New Pentax Digital SLR Offers Some Terrific Features

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New Pentax Digital SLR Offers Some Terrific Features

Because they're the big players, we usualy look to Nikon and Canon when we think of Digital SLR performance. But the new Pentax K7 may just give the big boys a run for their money.

AT 26.5 oz (with battery & memory card) the K7 is no featherweight... but that may have something to do with the tough magnesium alloy body. But the camera is unquestionably compact. It's just 5.1" x 3.8" x 2.9". And though Pentax cut down on the size, they didn't spare the features.

Features like 1/8000 sec maximum shutter speed, the ability to function down to 14 degrees (F), a 100%-coverage viewscreen, image stabilization, a built-in PC socket and electronic level, and a dust-reduction system.

Plus, Pentax has tossed in some pro-level features you'll love - but probably never even thought about. For example, you can embed copyright information as you shoot. And image numbering is programmable ini the camera - so you can use any numbering system you like for your photos.

Finally, the K7 is compatible with a wide range of current and past Pentax lenses. Even medium format lenses for the venerable Pentax 645 and 67 will mount via an adapter.

If you're in the market for a digital SLR, and you'd like something up a few notches from "entry level," the K7 is definitely worth a look.

   

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