Summary Pentax K-7

Prices Price
Body only
$599
With 18-55mm lens
$883
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 9
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 11
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Megapixels
Help 14.5 MP
Movie format
Help 720p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3.0"
Light sensitivity
Help 3,200 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Pros

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The Pentax K-7 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Shutter lag Incredible shutter lag Help
93 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Battery life Above average battery life Help
740 shots
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
100%
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second

Cons

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The Pentax K-7 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
11
Announced Old Help
May, 2009
Light sensitivity (boost) Very low boost light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
536 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
61.0
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.6 EV
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
14.5 MP
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
109 lenses
Weight Heavy Help
750 g

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Discussion

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Avatar for Mike Svitek Mike Svitek (4:24 PM, September 14, 2012)
It has an external mic jack, stereo 3.5mm. Also, movies can be shot at a weird 3:2 aspect ratio which comes very close to 1080p... its 1536 x 1024
 
Sulley (8:48 PM, October 23, 2011)
Fantastic build quality. Weatherproof. Great selection of old and new Pentax lenses. Wheels, knobs and overall feeling of the camera is – in my opinion – somehow better than the 5D Mark II. As I changed from my Pentax K-7 to a Canon 5D Mark ii I was somehow surprised about the build quality of the 5D. Still good, but I really liked the Pentax feeling a lot more. Especially the control wheels feel so much better.
 
Avatar for Sergey Sergey (0:50 PM, February 21, 2011)
Weather proofing is a very important parameter for lens and DSLRs bodies. It would be nice to add it to the comparison.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (5:56 PM, November 09, 2010)
Good point that is weather proofed - we've compared it's weight to other DSLRs without regard for weather proofing: http://snapsort.com/cameras/Pentax/K-7/specs/weight
 
гость (5:45 PM, November 09, 2010)
750 g is "Very heavy"?!!
This is the best weight for whether prof cameras!