Pentax K-7 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax K-7 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Pentax K20D
K20D vs K-7
Successor: Pentax K-5
K-7 vs K-5
General
Model Number: K-7
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $1299.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-07-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 26.7 oz (758 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.
(130 x 97 x 74 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 14.6
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.07 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4672 x 3104 (14.5 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
1536x1024 (30)
640x416 (30)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2)
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11-point TTL phase-matching (SAFOX VIII)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.92x mag., -2.5 to 1.5 diopter
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 32.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (expanded)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (W, D, N), Flash, Color Temperature
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL open-aperture: 77-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority, USER, Movie
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless
Flash Guide Number: 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC-Sync Socket
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Wired or IR
Connections (extended): DC input, wired remote, external stereo mic jack
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.26
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 13
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.24
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): 25
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 5.21
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 20
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.093
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.075
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.148
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.074
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.075
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View Phase-Detect Full AF: 1.2 seconds Contrast-Detect Full AF: 2.3 seconds Prefocused: 0.405 second
Startup Time: 0.60
Shutdown Time: 0.60
Play -> Record Time: 0.10
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.60
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 6,251
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI90
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI90 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 740
Software
Included Software: CD-ROM S-SW74/75
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista, MacOS 10.2 or later
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Sensor-shift image stabilization, new 77-segment metering system, Distortion and Lateral Chromatic Aberrations correction, High Dynamic Range (HDR) image capture mode, HD Movie capture (1280x720, 1536x1024, 640x416 all at 30 frames per second), HDMI output, magnesium alloy body.

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