DPR review of K-7

Miserere miserere at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 13:04:36 EDT 2009

2009/10/3 John Francis <johnf at panix.com>:
> On Fri, Oct 02, 2009 at 10:47:28PM -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
> 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.

I would be in that 1st category. The features that attracted me to the
K20D (over my K10D) were higher ISO and individual AF lens
adjustments; they were/are important to me, but I couldn't justify the

Right now, the K-7 is *VERY* tempting, because on top of these two
features it is also smaller, something that I know I'll like, and has
an AF assist lamp. Improved VF, fps and AFing are just icing.

But then...the K-x has a 12MP Sony sensor that does ISO12,800. I've
been doing some concert photography for small local bands, and would
like to do more of it, but my K10D's ISO1600 is very limiting.

Am I trying to talk myself into buying both a K-7 AND a K-x...? :-D

Oh if only the funds were available...




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