Pentax K-7 Review

Overall Score

66

Main Features

  • 15 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 2000 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 131 x 97 x 73 mm, 750g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced by: K-5

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Pentax K-7 Overview


First introduced in October, 2009, Pentax K-7 is a 15 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.4 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Pentax replaced K-7 with Pentax K-5. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Pentax K-7 with Pentax K-5


Pentax K-7 comes with a 23.4 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.12 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Pentax K-7

Sensor resolution of Pentax K-7 ~ 4743 x 3162 pixels.

Pentax K-7 has Crop Factor: 1.54

The sensor has a surface area of 365.0 mm².

There are approximate 14,997,366 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Pentax K-7


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax K-7 with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
AF Face Detection
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
11 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
980 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Low Max Native ISO: 2000
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
Weight: 750g
Type Scores

Pentax K-7 has an Overall Score of 66/100 and ranked #80 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #215 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Pentax K-7 Scores
Imaging score
50
Features score
71
Value for money score
80
Portability score
74
Overall score
66
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Pentax K-7


Pentax K-7 weighs 750g and has external dimensions of 131 x 97 x 73mm (5.16 x 3.82 x 2.87"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Pentax K-7 is 33 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax K-7 is less by 10mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Pentax K-7
750g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Pentax K-7
73mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax K-7 with the dimensions:

Pentax K-7

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight K-7 Dimensions K-7
Pentax K-5 Pentax K-5 740 g 750 g 131 x 97 x 73 mm 131 x 97 x 73 mm
Pentax K-50 Pentax K-50 650 g 750 g 130 x 97 x 71 mm 131 x 97 x 73 mm
Pentax K-3 Pentax K-3 800 g 750 g 131 x 100 x 77 mm 131 x 97 x 73 mm
Pentax K-30 Pentax K-30 650 g 750 g 130 x 97 x 71 mm 131 x 97 x 73 mm
Pentax K-70 Pentax K-70 688 g 750 g 126 x 93 x 74 mm 131 x 97 x 73 mm
Pentax K-S2 Pentax K-S2 678 g 750 g 91 x 123 x 73 mm 131 x 97 x 73 mm
Pentax K-5 IIs 760 g 750 g 131 x 97 x 73 mm 131 x 97 x 73 mm
Pentax K-5 II Pentax K-5 II 760 g 750 g 131 x 97 x 73 mm 131 x 97 x 73 mm

Specifications of Pentax K-7


General
Brand Pentax
Model K-7
Announced October, 2009
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 150
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.61
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 13.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.4 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 365.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 15 MP
Max Image Resolution 4672 x 3104
Max Native ISO 2000
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 980 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI90
Physical
Weight 750 g
Physical Dimensions 131 x 97 x 73 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/MMC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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