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Set-up Menu

Custom Image sub-menu

Unlike the K-5 the K-30 does not have a dedicated Custom Image button but the menu is reached via the Shooting menu or the Control Panel.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Custom Image  • Bright
 • Natural
 • Portrait
 • Landscape
 • Vibrant
 • Radiant
 • Muted
 • Bleach Bypass
 • Reversal Film
 • Monochrome
 • Cross Processing
Selects from one of the preset custom images styles. The default varies depending on the language chosen and will be either 'Bright' or 'Natural.'
Saturation/
Filter effect
 • 9 steps (Color modes)
 • Filter effect (Monochrome)
None
Green
Yellow
Orange
Red
Magenta
Blue
Cyan
Infrared color
Adjusts saturation in color modes.

In monochrome mode, the camera varies the amount of information taken from the sensor's Red, Green and Blue channels in order to mimics the effect of placing different colored filters in front of the lens.
Hue/Toning  • 9 steps
 • Toning
(Bleach Bypass)
None
Green
Yellow
Orange
Red
Magenta
Purple
Blue
Cyan
In color modes, 'Hue' shifts the hue in color modes. Toning 'warms' or 'cools' the tint applied to mono images. In Bleach Bypass mode Toning applies a color filter to the image.
High/Low Key Adj.  • 9 steps
Contrast  • 9 steps All modes
Sharpness/Fine/Extra  • 9 steps Rear dial switches to fine sharpening mode for representing fine detail.
Cross Processing  • Random
 • Preset1
 • Preset2
 • Preset3
 • Favorite1
 • Favorite2
 • Favorite3
These are the options for the Cross Processing custom image setting

Image Adjust menu

The image adjustment menu can be accessed from playback mode by pressing the down arrow. It contains a range of image modification and processing options.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Image Rotation  • No Change
 • 90° Clockwise
 • 90° Anti-clockwise
 • 180°
 
Digital Filter See below  
Resize  •JPEG Rec. Pixels
12 MP
8 MP
5 MP
2 MP
0.3 MP
 • JPEG Quality Level



 
Cropping  • Aspect ratio
Aspect ratio
3:2
1:1
16:9
4:3
Image Rotation
0–360°
Creates a cropped version of the original image. Choice of image size, aspect ratio, orientation and rotation.
Index   • Layout (Six choices)
 • Images
12
24
36
 • Background
White
Black
 • Selection
All
Select individually
Select images
Select folder
Select a folder
Creates an index print image (contact sheet). Allows you to select images and layout.
Protect  • Single image
 • All images
 
Slideshow  • Starts slideshow  
White balance  • Select image Take White Balance reading from previously shot image
Cross Processing  • Save as Favorite 1
 • Save as Favorite 2
 • Save as Favorite 3
Save cross processing parameters of an image as favorites.
RAW Development • Developing a Single Image
• Developing Multiple Images
 
File Format
Aspect Ratio
3:2
4:3
16:9
1:1
File Format
JPEG
TIFF
Recorded Pixels
16 MP
12 MP
8 MP
5 MP
Quality Level




Color Space
sRGB
Adobe RGB
 • Lens Correction
Distortion Correction
Off/On
Lat-Chromatic-Ab Adj
Off/On
 • Custom Image
Custom Image Menu
 • White Balance
White Balance Menu
 • Sensitivity
+/- 2
 • High-ISO noise reduction
4 steps
 • Shadow Correction
4 steps
Allows the post-shot re-processing of images recorded in the RAW format.

The Custom Image and White Balance options give access to the Custom Image and White Balance screens with the same options as they appear in the camera's recording mode.

Selecting Custom White Balance from within the White Balance screen allows a neutral area of the image to be selected and used to define a custom WB.
Movie editing  • Set dividing points (up to 4)
 • Delete unwanted segments
 • Save as
 
DPOF  • Single image
 • All images
 

Digital Filter menu

In the digital filter menu which can be accessed from within the Image Adjust menu you can find most of the camera's JPEG processing tools and effects.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Monochrome  • Filter effect
Black and White
Red
Green
Blue
Infra Red
 • Toning
7 steps (Cyan/Sepia)
 
Extract color  • Color
Red
Magenta
Blue
Cyan
Green
Yellow
 • Color Freq. Range
5 steps
 
Toy camera  • Shading level 3 steps
 • Blurring 3 steps
 • Tone Break R/G/B
 
Retro  • Toning 7 steps (Cyan/Sepia)
 • Add frame - 4 steps
 
High contrast • 5 steps  
Shading  • Shading Type - 4
 • Shading Level - 7 steps
 
Invert Color  • On
 • Off
 
Color  • Color
Red
Magenta
Blue
Cyan
Green
Yellow
 • Color density
3 steps
 
Tone Expansion • Level 3 steps  
Sketch filter • Contrast 3 steps
• Scratch effect
On
Off
 
Watercolor  • Intensity 3 steps
 • Saturation 3 steps
 
Pastel  • 3 steps  
Posterization • Level 5 steps  
Miniature  • Foreground/Middle distance/Background Gives a mock-tilt/shift effect
Soft Focus  • Soft Focus
3 steps
 • Shadow Blur
Off/On
 
Star Burst  • Effect density
3 steps
 • Size
3 steps
 • Angle
4 steps
 
Fish-eye  • 3 steps  
Slim  • 17 steps  
Base parameter adjust  • Brightness 17 steps
 • Saturation 7 steps
 • Hue 7 steps
 • Contrast 7 steps
 • Sharpness 7 steps
 
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Total comments: 7
adrianconst

When I compare the dynamic range of K30 against D7000 and T5i, it looks like K30 under performs. However, that might be because the K30 default contrast in all modes is pretty high compared to the other two. Maybe dpreview should mention that when it presents dynamic range results.

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oldnoob

In the RAW Standard studio scene comparison, the k-30 appears to be back-focusing a bit. look at the small writing on the Kodak grey scale

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JustSomeOldDude

And the "Q" on the queen card is sharper than anything

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ebaker

I called the corporate office myself and spoke with Joe Virgil, who was apologetic, but insisted he couldn’t do anything because the part was being shipped from the Phillipines and there were 65 other service orders suffering from the same problem. I explained that his supply problem was now a customer service problem as we had reached the 7th week of this ordeal. After ordering a part, if it has not arrived in 5 weeks, they are supposed to provide a replacement and this has yet to happen.
When you purchase a camera, you also purchase warranty and customer service with it. This has now past over two months since I initially sent off my camera for repair and the company is refusing to honor its warranty. I have bought a DSLR from one of their competitors and am completely disgusted with Pentax — DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR BUSINESS. I’ve yet to receive my camera back (10 weeks and counting!) or any kind of a firm timeline of when that might happen.

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A1200

Hi ebaker,

Did you get the repaired camera from them?

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ebaker

I actually liked the camera…. until it didn’t perform as promised. I bought this camera because I work at an aquarium and need to take photos for our marketing. A month after purchase, the telephoto lens drew humidity into the body and condensation formed, thus killing the LCD screen.
While it claims to be weather resistant, it couldn’t even handle humidity.
What is worse is that after sending the camera in on July 6 for repair under the warranty, I have yet to get any kind of a realistic timeline of when I would receive my camera back. After the fifth week of hearing, “Call back next week” I requested a replacement. This caused the customer service rep to become extremely rude and tell me that they were in the midst of a corporate merger so he couldn’t help me. I requested to speak with a manager, he refused to give me their name or number. He insisted he needed to call the corporate office and said he would call me back by the end of the week. Of course, that never happened.

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Take5

“…the only major barrier to fast and efficient operation is the relegation of movie shooting to the exposure mode dial.” Seriously is the time difference between turning the mode dial and pressing a button to enter the movie function all that relevant – you are talking about an extra second at the most !

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