Pentax debuts midrange K-30 Digital SLR and 50mm f/1.8 lens
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Fred Miranda
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According to Pentax, the K-30 is resistant to dust, rain and temperature extremes as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit. The new dSLR also utilizes a glass prism optical finder with a 100 percent field of view, usually reserved for more expensive models.
Among its capabilities, the K-30 offers high-speed burst shooting at a maximum speed of six images per second coupled with 11-point auto-focus. Its high-speed shutter has a top speed of 1/6000 second, while it also incorporates dual electronic dials for quick access to exposure control and a number of auto-picture and scene modes. It uses a 16-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS images sensor with a large capture area of 23.7mm by 15.7mm. The K-30 can shoot high-quality 1080p video, aided by the processing capabilities of the Pentax PRIME M image engine.
Here are the main specifications:

  • 16.3Mp APS-C CMOS Image Sensor
  • Full 1080p30 HD Video h.264 Compression
  • PRIME M Processing Optimized for Video
  • Advanced SAFOX IXi+ Autofocus
  • Large Wide Angle Viewable 3.0" LCD
  • 77 Segment Metering System
  • Continuous 6 FPS Shooting
  • ISO Expandable to 25600
  • Programmable Front and Rear E-Dials
  • Uses Rechargeable Li-Ion or AA batteries

You may Pre-Order using the below links:

K30 Digital Camera (Body Only) (Black) ($849.95)

K30 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens Kit (Black) ($899.95)

Pentax smc DA 50mm f/1.8 Lens ($249.95)