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11-13-2009, 06:23 AM   #1
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POLL - Pentax K7 using the 12mp Sony CMOS

Would you be interested in a Pentax K7 camera body using the 12mp Sony CMOS sensor of the Pentax K-x?

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11-13-2009, 06:44 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by eigelb Quote
Would you be interested in a Pentax K7 camera body using the 12mp Sony CMOS sensor of the Pentax K-x?
No, because at ISO 100- ISO 800, where I take most of my photos, the K-7 produces better results, especially in RAW.
11-13-2009, 06:57 AM   #3
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Nonsense, wondering owner of the poll did check the test results of both cameras under ideal conditions.

Also why an outsider poll? we have a poll option works without a hitch.
11-13-2009, 11:32 AM   #4
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If they do, I hope Pentax does a recall and add the K-x sensor to my K-7 also (Which I doubt since they won't even admit their SDM problem), unless they come out with a new K-8 then I guess that's reasonable.

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Sorry if I'm late to the party, but what's the SDM problem with the K7?
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12-02-2009, 08:07 AM   #7
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only 40 votes ??

come on.....
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12-02-2009, 09:11 AM   #9
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43 = yes
12-02-2009, 09:34 AM   #10
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I'm kind of late to the K-x party, but you guys are sure right about the ISO performance. looking at the imaging resources comparometer, the K-x appears to be about 1-stop better than the K-7 (compare k-x ISO 12,800 vs K-7 6400 for example)

Heck the K-x looks almost as good as the D90 at high ISO, at about half the price.

I guess I would have to vote "yes" then, because high-ISO is very important to me. More so than the resolution difference. The K-7 has so many other features though that I really like, that I would not consider downgrading.
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I haven't tried the kx, so I can't really say for sure. I really like the performance of the K-7 with older glass (Takumars etc). I don't shoot much high ISO, so why fix something that isn't broken.

I also don't see Pentax using the same guts in their budget model and their top end model. If anything, this might push the K-8 (or whatever it will be called) out the door a little sooner than it would have been otherwise.

The only thing I don't like about the poll is that it implies there is something wrong with the K-7 sensor and I simply don't think that is the case.
12-02-2009, 11:26 PM   #12
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Voted no, simply because I am pretty happy about the performance of my K-7. I'd much rather Pentax did proper R and proper D instead of mixing and matching existing components which is too reminiscent of *istDxx era..
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My vote is no. I prefer the 14mpx sensor for bigger print capability/ability to crop when shooting far away wildlife. I rarely shoot above iso400 and when i do, pp takes care of unwanted noise. Had a k10 and k20 and the k7 is an improvement for my style of shooting. I am considering the kx as a backup when the price comes down.

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With the K-x sensor I feel like I just don't have to worry about ISO. In a super-versatile, high speed body like the K-7 thats the kind of sensor I'd prefer. For the kind of contemplative work where the 14.6mp sensors really shine, I'd rather have a K20D (or an update to that line).
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Maybe if it were released as a K-xs or something. The K7 sensor still has some superior features...

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