The Pentax K-30 DSLR is weather, dust, and cold resistant with an eye-catching design and practical, comfortable grip. Featuring a ruggedized body that's sealed against water, dust and cold (to 14 degrees farenheight), the K-30 is an enthusiast-level camera that offers features that should meet the needs of the most demanding users. These include a 6 fps burst rate, a top shutter speed of 1/6000 second, a 16MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor, a glass pentaprism and optical viewfinder with 100% field of view, and interchangeable focusing screens. Pentax says it has changed the autofocus system and claims a noticeable performance improvement. Of interest to astrophotographers is the Astrotracer mode, which Pentax says will eliminate star trails when photographing nighttime skies.
Whether you are climbing a snowy mountain, riding on Maid of the Mist in Niagra Falls, shooting in the Sahara or shooting the Milky Way, the Pentax K-30 is designed to deliver no-compromise image quality while letting you concentrate on getting the shot without worrying about getting your camera mucked up.