Already almost a month since my last update. I have already failed at this whole blog thing.
Anyway, I’ve decided that I will replace my current camera with the newly released Pentax K-7. My less than three-year-old K10D is a perfectly fine camera that is still fast and great to use.
So what lead me to this decision?
I’m getting tired of being apprehensive to use ISO 800 and heaven forbid ISO 1600. If it is anything like the K20D, noise will be controlled at 800 and bearable at 1600.
2.) 5.2 FPS.
3 FPS hasn’t met my needs. Even ever since I still shot with the *istDL’s measly 5 shot buffer, I have lusted for at least 5 FPS.
Ever since seeing the quality and amazing DOF of some friends 5DmkII’s, I’ve been wanting to see how the FA limiteds will perform with video. Could be a gimmick for me, but I’d love to try it out!
The K-7 is in my eyes, rediculously small – especially with it’s feature set. Since I’ve finally settled into a kit of lenses that I’m comfortable with, I’ve been trying to reduce the bulk and weight of my bag.
5.) 3″ High Res LCD.
Ever since I used Matt Manjos’ Alpha A900, i’ve been amazed by the usefulness of a high res LCD on the back of a DSLR. Without zooming into the photo on the display, one can easily check for the correct focus. There have been MANY times where I belived a scene was in focus when checking the rear LCD, but much to my dismay when I get on the computer, I was wrong.
On the flip side, what I will miss from the K10D?
1.) Dedicated bracketing button.
At this point, its too early to tell if I will actually miss it, but its something I have used extensively.
2.) Ability to Store Extra Memory Card in Battery Grip.-
Easy, convenient, and quick. Three brilliant words to describe having an extra memory card on hand without having to dig through your bag. I suppose you suffer convenience for compactness.
EDIT: Looks like the D-BG4 grip for the K-7 will be able to store another memory card as long as you are using the lithium battery insert and not the one for AAs.
Of course, image quality is most important, and will not be known until production cameras make it out into the world, but I have my trust that Pentax has their act together on this camera.