• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 384.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Pentax K-7 advantages over Sony HX10V

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.07 vs 1.26 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 740 vs 340 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    20 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony HX10V advantages over Pentax K-7

  • Less expensive
    $330 vs $1300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 73 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    234g vs 758g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    18.2 vs 14.6 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung GX-20

Pentax K-7
Samsung GX-20
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $1400
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
Sony HX10V
Samsung GX-20
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $1400
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony DSLR-A380

Pentax K-7
Sony DSLR-A380
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony HX10V
Sony DSLR-A380
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A55

Pentax K-7
Sony A55
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $734
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony HX10V
Sony A55
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $734
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony DSC-HX9V

Pentax K-7
Sony DSC-HX9V
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
Sony HX10V
Sony DSC-HX9V
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus

Compared to Sony HX20V

Pentax K-7
Sony HX20V
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
Sony HX10V
Sony HX20V
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
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