Pentax K-7 Hands-On Preview at OK Pentax

OK Pentax has posted a hands-on preview of the Pentax K-7.

I’m happy to say that to my satisfaction the new SAFOX VIII Plus auto focusing system is now more accurate and speedy, especially indoors and with artificial light. And yes, the Face Detection feature works just as you’ve come to expect it on point-and-shoots.

For more news and reviews, see Photography Bay’s Pentax K-7 Reviews and Resources.

Pentax K-7 Hands-On Review at Demystifying Digital

Demystifying Digital has posted a hands-on review of the Pentax K-7.

Though I can’t pass any official judgment on the still images or the video quality because of the camera’s pre-production status, I have to say I was impressed with what I saw even from this early version of the K-7.

For more news and reviews, see Photography Bay’s Pentax K-7 Reviews and Resources.

Pentax K-7 Announced

Pentax has officially unveiled the new K-7 DSLR.  After a series of leaks, we now have all the facts on this new 14.6 megapixel shooter.  In addition to shooting 720p video, it offers an intriguing HDR mode, which produces one composite image from a series of 3 bracketed exposures.  The Pentax K-7 will carry a retail price tag of $1299.95 for the body only and should be available in July 2009.

Check availability at Amazon.com.

In addition to the K-7, Pentax has also introduced two new weather-resistant lenses:  the DA 18-55mm at $199.95 and the DA 50-200mm at $249.95.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Pentax K-7 Reviews and Resources

The Pentax K-7 is a 14.6 megapixel DSLR, which features HD video capturing capabilities and a unique HDR mode, which produces one composite image from a series of 3 bracketed exposures.

The K-7 is a crop-sensor camera, which means it produces an angle of view of 1.5x the focal length of lenses as compared to a 35mm or full frame camera.  For example, a 300mm lens has the appearance of a 450mm lens as a result of the “crop factor”.

Pentax K-7 Availability

Amazon.com

Adorama

B&H Photo

Pentax K-7 Key Features

  • 14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Sensor-based Shake Reduction
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • 77-segment metering system
  • 5.2 frames per second
  • HD Movie capture at 720p
  • Dedicated AF-assist lamp
  • Electronic Level function
  • HDR image capture mode

Pentax K-7 Resources

Firmware Updates

Pentax K-7 Reviews

Alpha Mount World

Photocrati

Let’s Go Digital

Cnet UK

Imaging Resource

PhotographyBLOG

ePhotozine

Wired

Photography Press

OK Pentax (hands-on review)

Demystifying Digital (hands-on review)