Pentax K-30

Announced May 21, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Pentaxist since my Spotmatic bought in 1970, I tried my son's K5 and the outstanding IQ and handling made me decide to upgrade my old Ist-DS to a K30. The K30 IQ and low light performance are identical to the K5. The handling is very close, the autofocus and the processor rather faster. In the field, the only difference one really feel between K5 and K30 is the K5 looking more pro, with a few more buttons and the magnesium alloy body, instead of high quality polycarbonate. As the K30 is ...

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I got this camera brand new from a guy on craigslist for only $500. It came with the standard 18-55mm kit. It was fine during the day, but once I purchased the Sigma lens, it became a different beast. The pictures came out so beautiful, honestly some shots look like it came from cameras costing 3x-4x as much as what I paid for. The dual scroll wheels are a breeze to use and makes adjusting settings very easy. The viewfinder is very good and sharp, night time is not an issue either. Menu ...

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