08 Sep, 2009

Pentax K7 DSLR – 18/55ml and 50-200ml Twin Lens Kit

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With the launch of the new Pentax K7 to exceedingly good reviews, we have had no choice but to go out and order our own! Digital Photography Review have a great write up:

Pentax is a name that will evoke fond memories for many photographers whose first SLR experience would have been with a Spotmatic, KM, K1000 or ME Super. Although the company’s market position isn’t as well entrenched as it was during the halcyon days of 35mm film, it continues to attract a devoted following of enthusiasts. And that following isn’t just based on nostalgia – Pentax is alone in having developed a comprehensive range of prime lenses for the APS-C format that dominates modern DSLR photography, while most of its competitors concentrate on offering a selection of zooms.

Pentax’s cameras have also catered well for this market in the shape of the competitively-priced K20D, a very likeable, solid upgrade to the K10D. Both cameras offered robust semi-pro build quality and a fairly advanced degree of environmental sealing, combined with a good level of customizability and well worked-out handling. But it’s now been over two-and-a-half years since the K10D appeared and, as it tends to, the market has moved on. The K20D’s live view system was not exactly class leading, and the camera was starting to look a little long-in-the-tooth when compared to the video-shooting Canons and Nikons that have started to appear, with their VGA screens and polished interfaces.

Read the whole article on DPReview.com. Now don’t forget to stock up SanDisk 8GB SD Cards while you’re at it!

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