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Pentax K-30
Mark Peters : May 24th 2012 - 11:20 CET
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PentaxPentax K-30 Weather resistant SLR camera : Featuring 81 seals set in its compact, lightweight, portable body, the new Pentax K-30 is built to be weather, dust and cold resistant with proven functionality in sub-freezing temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C). The K-30 exterior has been designed to be both sporty and functional for active outdoor digital photographers - a large camera grip provides a firm, secure hold of the Pentax K-30 camera; a low-profile pentaprism housing for reduced height; and a rounded, soft-rubber casing for a solid grip of the camera during vertical shooting. For more information, download the K-30 technical specification data sheet.

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Pentax K-30 with 16 Megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor
The Pentax K-30 digital SLR camera incorporates the latest 16 Megapixel APS-C sized CMOS image sensor with a large image-capturing area measuring 23.7mm by 15.7mm. The K-30 assures high speed image data readout to deliver super high resolution, rich gradation digital images with approximately 16.28 effective megapixels. This image sensor is coupled in the K-30 with the Pentax “PRIME M” imaging engine for outstanding full 1080p HD movie clips (1920x1080 pixels at 30 fps, in addition to outstanding still image capture processing. The Pentax K-30 weather resistant SLR camera also minimizes luminance noise at low sensitivities, while offering a wide sensitivity range between ISO100 and ISO12800.

Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30 Video recording features
The Pentax K-30 features full HD video recording to capture high quality video clips in 1080p resolution (1920x1080 pixels). The efficient h.264 compression format offers a choice of frame rates (30, 25 or 24 frames per second) at 1080p, or up to 60fps at 720p, to accommodate user specific applications. Video recording options are flexible, allowing the photographer to select aperture or shutter exposure control, while 'Pentax Shake Reduction' helps stabilize captured video. Pentax K30 users may add creative artistic effects to recorded clips using various Custom Image modes or record subjects in a series of video clips with the Interval Movie Shooting mode.

Pentax K-30 picture

Pentax K-30 Picture & Scene modes
The K-30 features the Pentax original Auto Picture mode, which analyzes a scene then automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode from Portrait, Landscape, Macro as well as others. This allows the photographer to concentrate on image composition and other creative elements while leaving more technical settings to the Pentax K-30, such as shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness. The new Pentax K-30 digital SLR camera also offers 19 creative Scene modes, including Night Scene Portrait, Pet, Backlight Silhouette, and more, to simplify photographing unique subjects and scenes that often require uncommon camera settings.

Pentax K-30 accessories

Pentax K-30 Accessories
In addition to the included lithium ion battery capable of capturing approximately 480 pictures with a single charge, the Pentax K-30 digital camera can also be powered by four AA-size batteries using the optional Pentax D-BH109 AA Battery Holder. Since AA batteries can be easily obtained almost anywhere around the world, there’s no worry about battery shortages, even when shooting for an extended period of time or in remote locations.

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Pentax K-30 Price & Availability
The Pentax K-30 body will be available at retail outlets nationwide and online in July 2012 and carries a suggested retail price of $850 USD. The Pentax K-30 kit with 18-55mm zoom lens retails for $900 USD. (prices may vary from country to country). Availability of colors and optional Pentax accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Pentax website in your region for more details.
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