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9.4 out of 10

Pentax K-30

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

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Overall 9
9.0

Pentax K-30

imaging-resource.com
30 October 2012
  • Conclusion: With the K-30 digital SLR, Pentax has done something pretty impressive. The company has managed to take several very worthwhile features that its rivals reserve for their enthusiast and pro-oriented cameras, and place them in a mid-range camera. If you don't already have an investment in glass for a competing mount--or if your investment isn't great enough to prevent you jumping ship--then Pentax has given you several very good reasons to consider choosing the K-mount...
  • Pros: Very good image quality with excellent high ISO performance, Flexible noise reduction options, Very good dynamic range from raw files, Weather-sealed, Bright, accurate pentaprism viewfinder, Better LCD than K-5 (brighter, less warm), Twin control dials, good ergonomics, Fast phase-detect autofocus, Contrast detect autofocus significantly improved since K-5, Autofocus fine-tuning, manual focus peaking, Expanded Area AF is a great addition, In-body image stabilization w...
  • Cons: Very good image quality with excellent high ISO performance, Flexible noise reduction options, Very good dynamic range from raw files, Weather-sealed, Bright, accurate pentaprism viewfinder, Better LCD than K-5 (brighter, less warm), Twin control dials, good ergonomics, Fast phase-detect autofocus, Contrast detect autofocus significantly improved since K-5, Autofocus fine-tuning, manual focus peaking, Expanded Area AF is a great addition, In-body image stabilization w...
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
9.0

Pentax K-30 Review

What Digital Camera
5 August 2012
  • Summary: For a mid-price DSLR, the K30 certainly offers a lot. The sensor has been adopted from previous models, but this is a wise move by Pentax as the 16.3Mp CMOS chip certainly delivers impressive results.
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Overall 9
9.0

Pentax K-30

MacWorld
6 November 2012
  • Conclusion: The Pentax K-30 is an excellent DSLR choice for adventure photographers and creatives who will appreciate its in-camera effects. For most outdoor situations, the 18-135mm zoom provides plenty of width and reach, yet doesn’t add much weight to the overall compact package. Image quality for still images is very good, both for raw and JPEG formats, although we like the raws a bit better.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, even at high ISO settings; most affordable all-weather DSLR available; good complement of all-weather lenses at affordable prices; bright, 100 percent view optical viewfinder
  • Cons: Lacks easy-to-use movie recording features
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Overall 10
10

Pentax K-30 review

expertreviews.co.uk
11 October 2012
  • Conclusion: An extremely capable all-rounder, and aggressively priced to boot
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Overall 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
8.5
Control 8
8.0
Video quality 9
8.5
Build quality 9
8.8

Pentax K-30

PhotoReview
22 August 2012
  • Summary: Buy this camera if: - You already own a suite of Pentax K-mount lenses. - You shoot mainly still photographs and enjoy working outdoors. - You want superior high-ISO performance and a high sensitivity range. - You would enjoy a camera with lots of creative in-camera adjustments. Don’t buy this camera if: - You need a DSLR camera for recording movies.
  • Pros: You already own a suite of Pentax K-mount lenses., You shoot mainly still photographs and enjoy working outdoors., You want superior high-ISO performance and a high sensitivity range., You would enjoy a camera with lots of creative in-camera adjustments. Buy this camera if:, You already own a suite of Pentax K-mount lenses., You shoot mainly still photographs and enjoy working outdoors., You want superior high-ISO performance and a high sensitivity range., You would e...
  • Cons: You need a DSLR camera for recording movies. Don’t buy this camera if:, You need a DSLR camera for recording movies.
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Overall 9
9.0

Pentax K-30 review

Pocket Lint
8 August 2012
  • Excerpt: We love new tech here at Pocket-lint, but sometimes companies can get a little carried away. Take Pentax: its Q system confounded and the K-01 , despite its great image quality, just lacked sense. What with so many decent competitor cameras making it to the market it’s about time the Ricoh-acquired company made its return to form.
  • Pros: Decent image quality, weather-sealed body, li-ion or AA batteries (later via adapter) options, lots on offer for the price, plenty of Pentax K-mount lenses available, lens-based stabilisation works with any K-mount lens, 6fps is fast and paired with capable buffer
  • Cons: Slow autofocus system compared to near-price competitors, included li-ion battery could be longer-lasting, AA battery holder comes at extra cost
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Overall 9
9.0

Pentax K-30 Digital SLR Review

ePHOTOzine
26 July 2012
  • Excerpt: announced in September 2010, and since then, a lot has happened. Pentax was sold by HOYA to Ricoh to become Pentax RICOH Imaging. Pentax also announced and released two new mirrorless cameras, the compact camera sensor based
  • Pros: Excellent colour, Adobe DNG RAW files, Low noise, Weather sealed, Shake Reduction, 6fps continuous shooting, Improved video recording, Can take AA batteries (with adapter), Focus peaking available in live-view, Good price for weather sealed DSLR
  • Cons: Lacks HDMI out / Mic socket, Difficult to remove memory card, Tethering not possible, Slow live view focusing
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Overall 9
8.8

K-30

Das Digitalkamera-Magazin
16 March 2013
  • Conclusion: In der Praxis liefert die Pentax K-30 eine überzeugende Leistung. Wie sie bei der Bildqualität und der Geschwindigkeit abschneidet, klären unsere Laborergebnisse. Als Bildsensor setzt Pentax bei der Pentax K-30 (Technik) auf einen 23,7 x 15,7 Millimeter großen CMOS-Sensor mit einer Auflösung von 16,1 Megapixel (4.928 x 3.264 Pixel). Dieser besitzt einen Sensor-Empfindlichkeitsbereich von ISO 100 bis ISO 12.800.
  • Pros: Sehr gute Bildqualität & hohe Auflösung bis ISO 1.600, Vergleichsweise gute Bildqualität im hohen ISO-Bereich ab ISO 1.600, Solides, gegen Staub und Spritzwasser geschütztes Kameragehäuse, Die Kamera liegt dank ihrem gummierten Handgriff sehr gut in der Hand, Hochauflösendes 3,0 Zoll großes Display (920.000 Subpixel), Direkter Zugriff auf sehr viele Funktionen über Tasten und Wählräder, Schneller und treffsicherer Autofokus im Foto-Modus (elf Fokussensoren), Optischer...
  • Cons: Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm F3,5-5,6 ED AL WR: Offen & im Weitwinkel unscharf an den Bildrändern, Kamerainternes Mikrofon nur Mono und kein Mikrofonanschluss vorhanden, Kein HDMI-Anschluss vorhanden
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Overall 10
10

Pentax K-30

Absolut Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: En voilà qui nous plaît, il faut le dire : un excellent qualité prix, et ce d'utant plus qu'un cashback de 50 euros est proposé ce qui fait passer le Pentax K-30 sous la barre de 500 euros dans certaines enseignes ! A ce prix là des caractéristiques d'experts : un viseur 100% et une finition tout temps antipoussière, des rafales à 5,5 i/s, stabilisation du capteur.
  • Pros: Rapport qualité - prix, Finition tout temps, Viseur 100%
  • Cons: Liveview un peu lent, Accès direct à certaines fonctionnalités limité
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Photo quality 10
10
Functionality 9
9.0
Ergonomics 10
10

Pentax K-30

OnFoto
29 October 2012
  • Summary: Pentax K-30 – зеркальная камера для продвинутых энтузиастов-любителей. Защищенное исполнение корпуса, матрица 16 Мп, диапазон чувствительности ISO 100-12800 (с расширением до 25600), оптическая стабилизация на сдвиге матрицы, монитор 921000 точек, два диска управления, Full HD видео (1920x1080p@30), внутрикамерная обработка RAW-файлов, цифровые фильтры, HDR-съемка, подстройка АФ под объективы.
  • Pros: Пыле- и влагозащищенное исполнение корпуса., Наличие вариантов цветового оформления – черный, синий, белый (смотрится необычно, но удачно)., Встроенный оптический стабилизатор, работающий и при видеосъемке., Большой 3-дюймовый монитор высокого разрешения 921000 точек., Удобная рукоятка эргономической формы., Подстройка цветопередачи и яркости монитора., Программная коррекция дисторсии и хроматических аберраций (отключаемая)., Довольно быстрая серийная съемка – до 6 ка...
  • Cons: Монитор неповоротный, что ограничивает возможности визирования в режиме Live View и при видеосъемке., Для переключения режимов отображения на мониторе требуется большей действий, чем обычно – кнопка DISP не перебирает их последовательными нажатиями, а открывает дополнительную страницу., При видеосъемке – пишется только монофонический звук, при этом нет разъема для подключения внешнего стереомикрофона., Нет выхода HDMI.
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