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.
Engineered for active outdoor lifestyles K-30 combines a compact, lightweight body with many advanced features found only in higher end DSLR camera models, such as a weather, dust and cold resistant body, a glass prism optical finder with 100% field of view, state-of-the-art autofocusing, and full HD video recording capabilities. Every seam, every button, every hinge has been weather sealed for adventure-proof creative photography.
In addition to its versatile weather-proof capabilities, the new K-30 offers features including high-speed burst shooting at a maximum speed of six images per second, a high-speed shutter unit with a top speed of 1/6000 second, and convenient dual electronic dials for quick, fingertip access to exposure control and several Auto Picture and scene modes. Coupled with an ergonomic grip that provides firm, comfortable control of the camera, and a sporty, functional design, the K-30 assures dependable, flawless performancein the field.
The Pentax K-30 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Travel, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Pentax K-30 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Pentax K-30 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Pentax K-30: Easy to use, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization and Large clear LCD
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Best Pentax DSLR I've used todate!
I use k-30 mostly for my portrait work and macro work, The dual dial is extremely helpful to adjust when shooting M mode. Further shooting macro in rough weather condition is a piece of cake with WR. Focus peaking helps a lot when you use M42 or K mount legacy Pentax lenses. It may not a great camera for videos, but then again i never shoot videos with the DSLR :) I would recommend the camera to anybody any day.
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Using it to record various activities in groups I am associated with, as well as other activities and events. Usually take a lot of pictures of the events, and then edit them down and provide the group with a CD slide show of the event. In a couple of cases I put an entire years activities on the disk as chapters in a DVD show that can be used by the group as a history review/retainer. I might add that I had several Pentax lenses from a filme K1000 which fit this body and provide me with ability to shoot in very low light situations. Also like the fact that it uses 64GB HDSC cards!
I am a semi-professional portrait photographer. This camera has a more advanced Autofocus system than the K5. It also is very sleek and easy to hold. It retains the smaller design of the previous K-R and K-X, but it is significantly more advanced. I enjoy its high end picture qualities. The K30 does not often need adjustment on white balance like other brands do. Straight out of the box it is ready to go. Can't complain about that! Only negative for me (with normal expectations) its color rendering isn't as good as the K5.
However its made from plastic, its still strong and nothing goes wrong with the sealing. There was only a few software problems at the beginning, but everything seems to be good after fw upgrade to latest version.
The pentax K30 may masquerade as a budget D.S.L.R but includes many sophisticated features more commonly available on high end cameras, not the least the use of two scroll wheels for speedy adjustments which can be customised but what really stands out to me is its low level light performance, even when I am using a 200mm zoom. I have not explored all its features as yet but rate it highly. Sophisticated weather sealing make this a camera for the British climate
This is my first time owning my own DSLR, but not the first one I've ever used. It's an awesome camera for the money and one that seems to beg to be pressed more and more (well, in my mind. lol). I've only been using it since last May and there have been no problems whatsoever! Photos tend to come out nice and crisp when using a decent lense. Pros: -Great ergonomics for the hand grip -has some weight to it (does not feel cheap) -good battery life; I've went on a 3.5 hours stint of non-stop shooting at a car event. Accumulated about 1900 photos altogether, ended with approximately 1/3 life left. -Works well with legacy prime lenses -Great IQ -Easy to navigate menus Cons: -Auto-focus seems to be a bit slow to me compared to others, but I don't really care for it much, as I love using my Manual prime lenses EVERYTIME.
Price per feature it's the best deal. Just be carefull buying "New" cameras from dealers not as reputable as Adorama.
Pentax k-30 is a wonderful camera for its not so expensive price. - Great for outdoor photography: weatherproof - Image stabilization is a nice feature - Good lowlight performance.
Attractive & convenient design (pleasantly lies in hands). Traditionally amazing colors, good transfer of skin tones. Almost all necessary functions and settings for beginners and the advanced photographers. Probably professionals won't have enough buttons of fast control. Video auto-focus - not its strength side (but it is possible to be accustomed with old manual lens). I can recommend this camera for all Pentax users, who doesn't want to be spent on K-5
Weather resistance and in-body image stabilization at a great price. Auto-focus performance lags a bit behind some other brands, but has backwards compatibility with a large variety of lenses. (And I tend to manual focus anyway.)
Pentax k30 is an excellent entry level DSLR with features of a mid level DSLR. I love the colours and picture quality it produces