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12-11-2010, 01:39 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by pop4 Quote
The K-7 results are out, you probably just didn't scroll down far enough.
In terms of APS-C/1.3 sensors, the K-7 scores 61 and ranks at a paltry 74/115. That's lower than even the K10D, with a score of 66 and rank of 41 or K20D with a score of 65 and rank of 48.

Having said that, I go out and take photos with my K-7 and K10D instead of shooting test charts and taking measurements, and I've been quite content with the photos that I've been getting from both cameras.
I have a K-7 and K-10. The weakness of the K-7 is the sensor's lack of dynamic range and noise at high ISO compared to the competition. This means that if you need take a lot of shots in low light conditions, or you are a serious landscape photographer who needs high DR then it is not the best performer. But for the majority of DSLR enthusiasts the other advantages of the K-7 are worth having, and at a cheaper price than K-5. If you still have a K-20 I'd keep it, as the K-7's IQ is not really better than the K-20's. The K-7 is superior in light metering and has a faster AF than k-10.

12-11-2010, 06:17 AM   #17
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I know that Dxo ranks the K10 ahead of the K7, but IMHO the K7 is much more useful overall. Autofocus is clearly better on the K7 than on the K10. As far as high iso, my K10 really struggled with banding over iso 800, while I don't really see any banding with K7. The K10 does have better iso 100 to 400 than the K7 (although you won't notice the difference in most photos).

The biggest issue with the K7 is what Adam says: lack of dynamic range. Particularly as you go up in iso, your dynamic range can get pretty small. Noise is not such a big issue any more -- K7 cleans up well with most programs out there.

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