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08-26-2009, 08:32 AM   #1
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Apologies in advance, but forgot name of magazine in uk that has just published canon 50d and pentax k7 head to head....only had chance to skim through in shop on way to work, but the k7 comes out very nicely on top! well done k7


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QuoteOriginally posted by davebris33 Quote
Apologies in advance, but forgot name of magazine in uk that has just published canon 50d and pentax k7 head to head....only had chance to skim through in shop on way to work, but the k7 comes out very nicely on top! well done k7
I think this would be an interesting comparison to hear more about, as the Canon 50D and Pentax K-7 are in my opinion currently the closest two cameras in this particular class when it comes to price and performance.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Urkeldaedalus Quote
I think this would be an interesting comparison to hear more about, as the Canon 50D and Pentax K-7 are in my opinion currently the closest two cameras in this particular class when it comes to price and performance.

I agree that they are close in performance but here in the UK they are not similar in price. The K-7 is more matched to the D300 in this catagory.
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Here, the 50D is $400.00 less then the K-7. The 40D is $500 less.

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In Australia:
Canon 50D AUD$1548
Pentax K7 AUD$1539
Both prices body only from DCW.

K7 has video, 50D doesn't. Otherwise very comparable cameras.
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QuoteOriginally posted by davebris33 Quote
Apologies in advance, but forgot name of magazine in uk that has just published canon 50d and pentax k7 head to head....only had chance to skim through in shop on way to work, but the k7 comes out very nicely on top! well done k7
Wait until they do a closer comparison between the K-7 and the EOS 7D at 18mp, 8fps and HD video. At $1699USD it should be a killer of a camera...a killer to the D300S that is.
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I've seen articulated viewscreen in the 7D specs

And dual digic processors too. Set to announce September 1st:

2009 August

26th A bit more info we just received:

Next week is the launch of a new 'semi-pro' crop camera.

xD Design aims were:

Speed of readout from sensor - FPS, potentially fastest FPS in current DSLR market.
Dual DiGIC Processor and Dual Card
HD Video
Flip screen [sic.]
Low noise, not more MP
5D2 style weather sealing (no 1 series type yet)
Pro level AF - a preview of the new AF technology in next year's 1D Mk4
Significantly improved liveview AF


Market segment

Targeted at sports, bird and wildlife photographers
Intended to be both taken seriously by sports and wildlife photographers and as 'Aspirational model' for semi-pros
Look for a series of sports and wildlife photographers / testers who have tried it. Expect numerous testimonials for the camera.
Providing a 'step up' for current xxD photographers

Info at:

Canon Rumours including the EOS 7D DSLR camera


QuoteOriginally posted by dnaseigel Quote
Wait until they do a closer comparison between the K-7 and the EOS 7D at 18mp, 8fps and HD video. At $1699USD it should be a killer of a camera...a killer to the D300S that is.
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The mag. is "Photography Monthly", Aug., 2009. They compared it to the Canon 50D and Nikon D300. If I can get somebody in this forum to let me know about the legality of it, I can scan the article and post a link to view it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Samsungian Quote
Targeted at sports, bird and wildlife photographers
Intended to be both taken seriously by sports and wildlife photographers and as 'Aspirational model' for semi-pros
whew - I can ignore it then...I'm none of the above, and anything but "aspirational."
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The mag. is "Photography Monthly", Aug., 2009. They compared it to the Canon 50D and Nikon D300. If I can get somebody in this forum to let me know about the legality of it, I can scan the article and post a link to view it.
Hi,

This was a different magazine that only did a comp with 50D and not the D300...I will buy it tomorrow and post again.
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Hi again,

The magazine is called digital camera essentials...I think it might be new out but it seemed to be a very lenthy and in depth review, will look tomorrow

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QuoteOriginally posted by dnaseigel Quote
Wait until they do a closer comparison between the K-7 and the EOS 7D at 18mp, 8fps and HD video. At $1699USD it should be a killer of a camera...a killer to the D300S that is.
Where did you get the $1699 USD release price for the 7D?

Do you mean the 7D and not the D300?
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The K-7 will cost as much as a D300 and 50D here by christmas more than likely. Or be very close.

Its still great to see the K-7 getting rave reviews.
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Now I read that Canon may release both the Canon 60D and the Canon 7D? Holy cow, how many camera models does one company need?
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Now I read that Canon may release both the Canon 60D and the Canon 7D? Holy cow, how many camera models does one company need?
Shades of GM ...could we be seeing the beginning of the decline of Canon?
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