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01-28-2010, 01:16 AM   #181
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Not sure

Never used the K-7 before. I like my K-x...

I think K-x is meant to be used with a pancake type lens. I played with the manual 50 1.4 lens but it's hard to focus with the focus screen. I end up taking too many shots, which is not good for the camera lifecycle

01-28-2010, 02:12 AM   #182
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Definitely the K-7 (with a WR lens!)- the water-resistant construction is the major reason I got it - and substantially cheaper than a WR combo from Olympus, Nikon or Canon - and with all the image quality and speed I can realistically exploit. There really is no comparison with the K-X - like a family sedan versus SUV - different horses for different courses. The K-7 build quality and viewfinder are simply great.
01-28-2010, 06:08 AM   #183
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For me, I always take pictues of my child indoors, in low light, so I really wanted a camera which can work well in low light. K-7 is good, but K-x is so much better in low light. If Pentax would just speed up and combine the K-7 and K-x together.

01-28-2010, 07:01 AM   #184
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I trade my k20 over to k7 last week, and been happy so far.

02-07-2010, 01:18 AM   #185
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QuoteOriginally posted by tokyoso Quote
I played with the manual 50 1.4 lens but it's hard to focus with the focus screen.
Yes, manual focusing with the K-x is not easy - it's because it uses a pentamirror, not a pentaprism. Magnification is smaller too. And LiveView focusing isn't that good either, due to the lower resolution LCD screen. It's things like these that make the high ISO performance better on paper than in real life. Between a misfocused image with less noise and a focused image with more noise, I prefer the latter.
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A quick and ignorant question:

Are all those who are praising the high ISO performance of the K-X over the K-7 talking about pictures taken in JPEG or in RAW?
02-07-2010, 01:37 AM   #187
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our flagship.

K-7.

pentaprism. watershield. and small.
02-07-2010, 11:42 AM   #188
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QuoteOriginally posted by brumby Quote
A quick and ignorant question:

Are all those who are praising the high ISO performance of the K-X over the K-7 talking about pictures taken in JPEG or in RAW?
in-camera jpeg.

02-08-2010, 03:25 AM   #189
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QuoteOriginally posted by brumby Quote
A quick and ignorant question:

Are all those who are praising the high ISO performance of the K-X over the K-7 talking about pictures taken in JPEG or in RAW?

jpeg and raw , on both accounts kx outperforms k7 at higher isos.
It outperforms k7 on DR too.

As a body k7 is much better than kx.
as a sensor kx is better.


edited to add:

This is from my old post.

Here are two links that compare their raw noises:
kx noise graph

Pentax K-x Review: 15. Photographic tests (Noise): Digital Photography Review

k7 raw noise graph
Pentax K-7 Review: 16. Photographic tests (Noise): Digital Photography Review

And here are actual values from that raw noise graph for comparison purposes:

chroma
kx k7
100 1.5 1.8
640 3.2 4.8
1000 4.2 6.5
1600 5.5 9.2
3200 6.7 12.3


black
kx k7
100 1.5 1.8
640 2.4 4.1
1000 3 6
1600 4 8.1
3200 4.3 11

grey
kx k7
100 1 1.2
640 2.3 3.2
1000 3 4.5
1600 3.8 6
3200 4.1 8.2


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These values are for RAW noise.

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I picked last week

I chose the K7D, but then I had a *ist D first, then the K10D, now the K7D just got here last week.

I chose it for the double control wheels, Hyper program mode, and so on.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jacksonpritt Quote
Right now I am torn right down the middle between the K7 and the K-x. Both cameras seem to have great qualities and few drawbacks.
For me it's the K7 because I want to retire my Sony video camera, and only the K7 has stereo audio.

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02-08-2010, 07:27 PM   #192
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Seriously

As a video shooter... I would warn you about getting rid of the Sony vid cam before shooting a DSLR video cam. They are just not quite there yet.

The stereo vs mono sound is gonna be the least of your worries.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
As a video shooter... I would warn you about getting rid of the Sony vid cam before shooting a DSLR video cam. They are just not quite there yet.

The stereo vs mono sound is gonna be the least of your worries.
i recently gave my sony video cam to my brother.

my daughter's birthday is looming and my wife asked me about video cam.
I told her that kx can shoot video but she is not happy with it.
mainly because of autofocus thing. And ease of use for video.

so here i am again soon going to buy video cam for wife.

dslrs for video are difficult for general public.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
As a video shooter... I would warn you about getting rid of the Sony vid cam before shooting a DSLR video cam. They are just not quite there yet.
The stereo vs mono sound is gonna be the least of your worries.
I'll have to search for threads about the issues with video on the K7. I've tried the video modes on a couple of compact cameras and they are frankly very poor. But if I can work around the inadequacies of the K7 video, I'd prefer to carry one camera for both purposes and be able to use the same lenses than have to carry a separate video camera. I disagree about the audio, because high quality video without reasonable quality sound is IMO a waste of time.

I'm not planning to "get rid" of the Sony but I am anticipating that at some point it will fail since it contains so many moving parts. The tapes from 2002 are already losing data.

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Not a Pentax shooter but between these two, I would take the K7. The K7 has the second control wheel on camera, which I consider essential and is faster and more rugged. To be frank, I really wish that my 40D had that kind of weathersealing. I personally don't like the small body of either one, but that is a personal preference.
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