Pentax K-30

Announced May 21, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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tarmstrong
By: tarmstrong (Jan 26, 2013)
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Regardless of camera, I have decided that my first lens is to be the 18-135mm.I am right now strongly leaning toward the K-5.Other contenders: K-5 ii (s was clearly too much for little added benefit for what I was going to be shooting) and the K-30.I would ultimately buy the K-30 if only the battery life was better and the shutter sound was softer.So, there we have it. The K-5. Only thing that is considered a negative is autofocus and age.What do you all think?
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Hello,I am considering either the Nikon d5200, Sony a57 and 65 or the Pentax k-30. I just wanted to mainly know which camera has superior high ISO performance, the a57 or the a65. And if anybody knows would the Nikon d5200 be better than both of these or maybe even the Pentax k-30 (I have heard it has pretty good high ISO performance). As a side note, If you know which has the best dynamic range, that would also be useful.thanks in advance,Albert
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Hi,I was surprised to note that in the section "dynamic range" can lead to different conclusions that the grade given in dxomarks.Exemple: Pentax k-30/Sony SLT Alpha 55Dxomarks: 13 for Pentax, 12.4 for SonyBut if you look at the dynamic range graph with the  interactive dynamic range comparison widget, it seems that the Sony has a much wider dynamic range !!So who can I trust ???I doubt there are lot's of ways to measure this, I 'am surprised to see such differences.If you have an...
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input from a forum member (not my effort):New MaxISO account called "Equals Nothing"http://www.dpreview.com/members/3099240829The usual hints, but also proof. Picture posted from the K30:http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50694429Picture posted by Max:http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50063507Using Jeffrey's EXIF view: http://regex.info/exif.cgi Same unique "Camera Profile Digest" tag:http://i47.tinypic.com/53okcy.jpgand some other new accounts I find...
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Hi all, I've asked a few questions on this forum already, and everyone has been very helpful. I think I have enough information now to give you a very clear description of what I need in a camera, and hopefully you can point me to the best option. First, the camera will be used extensively for video (for my business), while producing stills as a hobby. The videos will only be 5 minutes in length, in a well-lit "studio", the camera will be "un-manned", sitting on a tripod. I will use...
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Hello all,I want to buy a new Pentax camera and I need some advice.I currently have a Pentax istDs2 which I bought along with a 18-55 AL lens. I also have an arsenal of several older Pentax M and A lenses that I have purchased over the years going all the way back to my trusty ME Super days. I rarely use those older M and A lenses now due to lack of auto focus, etc.My questions are:1.) Where can I go to read about current Pentax DSLR camera recommendations and user feedback?2.) Where can I go...
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Hi all! I would like to hear some opinions on my camera choice. I am planning to buy into a DSLR or MILC camera system soon. I have been using Lumix compact so far, and want better quality photos. Main reason why I want a better camera is to take pictures of our children (a toddler and a newborn), which calls for good low light capability and fast autofocus. I am not turned away by seeming complexity of dslr's (have used a manual film slr in the past), but this camera would be used also by my...
cornmd
By: cornmd (Jan 7, 2013)
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Hi,I plan to buy a better costumer camera. I checked a lot cameras and got 4 left at the end: Pentax K 5, Pentax K 5 II, Nikon D7000 and Canon 60D. I read that they are quite equal, but I already feel that I will buy a Pentax. At the beginning I wanted to buy a K-30, but it is too small for my hands!Therefore I'm interested in the K 5 and the K 5 II. I read a lot of reviews of the K 5, but there aren't so much reviews on the K 5 II.My Question:Does anyone know, whether the K 5 II is 350$...
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I been using my K-30 on outings and when giving it to friends to take pictures they tend not to understand the DOF and focus stuff so I manual focus and turn it off while passing it to them. But I hate having to switch the knob on the body and the lens itself.The K-30 has 2 buttons that can be re-assigned, the RAW/Fx and the AF/AE-L button. But no where in the manual does it show that there's an option to lock the focus.Can someone help me, if it's possible, thanks.
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So (because i'm a big maths geek and do this sort of thing for fun) I was trying to work out what focal length of lens I'd need to fill my sensor (50%+) with the moon to take great detailed close up shots.now I've stolen a bunch of info from various wiki/ website to cobble this all together so i just wanted someone to check my math as I can get a bit mixed up, I'm still learning/relearning a lot of theory i've forgotten. Alternatively, if there is an easier way to calculate it...pentax K-30...
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