Pentax K30 - did I make a mistake buying a K5?

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Pentax K30 - did I make a mistake buying a K5?
May 22, 2012

Yes, I know the k5 has some advantages over the K30, but if I didn't buy the K5 last month, I would have been the first in line to buy a K30. (I'll take mine in Stormtrooper white, please). It looks like nearly the perfect camera for my purposes.

The features that stand out for me:

  • Small and lightweight, yet weather sealed

  • Improved AF

  • Twin dials

  • Good viewfinder

  • Nice support for AA batteries

The K5 may have a metal alloy body, an top LCD display and more external controls, but these are secondary for me, and the K30 is a couple of hundred dollars cheaper (so I can feed my LBA! Ha ha. )

Am I the only one that's thinking this?

Either way, kudos to Pentax. The K30 looks awesome.

Pentax K-30 Pentax K-5
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