Love it! Just when I thought Pentax had lost its marbles with the toy K-1 they redeem themselves with this K-30. It ticks all the essential boxes on spec and price. The design is very "Raptor" 70's sporty and not too over the top. The only reservation I have about the design is that sharp swept back front prism panel displaying the 'PENTAX' logo which reminds me of the dashboard of a MKIII Ford Cortina...Not a good thing!
But in general the K-30 is a winner with a proper glass pentaprism at a great price.
If you look at the "K-01" logo sideways it reminds me of the retro Space Invaders arcade game :)
jonikon: No viewfinder and no phase detection auto focus is a deal killer in a camera like this. If this were a rumor, I would not have believed it. Using traditional SLR lenses on the K-01 means the auto-focus will be maddeningly slow and no viewfinder is just totally unacceptable for telephoto lenses. The ill conceived tiny sensor Q system from Pentax along with this poorly designed K-01 make Nikon's new V1 camera look like pure genius by comparison. Sad to say, but it is obvious that Pentax's best engineers left years ago, along with most of the Pentax camera customer base.
As a Pentax fan and owner since my first SLR, an ME Super I'm really beginning to worry that Pentax has lost the plot recently. I have a k-x and I'm waiting patiently for a FF offering...Been waiting for some time. While I wait I have to watch these Mickey Mouse designs come and go...trust me, this won't sell...at least not at these k-5 prices. There is obviously some political issue with Pentax using the Sony 24MP FF sensor. Such a shame.