Adorama just published the results of their Reader’s Choice Awards and it is a landslide win for the Pentax K-7. The poll question was “Which is the most important camera introduced this year?” and the K-7 won 55% of all votes, besting all other models combined. While there are brands that sell far more DSLR cameras than Pentax, they often hold onto such positions by providing extremely well-specified cameras, and the K-7 is no exception. Unsurprisingly, the K-7 tied for Best Advanced-DSLR of 2009 at Neocamera too.
The K-7 is built around a 14.6 megapixels sensor with ISO range from 100 to 6400. What makes it truly unique is its built-in stabilization system which corrects for the photographer’s horizontal, vertical and rotational movements and works with all lenses compatible with the K-7 at no cost. The same mechanism is used to correct horizontal tilt to obtain more level photographs. The K-7 is also one of only two cameras with a 100% coverage viewfinder offering built-in stabilization, the other one being the twice-as-expensive full-frame Sony Alpha A900. Another class-leading feature is its outstanding weather-sealing which is specified to resist extreme cold down to -10C (14F), colder than any of DSLR.