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.
Summary: The photos on this page are divided into two sections. The first section consists of out-of-camera Pentax K-30 JPEG files shot at the default "Bright" setting, with all dynamic range and image correction settings turned off.
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.
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
Excerpt: Pentax has produced a string of superb consumer SLRs in recent years, and the K-30 raises the bar yet again. Its price puts it in direct competition with the Canon EOS 650D , but various features position it closer to more expensive cameras such as the Canon EOS 60D .
Summary: It's refreshing to see Pentax deliver what they do best: an excellent DSLR camera that delivers a lot of features and performance without breaking the bank. We've always had a soft spot for Pentax DSLRs and the new K-30 is no different, clearly building on the strengths of the more expensive K-5...
Conclusion: The Pentax K-30 shows off what a DSLR can do without blowing the budget. But that doesn’t mean this DSLR scrimps on its features. Far from it, it blows most of the competition out of the water. Not that most of its peers can survive a blast of the wet stuff.
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
Pros: Weather-sealed body, Stabilised sensor, Detail-rich images, Li-ion or AA batteries, The durable body is comfortable to hold and is capable of surviving exposure to heavy rain. Of course this would be pointless if the image quality wasn't up to standard, but the K-30 produces superb images with lo...
Cons: Slow AF with 18-55mm lens, No external mic port, In less than perfect light with the 18-55mm kit lens mounted the autofocus system often needs to make several attempts at getting the subject sharp. It's also annoying having to switch off raw file recording to use the digital filter effects.
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
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...
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 Displ...
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