Wednesday, June 17, 2009

K-7 Full Size Samples for Download, Firmware Version 0.37

I think this firmware version should already be very close to production one as all photos have just been taken at Hong Kong within the last seven days:-

http://www.eprice.com.tw/dc/talk/?prod_id=460&tid=2642

Well, what I can tell is that I am not totally impressed with the picture quality this time, especially the high ISO shots - noises are just too visible. The images are not sharp at all, especially at the corners where blurs are just so obvious, even for the outdoor shot for the blue building (at ISO 200). A (kit?) lens issue? And, the reproduced colours are somehow fake in some of the shots. A setting/"Custom Image" issue? The high ISO test shots of the cup are mostly out of focus (and with some little handshake too). Simply an user problem for the errors produced? But he is already an editor for testing gear and writing a product review!

In addition, there is a downsized video recorded at the camera's full resolution of 1536 x 1024 uploaded (at the Vimeo). Unfortunately, again, I would say the video quality and smoothness are both just so-so.

Rather disappointed.. :-( And, if the production K-7 will really just perform like that.. (!?)

9 Comments:

Nethan Kossovsky said...

I hope these photos doesn't show the real capabilities... :(
This camera is very interesting, i'm thinking to buy one and i'd be very disappointed if it was so poor quality....

Mystic said...

well as it is known that not a camera makes pictures, but a photographer, and i hope that this reviewer is very poor photographer..

i hope so..

because I did not like what i've seen.

Anonymous said...

The german K7 testers received the final firmware release v1.00 today! So probably the first high iso pics with v1.00 will show up in the next few hours...

http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/637116-post40.html

Anonymous said...

Ouch, these shots look like they were taken with a so-so P&S. It can't be the K-7.

Janneman said...

My opinion, for what its worth, is tha these do looke worde than previously posted sampled, compare for example this video with the one from Ned...

Anonymous said...

Here we go:

http://falklumo.blogspot.com/2009/06/k-7-final-firmware-and-tungsten-high.html

RiceHigh said...

The samples are really from the K-7! All the EXIF data prove this.

Stilian said...

But Rice, The firmware reads 0.37 on unaltered images!!!

RiceHigh said...

Isn't it that I also state 0.37 (see the post heading)?

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