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By Santoshi

from Louisvillie

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified

Good Product

 
4.0

PROS

  • High ISO Performance
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good Image Quality
  • Quiet
  • Large Clear LCD

CONS

  • Poor In Low Light

BEST USES

  • Family Photos
  • Weddings/Events
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel

Comments:

Very good to handle and easy to operate


By Dickvipp

from Roanoke VA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

My New Favorite Toy

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Quiet
  • High ISO Performance

CONS

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife photos

Comments:

This camera is a great fit into many of my favorite activities. The weather resistant and durable construction, along with its size and wealth of capabilities all allow me to get some great shots that I couldn't otherwise get. I think its total functionality is outstanding and I am getting some great shots. Most of the settings are pretty intuitive, but being an owner of a Pentax PZ-1p gave me a great head start in learning the K-7, since many of the functions are similar. My old lenses, even the power zoom ones, work great with this camera. I am one happy camper with this camera. The one product shortcomong that I could point out is that it does not have continuous autofocus in video mode, but that's a nit in comparison to all its other attributes. I don't do much video anyway.


By James

from Central, New Mexico

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified

Fantastically excellent SLR

 
4.0

PROS

  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • High ISO Performance
  • Great multi dial selector

CONS

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel
  • Family Photos

Comments:

Camera features allow for excellent, extreme low light, high resolution natural light photography.


By Cesar

from Temple Hills, MD

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

The Best DLSR I Every Had

 
5.0

PROS

  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Easy To Use

CONS

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Video
  • Family Photos
  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife photos
  • Weddings/Events
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

Comments:

Its easier to use than my Nikon D90 which I gave to my son mid this year.


By Ike

from Ohio

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified

Greatest gift I ever got for myself!!!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Wildlife photos
  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

The compact size, easy to handle, precise working of the controls, large LCD screen, & super clear pics. What more do you want?


By MarkO

from Kansas City, MO

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

Great Camera [...]

 
5.0

PROS

  • Great build quality
  • Easy To Use
  • Kit lense is outstanding
  • Good Image Quality
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed

CONS

  • Noisy At High ISO

BEST USES

  • Family Photos
  • Travel
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

Pentax K-7 is built to professional camera standards, very durable with weather sealing. Pentax lenses are famous for high quality.


By Prescott

from Columbus

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

a well built great camera

 
5.0

PROS

  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Easy To Use

CONS

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Family Photos

Comments:

The build quality is superior to canon and nikon competition. I am still learning about the features and possibilities. The automatic settings are very effective. The program mode is also well thought out. I don't like the photo editing software. Not very intuitive and cumbersome. I downloaded picasa and have been very happy with this camera.


By Victor Nery

from Vancouver, Canada

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

Great camera

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Easy To Use

CONS

  • Noisy At High ISO

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • Video
  • Wildlife photos
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

This is one of the best cameras I ever own, great for outdoors and landscape, superb image quality, small but very.. VERY tough camera! There is nothing I can't think of that this camera cannot deliver!


By The Accidental Photographer

from New York, NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

Versatile compact DSLR

 
4.0

PROS

  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Good Image Stabilization

CONS

  • Autofocus slow relatively
  • Noisy At High ISO
  • Ok in Low Light

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Macro Photography

Comments:

Over the course of my first month of use, have taken close to 2000 pictures. Excellent camera, love the fact that it's very portable compared to competitors and Pentax has great prime lens options. Build quality is superb. My only reservation is the noise levels in high iso/low light use. I am currently looking at adding a large aperture lens to help mitigate the high iso noise. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a portable (relatively), well built camera with excellent picture quality. My rating is 4.5 with the half point held back for the High ISO Noise, partially mitigated by on board noise reduction.


By maxalott

from TN

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

It's a KEEPER!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Large Clear LCD
  • Good Image Quality
  • Quiet
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • High ISO Performance
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Easy To Use

CONS

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

I am extremely pleased with this purchase. I looked and compared DSLR cameras for ~ 1 yr and finally purchased the K-7. I am a Sony fan, but I purchased the K-7 for the video capability, less expense for better options, and multiple positive reviews. The battery is maintaining charge well, the (1000 plus) photos I have taken in a couple of weeks are more than satisfactory, and the ease of use of the camera is exceptional. I am now a Pentax fan.


By pfh

from billings, mt

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

one great camera

 
5.0

PROS

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

A pleasure to hold, use, and enjoy the results. While some professional reviews have questioned its low-light performance, it has not been an issue in the real world. I am very pleased.


By Student Dentist

from FL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Recommended

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Quiet
  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD

CONS

  • Noisy At High ISO

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife photos
  • Travel

Comments:

I researched DSLRS for months before setting on the K-7. I went with the K-7 because of the build quality, value, and uniqueness, and I went with Abes of Maine because they had the best deal on the package with the two weathersealed lenses. I have already been caught in two torrential storms with this camera, and it survived like a champ. I am new to DSLRs, but I have found the pentax to be mostly intuitive. I have learned a lot by reading everything I can about this camera from the manual to online forums, and every now and then I get a key tip that improves the way I shoot. There are so many different modes and customizations that you can make, if you understand them all, I can't imagine any shooting situation you couldn't optimize the camera for. The images this camera can create with the kit lenses can be stunning. After handling the K-7 for a month, then handling other DSLRS, most others feel like plastic toys due to the K-7's solid construction and comfortable. If you're aiming for a great deal around this price range, you won't find more for your money than the K-7.


By Duane

from Windsor, CT

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified

GREAT CAMERA

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Easy To Use
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good Image Quality

CONS

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Wildlife photos
  • Travel
  • Macro Photography
  • Video
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

I am an amateur photographer, but do enjoy taking pictures. The K7 is the easiest SLR I have ever used and thoroughly enjoy the quality of the images I have gotten. I cannot think of anything I do not like thus far.


By Ken B

from Midland, TX

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

Everything I had hoped for, and more.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Quiet

CONS

BEST USES

  • Wildlife photos
  • Travel
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

I'm still finding my way through all of its features, but so far, I'm extremely impressed. Image quality is superb. I've used Pentax film and digital cameras for 30+ years and I'll never change. This camera is extremely sturdy, and it feels that way in your hands. That is something I don't find when I handle other brands. They seem to feel light and flimsy, but not this one.


By MS

from NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

Nice upgrade from the K20D

 
4.0

PROS

  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet
  • Good Image Quality

CONS

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events

Comments:

Great Camera, New to Video but learning quickly!


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