Aug 7, 2012

Pentax K-30 Review

Steve's Digicams has just posted his review of the Pentax K-30 Digital SLR. The K-30 has been designed with over 80 weather-resistant body seals to make the camera hold up in wet, dusty, and sub-freezing conditions. All of which will protect the inside of the camera and its 16-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS image sensor that, when paired with the PENTAX PRIME M engine, allows for full 1080p HD video recording at up to 30 frames per second as well as full resolution 6 frames-per-second high-speed burst shooting.

We won't give away the whole review here, but his final words were:
"The K-30 is fast, full-featured, and fun to operate. It delivers high image quality, records HD video, and is sturdy and weatherproof. Even if you're not the outdoorsy type, the flexibility for fast adjustments offered by the programmable buttons and two well-placed dials make the K-30 a serious contender. If a few autofocus quirks don't throw you, this dSLR will likely thrill you."

Features:

  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS sensor 
  • Full weather sealing for worry-free use in any weather condition; Rugged coldproof design for sub-freezing use (-10C, 14F) 
  • Full 1080p30 HD video features h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options 
  • Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine features AF assist lamp, light source sensor, and improved optical components 
  • 3-inch LCD is wide angle viewable, and features 921,000 dots of resolution