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Pentax K-7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 464 reviews of Pentax K-7. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the price and size. The durability and usability also get good feedback, but the glare and software get mixed views. Many are less positive about the control panel and contrast.

performance, usability, durability, size, price

low-light, storage, contrast, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax K-7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Pentax K-7 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the screen and size. The design and durability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the video. There are mixed opinions on the usability and portability.

performance, durability, design, size, screen


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax K-7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Pentax K-7 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the zoom and shutter. The focus and usability also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the portability and performance.

price, usability, focus, shutter, zoom

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019


Expert review by : Cliff Smith (

Pentax K-7 Digital SLR


Is the new K-7 Pentax's best digital SLR so far?

The Pentax K-7 is a superb camera, and really puts the cat among the pigeons at the top of the APS-C DSLR market. It has rugged weatherproof build quality, superb handling and offers every creative feature you could possibly want and more besides....

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Pentax K-7 DSLR camera


In my 20-odd years reviewing camera gear, it's fair to say Pentax has consistently built excellent cameras and while their market share might not be what their kit deserves, the introduction of the new Pentax K-7 is typical of the company: a...

Good image quality with plenty of detail, excellent range of features, body integral Anti-Shake, anti-dust system, Build and environment protection, RAW (PEF or DNG) +JPEG mode, excellent screen

Slightly soft (default) JPEG images, some fiddly controls/handling issues, underpowered built-in flash, some noisy images at higher ISOs

The Pentax K-7 is the company’s new flagship and as such, it comes to the market replete with great features at a reasonable price. The need for the new CMOS sensor might be something required for the new movie mode and has allowed HD quality movies to...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Pentax K-7 DSLR camera - First Look


With around 20 DSLR cameras currently on the market, trying to work your way through the minefield of which one is best for you is hard. Harder still when the pace of technology is moving so fast that some of the lower end models now have better specs...

Weatherproof casing, 720p video mode, plenty of features, plenty of buttons, mic-in socket, HDMI support

No 1080p movie mode, ISO limited to 6400

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Will Cheung (

Pentax K-7 review


The latest Pentax DSLR is aimed fairly and squarely at the enthusiast photographer

Great handling ; Good clean images ; Lots of features ; HDR is a nice inclusion


There is much to like and enjoy on the Pentax K-7. It's a quality product with great handling, plenty of features and it delivers image files that are capable of big prints. Its price could put off the uncommitted but existing Pentax owners should form...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (

Pentax K-7 review


The K-7 is a fantastic shooter that really stands out due to its compact dimensions, build, features and superlative picture quality.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Pentax K-7 review


There is a lot to like about the Pentax K-7. Most importantly for the majority of enthusiast photographers, it is capable of recording high-quality images and has class-leading detail resolution.Its body is wonderfully ergonomic and it feels...

Apr, 2014

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Pentax K-7 Review


Pentax has a history of producing popular 35mm SLRs, but it's fair to say that its digital SLRs have yet to steal a significant market share from Canon, Nikon and Sony. That could change with the K-7, an enthusiast-level model that looks similar to the...

There is no no doubt that the Pentax K-7 is one of the best DSLRs released with enthusiasts in mind. It's a very enjoyable camera to use, with excellent build quality and fantastic handling. It's heavier and larger than entry-level models, but its...

May, 2010

Expert review by : George Cole (

Pentax K-7


A compelling mix of performance, handling, features and build quality. Enthusiasts and semi-pros should check it out.

As with most cameras, there are limitations when operating in the video mode, for example, you can’t adjust the aperture once recording has started. Despite all the options available – and we've not even scratched the surface when it comes to digital...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (

Pentax K-7 review


The Pentax K-7 is the company's first pro-grade DSLR, and it's been a long time coming. What Digital Camera tests out the K7...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Kevin Carter (

Pentax K-7


Its weatherproof magnesium alloy shell, 5.2fps burst rate, sensitivity up to ISO6400 and Live View with HD 720p 30fps video, suggest that Pentax is aiming the K-7 at advanced enthusiasts and imaging pros, though its diminutive size is at odds with...

A choice of Raw formats, DNG or Pentax's proprietary PEF file gives more flexibility using the bundled SilkyPix conversion software, but we didn't have the latest version of that utility available at the time of testing. However, we pulled marginally...

Jul, 2009

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