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Thread: K7 Features

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    K7 Features

    If you're having problems accessing the new K7 page at Pentax, I am posting the features here, for your convenience.

    Explore. Capture. Captivate.
    The new K-7 has arrived. Faster and more durable than ever before, the compact, 14.6 megapixel K-7 truly is the most powerful PENTAX ever.
    • Compact, magnesium alloy body
    • 14.6 megapixels
    • Weather, dust and cold resistant

    Lens sold separately

    Compact, magnesium alloy body

    14.6 megapixels

    Weather, dust and cold resistant

    New PRIME II Image processing engine

    New 77-segment metering system

    100% field-of-view viewfinder

    Shake Reduction system

    Compact, magnesium alloy body
    One of the smallest DSLRs in its class, the K-7’s compact, magnesium alloy body lets you travel light while still maintaining durability and build quality.

    14.6 megapixels
    The redesigned 14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor offers improved noise control, four channel output for faster image capture and movie capture capabilities. Plus the new sensor offers the ideal combination of resolution and file size, allowing for large (poster size and larger) prints and cropping flexibility.

    3 inch LCD
    The 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dot resolution is perfect for detailed image or movie capture and review and is ideal for the Live View function.

    Weather, dust and cold resistant
    The K-7 is weather, dust and cold resistant (to 14° F or -10° C), making it ideal for use in any environment.

    New PRIME II Image processing engine
    Fast 5.2 frame-per-second shooting with the powerful new PRIME II Image processing engine, which features fast circuitry and low noise image processing. Ideal for sporting events or any fast-action situation.

    High top shutter speed
    A top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec freezes even the fastest action and gives creative control over apertures in well-lit settings.

    New 77-segment metering system
    A new 77-segment metering system quickly and accurately determines exposure, even in the most complex and dynamic lighting situations.

    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.

    100% field-of-view viewfinder
    A 100% field-of-view viewfinder (with 0.92X magnification) and bright focusing screens are ideal for accurate image composition and focus.

    HD Movie Capture
    Widescreen HD Movie Capture features adjustable quality settings and aperture control, as well as Shake Reduction, and an external microphone terminal for recording stereo sound.

    High resolution playback
    HDMI port with selectable output resolution (1080i, 720p, 480p, and auto) offers high resolution playback of images and video on high definition TVs.

    Multiple exposure settings
    Multiple exposure settings, including Green, Program, Sv, Tv, Av, TAv, M, Bulb, X-sync, Movie and USER modes, provide extensive creative control over the exposure for photographers of all experience levels.

    Faster, more responsive AF
    The PENTAX 11-point autofocus system features improved focus algorithms over previous-generation K-series DSLR cameras, providing faster, more responsive AF. A dedicated AF-assist lamp further improves autofocus response and accuracy in low light conditions.

    Shake Reduction system
    The PENTAX-original Shake Reduction system now compensates for rotational sensor movement, improving the sharpness of your images at the moment of capture.

    Dust-free image capture
    The K-7’s Dust Reduction system, improved over previous K-series cameras, features a piezo-ceramic vibration action to the sensor’s low-pass filter for dust-free image capture.

    Advanced white balance settings
    Advanced white balance settings include highly customizable white balance fine tuning, color temperature adjustment, and post image capture manual white balance selection for perfect pictures, even in the most difficult lighting.

    Extended battery life
    New high capacity battery offers considerably longer life. Ideal for travel photography or video work.

    Electronic level function
    Electronic level function ensures your pictures have level horizons, minimizing post-capture editing.

    Advanced image capture settings
    Advanced image capture settings, digital filters, and aspect ratio provide outstanding flexibility and creativity while minimizing the need for computer image manipulation.

    Custom Image modes
    Custom Image modes with advanced parameter settings including new Key adjustment, allow you to customize your processing mode to your creative style.

    Dynamic Range setting
    A Dynamic Range function with highlight and adjustable shadow correction brings out hidden or lost details in both highlights and shadows, even in the most contrasted dynamic lighting.

    Lens Correction function
    A Lens Correction function adjusts for Distortion and Lateral Chromatic Aberrations, allowing you to maximize your image quality for every digital lens.*

    * Compatible with D FA, DA, DA Limited and DA Star lenses. Distortion correction is not applied to the DA 10-17mm Fisheye lens.

    Dedicated PC socket
    Dedicated PC socket for studio flash offers convenience for the studio photographer without adding hotshoe adapters.

    Mirror Lock-up function
    A dedicated Mirror Lock-up function eliminates image blur due to mirror movement during long exposures.

    HDR image capture mode
    An HDR image capture mode blends three separate image exposures to widen the exposure gamut, bringing out detail in all exposure areas of your images.

    Creative special effects
    Advanced capture options include multi exposure and interval shooting for creative special effects and time-lapse photography.

    Composition adjustment feature
    A composition adjustment feature allows you to make minor adjustments to the composition of your image using the Shake Reduction mechanism, without having to physically move the camera. Ideal for tripod use or macro photography.

    Embedded copyright feature
    Programmable embedded copyright information preserves artistic integrity and image ownership during image capture.

    Quick-glance overview
    Rear LCD Status Screen displays exposure and setting information for a quick-glance overview and modification of image parameters.

    RAW file compatibility
    PENTAX RAW or Adobe DNG file selection offers RAW file compatibility with industry standard image editing software.

    Dedicated RAW button
    A dedicated RAW button allows easy situational switching between RAW and JPG file formats without having to access camera file format menu settings.

    Custom file name selection
    Custom file name selection lets you tailor your image file names to your shooting needs.

    Unparalleled customization
    Advanced Custom Function settings offer unparalleled customizability, allowing you to adapt the camera to your shooting style, not vice-versa.

    K-7 Body
    Li-ion Battery D-LI90
    Software CD-ROM S-SW90
    USB Cable I-USB7
    AV Cable I-AVC7
    Battery Charge Cradle D-BC90
    AC Plug Cord
    Strap O-ST53
    Hotshoe Cover FK
    Eyecup FR
    Body Mount Cover
    Finder Cap for ME
    Focusing Screen MF-60 Frame Matte
    Bottom Cap
    PC Socket Cap

    Sensor:Type - CMOS with primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system; Size - 23.4 x 15.6mm; Color depth - 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW; Effective pixels - 14.6 MP; Total pixels: 15.07 MP; Recorded resolutions - Still: 14M 4672x3104, 10M 3936x2624, 6M 3072x2048, 2M 1728x1152; Movie (resolution/FPS): 1280x720p30, 1536x1024p30, 640x416p30; Quality levels: **** Premium, *** Best, ** Better, * Good; Dust Removal - Supersonic vibration to low pass filterLens Mount:Type/construction - PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount; Usable lenses - PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w/ adapter and/or restrictions); SDM function - Yes; Power zoom function: Yes
    Focus System:Type - TTL phase-difference 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII+); Focus modes - AF Single (w/ focus lock), AF Continuous, Manual; Focus point adjustment - Auto, user-selectable, center; AF assist - Yes, via dedicated AF assist lamp with SAFOX VIII+ systemViewfinder:Type - Pentaprism; Coverage (field of view): 100%; Magnification - 0.92X (w/ 50mm F1.4 at infinity); Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III; Diopter adjustment: -2.5 to 1.5; Depth of field preview - Optical (diaphragm stop down), Digital
    LCD Monitor:Type - 3.0” TFT IPS (In Plane Switching) color LCD with brightness/color adjustment and AR coating; Resolution - 921,000 dots; Wide angle viewable - YesBuilt-in Flash:Type - TTL by CMOS image sensor; Field Of View: 100%; Display Modes - Magnification (2-6X AF, 2-10X MF), grid pattern overlay Autofocus - Yes, contrast w/ face detection, contrast, phase difference
    External Flash:Type - Retractable P-TTL popup flash; Guide number: 13 (100/m); Coverage - 28mm wide angle (equivalent to 35mm); Flash modes - On, redeye, slow sync, slow sync + redeye, trailing curtain sync, wireless Flash exposure compensation: -2 to 1 EV in 1/2 stepsStorage Media:Type - Hotshoe (P-TTL, high speed sync available), wireless with PENTAX dedicated flash, X-sync socket; Synchronization speed - 1/180 sec
    Interfaces:Internal memory: n/a; Removable memory: SD, SDHCPower Supply:Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out, DC in, cable switch, 3.5mm stereo microphone; Video out: HD (1080i30, 720p30, 480p30), NTSC, PAL; Printer interfaces: n/a
    Physical Specifications:Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI90, D-BG4 Battery Grip (optional) for second D-LI90 battery or 6X AA batteries; Recordable images: Approx 980 (approx 740 w/ 50% flash, CIPA); Playback time: Approx 440 min; AC adapter available: Yes (optional)Language Support:Body dimensions (W x H x D): 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.9” Body weight, without battery or removable memory - 22.9 oz, Loaded and ready - 26.5 oz; Construction material(s): Magnesium alloy shell over stainless steel chassis; Operating temperature: 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)
    Image Stabilization:English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese, JapaneseMetering System:Type - Sensor-shift Shake Reduction with rotational compensation (4 stops max); Electronic level function: Yes, verification via viewfinder and top LCD panel
    ISO Sensitivity:Type-TTL open-aperture 77 segment metering; Sensitivity range: EV 0 to 21 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4); Multi-segment: Yes, 77 segments; Center weighted: Yes; Spot: Yes; Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps); Exposure lock: Yes; Exposure bracketing: Yes, 3 or 5 frames, up to +/- 2 EV (1/2 or 1/3 steps)White Balance*:Auto - ISO 100-3200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600, expanded range available to ISO 6400, auto ISO range selectable Manual: ISO 100-3200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600, expanded range available to ISO 6400
    Shutter:Auto preset modes - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE; Manual mode(s) - Yes, manual and 3 color temperature selections available; * WB fine adjustment available in all modesCapture Modes:Type: Electronically controlled, vertical run, focal plane shutter Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec, bulb
    Drive Modes:Mode selection: Green, Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter and Aperture Priority (TAv), Metered Manual, Bulb, X-Speed, USER, Movie; Green simplified mode available: Yes; P/A/S/M/B: P, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv); Date stamp: n/a; Digital filters (capture): Custom Image Function includes Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, and Muted modes, each with gamut radar and fine adjustment of saturation, hue, high/low key, contrast, and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales). Monochrome mode includes adjustment for filter effects (green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, blue, cyan, infrared), toning (sepia warm/cool), high/low key, contrast, and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales). Other capture filters include Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Extract Color, Soft Focus, Starburst, Fisheye, Custom Filter.; Data record: Folder name (standard, date), file name (standard, customizable), embed copyrightPlayback Modes:Mode selection: Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Bracketing (standard, timer, remote), Mirror Lockup (standard, remote), HDR Capture, Multi-Exposure, Interval; Continuous FPS; - 5.2 FPS (40 JPG Continuous Hi, 15 RAW PEF, 14 RAW DNG); - 3.3 FPS (unlimited JPG Continuous Lo, 17 RAW PEF/DNG); Self-timer: Yes (12s, 2s); Remote control: Yes, infrared (0s, 3s, continuous) and cable switch
    File Formats:Mode selection: One Shot (no data, basic data, full data, color channel histogram), Multi Image Display (4, 9, 16, 32, 81 thumbnails), Calendar Filmstrip, Folder, Magnification, Select & Delete, Movie Playback (no data, basic data, full data); Mode pallet: Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, RAW Development, Index Print, Image Comparison, Protect, DPOF; Magnification: Up to 32X, scrollable; Digital filters (playback): Toy Camera, Monochrome (filter effects, toning), Retro, Color (6), High Contrast, Soft Focus, Extract Color (6), Starburst, Water Color, Fisheye, Pastel, Slim, Miniature, HDR, Base Parameter Adj, Custom FilterCustom Functions:Still: RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (Exif 2.21), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system), DPOF, Print Image Matching III; Movie (compression): AVI (Motion JPG)
    Computer Requirements:Functions available: 37

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    Re: K7 Features

    There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. ~Ansel Adams

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    Re: K7 Features

    Awesome video, and awesome camera!!! Thanx for the find hollis!!!

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    Re: K7 Features

    Many people are complaining about the noise in the higher ISO ratings.

    I for one, rarley shoot over the ISO 400 rating, so this truly means nothing to me. If your an extreme low light shooter and REALLY rely on high ISO's, I guess it could be a problem.

    In any case, I think Pentax is moving forward. This is a nice addition to thier line-up...

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    Re: K7 Features

    Good post Ken! Thanks :thumbsup:

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