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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:30 am 
WOW! That's a nice piece of camera!

http://www.pentaximaging.com/slr/K-7/

But I've been made a saint - can't go to Pentax. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:37 am 
price ?

i wonder about the iso performance vs nikon and 5d mk ii......

if its weather sealed, i might switch !!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:52 am 
Cr4zYH3aD wrote:
price ?

i wonder about the iso performance vs nikon and 5d mk ii......

if its weather sealed, i might switch !!!!!!!

yes, its weather sealed...even its kit lens is weather sealed :P


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 1:36 am 
its priced at $1299 body only:

http://www.pentaxwebstore.com/detail/PTX+17811


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When I first made my switch from Canon to Pentax, I never regret my switch because I knew I wouldn't become a professional , but rather a kid that desperately wanted to take beautiful pictures and then looking at them and say "I took that shot". But then Nikon, Canon, Olympus, and Sony started throwing dSLRs with new tech that seemed so advanced such as HD video, VGA screen, articulated screens, etc, while Pentax just laid there silently(I bet in the lab making the K-7 :P) and for a few weeks on Pentaxforums, a lot of Pentaxians started to make their switch from Nikon or Canon, couldn't find a upgrade path.

But now they do.

The greatest things about the K-7 is there are a lot of tiny features that are quite useful. HDR adjustment, Shadow highlighting, CA removal, Lens distortion correction, ability to move the sensor toward the sky or towards the ground without physically moving the camera (great for extreme angle shots and tripod work), new Magnesium alloy body, 5.2fps, 1080i video with mic jack, new autofocus system, 77 segment metering... it really (to me) transcends above the D300, 50D, and E-3. I just can't wait to I get my hands on one this summer or this christmas!


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price ?

i wonder about the iso performance vs nikon and 5d mk ii......

if its weather sealed, i might switch !!!!!!!

Well Cr4zyh3ad, making the switch over to Pentax (if you decide to) will leave some options not available to you like upgrading to a 1Dsmark 4 or D3, but as an amateur (like most of us) I hope (if you switch) the Pentax system will grow with you just as an instrument becomes an attachment of your body along with the hundreds of Pentax primes and several excellent zooms available.

Pentax pride much? Hell yes....


Sidenote: I found it funny that Pentax, the smallest DSLR company, is backed up by Samsung, the 2nd largest semiconductor producer (behind Intel) and Hoya, the largest optical device manufacturer.

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Honestly, if one more person mentions an articulated LCD i will crack.

I dont care how durable they make them, give me 30 seconds and i'll break it by accident, 30 milliseconds and ill do it on purpose.

Plus it means they have to lower the screen size a little AND it takes up more room in the camea.

Protect the LCD...its not like its made of bone china, they are fairly hard to scratch and i doubt unless you drop it on hte lcd it'll just smash - in which case the articulated one will be dented on the back and pehaps jammed in.

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 11:01 am 
Gordon Laing wrote:
Hi everyone, I've updated the original post with the official Pentax press release with full (and confirmed!) details.


Gordon the front page says almost 100% viewfinder, shouldn't that be just 100% viewfinder?

EDIT: Nevermind, the press release says nearly 100% itself.


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Bonjour Gordon,

When do you plan to release the Camera Labs review of the Pentax K-7 :?:

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 6:42 pm 
just found this... sorry if it was previously posted...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNCHdsZI88g


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It says 100%. I think they put nearly 100% because of legal issues or something. It says 100% on the spec sheet too so ....

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 2:39 am Post subject: Reply with quote
Honestly, if one more person mentions an articulated LCD i will crack.

I dont care how durable they make them, give me 30 seconds and i'll break it by accident, 30 milliseconds and ill do it on purpose.

Plus it means they have to lower the screen size a little AND it takes up more room in the camea.

Protect the LCD...its not like its made of bone china, they are fairly hard to scratch and i doubt unless you drop it on hte lcd it'll just smash - in which case the articulated one will be dented on the back and pehaps jammed in.


What are you saying o.o

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DD_nVidia wrote:
Build in HDR imaging but with only 12bit per channel output, shame, should be 14bit.

Interesting to see some samples though with standard exposure examples.

can it create some sort of HDR Raw or is it JPG only, in which case its only 8bit.


Actually it is 14bit...

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Yep, as you've noticed, Pentax refers to the coverage being almost 100%.

Rei, I've already requested a K-7 to review, but I've no idea when it'll be. There's a slim chance it may not even be brought into NZ, in which case I'll need to source one from Australia or further afield.

Hey, does anyone think it would have been better with an articulated screen?!

(ho ho, that was for you Daniel! Although seriously I do find them very useful and have never managed to break one yet - and remember they do allow you to flip the screen back on itself, thereby offering greater protection than normal screens which always face-out. As for size and resolution, I agree, although Panasonic has proved you can have both on an articulated screen with the G1 / GH1 (wish it was VGA rather than 460k though!))


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Gordon Laing wrote:

Hey, does anyone think it would have been better with an articulated screen?!


ME!!!


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 7:10 pm 
rei_vilo wrote:
Bonjour !

Yes but...

The new K is now available. But the Pentax servers are out : Service Unavailable :(

Marketing buzz needs hardware strong enough to cope with the demand... ;)


Bonjour du Québec!


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Seems like no one is commenting on this thread...

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