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Pentax K-30 Digital Camera Review

Read on to see if this intriguing weather-resistant DSLR has the performance to match the hype.

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Introduction

The Pentax K-30 is the latest in a long line of Pentax DSLRs to feature weather-proofing, allowing users to take the K-30 into conditions other sub-$1000 DSLRs simply won't survive. The K-30 sports the excellent handling we've come to expect from Pentax cameras, a 16-megapixel APS-C image sensor, and an autofocus system that is designed to improve upon the questionable system used in the Pentax K-5. The K-30 is available now in black blue, and white colors for an MSRP of $899.95 with a standard 18-55mm kit lens.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Durability
  5. Photo Gallery
  6. Image Quality
  7. Sharpness
  8. Color
  9. Noise Reduction
  10. Dynamic Range
  11. Low Light
  12. Distortion
  13. Video
  14. Usability
  15. Ease of Use
  16. Handling
  17. Controls
  18. Speed
  19. Features
  20. Video Features
  21. Conclusion

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