Pentax K-7 Photos

June 3, 2009 | Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras | 20 Comments |
Pentax K-7 Photos Image

Sample Photos

This is a selection of sample images from a pre-production version of the new Pentax K-7 DSLR camera and the 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL WR lens. They were all taken using the 14.6 megapixel JPEG setting. The thumbnails link to the full-sized JPEGs, which have not been altered in any way. We've also provided the RAW file for each image too. Please note that these images do no represent the final quality of the Pentax K-7.

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f/4 | 36mm | ISO 100
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f/8 | 52mm | ISO 400
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f/5.6 | 60mm | ISO 400
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f/5.6 | 82mm | ISO 100
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f/5.6 | 82mm | ISO 100
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f/3.5 | 27mm | ISO 200
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f/3.5 | 27mm | ISO 200
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f/3.5 | 27mm | ISO 3200
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f/4 | 39mm | ISO 6400
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f/4 | 31mm | ISO 100
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f/5.6 | 27mm | ISO 100
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f/5.6 | 39mm | ISO 800
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f/5.6 | 82mm | ISO 100
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f/8 | 82mm | ISO 100
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f/8 | 27mm | ISO 100
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#1 vjacesslav

Hi. Any idea program can open these RAW files?

1:55 pm - Wednesday, June 3, 2009

#2 zackspeed

yes,newest version of irfanview can do!

2:06 pm - Wednesday, June 3, 2009

#3 Nixon

No, Irfanview only shows the embedded (low quality) JPEG in the RAW file. Sorry…

2:10 pm - Wednesday, June 3, 2009

#4 Jason

I have the latest version of camera raw and can’t load them…

3:25 pm - Wednesday, June 3, 2009

#5 miriya

You can use “Raw Therapee” to open K-7 Raw file.

6:27 pm - Wednesday, June 3, 2009

#6 David

You can also use Picasa to view .PEFs.  From my experience, it tends to show them a little darker than they truly are…but all the detail is viewable.

7:41 pm - Wednesday, June 3, 2009

#7 Alexander Evensen

It seems FastStone Image Viewer can see full resolution Raw information.

11:47 pm - Wednesday, June 3, 2009

#8 marcin

You can notice dead pixels (pinkish square dots)on jpgs on few of those shots…I hope it will be fixed in final version of the firmware.

4:21 pm - Thursday, June 4, 2009

#9 Bastian

Something is wrong with this Video, sorry…
I hope people understand that this really isn’t how it’s supposed to be. The Frame Rate is awful, something went wrong with compression I guess?

Would be nice to metion that somewhere, otherwise there may be some people who do not understand that… :)

5:37 pm - Thursday, June 4, 2009

#10 marcin

I would say the movie clip is pretty smooth. For me it is at least 25fps.

5:10 am - Friday, June 5, 2009

#11 Alexander Evensen

The video seems pretty smooth to me. I downloaded the original AVI, and it ran very smooth. Some strange blurryness on the moving items in the video though, not motion blur, something else. But other that that, things were smooth. Running a Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4 GHz) and a GeForce 7950 512MB with 8GB RAM.

5:29 am - Friday, June 5, 2009

#12 bh

it’s terrible IQ ... semiprofi DSLR producing output at lower level then cheap compact camera ... noise, CA, low DR ...

7:16 am - Friday, June 5, 2009

#13 vjacesslav

If You wanna see what You can get, look at this:
http://www.pentaximaging.com/slr/K-7/
and the SMAPLE VIDEO.
Need very good broadband :)

11:03 am - Friday, June 5, 2009

#14 S

I’m not sure where the “terrible IQ” comment came from bh above.  Perhaps someone is more worried about who made the camera than what it can do for photography. 
Samples are from a pre production release and they are still very good.  I’ll be curious to see what is posted when the camera is actually produced in Production.

1:37 pm - Monday, June 8, 2009

#15 jim

Why don’t you post the RAW files in DNG instead of Pentax’s proprietary PEF so more people can read them?

4:37 pm - Monday, June 8, 2009

#16 glanglois

Given that these images do not, as the article clearly reports, represent the production camera, why are they published?  I’m not sure which conclusions the editors expect the readers to arrive at. 

More to the point, why would anyone critique the camera based on this data?

As a more general comment, I support Jim’s request for raw images in .DNG.  I applaud the Pentax support of a camera-independent raw format.  We need more of that thinking from the other manufacturers.

10:14 pm - Sunday, June 14, 2009

#17 Sergio

PEF files can be opened by Ligthroom and Adobe Camera Raw.

11:44 am - Monday, June 29, 2009

#18 xergo

“A Pentax K-7 az Egyesült Államokban 1300$-ért (260 000 FT) lesz elérhet? júliustól. Hazai megjelenésr?l és árról még egyel?re nincsenek hivatalos információink.”
Naná!!! minimum 330000 huf
A jó büdö**************!!! ezt most itt kifütyültem.

9:01 am - Friday, July 10, 2009

#19 kay

hi,
i want to compare with Nikon d90 image quality, if they don’t represent final image could you please post some that do. i cant decide which to buy.

the images open in windows photo gallery. past 100% there is colouerd fringing on image one.

11:53 am - Friday, December 18, 2009

#20 David

If you post some DNG raws then every one could open them.

10:27 pm - Monday, October 25, 2010