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Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed 16 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm Lens (White)
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- 16 mega pixel APS-C CMOS image sensor
- Fully weather sealed through out the entire camera, not just the port and battery doors, for a rugged cold proof/weather proof SLR
- Full 1080p HD video 30/25/34 FPS, features h.264 compression, flexible exposure controls and HDR finishing options.
- ISO speeds to 25600 with minimn noise
- Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder achieves a 100% optical field of view
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|Auto Focus Technology||Yes|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||5.52 fps|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||12,800|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|External Memory Included||No|
|Flash Memory Type||SD;SDHD|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/180_sec|
|Focus Description||autofocus self-illumination light|
|Focus Type||automatic with manual|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100 to 12800, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps (25600 Extended)|
|Item Dimensions||3.1 x 2.3 x 4.8 inches|
|Item Weight||1.43 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||7.8 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Weight||3.1 grams|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year parts and labor|
|Maximum Focal Length||55 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||cmos|
|Shipping Weight||3.65 pounds|
|Video Capture Format||h.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
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|Screen Size||3 in||3 in||3 in||3 in|
|Focus Type||automatic with manual||Includes Manual Focus||Automatic with manual||automatic with manual|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100 to 12800, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps (25600 Extended)||Auto, 100 to 12800, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps (25600 Extended)||Auto, 100 to 12800, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps (25600 Extended)||—|
|Item Dimensions||2.3 x 4.8 x 3.1 in||2.8 x 5.12 x 3.82 in||2.8 x 5.1 x 3.8 in||2.3 x 4.8 x 3.1 in|
|Item Weight||1.43 lbs||1.43 lbs||1.43 lbs||1.4 lbs|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 megapixels||16 megapixels||16 megapixels||16 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||aps-c||APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)||aps-c||aps-c|
|Style Name||—||with 18-135mm Lens||—||—|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1080p_hd|
|Viewfinder||LCD||Optical (pentaprism)||optical viewfinder||LCD|
Encased in a compact fully weather sealed body, the Pentax K-30 digital SLR comes equipped with a host of advanced photographic tools for the easy creation of great pictures in any weather condition. This compact but solid Pentax K-30 digital SLR comes equipped with a host of advanced photographic tools for the easy creation of great pictures, while delivering high standards of image quality, data processing speed and operability. Developed using the highly acclaimed Pentax K-7 as its base, the K-5 inherits the exceptional reliability, user-friendly operation, array of advanced features and compact, lightweight body of its predecessor. However, it is more resourceful and flexible in photographic expression. Combining a new high-speed, low-noise CMOS image sensor it produces super-high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images with approximately 16.3 effective megapixels, even when shooting in the continuous shooting mode at a maximum speed of approximately 6 images per second. It also offers an extra-wide sensitivity range between ISO 100 and ISO 25600 (when expanded via a custom function) and full HD-proportion movie recording at 1920 x 1080p @30/25/24 fps w/h.264 compression to expand the boundaries of high-quality visual presentation. In camera sensor shift image stabilization that allows usage with any K-mount lens. Adding other improvements and refinements--such as a faster autofocusing speed, an upgraded HDR (High Dynamic Range) function now usable in handheld shooting, and better operability through an overall review of the design and shape of all components - the K-30 is designed to be more functional and maneuverable in every detail, and in its response to the demands of the photographer in any weather condition.
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I finally narrowed it down between the Canon T3i and the Nikon D3200. Both seemed like great choices, and then somewhere I saw the K30 mentioned and started digging in. I had been VERY close to pulling the trigger on the D3200, but I'm glad I waited.
After reading about all of the features the K30 has and realizing that it was a LOT of bang for the buck I went for it. I haven't been disappointed! I'm not in the position to drop thousands on glass, but I've been able to pick up several vintage manual-focus lenses for relative pennies and am really enjoying them. The Asahi Pentax-M 1.7 50mm can be found pretty cheaply, and if you look around, you can get the Pentax-A 1.7 50mm for under a hundred bucks. I even got mine thrown in for 25 when purchasing the AF360FGZ flash at a camera show. YES! It's become far and away my favorite lens, even over my two autofocus Sigma lenses.
At any rate:
This camera feels great in the hand (I'm female and my hands are fairly small, but my big-handed mechanic boyfriend says it feels good to him too).
I love the white body (NOTE - it's not a flat white, the camera I received has the "Silky" finish which is more of a metallic pearly white).
I love the fact that I can pick up ANY Pentax K-mount lens ever made and it will work.
I like the fact that it's weather-resistant (though you need a WR lens too).
I was able to pick up a AA battery adapter for a few bucks rather than having to rely on proprietary batteries.
I could go on and on, but to sum up, I wholeheartedly recommend the K30 with one caveat: it has a fixed LCD screen, not one that will flip out and rotate, and it does not have a separate mic input, so if you're planning to do a lot of video this isn't the right camera for you. Since my main focus is photographs, it's perfect and the fixed screen and lack of mic support was not an issue.
Pentax makes some of the lens!
With this camera I got some really amazing vintage lens in near flawless condition for so cheap it's unheard of!
If you can get used to using the camera in Manual and use manual focus.... get some older manual lens and you will have images that are fantastic!
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