Thursday, June 11, 2009
By Design: Pentax K7
This top-of-the-line, weather-resistant D-SLR has hd video and a low price
Compatible with many of Pentax’s most popular lenses, the Lens Correction function adjusts for distortion and chromatic aberrations—saving you time in Photoshop.
HD Video Capture
The K-7 can shoot 16:9 aspect-ratio HD videos at 1280x720p, plus 1536x1024 and 640x416 3:2 aspect-ratio video, all at 30 fps. You can select the aperture, use built-in shake reduction and record stereo sound via an optional external microphone. Video and still images can be played back on high-definition TVs via the K-7’s HDMI port.
In-Camera HDR Capture
Fans of high dynamic range imaging will love this feature, in which three bracketed exposures are automatically combined in-camera to maximize detail from shadows through highlights.
New 77-Segment Metering System
The K-7 introduces a new 77-segment metering system that improves speed and accuracy, especially in complex lighting.
|Image Sensor:||14.6-megapixel (effective) CMOS|
|Max. Resolution:||4672x3104 pixels|
|Sensor Size:||23.4x15.6mm (APS-C), 1.5x|
|AF System:||11-point (9 cross-type)|
|Shutter Speeds:||1⁄8000 to 30 sec., X-sync up to 1⁄180 sec.|
|ISO Settings:||100-3200 (1⁄3 increments), expandable to 6400|
|Continuous Firing Mode:||5.2 fps|
|Recording Format:||JPEG, RAW (PEF and DNG)|
|Metering:||77-segment, CW, spot|
|Storage Media:||SD, SDHC|
|Power Source:||Rechargeable D-LI90 Li-Ion battery|
|Estimated Street Price:||$1,299 (body only)|
|Contact:||Pentax, (800) 877-0155, www.pentaximaging.com|
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