Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed Rugged Entry-Level DSLR
|August 17, 2012||Posted by admin under Pentax|
Benefiting from the updated 16.3-MP sensor and PRIME M processor developed for the K-01, this lightweight, weather-sealed DSLR offers many of the same features as the more pricey K-5 and should provide even more impressive image quality.
Amenities include a 6-fps burst mode, an improved in-camera image stabilizer, new 11-point AF system with nine cross-type points and a focus-peaking feature in Live View that makes manual focus more convenient.
- Available in black, white or blue
- Affordable and weather-sealed
- Loaded with K-5 modes, functions and overrides
- 100% viewfinder; 0.92x magnification
- 3″ (921,000-dot) LCD
- Faster, more reliable AF
- Full HD video
- LCD is fixed and cannot be tilted
- Mono mic, but accepts stereo mic
The Pentax K-30 is the most affordable weatherproof DSLR on the market
Hands-On Field Test
The Pentax K-30 has the best best specs of any of the entry level DSLRs. With a weather sealed body, two control dials, a 100% viewfinder and great image quality, it sounds amazing. To test the abilities of this little marvel, The Camera Store’s Chris Niccolls took the K-30 on a float down the Bow River, where the weather sealing, AF abilities and dynamic range were put to the test!
As handsome as it is rugged, this weather-sealed DSLR is available in traditional black, white and blue.
- 16 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- Full weather sealing for worry-free use in any weather condition; Rugged coldproof design for sub-freezing use (-10C, 14F)
- Full 1080p30 HD video features h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options
- Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine features AF assist lamp, light source sensor, and improved optical components
- 3-inch LCD is wide angle viewable, and features 921,000 dots of resolution
Unbelievably clean images up to 12,800 ISO
The pictures have VERY LITTLE NOISE in the final images. This camera takes pictures in RAW formats that are compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Lightroom 4.
Excellent DSLR: another winner from Pentax
Weather resistant design ideal for travel and outdoor photography
The camera is comfortable hold and shoot with. It is not a light camera overall, but it feels very solid and well-made and of course its weather-sealed.
Large, wide angle viewable 3-inch LCD monitor with approximately 921,000 dots of resolution