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Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

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We've given the K-30 a grade of A-.
This product is ranked
24th of 32 in $600 - $1000
6th of 13 in Pentax Digital Cameras
14th of 29 in Consumer dSLR
59th of 155 in 14-16 Megapixels Digital Cameras

Editor's Review

Pentax's latest crop-sensor camera seems more of a sidestep to the K-5 than an outright upgrade, but the significant price drop to $899 with the kit lens is a real steal. The camera body has undergone a serious redesign, with its stippled surface and angular design resembling an Italian sports car more than a DSLR. The body is weather-sealed and, interestingly, takes either a rechargeable lithium-ion battery or AA's through an additional adapter. It's a neat trick, but Pentax has sacrificed battery capacity here for convenience, with the K-30 only rated to 410 shots with the lithium-ion. Other prosumer features include a 100% viewfinder and dual control wheels, both a rarity in this price range. The autofocus has also been upgraded, as has the 16 megapixel sensor (which is the same as the K-01's), although reviews still note focus issues with the standard kit lens. Image quality remains among the best, however, and puts this photographer's camera near the top of the heap.

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Pentax K-30

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  • 16.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 1080p HD video with mono sound (no mic input)
  • 3-inch 920,000 dot LCD screen
  • 6 fps continuous burst
  • Weather sealing
  • RAW capture
  • Manual modes
  • Lithium-ion battery or AA's with optional accessory
  • Release Date: Jul 12, 2012

Pentax K-30 Reviews

Pentax K-30 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users