Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30 features a 16-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with an ISO range that extends up to ISO 12800 (expandable to ISO 25600), the camera also features a 3-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 921,000 dots. The K-30 is capable of shooting 1080p video at 30, 25, or 24 frames per second — dropping the resolution down to 720p will boost you up to 60fps — but what Pentax is really touting is the weather-sealed body. The camera is resistant to weather and dust, and has been tested to be operational at temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: July 2012
  • Price at launch: $899.95

Verge Review

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...

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Basic Specs

Camera type DSLR
Sensor size APS-C
Sensor type CMOS
Effective pixels 16.3 megapixels
RAW support RAW, RAW + JPEG
Supported media SD, SDHC, SDXC

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Camera type DSLR
Width 5.1 inches
Height 3.8 inches
Depth 2.8 inches
Weight 1.3 pounds
Color Black, White, Blue
Internal image stabilization Yes
Sensor
Sensor size APS-C
Sensor type CMOS
Effective pixels 16.3 megapixels
Controls
Minimum ISO 100
Maximum ISO 25600
Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds) 6000
Slowest shutter speed (n seconds) 30 seconds
Focus points 11
Max. continuous shooting speed 6 FPS
Display
Size 3 inches
Resolution 921000 dots
Built-in viewfinder Yes
Video
Video capture Yes
Max. resolution 1080p
Standard framerate(s) 24, 25, 30, 60
Software
Supported video formats H.264
RAW support RAW, RAW + JPEG
Lens
Interchangeable Yes
Supported mounts Pentax K
Storage
Supported media SD, SDHC, SDXC
Audio
Built-in speaker Yes
Built-in microphone Yes
Ports
Video out Yes
Connection(s) Accessory shoe, USB, AV Multi
Battery
Model AA, D-LI109
Removable Yes
Flash
Flash Yes (Built-in)
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