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12-18-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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Tried out the K7 and Kx at Frys

Though much of this has been said before...

Tried out the Pentax KX and K7 at the Frys in Palo Alto. Practically the only place I could find that had both bodies in person and charged up to be used. I brought some of my lenses and a memory card to see what they two new bodies could muster up in the dimly lit camera isle.



and wow the kx shocked me! It has up to 4.7 pfs, Very usable iso 12,800, and up to 1/6000 shutter speed....on an entry level?

focusing was noticeably quieter than my previous kit lenses on the k10 and k20d. It also seemed much faster. I didnt even notice the lack of AF point overlay.

LV is much more practical on this camera than the k20d. if I was a beginner i would LEAP for this camera. so intuitive and easy to use

KX..... no noise ninja or NR run on these other than whatever the camera may have been set to (I forgot to check!)

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12800 kit lens



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6,400 kit lens



Pentax K7

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Am I reading that right, iso 128k? WOW!
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hmm, no

I think it's supposed to be 12800, not 128000.
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Thanks for the claification. Either way, impressive.

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iceemn360, do you remember the store price on it?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Recercare Quote
I think it's supposed to be 12800, not 128000.
haha yup my bad

I think the kx was running 619
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Check out amazon and google the "gold box" trick. I have the K-X with 18-55mm kit in my gold box for $522 right now.
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If it was the same price as Amazon has for the white one, I would drive right over.

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I had a K10D (which I really liked) but wanted live view. I decided the K7 was more camera than I needed (I don't think I touched half the capabilities of the K10D), and ordered a K-x, which is suppose to be delivered today. Posts like this just make the wait all the longer...
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The K7 shot looks pretty damn good for ISO 1600.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jacksonpritt Quote
The K7 shot looks pretty damn good for ISO 1600.
Yes, I agree.

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The K-7 can take iso 1600 shots like that all night long, it is superb. It even retains the 3-D nature at iso 1600 with the proper lens, as the rendering is still superb. It's only at higher iso's it starts to show noise.
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