DPR review of K-7

AlunFoto alunfoto at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 10:29:52 EDT 2009

2009/10/3 paul stenquist <pnstenquist at comcast.net>:
> I had a K20D and a K10D. The K20D was my every day camera, and the K10D was
> a backup. When the K7 was introduced I bought one and sold the K10. Believe
> me, the K7D is a big step up from the K20. Exposure is much better, the
> faster write speed is a blessing, and the autofocus is superior in every
> situation I've encountered. I find it difficult to use the K20 these days,
> although it's fine for when I have to shoot with two cameras.

Now it's time for my "me too". However I have sold my K20D and picked
up a second K-7 the day before yesterday. The AF speed is my killer

When the K20D I was a bit surprised by how all the forums blabbed
about it being a "minor upgrade" from K10D, despite the facts. They
are two very, very different beasts. The K10D was probably as good as
any APS-C CCD sensor could get, and Pentax used a 22 bit A/D converter
to make sure they got the best signal achievable out of it. From there
to K20D's CMOS is nothing short of a new paradigma. The K-7 also
introduce a new tech platform since they've changed the operating
voltage, but the technological difference between K20D and K-7 is much
less of a revolution than the previous leap. Yet it receives so much
more attention. :-)



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