Pentax K-7

Announced May 20, 2009 •
15 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
dpreview conclusion

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.

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Highly Recommended
74%
dpreview score
Good for

Anyone wanting a semi pro camera that won't make a hole in your pocket or weigh you down too much.

Not so good for

Low light work, movie makers

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Other reviews
DCRP Review: Pentax K-7
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Oct 1, 2009)

The Pentax K-7 isn't just an excellent midrange digital SLR -- it's also an incredible value. It may not have the fastest burst rate or lowest noise in its class, but it offers more features per dollar than anything else out there. It has very good image quality, stellar build quality, snappy performance (in most situations), more manual controls than you'll need, unique exposure modes, an HD...

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Pentax K-7 review
By: Mike Lowe, What Digital Camera (Aug 21, 2009)

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. Whilst the K10D has held strong for many users, the K20D only marginally brushed up upon this as an upgrade. As a result, many didn't part with their cash so soon for...

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