foxesamu wrote in post #7960284
Does it replace something, or is it a totally new line? Seems like a D300/50D competitor, but I thought that was the K20D's position.
It sounds nice but there's not much that's shocking about it. Movie mode, 3" screen, CMOS 14MP, 100-3200 ISO. Will it be marketed as a sports camera?
It's being marketed as a new line.
PENTAX Imaging Company announced today the launch of the PENTAX K-7 digital SLR camera. This latest PENTAX K series camera is designed for advanced photographers seeking high-end design and features without the cost of a professional DSLR system.
"not much shocking about it?"
Lens Correction function ( for CA & Micro Adjustment )
HDR image capture mode
In Camera Embedded copyright feature
Electronic level function
None of these things are present in any other DSLR at this present moment that I am aware of. Good for Pentax, they grabbed a wishlist and slapped it in their new little magnesium alloy camera... which is a first for them as well.
IF they marketed a little better & IF their name was out there a little more... this camera would be BIG, IMO... but I really dont see that they are the kind of company to advertise it correctly, they wont have it in Best Buy, Big Box stores, for people to hold and see... it'll be tough to make people want it even if it reads well on screen.
As it was I was I followed the announcement of it & was suprised how horribly disorganized it was.
CronoDL wrote in post #7960644
I'm also confused as to how the K7 and K20D are positioned. But as it is, the K7 seems like it's almost perfect, except for the sync speed of 1/180. I actually shoot with a Sony A700, and the K7's features and button placement seem to be awesome. Makes me want to switch to Pentax and get a bunch of sealed lenses. The nice thing is that their lenses are very nicely priced, although many of the high end lenses still exhibit CAs and/or fringing, according to reviews.
Lenses... which is probably why they added this feature...
Lens Correction function
A Lens Correction function adjusts for Distortion and Lateral Chromatic Aberrations, allowing you to maximize your image quality for every digital lens.