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01-01-2010, 12:05 AM   #1
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1001 Noisy Cameras names the K-7 as Camera of the year for 2009

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And the Camera of the Year is... (in our opinion) - 1001 Noisy Cameras

Up against the 7D, the A850, and the E-P1.

Pentax gets the kudos for a small full feature DSLR.

Way to go Pentax!

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A Happy New Year 2010
to all forum friends and to 1001 Noisy Cameras


Yeah, that's a good start for Pentax into 2010 and 1001 Noisy Cameras is a site which I have a very good opinion about.

And I do not say this only because 1001 Noisy Cameras is an eager follower of my blog or because they helped me with the table layout in my K-7 blog articles
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Interesting. Their comments about the K7 are almost negative, but it seems like they were impressed by how different the package is from those offered by Canon and Nikon. I guess I would have to agree. Pentax is best when they are not trying to emulate the cameras of others and are rather looking at how they can be different and better.
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I'm not surprised the K-7 got an award on a site called 1001 Noisy Cameras

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
I'm not surprised the K-7 got an award on a site called 1001 Noisy Cameras
For those of us out there who don't shoot regularly at speeds over 800 or feel the need to make pointless test/comparison pics ad nauseum, the K-7 is more than just fine.

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so is the K7 a great upgrade ? I've got the K10D and was going to go for the K10D when I had the money, looks like you can't buy one for love or (reasonable) money, the few second hand K20D camera that i have seen cost more than a new K7 and come from obscure countries.

Does the K7 use the same sensor as the K10 D ? I never figured out why they changed the name so much, I was expecting the K30D (and we were speculating a while back about a K3D)
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QuoteOriginally posted by simons-photography Quote
so is the K7 a great upgrade ? I've got the K10D and was going to go for the K10D when I had the money, looks like you can't buy one for love or (reasonable) money, the few second hand K20D camera that i have seen cost more than a new K7 and come from obscure countries.

Does the K7 use the same sensor as the K10 D ? I never figured out why they changed the name so much, I was expecting the K30D (and we were speculating a while back about a K3D)
They are a very different beasts from one another. Different sensors all together, different viewfinders, different metering (vast improvement with he K-7), better focusing with the K-7, tons more features, HD video, etc etc, etc.

I loved my K10D, but felt I was ready for the upgrade to the K-7, and I am glad I made the move. As far as price, be patient, you can get some good deals used here on the forum marketplace or wait another month or two and chances are they will come down another 10-15% by Spring.

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oh I'm in no hurry, as I have two main hobbies, photography and electronics, well I'm doing electronics mostly at the moment and having already heavily invested in some new lab equipment it will be a while before I can invest in a new camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by simons-photography Quote
so is the K7 a great upgrade ? I've got the K10D and was going to go for the K10D when I had the money, looks like you can't buy one for love or (reasonable) money, the few second hand K20D camera that i have seen cost more than a new K7 and come from obscure countries.

Does the K7 use the same sensor as the K10 D ? I never figured out why they changed the name so much, I was expecting the K30D (and we were speculating a while back about a K3D)
I went from the K-7 to the K10D, and am very glad I did. It's an upgrade in every way. The basic operation and feature set is similar, but I think the new (smaller and even sturdier) body justifies the name switch.
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you mean you went from the K10D to the K-7, so the body is actualy smaller than the K10/20 ? thats interesting, is it still easy to handle ? whats it like with longer lenses on it ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jasvox Quote
For those of us out there who don't shoot regularly at speeds over 800 or feel the need to make pointless test/comparison pics ad nauseum, the K-7 is more than just fine.

Jason
And I agree with that, being quite happy with my K20D (which has a similar sensor). It is a little noisier than it should/could be, thus the joke; but in the same time - as proven countless times on this very forum - it's a very capable photographic tool.
The K-7 itself adds some very desirable characteristics. But I had to choose between it and the 60-250...
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Seems sensor is the heart of a dslr.
And may be a sensor maker would like to acquire Pentax and
try to gain more on a dslr market.
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you mean you went from the K10D to the K-7, so the body is actualy smaller than the K10/20 ? thats interesting, is it still easy to handle ? whats it like with longer lenses on it ?
It's smaller but the grip is deeper, so it feels more secure in my hand. Very, very nice.

I haven't tried it with a lens longer than 70mm, so I can't answer the rest of the question.
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QuoteOriginally posted by simons-photography Quote
you mean you went from the K10D to the K-7, so the body is actualy smaller than the K10/20 ? thats interesting, is it still easy to handle ? whats it like with longer lenses on it ?
I upgraded from a K 10 to a K 7 in July. The K 10 was a very capable machine indeed, but the K 7 is definitely a major step forward. Especially when it comes to AF and frame rate.
The body is smaller. I work a lot with fast and heavy lenses up to 500mm in focal length and 3,5 kg in weight. I have a battery grip mounted to the K 7 all the time.
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Oh no! how can this be possible? The High ISO noise of the K7 in the pitch black is so unusable!

This is outrageous my ist*D is far more superior! CMOS sensors are a tool of the devil! Video mode is pointless on a DSLR and I hate digitall bring on film!.... :P
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