Pentax K-r vs Pentax K-7

Winner
Pentax K-r

100

Pentax K-7

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-r

Great color depth
Color depth
22.9 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.4 EV
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
25,600 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-7

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-7.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-r.

competitors

Pentax K-r Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$417 body only

$480 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$700 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$950 body only

$1,820 with 20-40mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Pentax K-7 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$589 body only

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Does not take movies
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$953 body only

$867 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag More shutter lag

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