Pentax K-7 – final words and pictures








Camera Name: Pentax K-7
Body Material: Magnesium Alloy Outer Shell on Stainless Steel Chassis
Body Reliability: 77 Places Sealed, Cold-Resistant: Can be Operated under Temperature at -10°C
Sensor: New Version of Samsung 14.6MP CMOS APS-C Imager in 23.4 x 15.6mm (Aspect Ratio 3:2), 4 Data Channels Readout
Dust Removal: New DRII System, Low-Pass/Anti-Aliasing Optical Filter Placed in Front of Sensor is Capable to beMoved in High Ultrasonic Frequency; Featuring also the Dust Alert System to the User
ISO Speeds: ISO 100-3200, 6400 Available on Expansion (to be Set via Custom Function)
Image Processing: Newly Developed PRIME (Pentax Real IMage Engine) II Image Processor for High Performance and High Speed Still Image and Movie Data ProcessingBetter-Quality Images with RicherGradation and More Accurate Color Rendition
Mount: Pentax KAF2 (Crippled K-mount, Support Both Body Driven "Screw-Type" AF KAF and SDM KAF2/KAF3 Lenses)
Viewfinder: Optical Type, Glass Prism, 100% Image Coverage0.92X Magnification
Focusing Screen: New Natural-Bright-Matte III Focusing Screen, Improved Manual Focusing Accuracy
Shutter: 1/8000th second Top SpeedX-Sync=1/180s100,000 Shutter Actuations Durability
Continuous Shooting Modes: Continuous (Hi):-
JPEG: 5.2 FPS: Until 40 Frames;
RAW(PEF): Until 15 Frames;
RAW(DNG): Until 14 Frames  

Continuous (Lo):-
JPEG: 3.3 FPS: No Limitation, until Card Full;
RAW(PEF/DNG): Until 17 Frames

Live View: Yes: Real-time, On-display image Confirmation, Activated by One-touch Dedicated "LV" button at the Thumb Position; Continuous Shooting Possible Under the LV Mode (Without Breaking the LV Mode and Exposure will be Adjusted Automatically and Continuously Via Automatic Diaphragm)
Live View AF Options: Contrast Detection AF with Face Recognition Option
Other Preview Options: Optical Preview; Digital Preview
Movie/Video Recording: Movie/Video with Mono-Audio Recording (with Built-in Microphone), Supported Video Modes: 1280 x 720 Pixels (16:9 Standard High Definition), 640 x 416 (3:1.95), 1536 x 1024 (3:2), All Modes at 30 Frames Per Seconds
Top Monochrome Status LCD: Yes, with Electro-Luminescence (EL) Backlight
Rear Colour LCD Monitor: 3.0", 640 x 480 Standard VGA Resolution, Approximately 920,000 Colour Dots, 170° Degrees of View both Vertically and Horizontally
e-Wheels Control: Front and Rear Wheels
Green Button: Yes, Directly Under the Rear Wheel
Exposure Modes: Green Mode, Hyper Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter-Aperture Priority (TAv), Hyper Manual (M), Bulb (B), X-Sync (X), User and Movie
Metering System: New 77-Segment Multi-Pattern Metering System, which Divides the Frame Equally in 7 x 11 Segments, Vertically and Horizontally Respectively; More Advanced Algorithm for Higher Exposure Accuracy
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Centre-Weighted Average, Spot;
Selected via Dedicated Metering Mode Level at Camera Top
AF System: New SAFOX VIII+ AF SystemLayout Same As SAFOX VIII (11-Point, 9 Crossed);Improved in Speed and Accuracy
Focusing Modes: AF-S, AF-C, MF; Via Dedicated Focusing Mode Selector Level
Dedicated AF Button: Yes
Dedicated AF Point Selector: Yes: Central, Auto and User Select
Built-in Flash (RTF): Yes, Manual Pop-Up
Built-in AF Assist Light: Yes
Orientation Sensor: Yes
Shake Reduction: Pentax Original SR System which is Capable of Compensation Shakes in Up/Down, Left/Right and Rotational (Clockwise/Counter-clockwise) Directions
SR Activation: Preset by Camera in Different Modes or Manually Activated/Deactivated by the User via System Menu
Image Tone Modes: Seven Modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Monochrome, Muted (for Delicate, Subdued Colours); Actual Effect Previewable under LV or Digital Preview Mode
Image Parameters: Saturation, Hue, Contrast, Sharpness, Filter Effect, Toning, Key and ContrastHighlight/Shadow; Actual Effect Previewable under LV or Digital Preview Mode
White Balance Presets: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light, Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE (Emphasizing the Colours of Sunset Scenes) and Incandescent-Tinted Fluorescent Light
Manual White Balance: Yes: Manual Measurement, Presets and Fine-Tuning (for Green Vs Magenta and Blue Vs Amber)
Supported Colour Spaces: sRGB (Default) and AdobeRGB
Other Features: HDR (High Dynamic Range) Mode (One Composite Image from 3 Exposure Bracketed Images), Dynamic Range Expansion, Auto Distortion and CA Corrections, Multiple Exposures, Copyright Credits Attachment, Dedicated RAW Button, 16 Digital Filters
Controls Around Shutter Release: Optical/Digital Preview; Two Separate Buttons for ISO Speed Selection and +/- EV Compensation / Top LCD Panel Backlight/Illumination
Direct Control System for Basic Functions: With the Four Ways / "OK" Buttons for WB, Flash, Drive and Image Tone Mode / AF Point Selection Activation
Standard Digital Controls: Play/Delete (at Upper Left), Info/Menu (at Lower Right)
Dedicated One-Touch RAW Button: Yes
PC Sync Socket: Yes
IR Remote Control: Yes, Front and Rear Receivers
I/O Ports: Left: DC In, PC/AV, HDMI Out, Mic In; Right: Cable Switch Connector
Battery: New Type High Capacity Rechargeable Type D-LI90, 7.4V/1900mAh (Nominal), Support up to 980 Shots Without Flash
Storage Media: SD and SDHC Cards
Dimensions: 130.5(W) x 96.5(H) x 72.5(D) mm (5.1 x 3.8 x 2.9 inches)
Weight: 670g (22.9 oz.), Body Only (Without Battery and SD Card)
750g (26.5 oz.), Loaded and Ready (With Battery and SD Card)
Software: Pentax Photo Laboratory (with SILKYPIX RAW-data processing engine developed by Ichikawa Soft Laboratory), Pentax Photo Browser and Two Other Utilities
Kit Lens: DA 18-55/3.5-5.6 AL WR (Water/eather Resistant)
Optional Accessory: Vertical Battery Grip D-BG4, Weather-Sealed and Cold-Resistant, Support Either Another D-LI90 or Six AA Batteries, Provision of Extra Shutter-Release Button, Preview Lever, e-Dials, AE-Lock, Green Button and AF Button


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