K-7 Editors choice (sort of)

John Francis johnf at panix.com
Tue Oct 20 16:11:05 EDT 2009

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 12:36:53PM -0700, Larry Colen wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 12:17:39PM -0700, Brendan MacRae wrote:
> > http://www.popphoto.com/Features/American-Photo-Editor-s-Choice-2009-Advanced-DSLRs
> > 
> > Shared honor w/the D90 . . .
> > 
> > Old news I suppose.
> > 
> > Also, Pop Photo finally got around to testing the K-7 in the latest edition. They thought is was a bit pricey for the features and didn't like the slow AF speed in dim light. But there was also a lot they liked about it (build quality/toughness, viewfinder, IS).
> Heh! And they start off with a mistake:
> "The brand-new K-7 retains the 14.6-megapixel resolution of Pentax's
> top-of-the-line K20D,"
> Isn't it a different 14.6 MP sensor?

They don't say it's the same sensor - just the same resolution.

It's a different variant, albeit basically the same sensor.
I believe the biggest change is going to 4-channel readout
(for faster performance).

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