Amateur Photographer (AP) has delayed its review of the Pentax K7 digital SLR after learning that the final version will include a modified imaging sensor.

AP, the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, was loaned a pre-production sample of the camera for review, and has received updated firmware.

However, Pentax UK has since revealed that the final version of the K7 available to consumers will include an altered sensor. A spokeswoman for Pentax confirmed that AP is right to wait for the full-production model.

The magazine’s technical department explained that it will not be testing the K7 DSLR ‘until a full retail unit is available so that our tests accurately reflect what readers can expect.’

Full-production Pentax K7 cameras are expected to arrive in the UK in early July.