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Pentax K-7 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)

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Pentax K-7 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)
Key Features
  • 14.6 Megapixels
  • 3" High Resolution LCD
  • HD Video Recording
  • 3.5mm Stereo Input
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!

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Pentax K-7 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 214.6 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 3Tough, Rugged Body
  • 4Compatible with All Pentax Interchangeable Lenses
  • 5Advanced Shake Reduction Technology
  • 6HD Video Recording
  • 7Live View Mode
  • 8Electronic Level Indicator
  • 9SAFOX VIII+ Autofocus System

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.

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)
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
Power
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

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