Pentax K-30

Announced May 21, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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By: RyaninDC (May 3, 2013)
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After some consideration and reviews from this site and other, I think I want to buy the K-30.  Part of what appeals to me about the camera verses some comparably priced others is the weather resistant feature.  The Kit that I have found on most sites with the DA L 18-55 lens, which I understand is not weather resistant.  Do you think I should not get this kit and pay more to buy a WR 18-55 lens or do you think it does not matter as much with the lens?  I am probably more concerned about dust...
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Is it any bigger or brighter?  Does it have a longer eye relief for eye glass wearers than the K20D?   --'I got a Pentax camera. I love to take a photograph, so mama don't take my Photoshop away.'
By: Abriah (Apr 22, 2013)
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OK. So I have $800 dollars to spend on a camera and after searching & searching online I've decided that the Sony seems the best. My friend also owns one. But, seeing as the Sony A58 is coming out in a week or two I thought of buying it instead of the A57. My questions are what about lenses? Is a plastic lense mount bad? (saw people were complaining about the A58 having a plastic lense mount), should I go with the Sony A57/A58 or should I look into something else?  I have looked into a Nikon...
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By: Marius_ss (Apr 21, 2013)
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Hi every one i vant to buy K-30 and i want another not kit optic , whatis the best sharping optic for universal use for K30
By: Abriah (Apr 20, 2013)
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Hi! Honestly I have no clue what camera to buy. I only want to spend about $850 on a camera and might go a TAD bit higher if I must for a better quality camera. I do know that the lenses are more important than the body, and I also know that it is not just the camera but the person who takes the photo's. So no matter how good the camera may be, it's up to the person taking the photo to make it look amazing. I listed three camera's I've found in my price-range up in the title but am definitely...
By: Pterois (Apr 18, 2013)
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My ancient K100D was stolen and insurance has luckily replaced it with a brand new K30! However  I can not get it to work like either the K100 or my K7: When using flash, either popup or the Metz 58 AF2 I have noticed the following issues (others I am sure) using the 18-55WR: Av consistently sets the shutter speed low.  At 55mm shutter speed is 1/40 zooming out to 18 it drops to 1/15.  Changing aperture or ISO does nothing to these shutterspeeds selected by the camera.  With flash down, it...
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Hi, I'm looking to buy a camera for about $800-850. I really want one that takes, obviously, amazing pictures but also has video. I really want to take travel shots, low-light, kids and video. I have no clue what one to buy, as I've tried to choose between the three I think they all seem equal. Some have something the other one doesn't and vice versa. I also noticed in a video from youtube that the Nikon doesn't capture the true color of the subject as well as the Pentax does. But is that...
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Hi!what are you advise me for better construction / best lasting gear:k-30 with 18-135WR and nearly (900$ amazon) ( with very little lens change)or k-5 with 18-55WR and 50-200WR (899$ Adorama) they are the same price now , so  the fact is that i had 3 cams died  in 5 years ... :-(Yes , the weather here, rain/dust/ beach / .... are realy inclements....now I want to put little more to buy a good pentax...but witch config will be last longer and why?Thanks for helping me...
By: cmil61 (Apr 17, 2013)
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I have a Vivitar 75-205mm close focus lens with the P-mount adaptor.  Is it possible to use this lens in manual mode with the Pentax k30?
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