Summary: I really liked this camera, but just after 1 year, something went wrong and the camera do not correct correctly for exposition anymore. All our pictures are too dark, whatever the parameters that we use. It's useless now and you have to know that IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO FIX A PENTAX CAMERA IN A US STORE. All stores are boycotting Pentax and will tell you to contact the customer service. We already try to contact the customer service twice by email: NO answer.
Summary: I purchased this camera in June, the camera broke down due to humidity being drawn inside the body by the telephoto lens in the first week of July. I immediately sent the camera off for repair under the warranty -- it is now August and it has now been over a month since I sent the camera off. I have called multiple times and been given little to no information beyond, "Call back next week.
Summary: The lens supplied with this kit are NOT weather sealed. They are the DA L which are a lower quality lens with plastic bases where they meet the camera and cheaper overall. They are also of lower quality than the DA (no L) lens.
Summary: This dealer is selling a kit using Pentax DA L lenses. These lenses are NOT weather sealed. The base of the lens is plastic not stainless as the WR and the body is much cheaper made. This allows moisture to enter behind the lens. If you want a WR kit buy a kit with WR lenses, or just buy the body and lenses separate.
Summary: The lens they are using is a DA L lens that is not weather sealed. It even of cheaper build that the standard DA (no L) lens. Thus if you use this kit as a weather resistant or weather sealed kit water will enter the camera and ruin it. Why purchase a kit that defeats one of the main purposes of the camera, or buy a kit and then try to sell the lens and buy another?
Camera is fantastic, Electronics Basket AMAZON Vendor is not ..
Mark C. "Pentax Cameras", Amazon
28 January 2013
Summary: First, the Pentax K-30 is a fantastic DSLR. I highly recommend it, and for the price and features it cannot be beat. It easily keeps pace with the Nikon D7000. The 1-Star rating is directed at the Amazon vendor 'Electronics Basket.' Where to start .. I ordered the K-30 BODY ONLY, which came in a 'cannibalized' K-30 w/18.135mm WR lens kit box, minus the lens (of course), and other key 'new product' components removed from the Pentax manufacturer's K-30 box.
Summary: I am not a novice nor an expert, and it is mandatory to use a camera all day long in my business and sometimes it takes me out into inclement weather conditions and I literally wore my last Kodak DC5000 out as it too was a water resistance camera. I need the wide angle capability and this water proof camera sounded great and it certainly looked pretty. But, I need simplicity and I don't want to have to keep searching in the Menu for what I want to do.
Summary: Pentax K-30 DSLR Camera Body Only - Black I bought the Pentax K-30 body in December 2012 "with" cashback promotion. I live in Poland and I don't know to I qualify to the cashback promotion. Before the order I was calling to pentax cashback consumer hotline. Someone from the Pentax support told me: "You can ordered this camera to Poland, this promotion cover all European Union (also Poland) and You will receive money when You purchase Pentax dslr K-30 body".