Pentax may not be the first name you think of when you shop for a digital camera, but the company has a history of making good DSLRs — the K-5 is a favorite of many photographers, for instance. As we've seen with the Q and K-01, Pentax also likes a gimmick: the Q was impossibly small, the K-01 impossibly odd-looking. The company's latest DSLR, the K-30, isn't quite so jarring in its design, but it does have a trick up its sleeve: the camera is totally weather-sealed, so you can take it out in a thunderstorm and shoot without worry – or at least, without worrying about the camera.

The K-30's rugged body protects solid internals, too: it shares its 16-megapixel APS-C sensor and Prime M processor with the K-01, promises six frames per second shooting, and can recording 1080p video at 30 frames per second. That it all costs only $899.95 with a kit lens is enticing, but the entry-level DSLR market is getting more impressive all the time — Nikon's D3200 and D5100 are both solid DSLRs, as is Canon's Rebel T4i. Can the K-30 hold its own? Let's see.