Pentax K-7 with Pentax K-5 Comparison

Pentax K-7 and Pentax K-5 Main Features

  • October, 2009
  • December, 2010
  • 15 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 2000 ISO
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 131 x 97 x 73 mm, 750g.
  • 131 x 97 x 73 mm, 740g.
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Pentax K-7 Scores


Imaging score
50
Features score
71
Value for money score
80
Portability score
74
Overall score
66

Pentax K-5 Scores


Imaging score
59
Features score
78
Value for money score
86
Portability score
74
Overall score
73

Pentax K-5 with Pentax K-7 Overview


Let's compare K-7 with K-5. Both cameras produced Pentax. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Pentax K-7 was released in 2009, and Pentax K-5 in 2010. K-5 is newer, which is a plus. K-7 1 years older.
The sensor resolution of K-7 is greater than that of K-5. However, the difference of 1 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the first camera (K-7), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Pentax K-5, the maximum ISO is greater by 10800. Both cameras have Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch fixed screen.
Both cameras have a optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Pentax K-7 has 7.0 fps continuous shooting. Pentax K-7 has 7.0 fps continuous shooting.

General K-7 K-5
Brand Pentax Pentax
Model K-7 K-5
Announced October, 2009 December, 2010
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2 Pentax KAF2
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 1.5
Number of Lenses 150 150
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.61 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 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 9
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 13.00 13.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Wireless Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, High speed, Rear curtain and Wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.4 x 15.6 mm 23.6 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 365.0 mm² 370.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 15 MP 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4672 x 3104 4928 x 3264
Max Native ISO 2000 12800
Min Native ISO 100 80
Max Boosted ISO 6400 51200
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 980 shots 980 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI90 D-LI90
Physical
Weight 750 g 740 g
Physical Dimensions 131 x 97 x 73 mm 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 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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