Reminder - Pentax K-7 - coming in July 2009

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  1. Nicky2007

    Nicky2007 Well-Known Member

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    I know this camera has been covered earlier at this website. Just wanted to add more info about this exciting camera.

    The PENTAX K-7 features a rugged, yet compact body design, a NEW 14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor rebuilt from the ground up, and advanced features such as HD Movie Capture,100% Field of View, 5.2 FPS, and a 3 inch LCD Screen with Live View. Still compatible with every PENTAX lens ever made, the K-7 offers an abundance of long- anticipated new and improved features that are exclusive to the camera and combine to make it a tremendous photography tool.


    * Compact, magnesium alloy body is lightweight and durable.
    * New high resolution 14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor is ideal for large, detailed prints and cropping flexibility.
    * Beautiful 3 inch, 921,000 dot LCD features autofocus and face detection Live View.
    * Weather resistant, dustproof, and coldproof (14° F, -10° C) design is at home indoors and out, in most any environment.
    * Fast 5.2 FPS shooting is possible with the PRIME II processing engine’s 4 channel output. Ideal for fast action photography!
    * A top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec freezes even the fastest subject.
    * Highly sensitive 77 segment metering system quickly and accurately determines exposure in even the most complex lighting.
    * High quality pentaprism viewfinder provides 100% field of view with 0.92X magnification to achieve complete composition accuracy.
    * Movie capture in HD 720p video at 30 FPS, movie Shake Reduction, and built-in mono audio or external 3.5mm stereo microphone terminal.
    * HDMI interface can output high resolution images and 1080i, 720p, or 480p video to HDTV’s. NTSC video is also available.
    * Responsive and accurate autofocus is possible with the 11 point SAFOX VIII+ autofocus system. SAFOX VIII+ features 9 cross sensors, 2 wide angle sensors, and a dedicated AF assist lamp.
    * The PENTAX original Shake Reduction system provides stabilized images in low lighting, and now features rotational compensation. Compatible with 25+ million PENTAX 35mm lenses!
    * Advanced Dust Reduction features supersonic low pass filter vibration.
    * Electronic level indicator ensures images have level horizons.


    MODEL: K-7

    TYPE: Digital SLR

    PRODUCT CODE: Body Kit: 17811, UPC: 027075155145


    Type: CMOS with primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system

    Size: 23.4 x 15.6mm

    Color depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW

    Effective pixels: 14.6 MP

    Total pixels: 15.07 MP

    Recorded resolutions

    * Still: 14M 4672x3104, 10M 3936x2624, 6M 3072x2048, 2M 1728x1152
    * Movie (resolution/FPS): 1280x720p30, 1536x1024p30, 640x416p30

    Dust Removal: Supersonic vibration to low pass filter


    Type/construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount

    Usable lenses: PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w/ adapter and/or restrictions)

    SDM function: Yes

    Power zoom function: Yes


    Type: TTL phase-difference 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII+)

    Focus modes: AF Single (w/ focus lock), AF Continuous, Manual

    Focus point adjustment: Auto, user-selectable, center

    AF assist: Yes, via dedicated AF assist lamp with SAFOX VIII+ system


    Type: Pentaprism

    Coverage (field of view): 100%

    Magnification: 0.92X (w/ 50mm F1.4 at infinity)

    Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III

    Diopter adjustment: -2.5 to 1.5

    Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop down), Digital


    Type: 3.0” TFT IPS (In Plane Switching) color LCD with brightness/color adjustment and AR coating

    Resolution: 921,000 dots

    Wide angle viewable: Yes


    Type: TTL by CMOS image sensor

    Field Of View: 100%

    Display Modes: Magnification (2-6X AF, 2-10X MF), grid pattern overlay

    Autofocus: Yes, contrast w/ face detection, contrast, phase difference


    Type: Retractable P-TTL popup flash

    Guide number: 13 (100/m)

    Coverage: 28mm wide angle (equivalent to 35mm)

    Flash modes: On, redeye, slow sync, slow sync + redeye, trailing curtain sync, wireless

    Flash exposure compensation: -2 to 1 EV in 1/2 steps


    Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL, high speed sync available), wireless with PENTAX dedicated flash, X-sync socket

    Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec


    Internal memory: n/a

    Removable memory: SD, SDHC


    Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out, DC in, cable switch, 3.5mm stereo microphone

    Video out: HD (1080i30, 720p30, 480p30), NTSC, PAL

    Printer interfaces: n/a


    Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI90, D-BG4 Battery Grip (optional) for second D-LI90 battery or 6X AA batteries

    Recordable images: Approx 980 (approx 740 w/ 50% flash, CIPA)

    Playback time: Approx 440 min

    AC adapter available: Yes (optional)


    Body dimensions (W x H x D): 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.9”

    Body weight


    Without battery or removable memory: 22.9 oz

    Loaded and ready: 26.5 oz

    Construction material(s): Magnesium alloy shell over stainless steel chassis

    Operating temperature: 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)


    English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese, Japanese



    Type: Sensor-shift Shake Reduction with rotational compensation (4 stops max)

    Electronic level function: Yes, verification via viewfinder and top LCD panel


    Type: TTL open-aperture 77 segment metering

    Sensitivity range: EV 0 to 22 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)

    Multi-segment: Yes, 77 segments

    Center weighted: Yes

    Spot: Yes

    Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)

    Exposure lock: Yes

    Exposure bracketing: Yes, 3 or 5 frames, up to +/- 2 EV (1/2 or 1/3 steps)


    Auto: ISO 100-3200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600, expanded range available to ISO 6400, auto ISO range selectable

    Manual: ISO 100-3200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600, expanded range available to ISO 6400


    Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE

    Manual mode(s): Yes, manual and 3 color temperature selections available * WB fine adjustment available in all modes


    Type: Electronically controlled, vertical run, focal plane shutter

    Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec, bulb


    Mode selection: Green, Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter and Aperture Priority (TAv), Metered Manual, Bulb, X-Speed, USER, Movie

    Green simplified mode available: Yes

    P/A/S/M/B: P, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv)

    Date stamp: n/a

    Digital filters (capture): Custom Image Function includes Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, and Muted modes, each with gamut radar and fine adjustment of saturation, hue, high/low key, contrast, and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales). Monochrome mode includes adjustment for filter effects (green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, blue, cyan, infrared), toning (sepia warm/cool), high/low key, contrast, and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales). Other capture filters include Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Extract Color, Soft Focus, Starburst, Fisheye, Custom Filter.

    Data record: Folder name (standard, date), file name (standard, customizable), embed copyright


    Mode selection: Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Bracketing (standard, timer, remote), Mirror Lockup (standard, remote), HDR Capture, Multi-Exposure, Interval

    Continuous FPS

    * 5.2 FPS (40 JPG Continuous Hi, 15 RAW PEF, 14 RAW DNG)
    * 3.3 FPS (unlimited JPG Continuous Lo, 17 RAW PEF/DNG)

    Self-timer: Yes (12s, 2s)

    Remote control: Yes, infrared (0s, 3s, continuous) and cable switch


    Mode selection: One Shot (no data, basic data, full data, color channel histogram), Multi Image Display (4, 9, 16, 32, 81 thumbnails), Calendar Filmstrip, Folder, Magnification, Select & Delete, Movie Playback (no data, basic data, full data)

    Mode pallet: Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, RAW Development, Index Print, Image Comparison, Protect, DPOF

    Magnification: Up to 32X, scrollable

    Digital filters (playback): Toy Camera, Monochrome (filter effects, toning), Retro, Color (6), High Contrast, Soft Focus, Extract Color (6), Starburst, Water Color, Fisheye, Pastel, Slim, Miniature, HDR, Base Parameter Adj, Custom Filter


    Still: RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (Exif 2.21), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system), DPOF, Print Image Matching III

    Movie (compression): AVI (Motion JPG)


    Functions available: 37

    *For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.

    Windows: Windows XP/Vista, USB 2.0 port

    Mac: MacOS-X 10.3-10.5, USB 2.0 port
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