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Pentax Freshens Up Its High-End DSLR Range

In a bid to take on Canon 500D and Nikon D5000, Pentax on Wednesday spruced up its offerings by introducing a new DSLR camera, which offers high definition video recording capabilities coupled with a lighter and more durable casing.

The new model, dubbed as “Pentax K-7”, boasts of several user-friendly features, including high dynamic range (HDR), video recording capabilities, as well as automatic horizon correction.

In addition to this, the new camera from Pentax hosts a 14.6 megapixel CMOS censor, company’s signature PRIME II imaging engine, which is an upgrade to the erstwhile PRIME, ISO 100 to ISO 6400 settings, along with high speed shooting experience with 5.5 images per second.

The video features of the device include an impressive 30 frames-per-second movies recording at the proportions of HDTV. Moreover, the K-7 also incorporates an external microphone input terminal as well as an HDMI port.

Ned Bunnell, Pentax’s president, touted the new camera by saying, “The K-7 will appeal to many current Pentax SLR photographers who have been asking for more advanced features but in a smaller, solid, comfortable-to-hold body”.

In the UK the price tag of the camera body only will be £1,199.99, which is around £362 higher than its US price, and the device is expected to hit the floor by the end of second quarter of the year.