The K-30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 50-200mm AL Lens Kit - Crystal Blue 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 telephoto zoom 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 K-30's weather sealing that allows for use in inclement weather conditions, including below-freezing temperatures of 14° F!
With 16.3 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.
This Pentax K-30 kit includes two lenses to provide a full range of focal lengths. The first is the 18-55mm lens which is an everyday, go-to lens for shots of the family or standard landscapes and sunsets. Its 35mm equivalency is 27.5-84.5mm, so inclusive wide-angle is no problem. The second lens that comes with this kit is the 50-200mm telephoto zoom which brings distant subjects close and is great for creative portraiture. Its 35mm equivalency is 76.5-307mm and its true telephoto range is ideal for wildlife and sports photography.
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.