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Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30
Pentax K-30 with DA-L 50 mm lens
Type Digital single-lens reflex camera
Sensor APS-C 23.7×15.7 mm CMOS sensor
Maximum resolution 16.3 million effective pixels
Flash Built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash. 1/180 sec X-sync speed.
Shutter speed range 30-1/6000 s, Bulb
Exposure metering TTL open-aperture metering with choice of: 77-segment, Center-weighted & Spot meter
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism, near-100% coverage, 0.92x magnification
ASA/ISO range ISO 100–12,800 in 1, 0.5 or 0.3 EV steps. Extendable from ISO 100–25,600
Rear LCD monitor 3", 921k pixels with AR coating, adjustable for brightness and colour
Storage SD, SDHC, SDXC
Battery Lithium-Ion D-LI109 rechargeable battery or four AA batteries (with optional AA battery holder)
Weight With battery and SD card: 650 grams (1.43 lb)
Without battery: 590 grams (1.30 lb)
Made in  Philippines

The Pentax K-30 is a 16.3-megapixel Pentax digital single-lens reflex camera, announced on 21 May 2012. [1] At its introduction, it was in the middle of Pentax's DSLR range, above the now-discontinued entry-level K-r, and below the semi-pro K-5 and successor K-5 II.


It has a stainless steel chassis,[2] and unlike most DSLRs of its class, is fully weather sealed. It can shoot continuously at up to 6 frames per second with a maximum shutter speed of 1/6000th of a second. It can capture video at 1080p at either 30, 25, or 24 fps. Like all current and recent Pentax dSLRs it features in-body shake reduction, removing the need for each lens to have image stabilisation. The Pentax K mount allows use of legacy lenses dating back to the 1970s, or even earlier with an M42-mount adapter, for which the K-mount is fully compatible. The autofocus system (SAFOX IXi+) is an advance over the K-5 and features 11 AF points, 9 of which are cross-type (i.e. sensitive to vertical as well as horizontal edges). For maximum flexibility, the camera can either use the proprietary supplied lithium battery, or, with an optional adapter, use the universally available AA battery type.



  1. ^ "Pentax K-30 16MP weather-sealed mid-level DSLR previewed: Digital Photography Review". 2012-05-21. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
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External links

  • Pentax K-30 - Pentax US
  • Pentax K-30 - Pentax UK
  • Pentax K-30 Body Kit Black - US

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