Pentax K-30

Announced May 21, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Announced May 21, 2012
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The Pentax K-30 weather-sealed mid-level DSLR is built around the 16MP sensor and processor as the company's K-01 and borrows many of the features from the more expensive K-5. It can shoot continuously at up to 6 frames per second, has a maximum shutter speed of 1/6000th of a second and can capture video at 1080p30.

Quick specs
Body type Mid-size SLR
Max resolution 4928 x 3264
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100 to 12800, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps (25600 Extended)
Lens mount Pentax KAF2
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/6000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 650 g (1.43 lb / 22.93 oz)
Dimensions 130 x 97 x 71 mm (5.12 x 3.82 x 2.8)
GPS Optional

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Our review

The Pentax K-30 offers a comprehensive feature set, excellent high ISO performance and very flexible Raw files at an attractive price point and is therefore an easy recommendation for any stills photographer. However, if you are looking for a DSLR to shoot video with the competition offers better alternatives.

Good for: Stills photographers who want a weather-sealed camera with good customizability and great low light performance without breaking the bank

Not so good for: Video shooters

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