Pentax today announce the new K-7 Digital SLR (DSLR) Camera, which comes with a rugged but yet a really sleek body design. The Pentax K-7 features a 14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor which was rebuilt from scratch to minimize noise, there is also a HD Movie Capture function that records videos at 30fps at a 1536×1024 resolution.
The K-7 will appeal to PENTAX SLR photographers who want advanced features but in a smaller, solid, comfortable-to-hold body. The body is made from a compact, magnesium alloy that is one of the smallest in the advanced photo enthusiast category to reduce bulk and allow you to travel light.
Other features of the K-7 includes 77-segment metering system, Dedicated AF-assist lamp, Electronic Level function, in-camera Lens Correction function that electronically adjusts for Distortion. The Pentax will start retail for $1299.95 in July 2009, along with the K-7 Pentax announced a D-BG4 battery grip for exclusive use with the K-7 SLR camera and it will cost $229.95 plus two weather-resistant lens models, the smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR and the smc DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR both valued at $199.95.