General Description

Being the successor of the K20D, the K-7 incorporates a similar 14 MP image sensor. Almost everything else, however, is changed. The camera body is smaller and more traditionally designed than the K20D’s. The casing is made of a magnesium alloy instead of plastic. The viewfinder offers 100% field of view instead of 95%. Multi-segment metering is depends on 77 segments instead of 16. The camera is capable to shoot 5.2 frames per second instead of 2.8. The dust-removal mechanism uses supersonic vibrations to eliminate dust spots. Plus, the K-7 was the first Pentax K-mount camera to be able to take videos (at HD resolution – 1280*720 pixels (16:9) – or at 1536*1024 pixels(3:2)).

In February 2010, the launch of the PENTAX K-7 Limited Silver edition was announced. It was marketed in a quantity of 1,000 sets, only. The SR (Shake Reduction) lettering is in a special gold color. The K-7 Limited Silver is equipped with a “golden section ratio” focusing screen. The LCD monitor on the camera’s back panel is protected with a reinforced, shock- and scratch-resistant glass plate.

Product Variations
Exact Name K-7 K-7
Color black silver-black
Year of Introduction 2009 2010
Description &8212; “Limited Edition Silver”
Catalog Number 17531 unknown
Sold with Case

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount "crippled" KAF2
Mount Limitations digital A aperture or metered manual only
AF System (sensitivity) SAFOX VIII+, 11 sensors, 9 cross-sensors (0 ~ 21 EV)
AF with supersonic lenses yes
Power-Zoom Features auto-lens retract, power zoom
Self-Timer 12 / 2 sec
Mirror Lock-Up
Cable Release CS-205
Infra-Red Release remote control F
Custom Functions 37
Additional Features weather sealed, DOF preview, mirror lock-up
Width x Height x Depth 130.5 x 96.5 x 72.5 mm
Weight 670 g
Image Sensor
Effective Pixel Count 14.6 megapixel
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 15.6 x 23.4 mm
Focal-Length Multiplication Factor 1.54 x
Image Storage
Data-Storage Formats RAW (DNG, PEF), RAW + JPG, JPG
Storage Media Secure Digital (SD and SDHC)
Digital Features
Shake Reduction yes
Dust Removal yes
Live View yes
Orientation Sensor yes
Exposure System
Exposure Modes Av, HyM, HyP, P, Pgreen, Sv, TAv, Tv
Metering Modes with K and M Lenses center-weighted, spot
Metering Modes with A and newer Lenses 77-segment, center-weighted, spot
Meter Material SPD
Exposure Compensation (Step) +/-5 (1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Lock yes
Meter Range 1 ~ 21 EV
ISO Range 100 ~ 6400 ASA
Construction electronic (vertical)
Material metal
Shutter Speeds 30 ~ 1/8000, B
Mechanical Speeds
Magnification [Coverage] 0.92x [100%]
Aperture Indication LED
Shutter-Speed Indication LED
Interchangeable Screens yes
Power Source
Batteries 1 x Lithium-Ion D-LI90 rechargeable
External Battery Grip D-BG4
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting 5.2 frames per second
Flash System
Command Protocol(s)
Features HS, P-TTL
Synchronization Speed(s) 1/180 ~ 30, B
Built-In Flash
Guide Number (GN) 13
Coverage (35mm equivalent) 28
Auto Pop-Up yes
Red-Eye Reduction yes
AF Assist yes
Fitting Case(s) soft case: O-CC90