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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 1080/30p.
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Max resolution||4928 x 3264|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100 to 12800, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps (25600 Extended)|
|Lens mount||Pentax KAF2|
|Focal length mult.||1.5×|
|Max shutter speed||1/6000 sec|
|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″)|
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
01:49 (22 May, 2012)
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