Thanks for posting this link, Bob. It's nice to see a review of the K7 based on an actual production model as opposed to a preview using pre-finalized firmware. I was interested to see that the reviewer thought the K7 on-par with or better than the Canon 50D in terms of both IQ and noise at high ISO:
Also improved over the K20D's already impressive performance is the image quality. The benchmark for IQ in this class is the Canon EOS 50D, and in my opinion the Pentax K-7 matches or surpasses it in every criterion. It produces roughly the same levels of high-ISO image noise, i.e. not much, and has superior dynamic range and colour depth. The overall level of detail is excellent, and exposure, colour reproduction and focusing were reliably accurate even in extremely awkward lighting conditions. All in all, a very solid performance from a camera that has proved to be one of the highlights of the year, and arguably the best APS-C camera currently available.
I was extraordinarily impressed with the in-camera HDR result of the stained glass window in the church- really fantastic and very natural.
I, too, am anxiously waiting for Gordon's review. Let's keep our fingers crossed that he gets hold of one soon. If Gordon finds a similar sort of quality in his review, this may very well an upcoming upgrade for me.
Nikon D300 / 35mm f1.8 / 300mm f4 / TC-14E II
Pentax K200D / DA 18-55mm / DA 55-300mm