Pentax K-30 Review
|Full model name:||Pentax K-30|
(23.7mm x 15.6mm)
|Viewfinder:||Optical / LCD|
|Native ISO:||100 - 12,800|
|Extended ISO:||100 - 25,600|
|Shutter:||30 - 1/6000|
5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8 in.
(130 x 97 x 71 mm)
includes batteries, kit lens
|Full specs:||Pentax K-30 specifications|
Pentax takes features commonly associated with enthusiast-level DSLRs, and places them in a mid-range model that the rest of us can afford. With a great pentaprism viewfinder, a weather-sealed body, and twin control dials, the Pentax K-30 offers a lot of bang for the buck. Throw in much the same imaging configuration as the mirrorless K-01, and you're looking at a mighty interesting camera.Pros
Pentaprism viewfinder is bright and accurate; Weather-sealed body can handle direct rain; Twin control dials make exposure control a snap; Solid build; Great image quality.Cons
Lower resolution than some rivals; Not as small as recent Pentax entry-level and mid-range models; A couple of ergonomic and UI quirks; Shutter isn't the quietest; 18-55 kit lens isn't weather-sealed.Price and availability
The Pentax K-30 started shipping from July 2012. It's available either body-only for US$850, or in two kits. One kit includes the DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL for US$900, and the other kit bundles the DA 18-135mm ED AL (IF) DC WR for US$1,200.Imaging Resource rating
4.5 out of 5.0
Oops! An Error Occurred
The server returned a "500 Internal Server Error".
Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.