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11-24-2009, 09:47 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by tmacdon Quote
IQ, etc, aside for a moment: What about the smaller size of the K7? Some of us like the K10 for it's size. Though heavier than some other models, it's actually easy to hold steady in large hands. The K7 seems to move back towards the light and portable point-and- shoot. Anyone else feel this way?
Pentax has been very up front that moving forwards they want to make smaller, easier to carry cameras.
How this is moving backwards is beyond me.

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And if you don't like smaller/lighter, get the BG-4 grip. It's wonderful to use.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tmacdon Quote
IQ, etc, aside for a moment: What about the smaller size of the K7? Some of us like the K10 for it's size. Though heavier than some other models, it's actually easy to hold steady in large hands. The K7 seems to move back towards the light and portable point-and- shoot. Anyone else feel this way?
K-7 with grip is definitely smaller than K10 with grip, however I thought the K10 was perfect until I used the K-7. Ergonomically the K-7 is perfect IMO.

The only change I would make for the K-7 is to add a spot in the grip for the remote release (like the K10 grip has)...I wouldn't change a single other thing about it.

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I'd definitely buy it again, no regrets what-so-ever. I've gone from a DS (sold), K100 (still use), K10 (sold), K20 (back-up and hubby-vacation camera), and now the K-7. Recently I was shooting IR with the K100 and kept wishing I had features on it that the K-7 has - it really made me appreciate the K-7 even more than I had already.

While I like the K20, I found myself occasionally struggling with its size and weight. The K-7 is far more comfortable for me to use.

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Absolutely, yes.
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Ahhh ... at last I have found a thread where the K7 is appreciated for what it is and not being compared to Canikons.
I have not bought a K7 ... yet, but very, very soon!
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Having gone through the K100D, K100D Super, K10D, K20D, the K-7 is indeed worth it. But I want a colored K-x too...
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Absolutely. I upgraded from a K10D, and I have not regrets whatsoever.

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Hi Jason,

I started with Pentax DSLRs with a DS, upgraded to a K10, then K20, then K-7. I still own all of these bodies, and added a K100DS when they were being clearanced with the Ritz store closings -- couldn't resist the price. . .

I have absolutely no regrets, and would do it again, even if I would have known about the subsequent Kx introduction and its performance. I would find it hard to give up the refinement of the K-7 functionally for better high ISO performance in a lower tier model.

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Yes I would have bought it knowing what I know now.
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All depend of the price for my K7. Even now, knowing all we know. The K7 is a good DSLR
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It seems like this is sewn up already, but I'll add my voice to the chorus. Yes, I would buy the K-7 again. It does everything I need it to. Personal highlights below.

* Small
* Fast AF
* Excellent WB
* Video (only fun, but fun nonetheless!)
* Excellent P-TTL implementation
* Superb build

The overall reason I would go K-7 again is less scientific. It just exudes 'camera'. The interface, the build quality and style, the grip shape, for me it's a real shooter's camera. Not one for the lab, one for the wilderness.
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For the very reason of portability with advanced and innovative features, that is good enough reason for me to stay with Pentax for now.
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I went from a *istDL to a K-7 and am very happy with it. No complaints with the K-7 whatsoever.
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Another yes.

I went from a K10D to a K-7, and I don't regret it.
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