Pentax UK has released full specification for its upcoming DSLR, the K-7

PENTAX K-7 Specifications, as supplied by Pentax UK:

Effective Pixels

approx. 14.6 megapixels

Image Sensor

Total pixels

approx. 15.07 megapixels


CMOS with a primary colour filter


23.4mm x 15.6mm

Colour Depth

8 bit (JPEG) or 12 bit (RAW)

Recorded Pixels


JPEG: [14M] 4672×3104 pixels, [10M] 3936×2624 pixels, [6M] 3072×2048 pixels, [2M] 1728×1152 pixels

RAW: [14M] 4672×3104 pixels


[0.9M] (1280×720, 16:9), [1.6M] (1536×1024, 3:2), [0.3M] (640×416, 3:2)

Sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity )

Auto, Manual : 100-3200 (1EV steps or 1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps) can be expand to ISO6400

Bulb mode : up to ISO1600

Recording file Format


RAW(Original/DNG), JPEG (Conforms to Exif 2.21), Conforms to DCF (Design rule of Camera File system) 2.0


Motion JPEG (AVI) 30fps



Compressed: JPEG – Baseline (****: Premium , ***: Best , **: Better, *: Good)

Compressed: RAW (PEF)

Non compressed: RAW (DNG)

Storage Media

SD, SDHC memory card

RAW+JPEG : available

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light ( D, N, W, L), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE,

Manual setting , with WB fine adjustment



Pentaprism type

Focusing screen

Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen

Field of view

approx. 100%


approx. 0.92x (with 50mm F1.4 lens, infinity, -1m-1)

Diopter adjustment

approx. -2.5 – +1.5m-1

Live View


TTL by Image sensor

Field of view

approx. 100%


Enlargement (2X, 4X, 6X in case of AF mode, 2X, 4X, 6X, 8X, 10X in case of MF mode) Grid pattern

Autofocus Mode

Contrast detection + Face detection / Contrast detection / Phase difference detection

LCD Monitor


TFT colour LCD monitor, brightness adjustable, colour adjustable, Wide angle view, AR Coating


3.0 inch


approx. 921,000 dots

Preview Method

Optical preview , Digital preview


One Image, Two Images, Index (4 or 9 or 16 or 32 or 81 thumb nails),

Enlargement (up to 32X, scroll available), Image Rotation, Folder view,

Slideshow, Histogram, Resize, Cropping, Bright/Dark area, Calendar view, Index view

Digital Filter

Recording Mode

Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Extract Colour, Soft, Star Burst, Fish-eye, Custom

Playback Mode

Toy Camera, Monochrome, Retro, Colour, High Contrast, Soft, Extract Colour, Star Burst,

Water Colour, Fish-eye, Pastel, Slim, Miniature, HDR, Base Tweaking, Custom

Focusing System


TTL phase difference detection, 11-point wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII+)

Focus Mode

AF-single (with focus lock); Manual focus


Focus Point

Auto, Select, Centre

AF assist lamp


Exposure Control

Metering System

TTL open-aperture 77-segment metering (coupled with lens and AF information)

Metering Mode

(1) Multi-segment metering, (2) Center-weighted metering, (3) Spot metering

Exposure Range

EV 0-22 (at Standard Output Sensitivity 100 with 50mm F1.4 lens)


(1) Green, (2) Program AE, (3) Sensitivity-Priority AE, (4) Shutter-Priority AE, (5) Aperture-Priority AE

(6) Shutter and Aperture Priority AE, (7) Metered Manual, (8) Bulb, (9) X speed

Exposure Compensation

±5 EV


3 or 5 frames within range of ±0.5EV, ±1.0EV, ±1.5EV, ±2.0EV (0.5EV steps) or ±0.3EV,

±0.7EV, ±1.0EV, ±1.3EV, ±1.7EV, ±2.0EV (0.3EV steps)

AE Lock



Shutter Type

Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter

Shutter Speed

1/8000 – 30 sec. and bulb

Drive Modes

Single-frame, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote control (0s, 3s), Remote Continuous Shooting,

Exposure Bracketing, Exposure Bracketing+Self-timer, Mirror Lock-up Shooting, Mirror Lock-up Shooting+Remote control

Continuous shooting

approx. 5.2 fps, sequence : until approx. 40 frames (JPEG and continuous (Hi)),

approx. 15 frames (RAW(PEF)) ,

approx. 14 frames (RAW(DNG)),

approx. 3.3 fps, sequence : until the memory card becomes full (JPEG and continuous (Lo))

approx. 17 frames (RAW(PEF)) , approx. 17 frames (RAW(DNG))

Built-in Flash


Built-in retractable P-TTL pop-up flash

Guide number

approx. 13 (Standard Output Sensitivity 100/m)

Angle of view coverage

28mm wide-angle (equivalent to 35mm)

Flash Exposure Compensation

-2 EV – +1EV (1/2EV steps)

Flash Synchronisation

Hot shoe, X-sync socket, sync-speed: 1/180 sec., P-TTL, high-speed-sync, wireless-sync with PENTAX dedicated flash

Image Stabiliser


Image sensor shift mechanism , Max 4 stops

Dust Removal

Image sensor cleaning function by supersonic vibration


World Time

75 cities (28 time zones)

Data Folder

Folder Name

Date (100_MMDD・・・), PENTX (100PENTX, 101PENTX・・・) ,

File Name

Standard, User customise

Power Sources

Rechargeable D-LI90 lithium-ion battery

Optional AC adapter also available.

Battery Life

Number of recordable images

approx. 980 (Normal Recording)*2 , approx. 740 (50% use Flash)*1

Playback time

approx. 440 minutes*2


USB2.0(Hi-Speed)/AV output, DC input , Cable switch, X-sync socket, HDMI output, Streo microphone

Video Output

Compatible with NTSC and PAL formats

Lens Mount

PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount

Usable Lens

PENTAX KAF3, KAF2-, KAF-, and KA-mount lenses.

* Power zoom function available. K-mount lenses usable with restrictions. S-mount lenses,

67/645 lenses usable with adapter and with restrictions.


approx. 130.5(W) x 96.5(H) x 72.5(D)mm (5.1 x 3.8 x 2.9 inches)


approx. 670g (22.9 oz.) without battery and SD memory card.

approx. 750g (26.5 oz.) loaded and ready with battery and SD memory card

*1 Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.

*2 According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.