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: This is a great prosumer camera. It has all of the nicities of the cheaper prosumers (D3100/D3200/T3i/T4i) and all of the features and customization of the higher end prosumers (D7100/60D/7D). If you are looking for a good starter dSLR to get into photography this is an excellent choice because it give you way more customization than the Nikons and Canons in it's price range.
Pros: Great battery life. Lots of features and customization. Colorful.
Cons: Camera strap is to short even for my 5'6" girlfriend to comfortably use. Minimal to no compatibility with Nikon and Canon glass. Shutter is on the loud side if you like to do wildlife photography. Raw resolution is on the low side. The K-50 is out now so technically this is the last gen model.
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?
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: As a long time customer with newegg they need honor and stand behind there return policy.
Pros: I have been buying from Newegg for years and this is the first time I have received a used item being past off as new. Item was damaged I contacted newegg for an RMA I sent my item back for replacement and newegg sent it back stating that I had damaged this high end gaming motherboard. I will continue to work with newegg to get this matter resolved. I only gave 1 egg because I had to other wise no egg would have been given.
Cons: Long time buyer and this is the first time that newegg has done this to me. I just wonder how often a used item has been past off as new to other customers.
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".
Summary: This may be a good camera when it isn't defective, but mine arrived with a rear LCD that had a series of black lines of non-functioning pixels over half the LCD. It wasn't one bad pixel or even one line of bad pixels, but at least 20 lines. Either Pentax quality control is essentially non-existent, or the camera was damaged in transit. After the front focus issues on the K10D and now this I am giving up on Pentax.