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Pentax K-30

£438.50
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SLR 16.28MP 4928 X 3264 Pixels CMOS Jun 2013
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Pentax K-30 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Pentax K-30 number 138 across all digital cameras and number 218 in best selling cameras.
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Reviews
46 Reviews
79
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
57
Age
4 Years Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 90%, based on 46 reviews. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report superior product quality, good picture quality and that it is easy to use.
This Pentax digital camera has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
4928 x 3264 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
High-resolution, low-noise, true-to-life image reproduction
Sporty, functional design perfect for outdoor shooting
Optical finder with nearly 100% field of view
Advanced live view shooting with helpful features
Effortless, user-friendly auto picture and scene modes

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the K-30 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 194 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 203 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 197 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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Pentax K-30 Video Reviews

How Big is the Pentax K-30?

The Pentax K-30 is 128.5mm wide and 96.5mm tall. It is 71.5mm deep and weighs 590g.

Pentax K-30 front dimensions
Pentax K-30 size in context

Pentax K-30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 46 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 90%. Over 76% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Customers Report Great Product Quality

Eight people said in their reviews that the product was good quality.

  • The look and feel of the camera is really good, quality of pictures excellent, easy to use with a relatively simple user manual…
    Quincy L (Amazon) - January 2013
  • It has an amazing construction quality and good grip, image quality is one of the best out there at this price range…
  • Even if you don't intend to learn the technical aspects of photography and just want something that will churn out high quality images every time, this camera should be ideal…
  • 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…
    Neoguri (Amazon) - August 2013
  • The build quality felt really cheap…
    BWFC77 (Amazon) - October 2012
  • The overriding benefit is the truly excellent image quality…
    Chippy Minton (Amazon) - September 2012
  • + Two wheels for settings, this makes manual changes to the settings very comfortable + Very good build quality…
  • Weather sealed and great build quality…
    G. P. Dodds (Amazon) - November 2012

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

12 people who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images.

  • The look and feel of the camera is really good, quality of pictures excellent, easy to use with a relatively simple user manual…
    Quincy L (Amazon) - January 2013
  • Takes reliably better photos…
    Vivstop (Amazon) - February 2014
  • Taking some advantage of the image stabilising system built in…
  • It has an amazing construction quality and good grip, image quality is one of the best out there at this price range…
  • Even if you don't intend to learn the technical aspects of photography and just want something that will churn out high quality images every time, this camera should be ideal…
  • Brilliant camera for brilliant pictures…
  • It's water resistant - though it's difficult to take good photos if it's raining!
    Vivstop (Amazon) - February 2014
  • 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…
    Neoguri (Amazon) - August 2013
  • It wasn't one bad pixel or even one line of bad pixels.
    Davide (Amazon) - November 2012
  • The anti shake setting seems to work well which is great in low light levels…

Pentax Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 2,566 expert and user reviews (including 483 verified purchases) for Pentax digital cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Five customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use.

  • The look and feel of the camera is really good, quality of pictures excellent, easy to use with a relatively simple user manual…
    Quincy L (Amazon) - January 2013
  • The functionality is mostly intuitive and the 16 MP are definitely worth the price…
  • Went out to take some great night shots! Everything is in working order and it is really easy to use…
    Shane (Amazon) - February 2013
  • Its so easy to use that the kids are always nicking it…
    Brian (Amazon) - October 2015
  • There is a good menu system that's quite quick to navigate…
  • + Two wheels for settings, this makes manual changes to the settings very comfortable + Very good build quality…
  • It has two control wheels and good ergonomics…
    Archie (Amazon) - June 2013

Users Report That it is Robust

Nine owners who bought this digital camera considered that it was well made and three customers who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Five people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good viewfinder.

  • The weather resistant properties and a fantastic viewfinder…
    Now seriously (Amazon) - December 2012
  • My only complaint is that the viewfinder is a little bit dull…
    Neil Fraser (Amazon) - January 2013
  • Make sure you fit a screen protector from start as strap buckles will scratch screen which is not inset…
    Tranran (Amazon) - September 2015
  • The viewfinder still isn't right…
    Neil Fraser (Amazon) - January 2013
  • It is weather sealed and has a large bright viewfinder giving 100% coverage…
    Archie (Amazon) - June 2013

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Whilst the product is more expensive than 51% of cameras, it has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old. At £438.50 it seems like great value for money overall.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Pentax K-30 and the United Kingdom price of £438.50 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $400.00 (£555.80).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Pentax released the K-30 in June 2013.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Pentax K-30 of 16.3MP is higher than 66% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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4928 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-30 has a maximum image resolution of 4928 x 3264 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax K-30 of 25,600 is in the highest 14% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax K-30 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The weight of the Pentax K-30 of 590g is heavier than 89% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-30 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Pentax K-30 does not have an HDMI. 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-30 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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480 Battery Life

The Pentax K-30 is a digital camera that takes 480 shots battery life.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other cameras, the Pentax K-30 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-30 supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The Pentax K-30's maximum playback zoom of 16x is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 9% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax K-30 features contrast adjustment. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax K-30 of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 88% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The Pentax K-30 supports live view. 83% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-30 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Pentax K-30 of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 26% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Dustproof

The Pentax K-30 is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other cameras, the Pentax K-30 does not support Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Pentax K-30 supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Pentax K-30 has an external flash connector. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Pentax K-30 has a tripod mount. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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