Pentax K-30 Digital SLR Camera with DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens, Blue - Bundle - with Pentax SMCP-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR (Weather Resistant) Telephoto Zoom Lens

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About the Pentax K-30

The Pentax K-30 Digital SLR Camera with DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens (Blue) is a great entry for hobbyists looking to purchase a DSLR for the first time, or photographers who need a newer camera with a more rugged construction and larger sensor. With a fast 6 frames per second and built-in sensor-shift image stabilization, it will easily capture the shots important to you. You'll also be able to shoot worry-free due to the K-30's full weather sealing that allows for use in any weather condition, including temperatures down to 14deg. F.

This K-30 kit comes with the DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens which provides a range of focal lengths from true wide angle to standard and is an ideal lens for day-to-day use. When shooting on a camera with an APS-C size sensor, like the K-30, its focal length is equivalent to 27-84.5mm in the 35mm format.

With 16 megapixels and a maximum resolution of 4928 x 3264, you'll also have free reign to print enlargements up to 11 x 14" and beyond, to hang up in the living room or a home office. Should a single image not be able to fully capture the moment, you can even switch to video mode, with live view and capture stunning 1080p Full HD clips of every detail--to relive whenever you want, even on a big-screen TV.

For a bit of creative freedom, there are several different capture modes that can be used to define your unique style as a photographer, including: Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color and even HDR (High Dynamic Range). With just three exposures the camera can capture and align the images by pixel to create HDR images with ease.

No matter where you take the K-30 you can be sure it has enough power by using the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, or the optional AA Battery Holder (sold separately). With the AA Battery Holder you can use any AA batteries to power the camera when an outlet is nowhere in sight. Get the best of both worlds via the included rechargeable lithium-ion battery, or run into any convenience store to grab AA batteries when you need a last-minute power source.

Pentax K-30 Includes

  • Pentax K-30 Digital SLR Camera
  • DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens
  • PH-RBC 52mm Lens Hood
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • I-USB7 USB Interface Cable
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-Li109
  • K-BC109 Battery Charger Kit for D-LI109 Battery
  • 0-ST53 Neck Strap
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Eyecup FR
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Finder Cap
  • Focusing Screen MF-60 Frame Matte
  • Software CD
  • Pentax Warranty
  • Pentax SMCP-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Lens

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (6) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (6) , Good image quality (5) , High ISO performance (5) , Image stabilization (5) , Fast shutter speed (4) , Large clear LCD (3)
Best Uses:
Family photos (5) , Landscape/scenery (5) , Travel (5) , Low light (4) , Wildlife (3) , Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (5) , Semi-pro photographer (2) , Pro photographer (1)

Pentax K-30 Features

  • Full weather sealing throughout the entire body ensures worry-free use in any weather condition
  • A high performance 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor strikes the perfect balance between resolution and image quality
  • PRIME M image processing engine is optimized for HD video capture, smooth live view, low chromatic noise and low energy consumption
  • Low 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 engine, with AF assist lamp and light source detection sensor, features improved optical components, including a diffraction lens, for responsive autofocus in any lighting
  • PENTAX sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction technology ensures sharp, image stabilized, auto-leveled and dust-free imaging with any mounted lens
  • Rugged coldproof design is ideal for use in sub-freezing, wet, snowy winter conditions (-10C, 14F)
  • Full 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
  • Large 3" LCD with brightness and color adjustments is wide angle viewable and features 921,000 dots of resolution
  • Live View focus peaking highlights in-focus surfaces for fast and highly accurate manual focus acquisition or precise autofocus confirmation
  • Highly accurate 77 segment metering system produces beautifully exposed images and video, even in complex lighting situations
  • Freeze the action with a fast 6 frames per second continuous shooting mode and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speed
  • ISO speeds up to 25600 maximize shutter speeds and flash effective range while minimizing image noise in low lighting
  • Programmable front and rear e-dials enable PENTAX renowned Hyper Program and Manual modes, as well as other rapid no-look settings changes
  • Traditional 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
  • In-camera HDR shooting modes feature multiple blending options to bring out the detail in wide gamut still imaging
  • Compatible with both rechargeable Li-Ion and AA batteries (via optional AA battery holder) for plentiful power at home or while travelling
  • Highly compact yet durable body features comfortable ergonomics such as a deep grip, oversized buttons and concave 4-way controller for streamlined, intuitive operation

Pentax K-30 Specifications

Sensor Type CMOS w primary color filter, integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system
Sensor Size 23.7 x 15.7mm (APS-C)
Color depth 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW
Effective pixels (total pixels) 16.3 MP (16.5 MP)
Dust Removal Sensor movement w SP coating on low pass filter
Pixel mapping Yes
Lens Type/construction PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
Usable lenses Pentax KAF3, KAF2, KAF and KA (K mount, 35mm screw mount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions)
SDM function Yes
Focus Type SAFOX IXi+ TTL phase-detection 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system w light wavelength sensor and diffraction lens
Focus Sensitivity range EV -1 to 18 (ISO 100)
Focus modes AF.A (auto), AF.S (single, w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF.C (continuous, w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual
Focus point adjustment Auto 11 pt, Auto 5 pt, User-Selectable (w Expanded Area AF), Center
AF assist Yes via dedicated LED AF assist lamp
Focus peaking Yes (Not applicable while video is actively recording)
View Finder Type Pentaprism
View Finder Coverage (field of view) 100%
Magnification 0.92X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity)
Standard focusing screen Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable)
Diopter adjustment -2.5m to 1.5m
Depth of field preview Optical (diaphragm stop-down), digital
LCD Type 3.0" TFT color LCD w brightness/color adjustment and AR coating
Resolution 921,000 dots
Wide angle viewable Yes
Flash Type Retractable P-TTL popup flash
Guide number 12m (ISO 100)
Coverage 28mm wide angle equivalent
Flash modes On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless
Flash exposure compensation -2 to 1 EV (1/2 steps)
External Flash Type Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash
Synchronization speed 1/180 sec
Ports USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, cable switch
Video out NTSC, PAL
Microphone Built-in monaural
Power source Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI109 (included), AA battery holder D-BH109 for 4x AA batteries (sold separately)
Recordable images Li-Ion approx 480 (410 w 50% flash, CIPA), AA lithium approx 1600 (1000 w 50% flash, CIPA)
Playback time Li-Ion approx 270 min, AA lithium approx 620 min
Movie recording time 25 min max time per clip
Language Support English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian
Image Stabilization Type: Sensor-shift SR w rotational compensation (3 stops max)
Metering System Type TTL open aperture 77 segment metering
Metering System: Sensitivity range EV 0 to 22 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)
Metering patterns (multi, center, spot) Multi 77, Center, Spot
Exposure compensation +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)
Exposure lock Yes
Exposure bracketing 3 frames, up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps
ISO Sensitivity Auto: 100-12800 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to 100-25600, auto range selectable
Manual: 100-12800 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to 100-25600
White Balance Type Image sensor detection w light wavelength sensor assist
Auto preset modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE
Manual mode(s) 3 manual and 3 Kelvin temperature presets, copy WB settings from a captured image available
WB fine adjustment +/- 7 steps A-B axis or G-M axis
Shutter Type Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutter
Shutter speed 1/6000 to 30 sec (1/3 or 1/2 steps), Bulb
Capture Modes 1 Mode selection: Hyper Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Hyper Manual (M), Bulb (B), User (U1, U2), Scene (SCN), Auto Picture (AUTO), Movie
Auto Picture modes: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest
Capture Modes 2 Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG), Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum
Custom Image modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Capture Modes 3 Face detection available: Yes
PASMB: P, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv)
Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color
Capture Modes 4 Dynamic range adjustment: Highlight, shadow
Digital level: Viewfinder (horizontal), LCD (horizontal, vertical), SR auto-level function
File/Folder customization: Folder name (standard, date), file name (standard, customizable), embed copyright
Mode selection Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Auto Bracketing (3 frames, standard, timer, remote)
Continuous FPS Continuous Hi: Approx 6.0 FPS (30 JPG, 8 RAW)
Continuous Lo: Approx 3.0 FPS (unlimited JPG, 10 RAW)
Multi-exposure 2-9 shots, auto exposure adjustment
Interval 999 shots, 3 sec to 24 hr interval, time delay
HDR Auto, HDR 1, HDR 2, HDR 3, pixel alignment, exposure bracket +/- 1-3 EV (1/1 steps)
Cable switch Yes (available separately)
Playback Modes 1 Mode selection: One Shot (no data, basic data, full data, color channel histogram, bright/dark indication, copyright info), Multi Image Display (4, 9, 16, 36, 81 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 16X, scrollable, quick magnification), Image Rotation, Calendar Filmstrip, Display, Folder, Slideshow, Select & Delete, Movie Playback (no data, basic data, full data), Save RAW Data From JPG (if available in buffer memory)
Playback Modes 2 Mode pallet: Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, RAW Development, Index Print, Image Comparison, Protect, DPOF, Movie Edit, Extract JPG from Movie
Playback Modes 3 Digital filters (playback): Monochrome, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color, Tone Expansion, Sketch Filter, Watercolor, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fisheye, Slim, Base Parameter Adj
File Formats Recorded resolutions: 16M (4928x3264), 12M (4224x2816), 8M (3456x2304), 5M (2688x1792)
File formats: RAW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III
Color space: sRGB, AdobeRGB
Custom Functions Functions available: 23
Operating/Storage Temperature 14-104deg.F (-10 to 40deg.C)
Lens: Focal Length 18 - 55 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 27 - 84.5 mm
Lens: Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 38
Lens: Angle of View 76deg. - 29deg.
Lens: Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (24.99 cm)
Lens: Magnification 0.34x
Lens: Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2.94
Lens: Groups/Elements 11-Aug
Lens: Diaphragm Blades 6
Lens: Autofocus Yes
Lens: Image Stabilization No
Lens: Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
Dimensions Camera Body (WxHxD): 5.1x3.8x2.8" (12.95x9.65x7.11cm)Lens (DxL): Approx. 2.7x2.7" (6.86x6.86cm)
Weight Camera Body: 20.8 oz (589.67g) (Without battery or removable memory)Lens: 8.1 oz (230g)
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