Pentax K-30

Announced May 21, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
HussainJanjua
 
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16 megapixel is not great feature also have bad battery out put just 400 shots

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I am already a Pentax DSLR user, see Pentax ist* DL2 review on this site (using my old ID of RobGee). My DL2 is so full of dust that dust mites are breeding! So with the cost of a full clean at say £80 it seemed sensible to up grade to a fully dust proof camera and retire the DL2. I had already short listed the K-30 and that was at the £679 price including 18-55 “WR” lens. Just could not believe my luck when the package price fell to £449 in store and £50 cash back from Pentax UK. First ...

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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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iudex
 
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I switched from Pentax K-r to K-30, which is partially a successor (stilll a Pentax´s entry level), but partially a higher level (especially in comparison to C/N entry level models). Everyone can read the specs, so I won´t repeat them, but comparing to the competition from Canon (650D) or Nikon (D5100/5200) the K-30 highlights are weather-sealed body and 100% pentaprism viewfinder. Things that differentiate K-30 from K-r or which mean improvements: - new sensor: the famous Sony 16 Mpx sensor ...

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Oom Julius
 
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The K-x was a gem with a few flaws. All of them were addressed in the K30. The red focusing dots are back in the viewfinder, the processing of consecutive shots much faster and the view finder info easier to read. The K-x sensor was good at high ISO but the K30 is even better. I now capture images where previously I would not have bothered taking the lens cap off. Considering the price, it is as good as cameras twice the price. I have a Pentax 70mm prime as well as a 300mm prime and the ...

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