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05-20-2009, 07:12 AM   #1
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PENTAX announces the K-7 DSLR

May 20, 2009

Pentax today announced a new DSLR, the K-7.

The key newsworthy specifications are
- HD movie mode at 30 fps (1536 x 1024 @ 30fps, 1280 x 720 @ 30fps, 640 x 416 @ 30fps)
- up to 5.2 fps in continuos shooting mode,
- 1/8000s top speed,
- 77 segment metering in addition to centerweight and spot,
- HDR function which creates one image from three shots taken with differeent exposures,
- automatic correction of distortion and lateral chromatic aberration (works with DA, DA* and D FA lenses);
- an electronic level indicator supposedly helpful for landscape photography,
- advanced shake reduction and dust removal system,
- upgraded 11 point autofocus system SAFOX VIII+,
- 3" rear LCD monitor with 920,000 pixels,
- magnesium alloy, weather sealed body,
- proprietary D-LI90 Lithium-Ion battery,
- and the camera is designed for use down to -10 degrees C (14 degrees F).

Availability in July.

Full specifications at PENTAX K-7 Digital SLR - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site .

Presentation on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/pentaxian1 .

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05-20-2009, 09:49 AM   #2
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I read the preview on DPR and I like what I see! I look forward to a deeper review vs. a preview. I was pining for the K20D. Assuming all the new & unique features added to the K20D made it to the K-7, it's a safe bet the camera's a winner and I'll have to get myself one.
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Also, the USA brochure posted on Ned's blog.
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