Pentax K-7

The new Pentax K-7 is being leaked (well before the official date) by Rice High’s Pentax Blog.

Photos of the Pentax K-7

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Features the Pentax K-7

And, here are the features of a clearly attracting SLR photo camera :

  • Body: Magnesium Alloy Outer Shell on Stainless Steel Chassis
  • Weather-Resistant: 77 Places Sealed, Cold-Resistant: Can be Operated under Temperature at -10°C
  • Sensor: New Version of Samsung 14.6MP CMOS APS-C Imager in 23.4 x 15.6mm (Aspect Ratio 3:2), 4 Data Channels Readout
  • Dust Removal: New DRII System, Low-Pass/Anti-Aliasing Optical Filter Placed in Front of Sensor is Capable to be Moved in High Ultrasonic Frequency; Featuring also the Dust Alert System to the User
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100-3200, 6400 Available on Expansion (to be Set via Custom Function)
  • Image Processing: Newly Developed PRIME (Pentax Real IMage Engine) II Image Processor for High Performance and High Speed Still Image and Movie Data Processing; Better-Quality Images with Richer Gradation and More Accurate Color Rendition
  • Mount: Pentax KAF2 (Crippled K-mount, Support Both Body Driven “Screw-Type” AF KAF and SDM KAF2/KAF3 Lenses)
  • Viewfinder: Optical Type, Glass Prism, 100% Image Coverage, 0.92X Magnification
  • Focusing Screen: New Natural-Bright-Matte III Focusing Screen, Improved Manual Focusing Accuracy
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000th second Top Speed, X-Sync=1/180s, 100,000 Shutter Actuations Durability
  • Continuous Shooting Modes:
    • Continuous (Hi):
    • JPEG: 5.2 FPS: Until 40 Frames;
    • RAW(PEF): Until 15 Frames;
    • RAW(DNG): Until 14 Frames
    • Continuous (Lo):
    • JPEG: 3.3 FPS: No Limitation, until Card Full;
    • RAW(PEF/DNG): Until 17 Frames
  • Live View mode: On-display image Confirmation, Activated by One-touch Dedicated “LV” button at the thumb position; Continuous Shooting possible in LV Mode (without breaking LV Mode and exposure, will be adjusted automatically and continuously via automatic diaphragm)
  • Live View AF options: Contrast Detection AF with face recognition option
  • Other Preview options: Optical preview; Digital preview
  • Movie/Video recording: Movie/Video with Mono-Audio recording (with built-in microphone),
  • Supported video modes: 1280 x 720 Pixels (16:9 Standard High Definition), 640 x 416 (3:1.95), 1536 x 1024 (3:2), all modes at 30 frames per second
  • Top monochrome status: LCD with Electro-Luminescence (EL) backlight
  • Rear colour monitor: 3.0″ LCD 640×480 (VGA resolution), approximately 920,000 colour dots, 170° of view both vertically and horizontally
  • Controls: Front and rear wheels
  • Green button directly under the rear wheel
  • Exposure modes: Green mode, Hyper Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter-Aperture Priority (TAv), Hyper Manual (M), Bulb (B), X-Sync (X), User and Movie
  • Metering System: New 77-Segment (7×11) Multi-Pattern Metering System; More Advanced Algorithm for Higher Exposure Accuracy
  • Metering modes: Evaluative, Centre-Weighted Average, Spot; Selected via dedicated Metering Mode level at camera top
  • AF System: New SAFOX VIII+ AF System, same layout as SAFOX VIII (11-Point, 9 Crossed); Improved in speed and accuracy
  • Focusing modes: AF-S, AF-C, MF; Via dedicated focusing mode selector level
  • Dedicated AF button
  • Dedicated AF point selector: Central, Auto and User Select
  • Built-in Flash (RTF): Manual pop-up
  • Built-in AF Assist Light
  • Orientation Sensor
  • Shake Reduction: in-body, by sensor displacement
  • SR activation: Preset by camera in different modes or manually activated/deactivated via System Menu
  • Image tone modes: 7 (Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Monochrome, Muted (for Delicate, Subdued Colours)); Actual Effect Previewable under LV or Digital Preview mode
  • Image parameters: Saturation, Hue, Contrast, Sharpness, Filter Effect, Toning, Key and Contrast Highlight/Shadow; Actual Effect Previewable under LV or Digital Preview mode
  • White Balance presets: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light, Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE (Emphasizing the Colours of Sunset Scenes) and Incandescent-Tinted Fluorescent Light
  • Manual White Balance: Manual Measurement, Presets and Fine-Tuning (for Green Vs Magenta and Blue Vs Amber)
  • Supported Colour Spaces: sRGB (default) and AdobeRGB
  • Other Features: HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode (One composite image from 3 exposure-bracketed images), Dynamic Range Expansion, Auto Distortion and CA Corrections, Multiple Exposures, Copyright Credits Attachment, Dedicated RAW button, 16 digital filters
  • Controls around shutter release: Optical/Digital Preview; Two Separate Buttons for ISO Speed Selection and +/- EV Compensation / Top LCD Panel Backlight/Illumination
  • Direct Control System for Basic Functions: With the Four Ways / “OK” Buttons for WB, Flash, Drive and Image Tone Mode / AF Point Selection Activation
  • Standard Digital Controls: Play/Delete (at Upper Left), Info/Menu (at Lower Right)
  • Dedicated One-Touch RAW button
  • PC Sync Socket
  • IR Remote Control, with front and rear receivers
  • I/Os: Left side: DC In, PC/AV, HDMI Out, Mic In; Right side: Cable Switch Connector
  • Battery: New High Capacity Rechargeable Type D-LI90, 7.4V/1900mAh (Nominal), Support up to 980 Shots Without Flash
  • Storage Media: SD and SDHC cards
  • Dimensions: 130.5(W) x 96.5(H) x 72.5(D) mm (5.1 x 3.8 x 2.9 inches)
  • Weight: 670g (22.9 oz.), Body Only (without battery and SD card); 750g (26.5 oz.), loaded and ready (with battery and SD card)
  • Software: Pentax Photo Laboratory (with SILKYPIX RAW-data processing engine developed by Ichikawa Soft Laboratory), Pentax Photo Browser and two other utilities
  • Kit Lens: DA 18-55/3.5-5.6 AL WR (water/weather-resistant)
  • Optional accessory: Vertical Battery Grip D-BG4, Weather-Sealed and Cold-Resistant, Support Either Another D-LI90 or Six AA Batteries, Provision of Extra Shutter-Release Button, Preview Lever, e-Dials, AE-Lock, Green Button and AF Button