Buyer beware. The Pentax K-30 and K-50 are notorious ...
Joe Lahoud, Amazon
2 April 2016
Summary: Buyer beware. The Pentax K-30 and K-50 are notorious for aperture motor failure, soon after the warranty runs out. The fix is in excess of $200. Google it. I'm stuck with a brick after 2 years of ownership. Pentax won't fix the untold number of failed cameras, let alone repair them. Stay away.
Summary: I loved this camera, but if you want it, get a K-50 instead. Worked fine for 18 months, then started producing randomly dark photos. Out of warrantee, took to shop, they cleaned "aperture control magnets", returned to me, worked for 5 more months, then failed again, rince, spit, repeat.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.