Pentax K-7 Review
Pentax K-7 specifications
|Street price|| $1150 (Body only)
£1050 (UK - With 18-55 WR)
|Body build*|| Magnesium/steel alloy with steel sub-structure*
Dust and weather resistant seals throughout
|Sensor*|| 14.6 million effective pixels
15.07 million total pixels
23.4 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
RGB Primary Color Filter
3:2 aspect ratio
4-channel data read-out*
|Shake Reduction|| Sensor-shift system
Max 4 Stops
|Dust removal*|| Supersonic vibration
Dust removal by shaking low pass filter*
Dust alert mode to help locate dust
|Image processor|| PRIME II*|
|Image sizes (Still)*||• 4672 x 3104 (14.5 MP)
• 3936 x 2592 (10.0 MP)*
• 3072 x 2048 (6.0 MP)*
• 1728 x 1152 (2.2 MP)*
|Image formats (Still)||
JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Premium/ Best / Better / Good
|Image sizes (Movie)*||• 1280 x 720 (16:9 720p)
• 1536 x 1024 (3:2)
• 640 x 416 (3:2)
|Image format (Movie)*||• Motion JPEG (AVI)|
|Lens mount|| Pentax KAF2 bayonet mount
Pentax KAF3, KAF2, KAF or KA mount lenses
Pentax K mount lenses with restrictions
|Focusing*|| 11-point TTL Phase Difference detection sensor (SAFOX VIII+)*
Center 9-points are sensitive to both horiz and vert. detail
AF working range: -1 to 18 EV (at ISO 100, F1.4 lens)
|Focus modes|| AF Single (AF-S) (with focus lock)
AF Continuous (AF-C)
|AF point selection||• Select
• Auto Area AF
|AF assist*||Built-in AF illuminator lamp*|
|Metering*|| TTL Open Aperture
77- segment sensor (coupled with lens and AF information)*
Metering range: EV 0 - 22 EV (ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)*
|AE lock|| Button
Locked for twice the meter operating time or as long as the shutter half-pressed
|AE bracketing||• 3 or 5 frames, +/- 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 (1/5 EV steps)
• 3 or 5 frames, +/- 0.3, 0.7, 1.0, 1.3, 1.7, 2.0 (1/3 EV steps)
|Other bracketing|| White balance
High/Low Key Adjustment
|Exposure compen.|| +/- 5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps
+/- 5.0 EV in 1/2 EV steps
Auto (user defined range)
|Shutter*|| Vertical-run focal-plane shutter
30 - 1/8000 sec*
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Flash X-Sync: 1/180 sec
|Aperture values|| 1/3 or 1/2 EV increments
Actual aperture range depends on lens used
Ability to use lens aperture ring
|Preview function|| Live view with magnify option
Depth-of-field Optical (lens stopped down)
Digital (shot taken without saving, previewed on LCD)
|WB shift|| Blue (-7) To Amber (+7)
Magenta (-7) to Green (+7)
|Color space|| sRGB
|Custom image settings*||• Bright
|Adjustment for Saturation, Hue, High/Low Key Adjustment*, Contrast, Sharpness.
Optional switch to Fine Sharpness and separate Highlight and Shadow contrast adjustment*.
||Adjustment for Filter type, Toning, Contrast and Sharpness|
|Viewfinder*|| Eye-level pentaprism
100% frame coverage*
Magnification: 0.92x (with 50 mm F1.4 lens at infinity,-1m-1)
Dioptre adjustment: -2.5 to +1.5 dioptre
Natural Bright Matte II focusing screen
|Viewfinder info*|| AF points
Focus confirmation dot
Remaining shots/ISO sensitivity (custom function)
Metering / EV bar
Manual release pop-up
|External flash|| Hot shoe with X-contact
Designed for Pentax dedicated flashes
Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, High-speed sync, Wireless sync
Auto (Green mode)
|Drive modes*|| Single
Continuous Hi: 5.2 fps, up to 40 Best JPEG frames, 15 images RAW, 14 DNG*
Continuous Lo: 3.3 fps, JPEG until card is full, 17 images RAW, 17 DNG*
Self-timer: 2 or 12 sec
Remote control: immediate, 3 sec delay
Remote Continuous Shooting*
Exposure Bracketing + Self-Timer*
Mirror Lock-Up + Remote Control*
|LCD monitor*|| 3.0 " TFT LCD*
Brightness level adjustment
Color adjustable, 15 steps G-M, 15 steps A-B
|Live view|| TTL using imaging sensor
2x,4x,6x in AF mode or 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x in MF mode*
|Instant review|| Off, 1 sec, 3 sec, 5 sec
|Other features|| Multiple exposure (2 to 9 images, with Auto EV adjust)
Status LCD illumination
|Playback rotation|| On
|Playback features|| Single image, no overlay
Single image, basic overlay
Single image with histogram (brightness or RGB)
Single image with detailed shooting info and histogram
4 / 9 / 16 image index
Image magnification up to 32x*
Optional blinking low-/ high-lights
2 image compare mode*
|Playback retouching*|| RAW to JPEG (with parameters)
Filters: B&W, Sepia, Color, Soft, HDR*. Slim, Brightness
|Custom functions*||37 functions*|
|Battery grip *||Optional D-BG4*|
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
|Storage||• Secure Digital (SD) / Secure Digital HC (SDHC)|
|Power|| Lithium-Ion D-LI90 rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)*
Optional AC adapter
|Dimensions||131 x 97 x 73 mm (5.1 x 3.8 x 2.9 in)*|
|Weight||• No battery: 670 g (1.4 lb)*
• With battery: 750 g (1.6 lb)*
* denotes a change in specification over the Pentax K20D
- 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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