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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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)
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating Temperature: 14-104°F/-10-40°C
    Weatherproofing Dust and weather resistant seals
    Durability Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Battery Type D-LI90 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
    Power Adapter D-AC50 AC Adapter Kit (optional)
    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 4.7 out of 5 by 145.
    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 K-7 good, kit lens bad At first I was shooting with the kit lens and most pics were looking out of focus. Then I adjusted the AF and it started to look better, but still pics were very soft. Being pretty depressed about this and thinking of sending this camera kit to Pentax for repairs, I was fortunate enough to borrow several lenses and tried them out. It turned out that the problem was the kit lens not K-7. Needless to say I was surprised that such a good camera would be sold with a poor quality lens. I will send the lens back to Pentax to look at. So my verdict is, K-7 is as good as advertised, just avoid the kit lens.
    Date published: 2009-12-17
    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 5 out of 5 by from Best Feel, Fit and Finish! Great Shots! Loving my new camera. Have tried many other brands before, mostly Canons, but I fell in love with the sharp photos and color produced by a vintage Pentax and have been a fan ever since. Best reasons to buy a Pentax? Image stabilization in the body, so lens are lighter and cheaper, great lens selection (can use all original lenses), K-7 is super comfortable to hold, very fast, great in low light, and the body feels superb in the hand (great weather resistance), perfect button layout. Not cheap feeling. Super sharp images. HD video. More features than the other brands for the price. This is THE Pentax to own. Having used many Canons (Rebels and 10-40D series) and now using this one, I wouldn't even consider a Canon. Don't be brainwashed by marketing, try before you buy and choose the system of camera that feels right.
    Date published: 2009-12-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pentax K-7 This is my first DSLR - officially going digital after being a darkroom junkie for 15 years. I use it to shoot a lot of landscape and architecture and candid shots. Outdoors mostly. As opposed to the Nikon or Canon that are in the same field, this camera has water lock which will help me keep it safe in all the strange conditions into which i trapse. Not so great is the high iso quality. Coming from a film background i can not tolerate a pixelated look - so low light and hgh iso are not the best friends to me. But i can use my pentax lenses in this one or on my film camera so i still have the option to shoot in those settings with film.
    Date published: 2011-08-03
    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
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