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Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7
alaScore 90

483 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 483 reviews of Pentax K-7. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the price and size are overall positive. The durability and usability are also appreciated, whereas opinions about the glare and flash are different. Some have doubts about the control panel and software.

performance, usability, durability, size, price

low-light, storage, contrast, software, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax K-7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Pentax K-7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The size and durability also get good opinions. Many are negative about the video.

performance, durability, size, usability, design

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax K-7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Pentax K-7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and shutter. The focus and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the portability and performance.

price, usability, focus, shutter, zoom

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Expert review by : Darren Murph (engadget.com)

How would you change Pentax's K-7 DSLR?

 

Pentax may not be the first name you think of when scouting a new DSLR, but it's certainly closer to the top now than it was prior to the K-7's release. The semi-pro cam saw positive review after positive review flow in, giving even the Nikon and ...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Pentax K-7 review roundup

 

We've been nothing if not comprehensive in our coverage of this new Pentax shooter, and early reviews are showing why. Photography Blog praised the K-7 for its...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : DP Review (dpreview.com)

Expert Review

 

Semi-pro spec for mid-range money makes the K-7 an incredibly attractive option for the serious photographer wanting something a little less mainstream without compromising performance. Solid as a tank and feature packed--yet surprisingly compact--the...

At base ISO detailed output that makes good use of the camera's 14.6 megapixel resolution, Good JPEG and RAW resolution, Semi-pro features and build quality in a compact body, Magnesium/steel body with environmental seals, Good selection of external...

Measurably and visibly more noise than competition at high ISOs (JPEG), More RAW noise than predecessor (but in line with competition), AF speed not quite up with the fastest in class, Less dynamic range than direct competitors, No 'interactive' status...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Jackson Lynch (wired.com)

Review: Pentax K-7 DSLR

 

In a time when people are tightening their belts like Christian Bale in The Machinist and scrutinizing each purchase, Pentax introduces a pocketbook-friendly prosumer DSLR...

Speedy 5.2 frames per second. Super sturdy construction. Lots of pro features at a prosumer price. Improved battery life and 100 percent field-of-view viewfinder. Faster, more robust processor. Live View with contrast focus and face detection. Shoots...

User interface needs to be simpler and more unified

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax K-7 dSLR Review

 

Pentax has created a versatile dSLR model that is sure to please a widerange of photographers. With a durable weather, dust, and coldresistant shell, the K-7 is ready for action no matter what theenvironment may be. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Durable weather, dust and cold resistant body; Speedy performance in normal shooting modes; Produced pleasing photos in a wide variety of conditions; Great ISO performance up to ISO 3200; Awesome 3.0-inch LCD; Capable movie mode with aperture control;...

Slow Live View performance; ISO 6400 is riddled with noise; Buffer fills quickly in burst mode ; Bottom Line ; Pentax has created a versatile dSLR model that is sure to please a widerange of photographers. With a durable weather, dust, and...

Pentax has created a versatile dSLR model that is sure to please a widerange of photographers. With a durable weather, dust, and coldresistant shell, the K-7 is ready for action no matter what theenvironment may be. Read more in our

Feb, 2010

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Pentax K-7

 

It's not often we give 5 stars in every category, but the K-7 deserves them. This camera brings pro quality and performance within reach of the rest of us. You can easily spend this much on a mid-range camera from the competition, and still not have...

14.6MP sensorMagnesium alloy body3 inch 921,000 dot LCDLive View with face detect autofocusCamera-based shake reduction system

Pentax has released their new top-of-the-line digital SLR, the Pentax...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Pentax K7 review

 

The DSLR market is dominated by Nikon and Canon. These are the brands that have conquered the largest market share, and they certainly keep an eye on each other. However, this is something that often proves to have a somewhat negative influence on the...

Pentax does not have an equally big marketing budget as that of Canon or Nikon. That is why the brand remains somewhat inconspicuous, due to all the attention that is claimed by the other brands. However, Pentax certainly is a brand that deserves...

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Pentax K-7 Review

 

The Pentax K-7 is one of the more exciting new DSLR cameras of 2009, signalling Pentax's entry into the super-competitive semi-pro category. Going up against the likes of the Canon EOS 50D and Nikon D300, the 14.6 megapixel K7 certainly has a lot to...

The Pentax K-7 is the best-ever Pentax DSLR camera and a real challenger to the relative giants of Canon and Nikon. Pentax have seemingly decided to include every "must-have" feature in one camera, with the K-7's specifications reading like a keen...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : cgarrard (alphamountworld.com)

Pentax K7 Review

 

I decided to go ahead and publish the Pentax K7 review in the same style format as the K-x review which is a sort of review diary format in which it will be updated frequently to add new sections. I have a lot written on the K7 but not all of it has...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : cgarrard (alphamountworld.com)

Pentax K7 vs. Sony A700 Comparison

 

Why did I chose the A700 to pit against the Pentax K7 for comparison/review? Currently, A700 body only prices are as close as possible to what you can get a new K7 body only for, and for?a dollar/features competition?this is the closet camera that Sony...

Apr, 2010

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