As a pure photo camera the Pentax K7 will probably deliver a very good quality (read the specs here) but…
…I believed the Pentax K7 will go on par with the Panasonic GH1 in terms of video capabilities. Pentax told us they will make a two generations jump forward. But I am really disappointed with the video potentials from that camera.
Here the reasons:
1) The Pentax K7 does 720/30p onlyÂ (the GH1 720/60p or Full HD!)
2) The Pentax K7 has only mono microfone input
There is no mention over the compression specifications (the only point where the GH1 doesn’t really satisfy me with his 17MB/s)
I would say the GH1 is still the most usable video DSLR !
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