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    anyone wants to challenge my K20D with his K-7...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    really would like to see how smart it is on green mode and just how improved the auto white balance is. I believe these are contributing factors to bringing in new users since its pretty much expected they will use green mode most of the time at first.

    so far..the K-7 selling points not really convincing yet to trade up the K20D in my opinion unless freaking cheap.

    Let me tell you some selling points of the K-7:

    1. super quiet shutter -- the best ever by Pentax! - I really want this one.
    2. classic shape w/ better handling - nothing beats an eye candy
    3. faster AF w/ AF assistant light, much improved for AFC and low light - not a must to me, but I'd love to play
    4. improved WB and Metering - have been reported by some testers already
    5. HDR - one of the best features for landscape photos
    6. HD video - I'd love to shoot some movie w/ my FA*80-200
    7. 3 LCD w/ 921k pixels (vs K20D's 2.7" 230k pixels), much improved for checking photos on the camera
    8. 100% viewfinder w/ electronic level - what a cool feature
    9. 1/8000s max shutter speed - sometimes it does happen to me that I need faster than 1/4000s speed
    10. 5.2 fps, might be useful for some fast pace action photos

    The list goes on. But at least I think the above factors would allure me to get one as soon as the camera is available

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    The list goes on. But at least I think the above factors would allure me to get one as soon as the camera is available
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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Let me tell you some selling points of the K-7:

    1. super quiet shutter -- the best ever by Pentax! - I really want this one.
    2. classic shape w/ better handling - nothing beats an eye candy
    3. faster AF w/ AF assistant light, much improved for AFC and low light - not a must to me, but I'd love to play
    4. improved WB and Metering - have been reported by some testers already
    5. HDR - one of the best features for landscape photos
    6. HD video - I'd love to shoot some movie w/ my FA*80-200
    7. 3 LCD w/ 921k pixels (vs K20D's 2.7" 230k pixels), much improved for checking photos on the camera
    8. 100% viewfinder w/ electronic level - what a cool feature
    9. 1/8000s max shutter speed - sometimes it does happen to me that I need faster than 1/4000s speed
    10. 5.2 fps, might be useful for some fast pace action photos

    The list goes on. But at least I think the above factors would allure me to get one as soon as the camera is available

    I need the K7 just for feature #3 & 8., especially #8. With the existing K20D , you can't see the LED metering in bright sunlight and that is really scary ...........
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    Whoever comes in here will NEVER be able to resist the K-7 poison.

    Now I think FW is #1, Des is #2, Snowywolf #3?, who is next? . . .

    Me? Dunno but still thinking about it . . .
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    1. super quiet shutter -- the best ever by Pentax! - I really want this one.
    not really important, now that i have the LZ8 to supplement the K20D. Try guessing which is LZ8 pics and which is K20D at my License 2 Play Mega Thread over at Consumer.

    2. classic shape w/ better handling - nothing beats an eye candy
    as long it does its job, i dont give a damn how it looks like or handles since that just simply means adapting own style to fit the camera.

    3. faster AF w/ AF assistant light, much improved for AFC and low light - not a must to me, but I'd love to play
    should have been included with the K20D...wonder what happened to the people who suggested leaving the AF assist light out in the K20D.

    4. improved WB and Metering - have been reported by some testers already
    in Green Mode?

    5. HDR - one of the best features for landscape photos
    K20D has it but i do suppose most prefer to bracket and HDR using computer instead.

    6. HD video - I'd love to shoot some movie w/ my FA*80-200
    Can give it a try, but personally prefer a camcorder instead since it can record continuously as long the batteries last.

    7. 3“ LCD w/ 921k pixels (vs K20D's 2.7" 230k pixels), much improved for checking photos on the camera
    I only use to check if blur or not...i trust the histogram more then what i see on the lcd.

    8. 100% viewfinder w/ electronic level - what a cool feature
    Not really important but the electronic levelling does sound intriguing.

    9. 1/8000s max shutter speed - sometimes it does happen to me that I need faster than 1/4000s speed
    I agree. Just that i wonder just how good it will be at night. Hopefully the sensors are more sensitive.

    10. 5.2 fps, might be useful for some fast pace action photos
    Kinda used to K20D`s 21fps. Made a few 1D and D3 owners jaw drop when they see in action. It aint poster quality if done casually but up to A3 is pretty nice.

    Would be interesting if reviewers bring to sports events like swimming or pool diving and see if the camera can track/focus the athelete or roughly how much % of the shots are on target.
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    Well, I guess you'd be perfectly okay just staying w/ the K20D camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Well, I guess you'd be perfectly okay just staying w/ the K20D camera
    me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by LancerEX View Post
    Hi man, Desmond, I thot I saw your DA*55 mounted on this K7 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowywolf View Post
    i avoided coming in.. and i missed all the outing threads too..
    wahhhh..
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    then dont resist.. heehehhehehe..
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    u guys .. stop posting the links to K-7..
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    Whoever comes in here will NEVER be able to resist the K-7 poison.

    Now I think FW is #1, Des is #2, Snowywolf #3?, who is next? . . .

    Me? Dunno but still thinking about it . . .
    Don't think i will act so fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    1. super quiet shutter -- the best ever by Pentax! - I really want this one.
    not really important, now that i have the LZ8 to supplement the K20D. Try guessing which is LZ8 pics and which is K20D at my License 2 Play Mega Thread over at Consumer.

    2. classic shape w/ better handling - nothing beats an eye candy
    as long it does its job, i dont give a damn how it looks like or handles since that just simply means adapting own style to fit the camera.

    3. faster AF w/ AF assistant light, much improved for AFC and low light - not a must to me, but I'd love to play
    should have been included with the K20D...wonder what happened to the people who suggested leaving the AF assist light out in the K20D.

    4. improved WB and Metering - have been reported by some testers already
    in Green Mode?

    5. HDR - one of the best features for landscape photos
    K20D has it but i do suppose most prefer to bracket and HDR using computer instead.

    6. HD video - I'd love to shoot some movie w/ my FA*80-200
    Can give it a try, but personally prefer a camcorder instead since it can record continuously as long the batteries last.

    7. 3 LCD w/ 921k pixels (vs K20D's 2.7" 230k pixels), much improved for checking photos on the camera
    I only use to check if blur or not...i trust the histogram more then what i see on the lcd.

    8. 100% viewfinder w/ electronic level - what a cool feature
    Not really important but the electronic levelling does sound intriguing.

    9. 1/8000s max shutter speed - sometimes it does happen to me that I need faster than 1/4000s speed
    I agree. Just that i wonder just how good it will be at night. Hopefully the sensors are more sensitive.

    10. 5.2 fps, might be useful for some fast pace action photos
    Kinda used to K20D`s 21fps. Made a few 1D and D3 owners jaw drop when they see in action. It aint poster quality if done casually but up to A3 is pretty nice.

    Would be interesting if reviewers bring to sports events like swimming or pool diving and see if the camera can track/focus the athelete or roughly how much % of the shots are on target.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    I need the K7 just for feature #3 & 8., especially #8. With the existing K20D , you can't see the LED metering in bright sunlight and that is really scary ...........
    cannot meh?

    you look at sun all the time ar......

    i think can or not depends on whether the person using want to or not..

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    Wow, just watch how quiet the K-7 is compared to the Nikon D3...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-WX9Q-S8qo

    Those who think not having a quiet shutter is a boon obviously haven't been photographing long enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    cannot meh?

    you look at sun all the time ar......

    i think can or not depends on whether the person using want to or not..
    I guess you should know better ............ or maybe not.

    But I am really looking to Pentax to improve on this .......
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ASt0...eature=related
    Youtube video of the K-7's video mode (lol). Starts at 1:30 or thereabouts.
    Unfortunately it's all in Japanese.
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    Below is a contest by Spanish website Quesabesde.com open to all countries, top prize of Pentax K-7, closing date 19 June. No more upgrading troubles if you are the winner.

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    A video on K-7 hands on at Akihabara, Tokyo for the first 2 minutes and final 1 minute, scenes of temples and streets in between.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsMvSeqJNuI&NR=1
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    Yah, I saw that one too. Irony is that it's filmed by a Panasonic GH1! Video looks a bit jerky to me when panning though. Must go check out the specs of the GH1 for video.

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