Pentax K-7 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)

Pentax K-7 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)

Pentax K-7 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)

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Product Highlights

  • 14.6 Megapixels
  • 3" High Resolution LCD
  • HD Video Recording
  • 3.5mm Stereo Input
  • 100% Viewfinder Coverage
  • Advanced Shake Reduction System
  • Dust Reduction System
  • 11-point AF System
  • Compatible with All Pentax Lenses
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 6400)
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Pentax K-7 overview

  • 1Description

Packed with features, the Pentax K-7 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only) brings next-generation technology to the time-tested, world renowned family of Pentax SLRs. Compatible with every Pentax K mount lens (some 25 million are out there), the durable, magnesium alloy body houses a newly-developed 14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor for rich color, sharp contrast, and the very best in image quality. The PRIME II processing engine allows for fast 5.2 frames-per-second shooting - great for wildlife, fast action sports, and adventure photography. Fortified with the 11-point SAFOX VIII+ Autofocus System and Advanced Shake Reduction Technology, the K-7 keeps all of your subjects in sharp focus, even in low-light.

High Definition Video Capture, perhaps the most sought after feature in SLR Digital Cameras, comes to the Pentax System in big way. Smooth 30-frames-per-second 1024p and 720p video are as easy as point and shoot. HDMI output from the body makes sharing your photos and movies on an HDTV possible with a single plug. An onboard internal mono microphone allows you to capture spontaneous audio with video, and the 3.5mm stereo input offers higher quality options for professional applications. From family vacations to professional wedding video, the Pentax K-7 offers everything you need to capture next-generation photos and video!

14.6 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
The K-7 Digital SLR uses a low-power, low-heat 14.6 megapixel CMOS Image Sensor, which yields less image noise and longer battery life. CMOS technology also allows a higher density of circuitry at the pixel level allowing for greater sensitivity, higher tonal range, and superior image quality.
Tough, Rugged Body
Lightweight and highly durable, the Pentax K-7 is weather resistant, dust-proof, and can even operate in extreme cold environments (14°F / -10°C). The stainless steel chassis provides a tough, protective frame while the magnesium alloy shell blocks outside interference--ensuring consistent signal processing for high-quality, low-noise images.
Compatible with All Pentax Interchangeable Lenses
Over the last 60 years, Pentax has manufactured over 25 million lenses. The K-7 can use them all. The camera provides backward compatibility with K, KA, KAF and KAF2 mount lenses directly and is also compatible with screw-mount 35mm-format lenses and Pentax 645 and 67 system lenses with optional adapters. Whichever lens you choose, be assured that your photos will show the warmth, style, and beauty of the Pentax optical system.
Advanced Shake Reduction Technology
The Pentax Shake Reduction (SR) System is an electromagnetically controlled stabilizer built into the body to ensure shake-free photos with any lens. Unlike traditional two-way stabilization systems, SR compensates for movement in three directions--horizontal, vertical, and rotational. By detecting handheld camera shake, sharpness is dramatically increased when using telephoto lenses, working under low light conditions or in any instance where unwanted shake may affect a photograph.
HD Video Recording
The K-7 is the first Pentax SLR to feature full HD recording capability. 1024p or 720p videos are captured at a smooth 30 frames-per-second with sound. Attach an external microphone or wireless receiver for more professional audio options. Full HD playback on your HDTV is easy using an optional HDMI cable.
Live View Mode
Live View mode, with contrast AF, Face Detection, and optional histogram, grid, and bright/dark area display, allows you to quickly compose your images without having to position your eye against the viewfinder.
Electronic Level Indicator
Finding the perfect horizon is fast and easy using the K-7's built-in Electronic Level Indicator. From dramatic portraiture to wide landscape photography, the level indicator is truly an indispensable tool for hand-held and tripod photography.
SAFOX VIII+ Autofocus System
Nine cross-type sensors, 2 wide angle sensors, and a dedicated AF assist lamp combine for fast one-shot autofocus, as well as AF tracking. From close-ups of flowers to a fast play on the court, you can rest assured that your images will be tight, sharp, and always in focus.
In the Box
Pentax K-7 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)
  • D-LI90 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  • D-BC90 Battery Charge Cradle
  • AC Plug Cord
  • I-USB7 USB Cable
  • I-AVC7 A/V Cable
  • MF-60 Matte Focusing Screen (installed)
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Finder Cap
  • Eyecup FR
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • PC Socket Cap
  • Bottom Cap
  • O-ST53 Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Pentax K-7 specs

    Camera Type SLR Digital Camera
    Imaging
    Resolution Effective: 15.07, Recorded: 14.6MP
    Sensor 23.4 x 15.6mm CMOS
    Bit Depth 12-Bit
    File Formats RAW, JPEG, AVI
    File Size Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Optics
    Lens N/A
    Zoom N/A
    Lens Mount Pentax K Mount
    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Range N/A
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount N/A
    Shooting Controls
    Sensitivity ISO: 100-3200 (expandable to 6400)
    Shutter Speeds 1/8000 - 30 sec, bulb
    Metering 77 Multi Segment, Center-weighted, Spot
    Exposure Modes Auto, Program, Manual, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority
    White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (4 Settings), Tungsten, Flash, CTE, Manual
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Burst Capability High-speed continuous: 5.2fps, Low-speed continuous: 3.3fps
    Self Timer 12 seconds or 2 seconds
    Interval Recording Yes
    Remote Control Yes: Pentax Cable Switch 205, Remote Control F
    Flash
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Effective Flash Range Up to 42' (13 m)
    External Flash Connection Hotshoe, PC terminal
    Dedicated Flash System Pentax P-TTL series
    Max Sync Speed 1/180 second
    Memory
    Built-in Memory No
    Memory Card Type SD/SDHC
    Still Images per GB RAW: 40
    JPEG: High Res:73 - Low Res:2518
    A/V Recording
    Video Recording Video with Audio, HD & NTSC Output
    Video Resolution 1536 x 1024 @ 30fps, 1280 x 720 @ 30fps, 640 x 416 @ 30fps
    Video Clip Length Up to 4GB (23 minutes @ 1280 x 720)

    Clip Lengths for 1536 x 1024 and 640 x 416 are not specified by the manufacturer.

    Audio Recording Audio with Video only
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Eye-level Pentaprism
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Display 3" LCD
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 2.0, A/V Out, HDMI (Type C), 3.5mm Stereo Mini Input
    System & Software Requirements Windows XP, Vista
    Mac OS X (10.3.9 or later)
    Environmental
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating Temperature: 14-104°F/-10-40°C
    Weatherproofing Dust and weather resistant seals
    Durability Not Specified By Manufacturer
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    Battery Type D-LI90 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
    Power Adapter D-AC50 AC Adapter Kit (optional)
    Physical
    Dimensions 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.9" (129.5 x 96.5 x 73.7mm)
    Weight 22.9 oz (649g) body only

    Pentax K-7 reviews

    K-7 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 99.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from K7 - all that it should be I bought the K7 after a two year period away from Pentax (Canon 50D), and what a pleasure to come back to Pentax. My last Pentax was a K10D which was capable. This new K7 is truly a brilliant camera; the advancement of build quality and ease of use is incredible, and most importantly the quality of metering and now focusing is night and day better than the K10D, plus for me better than the Canon 50D could ever be. I am having far more fun, and far more keepers in using the K7 than ever before. The build quality and weather sealing especially is a day to day noticeable pleasure when using the camera.
    Date published: 2009-09-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Professional Camera. I am a Pentax Vet, having owned an Asahi Pentax since the late Sixties. This Pentax K7 is a very comfortable camera to hold and as this is my third Digital Pentax, the controls are very easy for me. This camera has lots of new features to learn but just keep it switched on AUTO and there is nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, all I need is the Battery Grip as I find this accessory does help to add some ballast. I just wish Pentax would call their top of the line models, professional. What is their problem as there nothing to be ashamed of ? I have earned a decent living using the Pentax.
    Date published: 2009-08-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from best Pentax has to offer I've owned k100d super, k200d, k20d and now the closest thing to a proffesional d-slr pentax ever made. picture quality superb. even though it does tend to under expose. I shoot in raw so it doesn't matter to me. the movie mode is fairly good, have not used it that much yet, didn't buy it for that. faster auto focus, frames per second, better high iso noise, even though it's one aspect about pentax I don't care for is high iso noise, it's not the best, or I would give it 5 stars. also better metering than my k20d. all and all a very harmonious package. worth the extra money, especially for the features, still figuring them out.
    Date published: 2010-03-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Surprise in a Small Package I picked up a Pentax K-7 to add diversity and challenge to my photo tools. I commonly use Canon (5d Mark II & 40D) with a huge assortment of glass; but I wanted to try out a new system. So far I am not disappointed. I like the size and how the body carries in my hands. The image quality in daylight and in some night situations is very fine indeed. The controls are great and the battery life (assuming you lay off the live view for long periods) is more than acceptable. The only issue found so far is that the AF seems to lose it and not able to focus on a very well contrasted subject. Turn the body off then on again cures it's indecision but that is not how it should operate. Hopefully, Pentax will build a firmware update to cure this problem. HDR works OK; digital tool features are fun but overall I like the camera and will keep discovering what is proclaimed to be so fine about Pentax.
    Date published: 2009-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and capable Just picked one up in Shanghai and after 24 hours, everything is good. First impression: how'd they fit so much goodness in there? Seems very small relative to my K10D (which I got at B&H). The autofocus is so much quicker, too. Build quality looks good and the camera feels very solid. Seems like an ideal partner for my FA 77mm f/1.8!
    Date published: 2009-07-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Puzzling Features This camera is way more complex than necessary. There are so many features that access to them becomes overly complicated and laborious. Primary functions such as manually setting shutter speed or aperature should not require having to surf through various interdependant lists and pages and committing the process to memory. I miss my Ricoh KR-5! If only they would build a simple camera like it with a large digital sensor. I have the feeling that I paid a lot of money for a lot of features that I could never possibly use. Is the camera malfunctioning or did I mix up some setting somewhere way back on one of those pages that I can't remember how to get back to?
    Date published: 2011-01-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great offering from Pentax This is my first experience with the Pentax system. I actually made the switch over from Nikon to Pentax. In this review I will be comparing the K7 with my previous camera body which was a Nikon D700. I know there is a huge difference in price and maybe target consumer, but it's what I am basing the review on. Size: This is one area of reason that I made the switch over to Pentax, the D700 was just too hefty and I wanted something that felt more mobile. The K7 achieved this. It is a great sized body. I was also drawn to the fact that it has a magnesium body which the D700 has. The K7 does not feel as solid as the Nikon, but it is much more solid then Pentaxs' other offerings IE the K100 which I picked up as a spare when I got the K7. Overall great body. Image quality: The K7 is not as great in the image department as the D700, but it is not expected to be. The image quality is great for this level of body and sensor. Noise is noticable starting at around 800 ISO. At 3200 ISO the noise is at a point where I personally would not want to shoot an image. Buttons: Everything is laid out well and is intutive. I prefer the ease of menu access on the Pentax over the D700. Pentax really knows how to increase the ease of using the camera. Although some of the buttons and switches do feel a bit plasticky for my tastes. Rear LCD: This is as beautiful a screen as the one on the D700, right now I don't think you can find a better screen. Menus and Options: Here is where the Pentax really shines compared to Nikon. Thier options nagivation is by far easier to figure out and work your way though. I partically like the screen you can access from the info button which allows swift changing of common options. Pentax has created a very intuitive system and it is a pleasure to use. Overall this is a great camera. I gave it four stars because of the ISO performace. My expectations might be too high coming from the full frame D700, but still I wish high ISO noise was better managed.
    Date published: 2009-10-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pentax K-7, a Next Gen digital SLR This is my 4th Pentax digital, and this camera is a stunner - for what it does and how it feels. The pictures and the low light performance are excellent. My Nikon wedding photog friends are jealous. The big back LCD panel is very welcome and the software display interface makes changing camera settings just a click or two away. The improved user interface is like going from DOS to Windows, great! It's a 'next generation' move on user interface. Battery life is long and a new 3 part gauge is very welcome. With 500+ shots in RAW plus lots of 'chimping' and all kinds of extra fiddling/testing of the settings, I still have 1/3rd battery life. (No more 1/2 full - oops, not really - really Empty.) Probably enough life to fill my 16 gig card with RAW images. The rated speed for multiple exposures is realistic and I have turned to the lower of the two speed settings until I'm quicker to get off the shutter button. And all my favorite old K-mount lenses are usable on this camera! The other joy is how the K-7 feels. Here's a little bit smaller camera that's a match for the old MZ-S film Pentax. It just feels good in your hand, a quality product. And the shutter/mirror is much quieter than the K10D or K20D. Viewfinder coverage is 100%, like the old LX. I couldn't be more pleased.
    Date published: 2009-07-30
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