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Pentax K-30

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Overall 8
8.4

Pentax K-30 Review: Great Price, Great Features

Digital Camera Review
13 March 2013
  • Summary: Conclusion With a feature set commensurate with its designation by Pentax as a mid-level DSLR, the K-30 is nevertheless the current entry-level model in the Pentax line. It's a short line to be sure, consisting of the K-30 and the K-5II/s. The K-5 is still available, but its price slots it between the K-30 and its newer sibling. Like it or not, the K-30 is your weapon of choice if an entry-level Pentax DSLR is on your shopping list.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
15 October 2012
  • Excerpt: This colourful entry-level DSLR grabs sharp 16 megapixel shots, and it's nimble too, with a burst mode of six frames per second - perfect for capturing fast moving sporting moments. Or is it? We check it out in our Cannes group test: hit the video to see what we made of it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-30

PC Magazine
11 October 2012
  • Conclusion: The Pentax K-30 is weather sealed D-SLR with a large pentaprism viewfinder. It shoots at 5.2 frames per second, does well in low light, and ships with a sharp kit lens.
  • Pros: Large pentaprism viewfinder. Weather-sealed body. 5.2fps burst shooting. Excellent control layout. Very customizable. Sharp kit lens. In-body shake reduction. Very good high ISO performance.
  • Cons: Fixed rear LCD. No mic input. Slow to focus when recording video. Standard kit lens is not weather sealed.
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Overall 8
7.8

Expert Review

DP Review
24 May 2012
  • Summary: The Pentax K-30 offers a comprehensive feature set, excellent high ISO performance and very flexible Raw files at an attractive price point and is therefore an easy recommendation for any stills photographer. However, if you are looking for a DSLR to shoot video with the competition offers better alternatives.
  • Pros: Good detail at low sensitivities (even better in RAW), Very good high ISO image quality, good detail up to high sensitivities, Exceptionally low shadow noise in RAW files at low ISOs, Responsive operation, 6 fps and good burst size in continuous shooting, Good build-quality with weather-sealed body, Thought-out user interface with useful TAv and SV modes, Large, bright viewfinder with 100% coverage, Good feature set with HDR mode, digital filters and time-lapse movies...
  • Cons: Lower JPEG highlight DR than competitors (without Highlight Correction activated), Live view exposure simulation has very limited range, No external mic-socket, No dedicated video button, No stills capture in video mode, Focus-peaking not available in video mode, No HDMI port, Poor battery life compared to its peers
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Overall 8
8.4

Pentax K-30 review

Amateur Photographer
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Using the Pentax K-30 is particularly enjoyable. I would not hesitate to take the camera out in adverse weather and most key exposure controls are quick to access and make adjustments. I find the multi-segment metering a little unpredictable, though, and had to be more active making exposure adjustments than I would like. For a camera at this level, the AF system performs well in a number of situations, but the motor in most Pentax lenses is far too noisy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

PC Advisor
1 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Pentax has created an ecosystem of rugged, weather-resistant DSLRs and lenses. The new Pentax K-30 fills a particular niche, as an affordable, versatile camera that you can take just about anywhere. With its weather-sealed, dustproof, coldproof construction, you might actually wait until the rain starts before you go outside to take pictures.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
27 October 2012
  • Excerpt: The 16.3MP K-30 is Pentax's enthusiast-level DSLR, and is also its most affordable now the less-advanced K-r has been discontinued. The camera is fitted with Pentax's PRIME M processor, which has a faster Live View refresh rate than the PRIME II processor on the more advanced K-5 II, and it comes in a kit with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-30

CNET
24 September 2012
  • Summary: Packed full of useful features, the K-30 will appeal to photographers who value bang for their buck. We do suggest investing in a better lens than the kit version for superior results.
  • Pros: Option of either lithium-ion or AA batteries, RAW files are the usable DNG format, Weather, dust and freeze proofing, Built-in intervalometer
  • Cons: No HDMI output or external microphone input, Kit lens could be a lot sharper, High-ISO levels generate a lot of noise
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-30

Trusted Reviews
14 August 2012
  • Summary: Weather sealed and feature-packed, Pentax's latest mid-level DSLR is a contender.
  • Pros: Overall build quality and weather sealing, Comfortable to hold and use, Impressive image quality
  • Cons: AF performance in Live View, Lack of Continuous AF in video mode
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Overall 8
8.3
Ease of use 8
8.3
Picture quality 10
10
Overall quality 10
10
Functionality 8
8.3

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Lyd & Bilde
1 October 2012
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