The K-30 DSLR Camera with DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens from Pentax is a great entry for hobbyists looking to purchase a DSLR for the first time, or photographers who need a newer camera with a more rugged construction and larger sensor. With a fast 6 frames per second and built-in sensor-shift image stabilization, it will easily capture the shots important to you. You'll also be able to shoot worry-free due to the K-30's full weather sealing that allows for use in any weather condition, including temperatures down to 14° F.
This K-30 kit comes with the DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens which provides a range of focal lengths from true wide angle to standard, and is an ideal lens for day-to-day use. When shooting on a camera with an APS-C size sensor, like the K-30, its focal length is equivalent to 27-84.5mm in the 35mm format.
With 16 megapixels, and a maximum resolution of 4928 x 3264, you'll also have free reign to print enlargements 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.
No matter where you take the K-30 you can be sure it has enough power by using the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, or the optional AA Battery Holder (sold separately). With the AA Battery Holder you can use any AA batteries to power the camera when an outlet is nowhere in sight. Get the best of both worlds via the included rechargeable lithium-ion battery, or run into any convenience store to grab AA batteries when you need a last-minute power source.