Pentax K-7 Review Summary
Pentax K-7 Assessment
The Pentax K-7 is undoubtedly the most feature-rich DSLR made to date. Its unique horizon correction, built-in level, 100% viewfinder and white-balance preview helps photographers take better pictures. Its 14.6 MP resolution, maximum ISO of 6400, 5.2 FPS continuous drive, built-in stabilization and cold-resistant weather-sealed body makes it suitable for every photographic subject as well. Add to that one of the most sophisticated movie-modes among DSLRs and we got here the most verstatile DSLR there is.
Compared to its predecessor, the K-7 improves or stays the same on every aspect other than ergonomics. While the K-7 does very well for its size, the larger K20D does better in terms of hold and control access. At about half the price, it is worth considering the K20D as a great value against the K-7, although photographically the K-7 is the better camera.
It's hard to consider other cameras as competitors since the K-7 has a unique feature-set and form-factor. As far as getting something better than the K-7, there are some models like the Canon EOS 50D and Nikon D300 which can shoot faster and track focus continuously better than this Pentax. These are naturally more suitable for action photography. Low-light performance is topped by more expensive and larger full-frame models like the Nikon D3 and D700. Finally, fans of live-view will have to stick with Canon 50D or Rebel XSi which give a WYSIWYG preview compared to the K-7's implementation.
|Excellent retention of details at all ISO||Automatic white-balance not so reliable|
|Good focusing accuracy||Occasional overexposure|
|Stable metering system||Slow continuous focus|
|Fast and responsive||LCD flush with left side|
|Effective stabilization for all lenses||Slowness when applying in-camera corrections|
|Automatic horizon correction grealty helps||Camera strap gets in way of mode-dial|
|Large viewfinder with 100% coverage||Status screen does not turn off automatically|
|Innovative exposure modes & program line||Battery door difficult to open due to weather-seals|
|Digital white balance preview|
|Extremely flexible image parameters|
|Customizable auto ISO|
|In-camera RAW conversion|
|Top-of-class weather resistance|
|Wealth of easily accessible controls|
Pentax K-7 Facts
|15 Megapixels DSLR||ISO 100-6400|
|Pentax K Mount|
Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|3-Axis Built-in Stabilization, 4-Stop Improvement||Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning|
|Auto Horizon Correction|
1 Axis Digital Level
|Weatherproof down to -10C||Hot-Shoe & Sync-Port|
|Built-in Dust Reduction||Stereo audio input|
|5.2 FPS Drive, 40 Images||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|1536x1024 @ 30 FPS Video Recording||Secure Digital High Capacity|
|3" LCD 920K Pixels|
Nikon D500 Review
Full-review of the ultimate Nikon flagship APS-C DSLR. The Nikon D500 offers a new 20 MP CMOS sensor with incredible ISO 50-1638400, 10 FPS, 4K Ultra-HD and a 153-Point Phase-Detect AF system sensitive to -4 EV. Built for professionals into a weatherproof body with dual control-dials and large 100% coverage viewfinder with built-in shutter.
DxO ViewPoint 3 Review
Review of DxO ViewPoint 3. Perspective, distortion and horizon correction software.
Nikon D5 XQD Review
Nikon flagship professional DSLR with 20 megapixels Full-Frame CMOS sensor. All-new 153-point Phase-Detect AF sensitive to -4 EV. ISO 50 to unprecedented 3,276,800! 12 FPS Drive for 200 JPEGs or 180 RAW. First Nikon DSLR with 4K Ultra HD video.
Olympus Professional Lens Roundup
Roundup of Olympus Professional and Premium lenses: M.Zuiko 7-14mm F/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 12-40mm F/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm F/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 12mm F/2, M.Zuiko 60mm F/2.8 Macro.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Review
Olympus second generation base OM-D with an anti-alias-filter-free 16 MP Four-Thirds CMOS sensor mounted on a 5-axis in-body stabilization system. Speedy 8.5 FPS drive, full HD @ 60 FPS and a wealth of features in a compact and lightweight body. Offers a 2.4 MP 0.45" EVF with 0.62X magnification and 100% coverage, plus dual control-dials and a highly customizable interface.
Fuji X-Pro2 Review
Fuji flagship XF-mount mirrorless with 24 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor. 273-Point AF with 169 Phase-Detect points. 8 FPS Drive, 1080p video. Dual control-dials, direct dials and a hybrid viewfinder in a weather-sealed freezeproof body.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Review
The only premium travel-zoom! 20 megapixels 1" high-speed CMOS sensor paired with a stabilized 25-250mm F/2.8-5.9 optical zoom. 50 FPS Drive, 4K Ultra-HD video, 1/16000-60s Hybrid Shutter, Post-Shot Focus, 4K Live-Cropping, Time-Lapse Video and more. Dual control-dials plus a built-in EVF with Eye-Start sensor.
Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review
Newly designed Rebel with dual control-dials and top status LCD. 24 MP APS-C sensor, Hybrid AF III with 19 all-cross points and on-sensor Phase-Detect AF. 5 FPS Drive and full 1080p HD video capture.
Canon Powershot G3 X Review
Ultra-zoom with a 25X optical zoom lens and large 20 MP 1" CMOS sensor in a weather-sealed body with dual control-dials, a lens ring and efficient controls. Captures full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS with internal or external stereo sound.
Best Digital Cameras of 2015
The best new digital cameras of 2015. Plus, find out which ones of 2014 still lead their category. Compact, Premium Cameras, Ultra-Zooms, Mirrorless and DSLR are all covered.