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Pentax K-30 Digital Camera

SLR 16.28MP CMOS Jun 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Count Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
This new mid-level model offers all standard SLR features and outstanding operability. All of that packed in a compact, weather-resistant, dustproof and lightweight body for worry-free outdoor... More
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39 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 90%.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Pentax K-30 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Chippy Minton gave it an excellent review and mentioned on Amazon “The viewfinder is bright and gives 100% coverage with a good degree of magnification, Live View is nice to have” in their Pentax K-30 review. Neil Fraser wrote “When i tested it the sensor hadn't even been touched while the viewfinder was clear of crap it looks as though their is a finger print on the focusing screen” in his Pentax K-30 review. Now Seriously wrote on Amazon four years ago “The weather resistant properties and a fantastic viewfinder” in their review.

A few Pentax K-30 owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good screen. Last year Tranran said in their review of this digital camera “Make sure you fit a screen protector from start as strap buckles will scratch screen which is not inset” and scored it very highly.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Pentax K-30 owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The weatherproofing and excellent pictures are what drew me back to the K30 every time I considered the competitors”. Amazon Customer also wrote “+ built-in time-lapse photography”. Three years ago Archie mentioned on Amazon “It is an ideal camera for still photography” in his review.

Several customers mentioned that the product had a good picture resolution. Four years ago Chippy Minton mentioned “The K-30 has a great set of still shooting features”. Chippy Minton also said “Other benefits include Shake Reduction, 6fps continuous shooting and with an adapter it can take AA batteries”.

Four people thought the product was good in low light. D. Mckie mentioned in their review of the Pentax K-30 on Amazon “It is fantastic in low light situations and very quick with 6fps shooting”. Three years ago Kate Rhodes scored it very highly and she wrote “The anti shake setting seems to work well which is great in low light levels” in her Pentax K-30 review.

Several Pentax K-30 owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good image sensor. Four years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review “The main reasons were the proven sensor technology from the K-5”. Neil Fraser said three years ago “I have since got it back and the sensor is clean” in his review of the Pentax K-30. Now Seriously mentioned in their review “An incredible sensor”.

Some Pentax K-30 owners who reviewed the Pentax K-30 considered that it had a good ISO range. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It takes a licking! + Excellent dynamic range + good shots at high ISOs + Looks great, very sleek” in their review of the Pentax K-30. Archie he said in his review of the Pentax K-30 on Amazon “It has an excellent 16mpx sensor with good high ISO capability”. Neil Fraser said “High ISO was a massive surprise although the live view performance isnt great” in his review of the Pentax K-30 and rated the product 4 stars.

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Good Quality Lens

Some Pentax K-30 reviewers who bought it said that it had a good lens. Miss Robinson rated the Pentax K-30 as excellent and she wrote in her Pentax K-30 review on Amazon “The camera even plus the lens is small enough to fit into my tuff luv pink camera bag(yes I am a girl)”. Neoguri wrote “Picture quality is excellent though nowadays you are more often than not limited by the lens you use rather than the camera (not to mention your own skill” in their review of the Pentax K-30 and gave the product a very good review.

Several Pentax K-30 owners reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Chippy Minton wrote on Amazon “In addition, there are a huge number of auto-focus Pentax lenses available that are backward compatible with the K-mount”. Three years ago Dr. Peter Davies mentioned on Amazon “The camera's focusing system is excellent, fast”.

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Good Technical Features

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had good features. Chippy Minton mentioned “A fantastic camera with semi-Pro features and build quality for entry level DSLR prices, image detail is really very good with a good lens” in their review. G. P. Dodds scored it very highly and wrote “This camera has really pro features and is now (as of Nov.2012) at a bargain price”. I Mackenzie mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Lots of useful features and easy to understand software” in their review.

Easy to Use

Some Pentax K-30 owners who reviewed the Pentax K-30 agreed that it was easy to use. Brian mentioned in his review of the Pentax K-30 on Amazon “Its so easy to use that the kids are always nicking it”. Three years ago Kate Rhodes gave it a score of 5 stars and she wrote “I find it easy to use” in her review of the Pentax K-30. Neil Fraser rated the product 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “I shoot mainly in manual and the two control dials are a massive advantage”.

A few Pentax K-30 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Chippy Minton wrote “The sculpted K-30 is comfortable to hold” in their review of the Pentax K-30 and rated this digital camera as very good. James Hall wrote “Controls + Stellar lenses + Extremely comfy to hold + Decent low-light performance, usable shots at ISO 1600”.

Three Pentax K-30 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Emma Clarke said on Amazon “There is a good menu system that's quite quick to navigate”.

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Good Support

Some people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Ashley J said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The K-30 has something that makes manual focusing less of a chore”. Emma Clarke said three years ago “Included everything you need to get started plus a good paper manual and CD manual” in her review of the Pentax K-30 and scored the Pentax K-30 very highly. Two years ago James Hall gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Back) are so useful for manual modes” in his review of this digital camera.

Robust

A number of customers agreed that it was well made. Four years ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It fells very solid and robust”. In the same month Chippy Minton said in their review of the Pentax K-30 “It feels well-made and solid, certainly not 'platicky' like the Sony SLTs”. Chippy Minton also mentioned “A huge variety of digital filters such as Extract Colour or Toy Cam, plus a built in HDR mode that takes 3 photos at different exposures”.

Some customers concluded that the product was sealed. Archie wrote “It is weather sealed and has a large bright viewfinder giving 100% coverage”. Bwfc77 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “I bought this for travelling, as it is weather sealed and is described as light”.

Three people agreed that this digital camera was strong and durable. James Hall said in his Pentax K-30 review two years ago “Accurate auto-focus in most situations including low light (system could be better at tracking focus) + Extremely sturdy build quality” . Neil Fraser mentioned on Amazon “This is a rugged camera that can still out perform the competition”. Neil Fraser also said “The camera is advertised as rugged and it defiantly is”.

Several customers who bought this digital camera thought it was reliable. Neoguri mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Pentax makes cameras that are often weather sealed, comfortable to handle, have great picture quality, reliable and have in-body camera shake reduction which means lenses can be more affordable”. Vivstop wrote “Takes reliably better photos”.

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Nice Design

A few Pentax K-30 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was smooth. Emma Clarke said on Amazon “Hope this lasts longer! The 18-135WR lens is fabulous, very smooth and good quality”. Stefan 22 mentioned two years ago “Pentax get it SO WRONG! I defy any pentax user to say that the focusing ability of pentax cameras (in general) is smooth” .

Some Pentax K-30 reviewers wrote that this digital camera was good looking. Chippy Minton mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Gives 100% coverage with a good degree of magnification, Live View is nice to have and AF is pretty snappy under almost all conditions”.

One Pentax K-30 owner thought this digital camera was ergonomic. Archie said three years ago “It has two control wheels and good ergonomics” and scored the product very highly.

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Reasonably Priced

Several people who bought it considered that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon four years ago “Best kit at this price today”. Archie gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Best value Pentax DSLR”. Ashley J mentioned on Amazon “Great Value” in his review of the Pentax K-30.

A few customers said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “If I had to do it again, I would probably go for the 18-135mm off the bat, though the 18-55 kit, for the very cheap price does not disappoint”. Bruno Pereira scored the product very highly and he mentioned three years ago “Now that i have one i must say im more than impressed ! Maybe the best deal of 2012 for me when i purchased it for £369” in his review. Bwfc77 said in their review of the Pentax K-30 on Amazon “The build quality felt really cheap”.

One Pentax K-30 owner who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was cheap. Two years ago Stefan 22 wrote on Amazon “A third party (relatively inexpensive) lens by sigma is considerably quieter”.

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Good Size

Some Pentax K-30 owners thought this digital camera was compact. Archie wrote in his Pentax K-30 review “This is a fairly compact camera for a fully featured DSLR with a specification much higher than its price point” . Davver99 rated the product as very good and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “Changed from a digital compact camera difference is night”. Wojciech mentioned on Amazon “I could consider the Canon 600D, although I know that in Poland they have a good warranty service (I fixed compact camera” in their Pentax K-30 review.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Pentax K-30 was a good weight. Three years ago E. Palmer wrote on Amazon “The first thing you notice is the weight - so much lighter does not feel as solid” in their review of the Pentax K-30. Tranran mentioned in their review on Amazon last year “Solid feel and reassuring weight with excellent grip which should suit all”.

Several Pentax K-30 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Emma Clarke wrote on Amazon three years ago “Not too heavy, only took an evening to suss out for most of the functions” in her Pentax K-30 review. Nikola. wrote “It takes Nice pictures, very comfortable grip, not heavy and most of all I don't have to be worried about whether conditions any more with W.R” in their Pentax K-30 review.

One person who purchased it considered that it was good structurally.

One Pentax K-30 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good body shape. Jono wrote in their review of the Pentax K-30 on Amazon “It certainly looks the part and with it's fully weather sealed body and lens you are going to be able to enjoy every minute of the British weather”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Pentax K-30 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “+ photo quality is fantastic + AF is quick”. Amazon Customer also said “+ Two wheels for settings, this makes manual changes to the settings very comfortable + Very good build quality”. Bruno Pereira gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his Pentax K-30 review on Amazon “It has an amazing construction quality and good grip, image quality is one of the best out there at this price range”.

Pentax Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 1,276 user and expert reviews, Pentax has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Pentax also has excellent ratings specifically within its SLR digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Video Capture

Several Pentax K-30 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for video recording. Archie wrote “Although it has competent video facilities it is not really designed for the keen videographer as it lacks a dedicated video button” in his review of the Pentax K-30. Four years ago Chippy Minton said “Is passable for movies.” in their review of the Pentax K-30. Neoguri said “Basically all Pentax camera's - it is that they are photography orientated, not video” in their review.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few customers who purchased the product agreed that it was quiet. Two years ago James Hall gave the product a very good review and he said “Even 3200 in most cases + Good resolution sensor + Quiet shutter + Fast burst mode great for capturing sports/movement - Video is just about adequate”.

One person who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was noisy. Chippy Minton wrote on Amazon “From ISO 100 - 800 JPEG images are pin-sharp and noise free whilst from ISO 1600 - 3200 there is plenty of detail” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Flash

One Pentax K-30 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it had a good flash. Four years ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their Pentax K-30 review on Amazon “+ Built-in flash is quite good surprisingly”.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Pentax K-30 supports video recording.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support video recording currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 60Da[plb_1425495_price], the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Pentax K-30 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the K-30.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 60Da[plb_1425495_price], the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the K-30, the Pentax K-30 has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Nikon D3000[plb_993_price] or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the Canon EOS 60Da[plb_1425495_price], and the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price] are also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the EOS 60Da[pl_1425495_price], the EOS 700D - Rebel T5i[pl_1609405_price], and the EOS 60Da[pl_1425495_price] all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this SLR digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Canon EOS 550D[plb_1446732_price] (sd|sdhc|sdxc) which also has a higher rating.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Electrical Viewfinder

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

This digital camera's viewfinder (electrical) is in fact the best viewfinder amongst all cameras of a similar age and spec to the K-30.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst viewfinder is Electronic.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Pentax K-30 has a greater number of supported image formats than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to the K-30. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Pentax camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 19. At 38, the Pentax K-30 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Maximum Playback Zoom

With a maximum playback zoom of 16 times zoom factor, the Pentax K-30 has a quite high maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-30. Across all the cameras of this type and age the maximum playback zooms range from 1x to 16x.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

Digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have maximum ISO speeds of between 1,600 and 210,000. With a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, the Pentax K-30 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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4928 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-30 has a 4928 x 3264 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 1728 x 1152 and 3072 x 2048 and 3936 x 2624. Across all cameras that came out more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 480 x 480.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Pentax K-30 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this type and age. The most frequently found photo effect is Neutral, but this photo effect is not found on this digital camera. The photo effects Black&White and Pastel are also found on this camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Pentax K-30 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Pentax camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on cameras of this spec and age. The image editing mode "Resizing" is also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Pentax K-30 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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Supports Ten ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pentax K-30 is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the K-30. The ISO speeds "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Pentax camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264 video format, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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B Shutter Speed Setting

This camera has a B shutter speed setting, which is the most commonly found shutter speed setting on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Pentax K-30 is more than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as the K-30. The camera file systems "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this Pentax camera.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The flash sync-speeds of cameras of a similar type and age to the K-30 range from 0.0031s to 4s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.67s. With a flash sync-speed of only 0.005 seconds, the Pentax K-30 has a quite short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Neil Fraser mentioned “I never shoot in video so the lack of a HDMI out put dosent bother me” but he still rated it 4 stars.

Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the K-30 do not have a GPS. The Pentax K-30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the D5100[pl_2120682_price], or the D600[pl_2079663_price] both from Nikon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The Pentax K-30 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the D5100[pl_2120682_price], or the D600[pl_2079663_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Pentax K-30 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the K-30 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at including the D5100[pl_2120682_price], or the D600[pl_2079663_price] both from Nikon; or the Nikon D3000[plb_993_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are not waterproof. The Pentax K-30 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the K-30, the Pentax K-30 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Pentax K-30 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Pentax K-30 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Auto", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Only Six Diaphragm Blades

The Pentax K-30 is a six diaphragm blades digital camera.

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Only ±1EV (1/2 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Pentax K-30 has a ±1EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most cameras that are a similar age to it have a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction.

A ±1EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction is in fact the worst flash exposure correction amongst all SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the K-30.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the best flash exposure correction is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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5 Other reasons to consider the Pentax K-30

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Pentax released the K-30.

Average Screen Size

The Pentax K-30 has a pretty standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-30.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Nikon D3000[plb_993_price], or the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV[plb_629598_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon EOS 60Da[plb_1425495_price] which has better reviews.

If this SLR digital camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the D600[pl_2079663_price] (3.2"), or the D750[pl_2497138_price] (3.2") both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Pentax K-30 has a fairly standard weight (590 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Nikon D3000[plb_993_price] (536g and cheaper).

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Average Megapixel Count

The Pentax K-30 has a pretty average megapixel count (16.28 megapixels) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to the K-30.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the D3300[pl_2113658_price] (24.2MP and higher rated), the D600[pl_2079663_price] (24.3MP and higher rated), or the D750[pl_2497138_price] (24.3MP and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider include the EOS 1D Mark IV[pl_629598_price], or the EOS 1Ds Mark II[pl_1125845_price] both from Canon which is cheaper; or the Canon EOS 60Da[plb_1425495_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon D3000[plb_993_price] (CCD and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
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Maximum ISO Speed
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Memory
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Second Display
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USB Version
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White Balance Mode
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Weight & Dimensions
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Width
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Special Features

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Decent stills with enough light
Quick response 6 fps)
Topnotch screen
Weatherresistance construction
Very good still image quality
Poor video quality
Very noisy mechanical operation
No HDMI out
Poor flash results
No continuous AF during video capture

User Reviews

(46)

I wouldn't waste your money. Had mine for three years then it developed a fault with the shutter which is well known by Pentax, but they don't do anything about it and keep churning them out. I've... Read more…

Reviewed 31 March 2016 by Mark cronin | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Pentax make great camera's. This camera is a great camera. Focus on pentax has always been a little behind other brands, so for fast action this isnt the best option, for low light or taking... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I sometimes think this camera belongs to me but its so easy to use that the kids are always nicking it . This camera and two lenses set is pretty much all you need and is great value for money.

(Verified Purchase)

This is my first Pentax .Very extensively specified,Sensitivity is in a different league to most of its competitors and capable of shooting in very low light situations that would have defeated... Read more…

Reviewed 10 August 2015 by Solveig Dittrich-Piva
(Verified Purchase)

I had a Pentax K-30 before but someone stole it so after a year I finally bought another one. Reason is that I can use my old manual lenses from my Pentax ME. I love the shape of the K-30, it lays... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax k30, pentax k30r, pentax k30b, pentax k30w, pentax k30wz, pentax k30re, pentax k30bo, pentax 15624, pentax w1855, pentax 15735, pentax 14031, pentax w1855m, pentax k30cry, pentax w50200, pentax k30wzk, pentax k30red, pentax k30bod, pentax w50200m, pentax k30body, pentax w1855mm, pentax slr1855, pentax k30kit2, pentax k30crys, pentax k30bodyr, pentax slr1855m, pentax k30kit2w, pentax k30cryst, pentax w50200mm, pentax k30kit2y, pentax k30kit2wh
Barcodes 00012302100340, 00027075205741, 00027075206199, 00027075217195, 00027075217201, 00027075217300, 00027075217317, 00027075217416, 00027075217423, 00027075217522, 00027075217614, 00027075217706, 00027075217713, 00027075217812, 00027075217829, 00027075217928, 00027075217935, 00027075218093, 00027075218109, 00027075218208, 00027075218215, 00027075218420, 00027075218437, 00027075219649, 00027075224636, 00027075224643, 00027075224780, 00027075224810, 00027075224926, 00027075224940

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