One of the most important aspects of a camera is versatility. If your favorite camera can't stand up to inclement weather conditions, it may leave you in a bad position during an outdoor shoot. The Pentax K-30 16 MP DSLR Camera with 18-55mm lens offers cold-proof design down to 14 degrees F, and water-resistant sealing to ensure that you get high-quality pictures in any weather condition.
Speedy 16 MP CMOS SensorThe Pentax K-30 takes full advantage of the rapid data readout of its 16 MP CMOS sensor by pairing it with their powerful PRIME M image processing engine. This allows you to get beautifully detailed, high-resolution images and full 1080p HD video quickly without sacrificing quality. The high-speed shooting function allows up to 6 frames per second to be captured, so you're never going to miss a shot.
An Amazingly Strong DSLR Feature SetThe Pentax K-30 outshines other DSLR cameras in its price range by adding lots of extras that photographers love. The Pentax Shake Reduction mechanism keeps your images and video sharp and stable during the action. The Auto Picture and Scene modes add a degree of accessibility for new and advanced photographers alike, allowing for greater customization or the flexibility of just focusing on your shot and letting the camera do most of the work.
Expertly Crafted 18-55mm LensYou can count on the craftsmanship of the 18-55mm lens to provide optimal image quality. The lens is perfectly balanced for the camera and provides exceptional sharpness, composition, and contrast. Additionally, the autofocus feature expertly minimizes chromatic aberration to keep your colors accurate. Advanced users and fans of the Pentax brand have plenty of reason to get excited about the camera's compatibility with lenses for previous Pentax SLR and DSLR models.
Compared to similar models in its price range, the Pentax K-30 comes out on top for its vast range of options and customizability. Stacking these features on top of the camera's sharp, beautiful image quality puts it head and shoulders above the competition.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8 in.
NEVER TAKE A RAIN CHECK.
Thanks to the K-30, for the first time in a long time location doesn?t matter. Whether it?s a sandy day at the beach or a trek into the wet rainforests of Belize, the K-30 is the ideal DSLR camera to capture your memories regardless of your location or the elements you face. Its weather sealed body and intuitive ergonomics give you the flexibility and comfortability to shoot what you want, when you want and where you want.
Weather SealingFull weather sealing throughout the entire body ensures worry-free use in any weather condition.
CMOS Image SensorA high performance 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor strikes the perfect balance between resolution and image quality.
PRIME M image processing enginePRIME M image processing engine is optimized for HD video capture, smooth live view, low chromatic noise, and low energy consumption.
Pentaprism ViewfinderLow profile glass pentaprism viewfinder, with interchangeable focusing screens, achieves a 100% optical field of view for framing accuracy in a highly compact form factor.
Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engineAdvanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine, with AF assist lamp and light source detection sensor, features improved optical components, including a diffraction lens, for responsive autofocus in any lighting.
Sensor-Shift Shake and Dust ReductionPENTAX sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction technology ensures sharp, image stabilized, auto-leveled, and dust-free imaging with any mounted lens.
ColdproofRugged coldproof design is ideal for use in sub-freezing, wet, snowy winter conditions (-10C, 14F).
Large 3 inch LCDLarge 3 inch LCD with brightness and color adjustments is wide angle viewable, and features 921,000 dots of resolution.
Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinderLow profile glass pentaprism viewfinder, with interchangeable focusing screens, achieves a 100% optical field of view for framing accuracy in a highly compact form factor.
6 frames per second continuous shootingFreeze the action with a fast 6 frames per second continuous shooting mode and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speed.
Programmable front and rear e-dialsProgrammable front and rear e-dials enable PENTAX renowned Hyper Program and Manual modes, as well as other rapid no-look settings changes.
In-camera HDR shooting modesIn-camera HDR shooting modes feature multiple blending options to bring out the detail in wide gamut still imaging.
Compact yet durable bodyHighly compact yet durable body features comfortable ergonomics such as a deep grip, oversized buttons, and concave 4-way controller for streamlined, intuitive operation.
1080p videoFull 1080p HD video capture at 30 frames per second (60 FPS for 720p) features efficient h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options for stunning video quality.
Live View focus peakingLive View focus peaking highlights in-focus surfaces for fast and highly accurate manual focus acquisition or precise autofocus confirmation.
77 segment metering systemHighly accurate 77 segment metering system produces beautifully exposed images and video, even in complex lighting situations.
ISO speeds up to 25600ISO speeds up to 25600 maximize shutter speeds and flash effective range while minimizing image noise in low lighting.
Traditional, Auto Picture and Scene modesTraditional shooting modes feature PENTAX Sensitivity Priority (Sv) and Shutter And Aperture Priority (TAv) for outstanding flexibility, while powerful automatic modes like Auto Picture and Scene modes take the guesswork out of great photography.
Rechargeable Li-Ion or AA battery compatibleCompatible with both rechargeable Li-Ion and AA batteries (via optional AA battery holder) for plentiful power at home or while travelling.
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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
NOT NEW, USED, BE WARNED
By Old Dude
from North Carolina
Beach Camera advertises this k-30 camera as new. But be warned, mine came with a high shutter count and the copyright information already setup in someone elses name. IT IS NOT NEW BE WARNED.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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This is my 1st DSLR.
By Pinball Hobbyist
from Mid Hudson Valley, New York
I am in awe of this camera's abilties. I am able to focus on items I never could with the point & shoots. I like its ability to use old K-mount lenses (even if in manual mode).I like the fact that it can use the provided lithium battery or four AA batteries but they do not supply the AA battery cartridge (and they should).
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Rocks the casbah
This camera absolutely rocks.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Quick delivery, good customer service, competitive price. So far very pleased with the K-30 and Beach Camera