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Thursday, June 11, 2009

By Design: Pentax K7

This top-of-the-line, weather-resistant D-SLR has hd video and a low price

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pentaxLens Correction
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
Dimensions: 5.1x3.8x2.9 inches
Weight: 22.9 ounces
  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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