Summary: I bought the camera in early December 2013 and was quite excited about my purchase. The camera handled very well, the controls were easy to use, and the screen was sharp and bright. I was buying this to upgrade my Canon SX40 which takes excellent pictures for its class, but I wanted something a bit better.
Summary: I did a lot of research and finally purchased this camera because of the water resistant feature. My husband and I do a lot of traveling and I like to take pictures, a lot of pictures. The Pentax-K30 has the features I need, such as dust resistance and water resistance (I can rinse the camera after taking pictures at the sea). I also bought a Pentax WR 18-130mm lens when I purchased the camera in April 2013.
Summary: light is not powerful enough for my dark house. colors are not true. actually, they are way off! however it is a sturdy water resistant camera probably great for camping and outdoor activities. kind of on the heavy side though. maybe mine just didn't work correctly. pentax wanted me to send it in for repair, but i returned instead since it never worked right in the 3 days i had it. also expensive, i felt.
Summary: This camera is so unreliable and I am disgusted with it at this point. A little bit of background on me: I'm an event/portrait photographer and started out using the k-x. The k-x NEVER gave me problems and I've had it for years. It wasn't even one of their new models when I bought it. I broke down and bought the k-30 because I thought it would be a good idea to have a backup camera that was waterproof in case it ever rained during one of my weddings.
Summary: We bought this as a Christmas present (early, obviously) and now see that ALL of the charging and interfacing components are wrong! We are outside of the return policy window, but we don't want to return it - we love the camera - we just need the right components! PLEASE SOMEONE HELP US HERE!
Summary: I regret buying this camera. I would only recommend this to beginners learning a dslr but even to that I would say don't waste your money. I am a wedding photographer and the Canon 6d puts it to shame. Also, the first wedding I shot with the Pentax k30 it was 3months old and it blew a circuit board! So it can't handle weddings and don't rely on it. Then I submited it to repairs under my warranty and they had it for 3 months!
Summary: I bought this for travelling, as it is weather sealed and is described as light and compact(for a dslr)The camera was certainly light, but the build quality felt really cheap, and in the hand it actually felt quite bulky. For the first couple of shots, the shutter locked open, so I probably had a faulty one, and returned it (Amazon prime, brilliant as ever.)Lack of articulated screen a big disadvantage.
Summary: Bonjour, j'ai acheté ce Pentax K30 sur le site marchand AMAZON, qui proposait le tarif le moins élevé pour cet appareil (d'une belle finition, léger, bonne prise en main, agréable, toutes options, bref j'adore), le problème est que celui ci est arrivé avec des poussières sur le capteur et qu'au bout de quelques dizaines de prises le mécanisme d'obturateur s'est bloqué, donnant des photos noires bien évidemment.
Summary: Die k30 sollte ein Geschenk für meine Tochter sein, deshalb auch in blau. Ich selbst besitze schon mehrere Pentax ist DL* K200d, K10d, K20d und K7d, Leider habe ich bei allen Pentax Modellen das gleiche Problem ,nämlich einen Autofokus der nicht genau funktioniert. die K30 hab ich mir wegen der guten Bewertungen dann doch bestellt, das war ein Fehler. Der Autofokus war wie erwartet schlecht , um nicht zu sagen miserabel.