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07-07-2009, 04:17 AM   #16
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Seems no one is all that excited about high ISO performance? Is that correct?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Seems no one is all that excited about high ISO performance? Is that correct?
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3638/3668220614_450b22ddf0_o.jpg

They have other k20d vs k7 comparison shots
Flickr: wlks_photo's Photostream

I upgraded from a K10D so I am excited with the 1600-3200 performance
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Looking at the first test link I see better control of Chroma noise and a sharper image at high ISO's with the K-7. The second link is confusing and almost appears to be the opposite which makes no sense. Someone here needs to do the test (I hope)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Looking at the first test link I see better control of Chroma noise and a sharper image at high ISO's with the K-7. The second link is confusing and almost appears to be the opposite which makes no sense. Someone here needs to do the test (I hope)
As xhanatos says - if you've come from a K10 ( me also ), the K-7's high iso performance is outstanding.

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I think with all the different tests alot of them havn't gone into real detial on the K7 if NR is off, mild strong ect which may also affect results. I don't have a K20D unfortunatly to compare and I think ther is no point in comparign the K10D as I think everyone can agree that its a decent upgrade from the K10D.
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Thanks for the help guys
pulled the plug and bought one from Amazon, unfortunately i wont see it till the middle of August when my Baby Princess from Daytona comes home for 10 whole days
HUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM i wonder which i am more excited about now,
my princess or the K7

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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
The second link is confusing and almost appears to be the opposite which makes no sense. Someone here needs to do the test (I hope)
Which was the first link you're referring to? Both of the ones I click through show the same "backwards" comparison, with the K20D kicking the pants off the K7. Think maybe they just labeled them wrong?
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QuoteOriginally posted by xhanatos Quote
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3638/3668220614_450b22ddf0_o.jpg

They have other k20d vs k7 comparison shots
Flickr: wlks_photo's Photostream

I upgraded from a K10D so I am excited with the 1600-3200 performance
From these samples I see some improvement in ISO 400 to 1600 in K7 vs. K20d but not much if any in 3200 or 6400. K7 shows improved chroma noise and slightly better edge sharpness in the 400 to 1600 range. Maybe worse though at higher two ISO speeds. But this maybe some difference in noise reduction that may have been done?

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The K-7 actually looks to handle noise much WORSE than the K20D in my eyes (and when I say WORSE i mean MUCH MUCH worse) Could just be me though.
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The K-7 actually looks to handle noise much WORSE than the K20D in my eyes (and when I say WORSE i mean MUCH MUCH worse) Could just be me though.
what are you looking at? To me, at wose it's a wash between k7 and k20 (which is really what I expected)
OK IR looks to have NR set to high for the k7

K7 left k20 right
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Thought I'd add to this for K10D owners

metering - vast improvement

AF - vast improvement

AF low light - vast improvement

SR - generous improvement

High iso - generous/vast improvement

IQ - not fair, but vast again

And I've only had it since Saturday!

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I literarly just spent 4 hours surfing the internet and this forum for a simple conclusion like you have illustrated.

Thank you, now I want to upgrade to a K-7 and can't afford it
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*sigh...*

If only you could purchase Samuel Smith's in Hellas.

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