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Pentax K-30
8.6 out of 10

Pentax K-30

16 MP APS-C CMOS sensor Fully weather sealed, dustproof, col Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-30

PC Magazine
27 November 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 7
7.4

Expert Review

reviewed
8 August 2012
  • Summary: The Pentax K-30 can venture into conditions that other sub-$1,000 DSLRs simply won't survive.
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Overall 7
7.4
Design 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Video quality 5
5.0

A good camera doesn't have to be fragile

theverge.com
26 July 2012
  • Summary: The K-30 is basically the Pentax K-01 in a larger, more rugged body. (I also think it's much better looking, but that's up to you.) It has the same positives — fast performance, solid manual control, excellent image quality — but also the same negatives, like weak autofocus, unimpressive video...
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Rugged, durable, waterproof body, Extremely fast performance
  • Cons: Video quality is lacking, Mediocre autofocus, Weather-proofing makes body feel cheap
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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.
  • 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 bo...
  • 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 c...
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Overall 8
8.4
Features 9
9.0
Build quality 9
9.0
Autofocus 7
7.0

Pentax K-30 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-30 review

PC Advisor
1 February 2013
  • Summary: Pentax K-30 is a great choice for outdoor and adventure shooting. Read our Pentax K-30 review to find out more.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
27 November 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Techmagnifier
22 August 2012
  • Summary: • 16.28 megapixel sensor • 3 inch screen, 921k dots • Penta-prism, 100% field of view • Full HD at 30/25/24fps • 6fps continuous shooting • 410 shots • ISO100 – 25600 • Weather, Dust & water resistant, 82 seals • The main drawbacks of K-30 are as follows: • Slow AF with 18-55mm lens • No external...
  • Pros: 16.28 megapixel sensor , 3 inch screen, 921k dots , Penta-prism, 100% field of view , Full HD at 30/25/24fps , 6fps continuous shooting , 410 shots , ISO100 – 25600 , Weather, Dust & water resistant, 82 seals
  • Cons: The main drawbacks of K-30 are as follows: , Slow AF with 18-55mm lens , No external mic port , Lack of Continuous AF in video mode
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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

Pentax K-30

Bild och Ljud
13 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Pentax har en svår uppgift framför sig om de ska lyckas imponera på en kameramarknad som domineras av Canon och Nikon. Men K-30 övertygar med eftertryck.
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