Pentax K-7

A capable and weather-resistant D-SLR has HD video and a low price
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Pentax’s new top-of-the-line K-7 packs a 14.6-megapixel CMOS sensor, HD video capability, a 3.0-inch, high-res LCD, cold-weather capability, high-end performance and a host of pro features into a compact, rugged weather- and dust-resistant body—at a good price.

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Image Sensor: 14.6-megapixel (effective) CMOS, APS-C (1.5x)
Max. Resolution:
4672x3104 pixels
Sensor Size: 22.3x14.9mm (1.6x)
AF System: 11-point (9 cross-type)
Shutter Speeds: 1⁄8000 to 30 sec., X-sync up to 1⁄180 sec.
ISO Settings: 100-3200 (1/3 increments),
expandable to 6400 and 12,800
Continuous Firing Rate: 100-3200 (1/3 increments), expandable to 6400
Recording Format: JPEG, RAW (PEF and DNG)
Metering: 35-zone evaluative, 9% partial, 4% spot, CW
Video Formats: 1280x720p/30 fps HD (16:9), 1536x1024p/
30 fps and 640x416p/30 fps (3:2); AVI Motion JPEG
Metering: 77-segment, CW, spot
Storage Media: SD, SDHC
Dimensions: 5.1x3.8x2.9 inches
Weight: 22.9 ounces
Power Source: Rechargeable D-LI90 lithium-ion battery
Estimated Street Price: $1200
Contact: Pentax, (800) 877-0155,


    Just purchased the K7 after working with a series of Pentax camera my first was film then Dist, then K10. I’ve shot a few pictures indoors with high ISO and to be honest was not very pleased with the noise on the camera. I will reduce the ISO and work with the camera. There are some great features that knocked my socks off. Can you recommend a good instruction manual? I did purchase the Magic Lantern for my K10. Wondering if there is something better out there for the K7

    I have been using a K10D for about three years. I like a ot of features on it and just ordered a K-7 for myself. One of my biggest disappointment with the K10D was the noise at high ISO settings. I found shooting above ISO 800 negated what I was trying to do because of the noise… I’m looking forward to using the K-7 because of many of the features on the camera. I didn’t buy it because of the video capability. We’ll see!

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