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09-06-2009, 10:13 PM   #1
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K-7 vs 7D

Some people will like the K-7. Others will like the 7D.

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what the heck is the point of this post?
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Well, to be fair it accomplishes in two sentences exactly as much as the inevitable debates on the subject will in hundreds of pages of acid-spewing and name-calling
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though it doesn't address the reality that many who either love or hate the 7D won't even realize there is a K7.

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In my view, the 7D is a superior camera as a studio camera and a sports/wild life camera, but it's not the best for general purpose shooting. The K-7 is still MUCH lighter, better sealed against the elements (yes, this has been confirmed by many sites), HDR capture.

I don't want to go on a list the 7D's features, but sure, if you want the features get the "better camera". Only two problems though. Will you actually use the extra 3fps and 1080p movie (The K-7 is pretty good in this regard though with a slightly downsized version), and 4 extra MP? Or are you just paying more money for features and not using them?

Ehh. People have their preferences, but either way I think Canon has really hit the spot with the 7D. Surely it will be an extremely popular model, although I don't feel that the K-7 is threatened at all. Very similar specs, with the BIGGEST difference is the 4MP and 3fps and weight, and to some this may not matter at all.

So in the end, if I had $2500 to get either one, which one would I get? The K-7. For my style of photography, I don't need the extra fps or MP, but I do need weather sealing. Not only that, but I can spend the $400 difference on lenses.
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GLXLR, you didn't read my first post, apparently.
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An interesting and thought provoking post by the OP.

I look forward to your next words of wisdom .......
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QuoteOriginally posted by nostatic Quote
though it doesn't address the reality that many who either love or hate the 7D won't even realize there is a K7.
Well, it also doesn't explicitly address the fact that there are people who do not know of either camera (I like to think such people are incapable of love). I think if we work together here, we could account for every eventuality within the bounds of a reasonably terse paragraph.

(GLXLR, I wouldn't mind an extra 3fps at all. It would be pretty much guarantee a higher X-sync speed, which I do care about. Sod the megapixels, but I would pay extra for a K-7 with those improvements)

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Cody needs to give it up.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PolishMike Quote
..... It would be pretty much guarantee a higher X-sync speed, ....
The Canon 7D's X-Synch speed is 1/250 s vs. 1/180 on the Pentax i.e. unchanged from the 50D and 40D. It's higher alright, but its a 1/2 stop, I never found that much real world difference vs. the Pentax.
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What do I need to give up? I figured I'd sum up all of those pointless threads about why one camera is better than the other. Some people will like the K-7. Others will like the 7D.
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for the ordinary Canon follower who's budget is only around 1700, this is the best camera that they can get from all the recent ones that came out (Rebel Xsi, T1i, 50D). I hope Canon did it right this time and solved the shortcomings that their other models fell short at. I'm however, intrigued about the IQ, metering and AF of the 7D.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jct us101 Quote
What do I need to give up? I figured I'd sum up all of those pointless threads about why one camera is better than the other. Some people will like the K-7. Others will like the 7D.
Since you already summed it up, we don't need to add in anything I guess

To me, this is just another pointless thread, just like my reply here
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All this is getting a tad existential.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jct us101 Quote
Some people will like the K-7. Others will like the 7D.
Actually, you're ignoring the fact that some of us (myself included) will like both of them.
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