The K-7 is Pentax's latest enthusiast/semi-pro grade DSLR. It the first Pentax DSLR to have a magnesium-alloy body making it smaller than the K20D it replaces, while still offering reassuring build quality. The body is weather sealed (though not weather proof) and features a 920,000 dot LCD and 100% viewfinder and the ability to shoot 720p HD movies. Like the models before it, the K-7 has image stabilization built into the body, stabilizing all lenses. It offers the high level of exterior control you'd expect on a camera at this level and its operation can be customized to a high degree.
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Max resolution||4672 x 3104|
|Effective pixels||14.6 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.4 x 15.6 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, (6400 with boost)|
|Lens mount||Pentax KAF2 mount|
|Focal length mult.||1.5×|
|Min shutter speed||30 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||750 g (1.65 lb / 26.46 oz)|
|Dimensions||131 x 97 x 73 mm (5.16 x 3.82 x 2.87″)|
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.
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