DPR review of K-7

John Francis johnf at panix.com
Sat Oct 3 01:58:42 EDT 2009

On Fri, Oct 02, 2009 at 10:47:28PM -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 8:01 PM, Subash <pdml.live at gmail.com> wrote:
> > <quote>
> >
> > The final word
> >
> > The Pentax K-7 manages to combine
> ... etc ...
> On the other hand, it would appear that if if you've got a K20, the
> K-7 gets you the exact same image quality, plus video, in a nicer
> package.  Which is a tough sell for $1000+.

Don't forget the better AF, the faster frame rate, etc., etc.

But the primary market for the K-7 isn't folks upgrading from the K20.
It's aimed at three types of buyer:

  o K10D owners who passed on the K20 because it wasn't a big upgrade.
    (that probably includes quite a large number of folks, like me,
    who started on digital with a *ist-D, and moved on to a K10D).

  o Owners of a lower-spec Pentax digital (DS, K100, ...) who want to
    move up to something "better" (on whatever scale they nominate).

  o First-time Pentax DSLR buyers.

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