Pentax K-7 Price Watch and Availability

First published on: Friday, 22 May 2009

The price of most digital cameras tend to trend downwards over time, and the same price drop should occur in the case of the Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR camera with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video.

I’m not planning for any scheduled updates, but do check back here from time to time for the latest and best prices on the Pentax K-7 DSLR and related accessories.

The K-7 is available as a body only configuration, or as a kit (outfit) with the Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant lens.

Remember to check the price for the kit and compare that to the individual prices for the body only and lens. Most of the time, buying the kit saves you money, but it’s sometimes cheaper to buy the body and lens separately.

Click on the links to access the latest in-stock and availability information.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video (Body Only): $819.00 ($36.20 price reduction / decrease since the last update).

Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video with DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant lens: $968.31 ($13.57 price drop).

Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant lens: $132.36 ($0.24 price decrease).

At the time of writing, it is cheaper to purchase the body and lens separately than buying the kit.

Typical accessories for the K7
Official Pentax D-Li90 Lithium Ion battery: $39.99. One unit of the D-Li90 is already provided in the box, but you might want to purchase additional batteries so that your K7 continues to have a backup power source during extended shooting sessions.

Pentax D-BG4 Battery Grip: $201.11. This vertical grip takes one, additional Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pentax D-Li90, or six AA-size batteries. The grip helps you shoot more comfortably when holding the camera in a portrait orientation, in addition to providing additional battery power.

AA batteries for the D-BG4 battery grip — IMEDION or Sanyo Eneloop NiMH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries are your best bet, as they retain the charge for a very long period of time.

For storage, the K-7 uses SD or SDHC cards.

Refer to Rob Galbraith’s SD / SDHC card write speed tests (done on a Nikon D90) to get an idea on the relative write and read speeds of different brands of cards. At the time of writing (Oct 29, 2009), the SanDisk Extreme III SDHC cards occupy the top two spots.

To ensure smooth recording of video clips / movies / footage, go for Class 6 or faster cards.

For remote control of the K-7, consider purchasing a wired / cable switch (Pentax CS-205), wireless infrared remotes (Pentax Remote Control F), or wireless RF / Radio Frequency remotes (third-party, compatible units, such as the Satechi WR-C100).

The main difference between IR (infrared) remotes and RF (Radio Frequency) remotes is this: IR remotes require line-of-sight between the remote and the front or rear IR sensors on the K-7, while line-of-sight is not needed between an RF remote and the receiver module that is connected to the camera’s cable release terminal (located on the lower right hand side of the camera).

Good luck shopping for your Pentax K-7!

Price History Archive / Trend

Friday, May 14, 2010
Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video (Body Only): $855.20
Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video with DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant lens: $981.88
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant lens: $132.60

Monday, April 19, 2010
Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video (Body Only): $885.20
Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video with DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant lens: $959.16
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant lens: $140.20

Monday, February 22, 2010
Amazon.com is having a special one-day sale on the K-7, with huge discounts off the regular prices. These prices are valid for Feb 22, 2010 only, and while stocks last.
Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video (Body Only): $899.99
Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video with DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant lens: $999.99
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant lens: $149.95

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video (Body Only): $1,026.00
Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video with DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant lens: $1,139.00
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant lens: $163.93

Monday, November 30, 2009
Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video (Body Only): $1,056.99

Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video with DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant lens: $1,114.95

PENTAX DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant lens: $155.94.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video (Body Only): Pre-order now for $1,299.95.

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