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Pentax K30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 55-300mm AL Lens Kit

B&H # PEK302LKBQ Mfr # 15656
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Product Highlights
  • 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Zoom Lens
  • 55-300mm f/4-5.8 AL Zoom Lens
  • 16.3Mp APS-C CMOS Image Sensor
  • Full 1080p30 HD Video h.264 Compression
  • PRIME M Processing Optimized for Video
  • Large Wide Angle Viewable 3.0" LCD
  • 77 Segment Metering System
  • Continuous 6 fps Shooting
  • ISO Expandable to 25600
  • Uses Rechargeable Li-Ion or AA batteries

The K30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 55-300mm AL Lens Kit from Pentax is a great entry for hobbyists looking to purchase a DSLR for the first time, or photographers who need a new camera with a more rugged construction and an included lens. With a fast 6 frames per second and built-in image stabilization, it will easily catch your kids playing in the big game, or the hummingbird that visits your feeder. You'll also be able to shoot worry-free due to the K30's full weather sealing that allows for use in any weather condition, including below-freezing temperatures of 14° F!

With 16 megapixels, and a maximum resolution of 4928 x 3264, you'll also have free reign to print enlargements, easily up to 11 x 14" and beyond, to hang up in the living room or a home office. Should a single image not be able to fully capture the moment, you can even switch to video mode, with live view, and capture stunning 1080p Full HD clips of every detail--to relive whenever you want, even on a big-screen TV.

For a bit of creative freedom, there are several different capture modes that can be used to define your unique style as a photographer, including: Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color, and even HDR (High Dynamic Range). With just three exposures the camera can capture and align the images by pixel to create HDR images with ease.

Note! Not compatible with "full-frame" (35mm size) cameras.

Pentax smc P-DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Zoom Lens
This is a standard focal length zoom lens designed specifically for Pentax digital SLR cameras. Blending versatility with affordability, it has a broad range of applications from indoor pictures, portraits, and landscapes to family photos and other general situations. This lens is weather resistant to handle damp, inclement conditions, and has a great wide angle capability with a standard 3x zoom range.
Pentax smc DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 AL Zoom Lens
The Pentax SMCP-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Lens offers an extreme telephoto zoom range, and is perfect for those moderate to long telephoto shots. Designed specifically for digital SLR cameras, the lens elements have been treated with Pentax's acclaimed Super-Multi-Coating for maximum light transmission, sharp definition, and high contrast, while minimizing flare and ghost imaging. In addition, SP coating is used on the exterior element to protect the lens against water and grease. ED elements compensate for chromatic aberration.
High performance 16Mp Sensor
The 16.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor records image resolutions of up to 16M (4928 x 3264), and down to 5M (2688 x 1792). Of the four available resolutions, you can decide to record several file formats, including: RAW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, and PIM III.
Full 1080p30 HD Video
Record Full HD 1080p video that features h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options. The highest resolution recorded is 1920 x 1080p with 30, 25, or 24 frames per second. These video clips are then compressed and saved in MOV or MPEG-4 AVC (h.264) formats
Image Capture and Processing
While the K30's PRIME M image processing engine has been optimized for video shooting modes, it also captures outstanding still images at up to 6 frames per second in continuous shooting mode. Ensuring all of these images are properly focused, the advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine features an AF assist lamp, light source sensor, and improved optical components. This 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system features a light wavelength sensor and diffraction lens. The highly accurate 77 segment metering system ensures your images from the K30 will have accurate exposure, even in complex lighting conditions. It also has exposure bracketing: with 3 frames, up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps
3.0" Wide-Angle Display and Glass Pentaprism Viewfinder
The large 3 inch LCD on the back of the K30 camera body is wide angle viewable, and features 921,000 dots of resolution. Live View on this screen has focus peaking highlights in-focus surfaces for fast and accurate manual or autofocus. Allowing for both methods of composition, the K30 also features a low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder. It achieves a 100% optical field of view and has a magnification of 0.92x
Convenient Power Supplies
Compatible with both rechargeable Li-Ion and "AA" batteries (via the optional "AA" battery holder sold separately), you can easily find replacement batteries for your Pentax K30, should you run out of charge while in the field.
Worry-Free Weather Sealing
With a fully weather sealed camera body, you can shoot in poor weather conditions worry-free, or shoot sports in otherwise treacherous conditions for any other camera. The K30 also features a rugged cold-proof design that even allows for sub-freezing use--so you can even shoot winter sports in frigid and snowy conditions.
Imaging
Lens Mount Pentax K
Camera Format APS-C / (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 16.5 Megapixel
Effective: 16.3 Megapixel
Max Resolution 16MP: 4928 x 3264
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.7 x 15.7 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVI, MJPEG, MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Bit Depth 12-bit
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points 11
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.92x
Diopter Adjustment - 2.5 to +1.5 m
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen  Live Preview LCD (921,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12800 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 - 1/6000 sec
Remote Control Optional
Mirror Lock-Up No
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Flash
Flash Modes Flash On
Red-eye Reduction
Second-curtain Sync
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Not Specified By Manufacturer
Guide No. 39.37' (12 m) ISO100 
Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 sec
Flash Compensation -2 EV to +1 EV (in 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System eTTL Remote Firing
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording With Video, Mono
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 9 fps
Start-up Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Shutter Lag Not Specified By Manufacturer
Self Timer 2 sec, 12 sec
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity 1x AV Output
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable No
Software System Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power
Battery 1x PEDLI109  Replaceable Lithium-ion Battery, 7.4VDC, 1050mAh
AC Power Adapter PEACAOK (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.8 x 3.1 x 2.3" / 12.2 x 7.9 x 5.8 cm
Weight 20.7 oz / 587 g No battery or memory card
Kit Lens
Focal Length 18 - 55mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 38
Angle of View 76° - 29°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (24.99 cm)
Magnification 0.34x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Elements/Groups 11/8
Diaphragm Blades 6
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread Front:52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.7 x 2.7" (6.86 x 6.86 cm)
Weight 8.1 oz (230 g)
Kit Lens
Focal Length 55-300mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.8
Minimum: f/22 - 32
Viewing Angle 29° - 5.4°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.6' (1.10 m)
Magnification 0.28x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Elements/Groups 12/8
Diaphragm Blades 6
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread Front:  58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.8 x 4.4" (7.11 x 11.18 cm)
Weight 15.52 oz (440 g)
Pentax K30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 55-300mm AL Lens Kit
  • P-DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Zoom Lens
  • P-DA 55-300mm f/4.0-5.8 AL Zoom Lens
  • I-USB7 USB Interface Cable
  • D-LI109 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1050mAh)
  • K-BC109 Battery Charger Kit for D-LI109 Battery
  • 0-ST53 Neck Strap (replacement)
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Eyecup FR for K7 Digital SLR Camera (replacement)
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Finder Cap for ME
  • 2 x Front Lens Cap
  • 2 x Rear Lens Cap
  • MF-60 Focusing Screen
  • Software CD
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PentaxK30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 55-300mm AL Lens Kit
     
    4.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Good image quality (5)
    • Fast shutter speed (4)
    • Image stabilization (4)
    • Large clear LCD (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (5)
      • Travel (5)
      • Family photos (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Wildlife (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

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      4.0

      great purchase

      By María

      from Bs As, Argentina

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Noisy At High ISO

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Pentax K30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 55-300mm AL Lens Kit:

      I use it to travel, outdoors. It's comfortable and easy to use.
      It's a bit noisy the lens 55-300 try to focus.
      it has a long battery life and fast charge.

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      5.0

      GREAT CAMERA

      By Desert Traveler

      from Kingman, AZ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Pentax K30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 55-300mm AL Lens Kit:

        I'm thrilled with this camera. Its easy to use, great in low light, excellent image quality. I dont have one negative thing to say about the camera or the lenses.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Satisfied Foray into the World of DSLR

        By Dave

        from Silver Spring, MD

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization

        Cons

        • Loud

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Pentax K30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 55-300mm AL Lens Kit:

        I've been wanting a DSLR for quite some time. After some research, I decided to go with the K-30. I've found the camera fun and easy to use, and I've been quite pleased with the quality of the camera and its output.

        I have had some issues getting it to auto-focus when there's no obviously discernible feature. For example, the camera would not auto-focus when I took a wide-angle picture of mountains sitting behind a lake. It was a little dark at the time so perhaps that contributed.

        The 55-300mm lens seems to create higher quality imagines than the 18-55mm one.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        K30 takes excellent photos

        By Pete

        from Idaho

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Pentax K30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 55-300mm AL Lens Kit:

          My only complaint is that I think the lens mounts on the lenses should be metal like the one on the camera. Otherwise, everything seems great so far. An articulating LCD screen would be nice, but the weatherproofing makes the trade-off worth it. The price of the K30 makes it a great value compared to others brands with comparable specs.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Everything I need!

          By Sean the Railroader

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Focus Issues
          • Lag / Shutter Delay

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Pentax K30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 55-300mm AL Lens Kit:

          This camera is great. I have a learning curve, because I have been using an old 35mm camera, but this camera is so easy to use that I am quickly getting a hold of it. It takes great pictures, and it is easy to use.
          I have had it focus in things on the wrong subject at times. Espcecially in a busy enviroment.

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