Pentax K-7 Review
The Custom Image menu, now reached via its own, dedicated button, allows control over the image parameters. Flicking the on/off/preview switch button takes an image to preview the settings. Rolling the rear dial switches between standard and fine sharpening while turning the front dial shows or hides the highlight and shadow contrast settings.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Custom Image|| Bright
Selects from one of the preset custom images styles. The default varies depending on the language chosen and will be either 'Bright' or 'Natural.'
| 9 steps (Color modes)
Filter effect (Monochrome)
Adjusts saturation in color modes.
In monochrome mode, the camera varies the amount of information taken from the sensor's Red, Green and Blue channels in order to mimics the effect of placing different colored filters in front of the lens.
| 9 steps
In color modes, 'Hue' shifts the hue in color modes. Toning 'warms' or 'cools' the tint applied to mono images
High/Low Key Adj.
| 9 steps
|Contrast|| 9 steps||All modes|
|Contrast Highlight Adj.|| 9 steps||All modes|
|Contrast Shadow Adj.|| 9 steps||All modes|
|Sharpness/Fine Sharpness|| 9 steps||Rear dial switches to fine sharpening mode for representing fine detail.|
Many of the image adjustment and processing options from the K20D have been moved to a menu accessed from playback mode. Pressing the down arrow while in playback mode jumps to this menu.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Image Rotation|| No Change
JPEG Rec. Pixels
|Cropping|| Aspect ratio
|Creates a cropped version of the original image. Choice of image size, aspect ratio, orientation and rotation.|
|Slideshow|| Starts slideshow|
|White balance|| Select image||Take White Balance reading from previously shot image|
|RAW Development|| File Format
Custom Image Menu
White Balance Menu
High-ISO noise reduction
Lat-Chromatic-Ab Adj Correction
|Allows the post-shot re-processing of images recorded in the RAW format.
The Custom Image and White Balance options give access to the Custom Image and White Balance screens with the same options as they appear in the camera's recording mode.
Selecting Custom White Balance from within the White Balance screen allows a neutral area of the image to be selected and used to define a custom WB.
Layout (Six choices)
|Creates an index print image (contact sheet). Allows you to select images and layout.|
|Image Comparison||Enters image comparison mode. Rear dial zooms, four-way controler pans, front dial scrolls through images. OK button toggles which image (or both) is affected.|
|Protect|| Single image
|DPOF|| Single image
The digital filter menu, accessed from within the Image Adjust menu acts as home to most of the camera's JPEG processing tools and effects.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Toy camera|| Shading level 3 steps
Blurring 3 steps
Tone Break R/G/B
|Retro|| Toning 7 steps (Cyan/Sepia)
Add frame - 4 steps
|High contrast|| 5 steps|
|Extract color|| Color
Color Freq. Range
|Watercolor|| Intensity 3 steps
Saturation 3 steps
|Pastel|| 3 steps|
|Miniature|| Foreground/Middle distance/Background||Gives a mock-Tilt/Shift effect|
|Base parameter adjust|| Brightness 17 steps
Saturation 7 steps
Hue 7 steps
Contrast 7 steps
Sharpness 7 steps
|Monochrome|| Filter effect
Black and White
7 steps (Cyan/Sepia)
|Soft Focus|| Soft Focus
|Fish-eye|| 3 steps|
|Slim|| 17 steps|
|HDR|| 3 steps
||Psuedo High Dynamic Range effect|
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Specifications
- 3 What's new
- 4 Body & Design
- 5 Body & Design
- 6 Body & Design
- 7 Operation & Controls
- 8 Operation & Controls
- 9 Operation (Live View)
- 10 Displays
- 11 Menus
- 12 Menus
- 13 Menus
- 14 Performance
- 15 Photographic tests (RAW)
- 16 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 17 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 18 Photographic tests (DR)
- 19 Photographic tests
- 20 In-camera effects
- 21 Movie Mode
- 22 Compared to
- 23 Compared to (JPEG)
- 24 Compared to (JPEG)
- 25 Compared to (JPEG)
- 26 Compared to (RAW)
- 27 Compared to (RAW)
- 28 Compared to (RAW)
- 29 Compared to (Higher ISO)
- 30 Compared to (Resolution)
- 31 Compared to (Resolution)
- 32 Conclusion
- 33 Samples
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