yonsarh: EPSON RD-1 was the first retro style look camera back a decade ago. now time has come. FUJI, NIKON, OLY E-M10 will be all retro style look. I think canon, and pentax will be follow next. this will be our next camera for the next few years to come.
Khanh,You don't have to pay big money to get a true 1:1 VF. My Pentax K-30 has it, the new K-50, K-500, and the new top of the line APS-c K-3 has them. Pentax=superior IQ for less $$$$$$!!!!
chris_j_l: Aside from the fact that Loop Point is a European Destination of Excellence - an award given to areas of outstanding beauty, the author stretches the definition of back yard so thin it's meaningless. He lives in Kilrush. If Loop Point is in the back yard of Kilrush, then Glasgow is in the back yard of Edinburgh.
Aren't you being a bit dramatic? Sure it's not his "backyard", but looks like a short drive. You both are guilty of overstating. I do agree with you it's not his backyard, but it's a hell of a lot closer than your Glasgow to Edinburgh example.
cgarrard: Now that is a cool firmware update :). Allowing contrast adjustment for both LCD displays, that's a first for a fw update if I've ever seen one.
And that's why Pentax is the schniznit....and why I own a K-30 (great camera!)
K-30...best bang for the buck.....
Retzius: I bet the review for this comes out before they finish the review for the Pentax K30 ;)
No need to be snarky...
Mr. Butler when oh when will this mystery K-30 review be seen? I've been waiting a looooooooooong time. No disrespect. Need some Kickstarter funds to get it rolling along?
I'll never buy one, but really what is all the "ugly" comments about? It is not ugly, just go look at the Hasselblad Nex Lunar camera...now that is UGLY....REAL UGLY. This looks ok to me.
Do you think we could get some Kickstarter funds to dpreview to get a Pentax K-30 review? I love dpreview but that fact that is STILL no review on this camera is a joke.
qwertyasdf: Looking at the Flickr data....where's Nikon, Sony, Pentax?!3 Canon cameras taking top 5 positions.
I'm a Pentax user you D***BEATER. Not everybody paid at the door of the Canon/Nikon temple. I will take my better priced, better performing camera any day of the week. Thank you very little.
And this is twice as good as a Pentax 645D? At least it costs twice as much...oh I know the red dot...
Who'da thought they could make Pentax designs seem awesome?! (and I am a Pentax shooter)
Good for Sony!I've always wanted a $16,253.00 Nex9H...just kidding...well not about the insane price to follow...
Nerdlinger: All you haters need to zip it. Just cut and paste this link:
(thanks Heie2, I stole your thunder on the link, but it's too incredible not to share)Try and tell me that the Q stinks...Bravo to Pentax...that thing is incredible.Now I just need to save up and get my K-30 to upgrade from my K-x and all is well in my world.Haters hate...that's what they do...
sorinx,$500+ camera without a lens? Did you ever happen to look at Amazon? Camera+prime= $388
Most people on this site are hilarious...."It has the same MP rating?!?! FOR SHAME PENTAX!" and yet you'll see the same posters in other links roasting a company for having a 24MP sensor..."24 MP?!?!? They should keep the MP's to a reasonable value!"
I applaud Pentax for making upgrades and not renaming the camera like the other big companies...welcome to the DXXXXX or Rebel TXiizfdg etc....
I think that the Ricoh buyout is a GREAT thing. Can't wait to get my K-30!
All you haters need to zip it. Just cut and paste this link:
JEROME NOLAS: Why do they still make them?
Heie2: Wow...that link is incredible. I was pretty "blah" about the Q until I saw that review. That Q is one incredible camera for the size of it. All these haters need to STFU...GO PENTAX!
Dinahhs3: Hi can someone tell me when they usually make a full detailed review? ( pic IQ, foucus,....etc.) Do they do it after the release date of the cam?Thanks
Great choice! I own a K-x and am going to upgrade to the K-30.
BfSkinner: Does Picasa still exist? Please tell me it does.I unfortunately signed up for Google+, and it turned my easy Picasa photo storage/sharing into a confusing Facebook thingy.
Hopefully I can get back to the old fashion Picasa system.
Yes it exists. I too made the switch to Google+, and am soon to deactivate my Google+ account. Instead of the easy "share with anybody with an email" it has now become "share only with Google+ members"...long story short a bunch of BS. I hereby nominate that crap service as Google- because it truly sucks. They have NO hope of competing with FB.
Jim Evidon: History is full of failed cameras that produced spectacular images. Both Pentax and Ricoh have a long history of producing excellent cameras producing superior images. But images aside, the camera simply lacks the look and the features that will make it a seller. The design of the camera makes it the Pontiac Aztec of the photographic industry; truly ugly. The lack of an EVF, either built in or as an accessory is a deal breaker. The images from my NEX5N and OM-D (EM-5) are equally spectacular, as is the focusing speed and fps speed, and both cameras are in great demand. If this camera is an example of what we may expect from the marriage of these two fine brands ( Ricoh and Pentax), I predict that we will ultimately find them in the dustbin of photographic history.
I guess you somehow missed the K-30 launch announcement? Pentax is doing just fine thank you very much.
Benfr69: Personally I find the design sexy. Now to the facts.This is a mid-range DSLR playing in the same court as the EOS 600D or the D5100. I am talking here about the price range.
Despite it's pricing the K30 features many "pro" features which are on none of the above mentioned cameras. These features are obvious:
- 100 % weather sealing- 100 % pentaprism viewfinder- Eleven point AF system with 9 cross type sensors- 6 FPS continuous burst shooting- 1/6000th of a second shutter speed- Two user modes- Twin control dials
and last but not least a WR kit lens. And all this in a 900 USD package.
I think it is the best recommendation for people starting out in photography or sports photographers on a budget.
Also this promises a lot for the K-5 successor in September. (Photokina)
You were only wrong on one aspect. It does not come with a WR kit lens. At least the 18-55 is not. I've seen the black offered with the 18-135. Oh if only they would offer the blue with that lens it would be an instasell for me. I have fallen for my boy blue and would not be happy with settling for a black camera. Normally I wouldn't care, but that blue is sharp.