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12-27-2009, 07:32 PM   #1
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I want a K7x.....

I love all the great features of the K7, but not the backwards movement from my K20D in ISO performance......I buy cameras that get better not worse. Now comes along the Kx, it has great IQ and superb high ISO performance, but is not feature filled like the K7. So what I want is the K7x........A few less MP than the K7 is not a problem at all......I seldom print posters, and 12MP still crops nicely.

Anyone else want a K7X? Where can I place my order and how long will I have to wait?
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12-27-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
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I'd buy one in a heartbeat!

Maybe Pentax is listening
12-27-2009, 09:56 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
So what I want is the K7x........
You'll get it. Just wait for it some months. That's an easy wish to fulfill. Then you can start complaining about the backwards movement from the K-x in ISO performance.
12-27-2009, 10:33 PM   #4
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You know, if you wait long enough, say, 6 months or so, K-x will have features close to that of K-7 now.

Some of this is a bit hard for me to understand. Not all but many of what people call "interesting" features of K-7 you can only utilize shooting jpeg. All those filters and HDR and so on. Almost all of it you can do it on photoshop element.

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they wont release a high end body without more mp... (purely from a marketing perspective)

it will be 18 - 20 id say. Dont know if sony make such a exmore flavoured sensor though.
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The K-7 has been a delightful shooters camera in TAv, poor high ISO performance is my only complaint. The so called features are lost on me, but I would upgrade for a better sensor.
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Please, it has to end at some point, this can't go on forever.
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I believe the high ISO diff between K-x and K-7 is actually in the JPEG engine of the camera body. If you shoot raw, and PP the K-7 raw with some advanced noise reduction software, you would get similar JPEG result between K-7 and K-x, right?

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Please, it has to end at some point, this can't go on forever.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sbbtim Quote
I believe the high ISO diff between K-x and K-7 is actually in the JPEG engine of the camera body. If you shoot raw, and PP the K-7 raw with some advanced noise reduction software, you would get similar JPEG result between K-7 and K-x, right?
Yes, up to 3200 ISO. 6400 wins hands down with the K-x, though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sbbtim Quote
I believe the high ISO diff between K-x and K-7 is actually in the JPEG engine of the camera body. If you shoot raw, and PP the K-7 raw with some advanced noise reduction software, you would get similar JPEG result between K-7 and K-x, right?
I don't want to be limited to shooting RAW, mixing magic potions, locating exotic elixirs, and scattering chicken bones in a Pentagram shaped outline to get some decent ISO.......if you think the K7 can do it without all the fuss, then a lot of people are plainly mistaken.
My K20D can do it without all the work, and I'm betting that it can do it better and much faster....like just download and print! So give me the K7x and I am a happy boy!
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K20D+DA*50-135 ISO 6400 F2.8 Handheld@ 1/30-115MM I'm betting the Kx would do much better?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
I don't want to be limited to shooting RAW, mixing magic potions, locating exotic elixirs, and scattering chicken bones in a Pentagram shaped outline to get some decent ISO.......if you think the K7 can do it without all the fuss, then a lot of people are plainly mistaken.
My K20D can do it without all the work, and I'm betting that it can do it better and much faster....like just download and print! So give me the K7x and I am a happy boy!
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K20D+DA*50-135 ISO 6400 F2.8 Handheld@ 1/30-115MM I'm betting the Kx would do much better?
Here's the raccoon picture, ran through Nik-Dfine noise reduction, added sharpening. Perhaps a bit too much noise removal here, but the RAW would likely clean up better. (Hope you don't mind me editing your photo!). The K20D / K7 really isn't any worse than the K-x if you use some noise reduction and photoshop magic . Btw, love the picture!


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I have my K7

Got my K7 yesterday it is great lots to learn but remembering all the great things it will do may be the problem. HAHa Now if only I could get that 70-135 f2.8 lense to go with my tamron 28-75 f2.8.

Does any one know if a tela-converter can be used with a 70-135?

Thanks
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I'd rather have a Pentax fullframe dslr, thank you !
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Introducing the new K30D... oh wait... damn
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