Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pentax K-7: The Complete Specs

For posterity, let's remember that in April and May of 2009 these specifications were under considerable speculation and were at one point leaked amid controversy. But now, here they are, all quiet and docile, legitimately reproduced for your viewing pleasure.

TYPE: Digital SLR
Body Kit: 17811, UPC: 027075155145
Retails July, 2009 for $1299.99 (US MSRP)

  • Type: Sensor-shift Shake Reduction with rotational compensation (4 stops max)
  • Electronic level function: Yes, verification via viewfinder and top LCD panel
  • Type: TTL open-aperture 77 segment metering
  • Sensitivity range: EV 0 to 22 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)
  • Multi-segment: Yes, 77 segments
  • Center weighted: Yes
  • Spot: Yes
  • Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)
  • Exposure lock: Yes
  • Exposure bracketing: Yes, 3 or 5 frames, up to +/- 2 EV (1/2 or 1/3 steps)
  • Auto: ISO 100-3200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600, expanded range available to ISO 6400, auto ISO range selectable
  • Manual: ISO 100-3200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600, expanded range available to ISO 6400
* WB fine adjustment available in all modes
  • Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE
  • Manual mode(s): Yes, manual and 3 color temperature selections available
  • Type: Electronically controlled, vertical run, focal plane shutter
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec, bulb
  • Mode selection: Green, Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter and Aperture Priority (TAv), Metered Manual, Bulb, X-Speed, USER, Movie
  • Green simplified mode available: Yes
  • P/A/S/M/B: P, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv)
  • Date stamp: n/a
  • Digital filters (capture): Custom Image Function includes Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, and Muted modes, each with gamut radar and fine adjustment of saturation, hue, high/low key, contrast, and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales). Monochrome mode includes adjustment for filter effects (green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, blue, cyan, infrared), toning (sepia warm/cool), high/low key, contrast, and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales). Other capture filters include Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Extract Color, Soft Focus, Starburst, Fisheye, Custom Filter.
  • Data record: Folder name (standard, date), file name (standard, customizable), embed copyright
  • Mode selection: Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Bracketing (standard, timer, remote), Mirror Lockup (standard, remote), HDR Capture, Multi-Exposure, Interval
  • Continuous FPS: - 5.2 FPS (40 JPG Continuous Hi, 15 RAW PEF, 14 RAW DNG); 3.3 FPS (unlimited JPG Continuous Lo, 17 RAW PEF/DNG)
  • Self-timer: Yes (12s, 2s)
  • Remote control: Yes, infrared (0s, 3s, continuous) and cable switch
  • Mode selection: One Shot (no data, basic data, full data, color channel histogram), Multi Image Display (4, 9, 16, 32, 81 thumbnails), Calendar Filmstrip, Folder, Magnification, Select & Delete, Movie Playback (no data, basic data, full data)
  • Mode pallet: Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, RAW Development, Index Print, Image Comparison, Protect, DPOF
  • Magnification: Up to 32X, scrollable
  • Digital filters (playback): Toy Camera, Monochrome (filter effects, toning), Retro, Color (6), High Contrast, Soft Focus, Extract Color (6), Starburst, Water Color, Fisheye, Pastel, Slim, Miniature, HDR, Base Parameter Adj, Custom Filter
  • Still: RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (Exif 2.21), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system), DPOF, Print Image Matching III
  • Movie (compression): AVI (Motion JPG)
  • Functions available: 37
*For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
  • Windows: Windows XP/Vista, USB 2.0 port
  • Mac: MacOS-X 10.3-10.5, USB 2.0 port
  • Type: CMOS with primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system
  • Size: 23.4 x 15.6mm
  • Color depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW
  • Effective pixels: 14.6 MP
  • Total pixels: 15.07 MP
  • Recorded resolutions
  • Still: 14M 4672x3104, 10M 3936x2624, 6M 3072x2048, 2M 1728x1152
  • Movie (resolution/FPS): 1280x720p30, 1536x1024p30, 640x416p30
  • Quality levels: **** Premium, *** Best, ** Better, * Good
  • Dust Removal: Supersonic vibration to low pass filter
  • Type/construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
  • Usable lenses: PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w/ adapter and/or restrictions)
  • SDM function: Yes
  • Power zoom function: Yes
  • Type: TTL phase-difference 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII+)
  • Focus modes: AF Single (w/ focus lock), AF Continuous, Manual
  • Focus point adjustment: Auto, user-selectable, center
  • AF assist: Yes, via dedicated AF assist lamp with SAFOX VIII+ system
  • Type: Pentaprism
  • Coverage (field of view): 100%
  • Magnification: 0.92X (w/ 50mm F1.4 at infinity)
  • Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III
  • Diopter adjustment: -2.5 to 1.5
  • Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop down), Digital
  • Type: 3.0” TFT IPS (In Plane Switching) color LCD with brightness/color adjustment and AR coating
  • Resolution: 921,000 dots
  • Wide angle viewable: Yes
  • Type: TTL by CMOS image sensor
  • Field Of View: 100%
  • Display Modes: Magnification (2-6X AF, 2-10X MF), grid pattern overlay
  • Autofocus: Yes, contrast w/ face detection, contrast, phase difference
  • Type: Retractable P-TTL popup flash
  • Guide number: 13 (100/m)
  • Coverage: 28mm wide angle (equivalent to 35mm)
  • Flash modes: On, redeye, slow sync, slow sync + redeye, trailing curtain sync, wireless
  • Flash exposure compensation: -2 to 1 EV in 1/2 steps
  • Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL, high speed sync available), wireless with PENTAX dedicated flash, X-sync socket
  • Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec
  • Internal memory: n/a
  • Removable memory: SD, SDHC
  • Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out, DC in, cable switch, 3.5mm stereo microphone
  • Video out: HD (1080i30, 720p30, 480p30), NTSC, PAL
  • Printer interfaces: n/a
  • Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI90, D-BG4 Battery Grip (optional) for second D-LI90 battery or 6X AA batteries
  • Recordable images: Approx 980 (approx 740 w/ 50% flash, CIPA)
  • Playback time: Approx 440 min
  • AC adapter available: Yes (optional)
  • Body dimensions (W x H x D): 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.9”
  • Body weight: Without battery or removable memory: 22.9 oz; Loaded and ready: 26.5 oz
  • Construction material(s): Magnesium alloy shell over stainless steel chassis
  • Operating temperature: 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)
  • English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese, Japanese

1 comment:

DiFermo said...


One suggestion, when can we get a camera with bluetooth or wlan to transfer photos to the computer (or other devices) without connecting wires or removing sd cards?

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