Pentax K-30 Features

If you've been looking for the ideal camera to join you on your outdoor adventures, then the Pentax K-30 may just be the one.

Pentax K-30
Release Date: July 2012
Price With Lens: $700 USD
Available at:
Amazon  •  Adorama  •  B&H Photo Video

The Pentax K-30 features 81 seals around its buttons and gaskets to keep out water, dust and icicles (if you like to use your camera at 14° F or -10° C).

It also provides Full HD video recording with a variety of "film speeds" including 30, 24 and 60 frames per second.

A great feature on the Pentax digital SLRs is their built-in image stabilization. This helps you take hand-held pictures in very dim light without flash and it eliminates blur that is caused by slight camera motion.

Unlike the special stabilized lenses created by Canon and Nikon, this stabilization works with any lens that you attach to the Pentax K-30, even old ones.

When you pair this with an ISO setting that goes all the way up to 25600, you have a camera that can be used at all times of the day and that doesn't require a bulky tripod to ensure clear shots.

For the fashion-conscious photographer, the K-30 is available in metallic blue and white in addition to the traditional black.

Pentax K-30 Features

StabilizationBuilt In
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Max. Shutter Speed1/6000
Max. Photo Capture6 per second
ISO Range100 to 25600
Movie ModesH.264
1920x1080 (30, 25, 24fps)
1280x720 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps)
640x424 (30, 25, 24fps)
LCDFixed 3in (921,000 dots)
ViewfinderPentaprism (100% coverage)
Autofocus11 point
Face Detect AFNo
Sensor Dimensions23.6 x 15.8 (1.5x crop factor)
Live ViewYes
Built-in FlashYes (Sync: 1/180)
Compatible LensesAll Pentax K Mount
BatteryD-LI109 LiIon
Dimensions5.12 x 3.82 x 2.8in
130 x 97 x 71mm
Weight22.93oz (650g)

Additional Features

The Pentax K-30 has three special features that appeal to photographers with specific needs:

  1. In-camera Filter Effects — tweak the look of your photos without sitting at your computer for hours by using one of the 19 filters available like "Miniature"
  2. Timelapse Image Recording — capture up to 999 photos with interval times between 3 seconds and 24 hours
  3. GPS Compatability — with the optional O-GPS1 unit that attaches to the camera hot shoe, you can tag every image you take with location information
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