Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed 16 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera (Body with Lens Kit) - 18 - 55 mm Lens - 3.1x Optical Zoom - 15624

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Tech Features 16.3Mp APS-C CMOS Image Sensor
Tech Features Full 1080p HD Video h.264 Compression
Tech Features PRIME M Processing Optimized for Video
Tech Features Advanced SAFOX IXi+ Autofocus
Tech Features Large Wide Angle Viewable 3.0" LCD
Tech Features 77 Segment Metering System
Tech Features Continuous 6 FPS Shooting
Tech Features ISO Expandable to 25600
Tech Features Programmable Front and Rear E-Dials
Tech Features Uses Rechargeable Li-Ion or AA batteries

Tech Features What’s in the Box
Tech Features Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed 16 MP CMOS Digital SLR
Tech Features USB Cable I-USB7
Tech Features Battery Charger Kit K-BC109
Tech Features Hotshoe Cover FK
Tech Features Body Mount Cover
Tech Features Focusing Screen MF-60 Frame Matte
Tech Features Li-Ion Battery D-LI109
Tech Features Strap O-ST53
Tech Features Eyecup FR
Tech Features Finder Cap for ME
Tech Features Software CD-ROM

Product Description


Thanks to the K-30, for the first time in a long time location doesn’t matter. Whether it’s a sandy day at the beach or a trek into the wet rainforests of Belize, the K-30 is the ideal DSLR camera to capture your memories regardless of your location or the elements you face. Its weather sealed body and intuitive ergonomics give you the flexibility and comfortability to shoot what you want, when you want and where you want.

Weather Sealing
Full weather sealing throughout the entire body ensures worry-free use in any weather condition.

CMOS Image Sensor
A high performance 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor strikes the perfect balance between resolution and image quality.

PRIME M image processing engine
PRIME M image processing engine is optimized for HD video capture, smooth live view, low chromatic noise, and low energy consumption.

Pentaprism Viewfinder
Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder, with interchangeable focusing screens, achieves a 100% optical field of view for framing accuracy in a highly compact form factor.

Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine
Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine, with AF assist lamp and light source detection sensor, features improved optical components, including a diffraction lens, for responsive autofocus in any lighting.

Sensor-Shift Shake and Dust Reduction
PENTAX sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction technology ensures sharp, image stabilized, auto-leveled, and dust-free imaging with any mounted lens.

Rugged coldproof design is ideal for use in sub-freezing, wet, snowy winter conditions (-10C, 14F).

Large 3 inch LCD
Large 3 inch LCD with brightness and color adjustments is wide angle viewable, and features 921,000 dots of resolution.

Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder
Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder, with interchangeable focusing screens, achieves a 100% optical field of view for framing accuracy in a highly compact form factor.

6 frames per second continuous shooting
Freeze the action with a fast 6 frames per second continuous shooting mode and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speed.

1080p video
Full 1080p HD video capture at 30 frames per second (60 FPS for 720p) features efficient h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options for stunning video quality.

ISO speeds up to 25600
ISO speeds up to 25600 maximize shutter speeds and flash effective range while minimizing image noise in low lighting.

Product Attributes
Product attributeAspect Ratio:   16:9
Product attributeCamera Resolution (Megapixel):   16.3
Product attributeColor:   Black
Product attributeColor Class:   Black
Product attributeFocus Mode:   Auto
Product attributeImage Format:   Raw
Product attributeImage Stabilization Type:   Optical
Product attributeMaximum Still Frame Rate (fps):   60
Product attributeMinimum Aperture:   f/3.5
Product attributeResolution:   4928 x 3264

Product Summary

Mfg Part#: 15624
Rakuten.com Sku: 231953622
UPC: 027075217317
UPC 14: 00027075217317
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Tech Specs

Tech Specs Sensor
Tech Specs Type: CMOS w primary color filter, integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system
Tech Specs Size: 23.7 x 15.7mm (APS-C)
Tech Specs Color depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW
Tech Specs Effective pixels (total pixels): 16.3 MP (16.5 MP)
Tech Specs Dust Removal: Sensor movement w SP coating on low pass filter
Tech Specs Pixel mapping: Yes

Tech Specs Lens
Tech Specs Type/construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
Tech Specs Usable lenses: PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions)
Tech Specs SDM function: Yes

Tech Specs Focus System
Tech Specs Type: SAFOX IXi+ TTL phase-detection 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system w light wavelength sensor and diffraction lens
Tech Specs Sensitivity range: EV -1 to 18 (ISO 100)
Tech Specs Focus modes: AF.A (auto), AF.S (single, w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF.C (continuous, w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual
Tech Specs Focus point adjustment: Auto 11 pt, Auto 5 pt, User-Selectable (w Expanded Area AF), Center
Tech Specs AF assist: Yes via dedicated LED AF assist lamp
Tech Specs Focus peaking: Yes (n/a while video is actively recording)

Tech Specs Viewfinder
Tech Specs Type: Pentaprism
Tech Specs Coverage (field of view): 100%
Tech Specs Magnification: 0.92X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity)
Tech Specs Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable)
Tech Specs Diopter adjustment: -2.5m to 1.5m
Tech Specs Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop-down), digital

Tech Specs LCD Monitor
Tech Specs Type: 3.0” TFT color LCD w brightness/color adjustment and AR coating
Tech Specs Resolution: 921,000 dots
Tech Specs Wide angle viewable: Yes

Tech Specs Flash
Tech Specs Type: Retractable P-TTL popup flash
Tech Specs Guide number: 12m (ISO 100)
Tech Specs Coverage: 28mm wide angle equivalent
Tech Specs Flash modes: On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless
Tech Specs Flash exposure compensation: -2 to 1 EV (1/2 steps)

Tech Specs External Flash
Tech Specs Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash
Tech Specs Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec

Tech Specs Storage Media
Tech Specs Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC

Tech Specs Interfaces
Tech Specs Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, cable switch
Tech Specs Video out: NTSC, PAL
Tech Specs Microphone: Built-in monaural

Tech Specs Power Supply
Tech Specs Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI109 (included), AA battery holder D-BH109 for 4* AA batteries (sold separately)
Tech Specs Recordable images: Li-Ion approx 480 (410 w 50% flash, CIPA), AA lithium approx 1600 (1000 w 50% flash, CIPA)
Tech Specs Playback time: Li-Ion approx 270 min, AA lithium approx 620 min
Tech Specs Movie recording time: 25 min max time per clip
Tech Specs AC adapter available: Yes (sold separately)

Tech Specs Physical Specs
Tech Specs Body dimensions (W x H x D): 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8”
Tech Specs Body weight
Tech Specs Without battery or removable memory: 20.8 oz
Tech Specs Loaded and ready: 22.9 oz (Li-Ion)
Tech Specs Primary construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate over stainless steel chassis
Tech Specs Operating temperature: 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Tech Specs Ruggedized features: Fully weather sealed throughout body, coldproof

Tech Specs Language
Tech Specs Support English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian

Tech Specs Image Stabilization
Tech Specs Type: Sensor-shift SR w rotational compensation (3 stops max)

Tech Specs Metering System
Tech Specs Type: TTL open aperture 77 segment metering
Tech Specs Sensitivity range: EV 0 to 22 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)
Tech Specs Metering patterns (multi, center, spot): Multi 77, Center, Spot
Tech Specs Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)
Tech Specs Exposure lock: Yes
Tech Specs Exposure bracketing: 3 frames, up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps

Tech Specs ISO Sensitivity
Tech Specs Auto: 100-12800 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to 100-25600, auto range selectable
Tech Specs Manual: 100-12800 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to 100-25600

Tech Specs White Balance
Tech Specs Type: Image sensor detection w light wavelength sensor assist
Tech Specs Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE
Tech Specs Manual mode(s): 3 manual and 3 Kelvin temperature presets, copy WB settings from a captured image available
Tech Specs WB fine adjustment: +/- 7 steps A-B axis or G-M axis

Tech Specs Shutter
Tech Specs Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutter
Tech Specs Shutter speed: 1/6000 to 30 sec (1/3 or 1/2 steps), Bulb

Tech Specs Capture Modes
Tech Specs Mode selection: Hyper Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Hyper Manual (M), Bulb (B), User (U1, U2), Scene (SCN), Auto Picture (AUTO), Movie
Tech Specs Auto Picture modes: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest
Tech Specs Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG), Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum
Tech Specs Custom Image modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Tech Specs Face detection available: Yes
Tech Specs PASMB: P, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv)
Tech Specs Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color
Tech Specs Dynamic range adjustment: Highlight, shadow
Tech Specs Digital level: Viewfinder (horizontal), LCD (horizontal, vertical), SR auto-level function
Tech Specs File/Folder customization: Folder name (standard, date), file name (standard, customizable), embed copyright

Tech Specs Drive Modes
Tech Specs Mode selection: Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Auto Bracketing (3 frames, standard, timer, remote)
Tech Specs Continuous FPS
Tech Specs Continuous Hi: Approx 6.0 FPS (30 JPG, 8 RAW)
Tech Specs Continuous Lo: Approx 3.0 FPS (unlimited JPG, 10 RAW)
Tech Specs Multi-exposure: 2-9 shots, auto exposure adjustment
Tech Specs Interval: 999 shots, 3 sec to 24 hr interval, time delay
Tech Specs HDR: Auto, HDR 1, HDR 2, HDR 3, pixel alignment, exposure bracket +/- 1-3 EV (1/1 steps)
Tech Specs Cable switch: Yes (available separately)

Tech Specs Playback Modes
Tech Specs Mode selection: One Shot (no data, basic data, full data, color channel histogram, bright/dark indication, copyright info), Multi Image Display (4, 9, 16, 36, 81 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 16X, scrollable, quick magnification), Image Rotation, Calendar Filmstrip, Display, Folder, Slideshow, Select & Delete, Movie Playback (no data, basic data, full data), Save RAW Data From JPG (if available in buffer memory)
Tech Specs Mode pallet: Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, RAW Development, Index Print, Image Comparison, Protect, DPOF, Movie Edit, Extract JPG from Movie
Tech Specs Digital filters (playback): Monochrome, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color, Tone Expansion, Sketch Filter, Watercolor, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fisheye, Slim, Base Parameter Adj

Tech Specs File Formats
Tech Specs Recorded resolutions: 16M (4928x3264), 12M (4224x2816), 8M (3456x2304), 5M (2688x1792)
Tech Specs Quality levels: *** Best, ** Better, * Good
Tech Specs File formats: RAW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III
Tech Specs Color space: sRGB, AdobeRGB

Tech Specs Custom Functions
Tech Specs Functions available: 23

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    Pentax K-30 DSLR 10/8/2012
    Dave from Denver, CO  

    Love this camera so far. Waited for Pentax to come out with an affordable DSLR so I could use some of my already existing lenses - nice thing about Pentax. The camera feels good in my hands, is easy to use, and takes great pictures and video.

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    Good piece 9/7/2012

    I received mine a little more than an hour ago and have not done extensive tests yet because I am waiting for the battery to charge. I already own a K5 and a KX and I have previously owned the K100 and K20 models. The K5 was the first model that I felt truly competed with the Nikon and Canon crowd. It handles noise extremely well and most reliably up to 1600 ISO and its DXO rating is tops in its class. I us it for wedding photography and it is capable for well-lit interiors but I have seen results from recent Canon and nikon models that have been making me drool over the low-light results. It is only for that reason - low-light shooting - that I took a flier on the K30. I am blown away by the results. The low-light capability is incredible and I am very, very pleased. I shot 4 test shots starting at ISO 12,800 and going down to ISO 1600, room light only, tungsten white balance, hand-held, JPEG only (medium resolution, which was the default setting). Not only was I blown away by the noise handling, but also by the image stabiliazation. I have found my new work horse for indoor low-light photography!

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