Summary Pentax K-7

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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Help 14.5 MP
Movie format
Help 720p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 3,200 ISO
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The Pentax K-7 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Shutter lag Incredible shutter lag Help
93 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second


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

Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
600 ms startup delay
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
113 lenses
Missing geo-tagging
Weight Heavy Help
750 g
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
921k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
14.5 MP
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Announced Old Help
May 2009
Lowest price Expensive Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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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:
гость (5:45 PM, November 09, 2010)
750 g is "Very heavy"?!!
This is the best weight for whether prof cameras!