I have a faster lens.

    Oh and the t1 shoots better video.

    The Pentax also has the worst auto mode for those get-it-fast-or-it’s-gone situations.

    So if the Pentax cannot even stand up to a camera costing $700 (what am I getting for that money, better build?) than forget it.

    Pentax is basically the turtle in the SLR race, but here slow, steady, and more expensive doesn’t win the race.

    If you are going to take pictures of still life or landscapes (daytime) and have time to adjust, tweak, fine tune etc, because honestly what dslr works the same way as a film camera, and you want a tank on your tripod, then get the Pentax, otherwise looks elsewhere.

    Canon and less so Nikon have rightfully left Pentax in the dust of the digital realm.

    check out the finished video from the shoot and see for yourself.

    Rating: 2 / 5

  2. H. Maulden says:

    Rats. Looks like I bought my K20 too soon. That’s the thing about buying electronics, huh? The longer you wait, the cheaper and better they get. OK, then I’m waiting til 2011 before I buy my first HDTV.
    Even though I’m happy with it, anyone want a reduced price K20?
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. Donna Gerber says:

    Love it! I bought this camera through Amazon and saved around $350. I got it for $1020, free shipping, no sales tax. I ordered it and received it within 5 days. The camera is a must see. Much nicer when you receive it than looking online. And, I am amazed at how easy it is to use. Worth every penny! Buy Amazon!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Bruce T. Muller says:

    K7 is the best Pentax camera ever. Easy to use. Excellent quality. Rapid multiple exposures.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Gal Zsolt says:

    There is a serious limitation with K-7 that makes bulb exposures extremely difficult and tedious. It involves mandatory noise reduction which doubles every exposure.

    Why is this a problem?

    This affects nearly all my night time photography. I enjoy taking photos of star trails. For example, a 10 minute exposure will take a total of 20 minutes to complete.
    I wanted to capture lightning, generally I will leave the shutter opened for a minute or more. It was so frustrating because I missed so many potentially great shots because the Pentax K-7 was busy doing its noise reduction! Why cant I turn noise reduction off?
    I shutting raw.

    I talked to my Nikon and Canon friends and they are amazed. One spent 20 minutes flipping through menus, convinced that there must be a way to turn of NR. Finally, the complaints found on the pentaxforums confirmed this is a known problem.

    Previously I own a Pentax K10D wich work perfectly, I can turn off noise reduction.
    This problem exists with the K20D and there are no signs that Pentax cares to offer a solution, Pentax will lost me as a customer. I will be selling all my Pentax equipment on eBay by September, if I see no solution.
    Rating: 3 / 5

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