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06-05-2009, 06:07 PM   #1
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Pentax K-7 First Thoughts

I know there are a lot of threads like this, but just like everyone else, I am really excited about the K-7 and JerryJ gave an extremely positive review of the K-7.

Here is a part from his review (its the part with the party hat)
"When it comes to image quality, I honestly feel like kissing the Pentax engineers responsible for the K-7. Although our pre-production unit didn't come with the final firmware, image quality at all ISO settings seems noticeably superior to the K10D or K20D in terms of image noise and color. More importantly, Pentax finally seems to have figured out how to build a camera with extremely accurate white balance. Whether I was shooting under strong incandescent light or horrible mixed lighting conditions the K-7 almost always managed to deliver perfect white balance for accurate color reproduction even with JPEGs. In the sample image below the party hat is being lit by an incandescent bulb, a window with diffused sunlight, and a TV projecting various color temperatures of light. The most important thing to notice in that sample image is that the colors look exactly the way they should despite the horrible lighting."

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Looks great!

I just need to see some opinions on the VF before I tose my hat into the ring.
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Must be good when the only thing they can bash is the price of the grip!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jct us101 Quote
Must be good when the only thing they can bash is the price of the grip!
And only a $30 gripe at that..

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That means they're desperate.
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thanks for the link..
i feel like i'm falling in love.. even though i did not even touched the subject..
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K7 = camera porn
06-11-2009, 05:07 PM   #8
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Good to see that DCR gave them a good review. I've always like that site and I think most who read it take their word very seriously.


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QuoteOriginally posted by ballgofar Quote
Good to see that DCR gave them a good review. I've always like that site and I think most who read take their word very seriously.
I sincerely hope you're being sarcastic.
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QuoteOriginally posted by asdf Quote
I sincerely hope you're being sarcastic.
You have to admit that it's better than a lot of other review sites out there. And note I said "those who read..." (oops, I forgot the "it"), meaning techies who aren't necessarily photography enthusiasts: e.g., someone who is considering a new P&S purchase and is perhaps intrigued by the low-end DSLR's. Positive exposure for Pentax could not hurt the brand; in fact, these people who do read it and start to progress along the upgrade path might remember the glowing review DCR gave the K-7 and as a result give Pentax a serious look when purchasing their first DSLR.
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