K-30

  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Fully weather sealed, dustproof, coldproof design
  • Full 1080p30 HD video
  • Advanced 11 point AF engine with new optics

K30 body

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NEVER TAKE A RAIN CHECK.

Thanks to the K-30, for the first time in a long time location doesn’t matter. Whether it’s a sandy day at the beach or a trek into the wet rainforests of Belize, the K-30 is the ideal DSLR camera to capture your memories regardless of your location or the elements you face. Its weather sealed body and intuitive ergonomics give you the flexibility and comfortability to shoot what you want, when you want and where you want.

Weather Sealing

Weather Sealing
Full weather sealing throughout the entire body ensures worry-free use in any weather condition.

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PRIME M Image Processing Engine
PRIME M image processing engine is optimized for HD video capture, smooth live view, low chromatic noise, and low energy consumption.

High Precision SAFOX IXi+ Auto Focusing

High Precision SAFOX IXi+ Auto Focusing
Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine, with AF assist lamp and light source detection sensor, features improved optical components, including a diffraction lens, for responsive autofocus in any lighting.

CMOS Image Sensor

CMOS Image Sensor
A high performance 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor strikes the perfect balance between resolution and image quality.

Pentaprism Viewfinder

Pertaprism Viewfinder
Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder, with interchangeable focusing screens, achieves a 100% optical field of view for framing accuracy in a highly compact form factor.

Innovative In-body Shake Reduction (SR) Mechanism

Sensor-Shift Shake and Dust Reduction
PENTAX sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction technology ensures sharp, image stabilized, auto-leveled, and dust-free imaging with any mounted lens.
    • Coldproof

      Rugged coldproof design is ideal for use in sub-freezing, wet, snowy winter conditions (-10C, 14F).

    • Large 3 inch LCD

      Large 3 inch LCD with brightness and color adjustments is wide angle viewable, and features 921,000 dots of resolution.

    • Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder

      Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder, with interchangeable focusing screens, achieves a 100% optical field of view for framing accuracy in a highly compact form factor.

    • 6 frames per second continuous shooting

      Freeze the action with a fast 6 frames per second continuous shooting mode and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speed.

    • Programmable front and rear e-dials

      Programmable front and rear e-dials enable PENTAX renowned Hyper Program and Manual modes, as well as other rapid no-look settings changes.

    • In-camera HDR shooting modes

      In-camera HDR shooting modes feature multiple blending options to bring out the detail in wide gamut still imaging.

    • Compact yet durable body

      Highly compact yet durable body features comfortable ergonomics such as a deep grip, oversized buttons, and concave 4-way controller for streamlined, intuitive operation.

    • 1080p video

      Full 1080p HD video capture at 30 frames per second (60 FPS for 720p) features efficient h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options for stunning video quality.

    • Live View focus peaking

      Live View focus peaking highlights in-focus surfaces for fast and highly accurate manual focus acquisition or precise autofocus confirmation.

    • 77 segment metering system

      Highly accurate 77 segment metering system produces beautifully exposed images and video, even in complex lighting situations.

    • ISO speeds up to 25600

      ISO speeds up to 25600 maximize shutter speeds and flash effective range while minimizing image noise in low lighting.

    • Traditional, Auto Picture and Scene modes

      Traditional shooting modes feature PENTAX Sensitivity Priority (Sv) and Shutter And Aperture Priority (TAv) for outstanding flexibility, while powerful automatic modes like Auto Picture and Scene modes take the guesswork out of great photography.

    • Rechargeable Li-Ion or AA battery compatible

      Compatible with both rechargeable Li-Ion and AA batteries (via optional AA battery holder) for plentiful power at home or while travelling.

Specification

Type

Digital SLR

Sensor

Type: CMOS w primary color filter, integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system
Size: 23.7 x 15.7mm (APS-C)
Color depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW
Effective pixels (total pixels): 16.3 MP (16.5 MP)
Dust Removal: Sensor movement w SP coating on low pass filter
Pixel mapping: Yes

Lens

Type/construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
Usable lenses: PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions)
SDM function: Yes
Power zoom function: n/a

Focus System

Type: SAFOX IXi+ TTL phase-detection 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system w light wavelength sensor and diffraction lens
Sensitivity range: EV -1 to 18 (ISO 100)
Focus modes: AF.A (auto), AF.S (single, w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF.C (continuous, w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual
Focus point adjustment: Auto 11 pt, Auto 5 pt, User-Selectable (w Expanded Area AF), Center
AF assist: Yes via dedicated LED AF assist lamp
Focus peaking: Yes (n/a while video is actively recording)

Viewfinder

Type: Pentaprism
Coverage (field of view): 100%
Magnification: 0.92X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity)
Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable)
Diopter adjustment: -2.5m to 1.5m
Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop-down), digital

LCD Monitor

Type: 3.0” TFT color LCD w brightness/color adjustment and AR coating
Resolution: 921,000 dots
Wide angle viewable: Yes

Flash

Type: Retractable P-TTL popup flash
Guide number: 12m (ISO 100)
Coverage: 28mm wide angle equivalent
Flash modes: On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless
Flash exposure compensation: -2 to 1 EV (1/2 steps)

External Flash

Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash
Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec

Storage Media

Internal memory: n/a
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC

Interfaces

Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, cable switch
Video out: NTSC, PAL
Microphone: Built-in monaural

Power Supply

Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI109 (included), AA battery holder D-BH109 for 4* AA batteries (sold separately)
Recordable images: Li-Ion approx 480 (410 w 50% flash, CIPA), AA lithium approx 1600 (1000 w 50% flash, CIPA)
Playback time: Li-Ion approx 270 min, AA lithium approx 620 min
Movie recording time: 25 min max time per clip
AC adapter available: Yes (sold separately)

Physical Specs

Body dimensions (W x H x D): 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8”
Body weight
Without battery or removable memory: 20.8 oz
Loaded and ready: 22.9 oz (Li-Ion)
Primary construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate over stainless steel chassis
Operating temperature: 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Ruggedized features: Fully weather sealed throughout body, coldproof

Language Support

English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian

Image Stabilization

Type: Sensor-shift SR w rotational compensation (3 stops max)

Metering System

Type: TTL open aperture 77 segment metering
Sensitivity range: EV 0 to 22 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)
Metering patterns (multi, center, spot): Multi 77, Center, Spot
Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)
Exposure lock: Yes
Exposure bracketing: 3 frames, up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps

ISO Sensitivity

Auto: 100-12800 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to 100-25600, auto range selectable
Manual: 100-12800 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to 100-25600

White Balance

Type: Image sensor detection w light wavelength sensor assist
Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE
Manual mode(s): 3 manual and 3 Kelvin temperature presets, copy WB settings from a captured image available
WB fine adjustment: +/- 7 steps A-B axis or G-M axis

Shutter

Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutter
Shutter speed: 1/6000 to 30 sec (1/3 or 1/2 steps), Bulb

Capture Modes

Mode selection: Hyper Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Hyper Manual (M), Bulb (B), User (U1, U2), Scene (SCN), Auto Picture (AUTO), Movie
Auto Picture modes: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest
Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG), Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum
Custom Image modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Green simplified mode available: n/a
Face detection available: Yes
PASMB: P, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv)
Date stamp: n/a
Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color
Dynamic range adjustment: Highlight, shadow
Digital level: Viewfinder (horizontal), LCD (horizontal, vertical), SR auto-level function
File/Folder customization: Folder name (standard, date), file name (standard, customizable), embed copyright

Drive Modes

Mode selection: Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Auto Bracketing (3 frames, standard, timer, remote)
Continuous FPS
– Continuous Hi: Approx 6.0 FPS (30 JPG, 8 RAW)
– Continuous Lo: Approx 3.0 FPS (unlimited JPG, 10 RAW)
Multi-exposure: 2-9 shots, auto exposure adjustment
Interval: 999 shots, 3 sec to 24 hr interval, time delay
HDR: Auto, HDR 1, HDR 2, HDR 3, pixel alignment, exposure bracket +/- 1-3 EV (1/1 steps)
Cable switch: Yes (available separately)

Playback Modes

Mode selection: One Shot (no data, basic data, full data, color channel histogram, bright/dark indication, copyright info), Multi Image Display (4, 9, 16, 36, 81 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 16X, scrollable, quick magnification), Image Rotation, Calendar Filmstrip, Display, Folder, Slideshow, Select & Delete, Movie Playback (no data, basic data, full data), Save RAW Data From JPG (if available in buffer memory)
Mode pallet: Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, RAW Development, Index Print, Image Comparison, Protect, DPOF, Movie Edit, Extract JPG from Movie
Digital filters (playback): Monochrome, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color, Tone Expansion, Sketch Filter, Watercolor, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fisheye, Slim, Base Parameter Adj

File Formats

Recorded resolutions: 16M (4928×3264), 12M (4224×2816), 8M (3456×2304), 5M (2688×1792)
Quality levels: *** Best, ** Better, * Good
File formats: RAW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III
Color space: sRGB, AdobeRGB

Custom Functions

Functions available: 23
👜What’s in the Box?
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Battery Charger Kit K-BC109
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Focusing Screen MF-60 Frame Matte
  • Li-Ion Battery D-LI109
  • Strap O-ST53
  • Eyecup FR
  • Finder Cap for ME
  • Software CD-ROM
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