New Pentax K SLR coming (K7D?)

I leave the keyboard for a couple of days and here is a flurry of people giving us information about the possible new Pentax SLR photo camera.

The most obvious point was the appearance of an ad for it.

Pentax new K7D

Pentax new K7D

And a German user informed us that the name should be Pentax K7D. This would be good to start what is expected as a significantly new product line in the Pentax SLR cameras.

The proclaimed price tag is €1500.

Two locations on the Internet published notably different (though precise) feature sets:


  • Square (?) sensor 1.3x crop factor.
  • A new, overhauled AF system
  • Continuous shooting: 5fps or more
  • 1.0x viewfinder
  • 720p video with audio
  • 1/8000s shutter
  • 2.7 or 3.0 inch VGA res screen


  • Same sensor as the K20D
  • Sensitivity: Up to 6400 ISO with better noise treatment
  • Continuous shooting: 5 images/sec
  • 100 % viewfinder
  • Better weatherproofing
  • Mirror lockup
  • Liveview and HD Video
  • Better stabilizer.
  • Better DRE mode
  • 77 zones light metering
  • Much better AF system even with non-SDM lenses
  • 3 inches/ 920,000 pixels screen with in-body editing (crop, …)
  • 1/8000s shutter with 1/250s flash sync

We’ll have to wait until 21 May…

Thanks to Mash and NeutralDay.