Pentax K-30

Pentax has been known to make their DSLRs tough, and they've chosen to further emphasize that with their latest addition to the K-series. The body has 81 seals inside and out in order to make it weather, dust, and cold resistant to a temperature of 14-degrees F. That's a freezing point on-par with the hard core rugged compacts.

Pentax has done some serious work on the imaging front as well. At the K-30's heart is the latest version of their 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with their Prime M image engine. As a result, the maximum ISO has been jacked up to 12,800 (expandable to 25,600) and it now has both 1080p video capture at 30 fps and 720p capture at 60 fps.

AF is handled by the new Safox IXi+ module that considers the specific lens you're shooting with as well as the light source when determining focus. It has 11 total AF points, which isn't outstanding, but nine of them are cross-type, which is formidable at the mid-level range.

Standout Spec: Full weather-sealing makes this body resistant to water, dust, and most other things that cameras hate about nature.

Product Specifications

Camera Category: Entry-level DSLR, Mid-level DSLR
Sensor Size: APS-C
Sensor Type: CMOS
Megapixels: 16.5
Fastest Shutter Speed: 1/6000 second
Slowest Shutter Speed: 30 seconds
Bulb Mode: Yes
Live View: Yes
Image Processor: Prime M
Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
AF Points: 11
Display Type: LCD
Display Size: 3.0 inches
Display Resolution: 921000 pixels
Articulating Display: No
Minimum ISO: 100 ISO
Maximum ISO: 25600 ISO
Burst Rate: 6.00 fps
Self-Cleaning Sensor: Yes
In-Body Image Stabilization: Yes
Pop-Up Flash: Yes
Media Type: Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Expanded Capacity (SDXC)
Video Capture: Yes
Maximum Video Resolution: 1080p
AF in Video Mode: No
HDMI Port: No
Wireless Flash Trigger: No
Remote Capture: Yes
Height: 3.8 inches
Depth: 2.8 inches
Width: 5.1 inches
Weight: 21 ounces
Price: $899.00
Touch Screen: No
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