Reminder - Pentax K-7 - coming in July 2009

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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.



    KEY FEATURES

    * 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.



    CAMERA HARDWARE

    MODEL: K-7

    TYPE: Digital SLR

    PRODUCT CODE: Body Kit: 17811, UPC: 027075155145

    SENSOR

    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

    LENS MOUNT

    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

    FOCUS SYSTEM

    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

    VIEWFINDER

    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

    LCD MONITOR

    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

    LIVE VIEW

    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

    BUILT-IN FLASH

    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

    EXTERNAL FLASH

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

    Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec

    STORAGE MEDIA

    Internal memory: n/a

    Removable memory: SD, SDHC

    INTERFACES

    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 SUPPLY

    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)

    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    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)

    LANGUAGE SUPPORT

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

    IMAGE CAPTURE

    IMAGE STABILIZATION

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

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

    METERING SYSTEM

    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)

    ISO SENSITIVITY

    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

    WHITE BALANCE*

    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

    SHUTTER

    Type: Electronically controlled, vertical run, focal plane shutter

    Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec, bulb

    CAPTURE MODES

    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

    DRIVE MODES

    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

    PLAYBACK MODES

    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

    FILE FORMATS

    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)

    CUSTOM FUNCTIONS

    Functions available: 37

    COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS*
    *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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