Pentax K-7 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax K-7 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.
(130 x 97 x 74 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Total Megapixels: 15.1
Effective Megapixels: 14.6
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.10"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes
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)
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 1536x1024, 640x416
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 30, 30
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2)
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)
Face Detection: Yes
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
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 32.0x
Exposure
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 AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority, USER, Movie
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse: Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exp Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC-Sync Socket
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32
DCF Compliant: Yes
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Wired or IR
Other Connection: DC input, wired remote, external stereo mic jack
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: Yes
CIPA Rating: 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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