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PentaxK-30 DSLR Camera (Body Only) (Crystal Blue)
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Fast shutter speed (7)
  • Good image quality (7)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (6)
  • High ISO performance (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Wildlife (7)
  • Family photos (6)
  • Travel (6)
  • Landscape/scenery (5)
  • Sports/action (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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5.0

Great outdoor camera

By aliennani

from Santiago, Chile

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

Cons

  • Short Battery Life
  • Small LCD Screen

Best Uses

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

Comments about K-30 DSLR Camera (Body Only) (Crystal Blue):

All the time, all the wheater, this is a good option.
Nice body construction, light-weight.
Bad flash materials.

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  • No

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5.0

PENTAX K-30

By doug

from ft worth, Texas

About Me Casual Photographer

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about K-30 DSLR Camera (Body Only) (Crystal Blue):

    The K-30 is beginners best friend it is very easy to use and simple to learn. It has amazing features that allow you to go from day sport shots to beautiful still pics at night. I have had absolutely no issues with the k-30 and would and have recommended to anyone who is looking for a camera that will take high quality pictures and is comfortable and easy to use..

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

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    5.0

    Amazing camera. Serious Bang for Buck!!

    By RpM in NYC

    from NYC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    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

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about K-30 DSLR Camera (Body Only) (Crystal White):

    IQ is amazing. Has access to very high quality primes. It's weather sealed. Has two control dials. 100% coverage VF. Just about same sensor as K-5. Its small and light. For me thats all I was looking for. Even coming from a FF (Nikon D600 and Canon 5D MkII, both of which I sold due to weight and size) the IQ from this camera with the FA 31 and 77 is right there. No one takes note of me shooting with this camera and allows me to get the candids that I love. I love the stormtrooper white. I was hesitant to get anything other than black as thats what I have always owned but honestly its the first camera I own that I think the camera looks cool (not just the IQ:). It is rated to 100,000 fires and I hope to be using it to that point. It really is that good. For the current prices I can't imaging anything better at this price point. The only negative is that the battery is only rated to 500 shots (I am used to much larger batteries).

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

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    5.0

    "great step up"

    By lohaas

    from north central wi

    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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about K-30 DSLR Camera (Body Only) (Crystal Blue):

      I went from a pentax K200 to the K30. the K30 has more current features such as greater pixel 10 vs.16mp,live view,higher shutter speed, iso and more.Like the k200d it's weather resistant and the menu and controls are similar enough that the learning curve for the k30 isn't difficult.Like the k200d the k30 is a great value from pentax.

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

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      5.0

      AA battery holder not included

      By Carol

      from PA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about K-30 DSLR Camera (Body Only) (Crystal Blue):

        The reason I buy Pentax cameras is because it accepts AA batteries. The places I go you can't charge a battery very easy. So why wasn't it mentioned that you have to buy a adapter for the batteries in the description. I don't care about the rechargeable lithium battery I want to be able to use the AA batteries. You have to spend $30.00 to get one. This should be mentioned in the not included items.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Conundrum-Almost a review

        By Bing and Eng's kid

        from Napa Valley, California

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Comments about K-30 DSLR Camera (Body Only) (Crystal Blue):

        I have owned a Kx which. I traded up to a Kr-improvment over Kx-From the specs, I think the K-30 will be an even better camera! So why have I not purchased one? For most of my work I have been using a Nikon D80. (65,000+ images and six years of reliable workhorse camera. Purchased K-r for it's frames per second speed and have been using it for high school sports (days only) I need to replace the D80 and the K5II or K30 were prime candidates but both need more dollar support than I have. Need 70-200 f2.8, 18-135 and a top of line flash unit. I will probably buy a D7100 because I have two SB 800s and 22 Nikon lenses. I have been recommending the K 30 to people who ask me "what camera should I get."
        ever since it came out. This posting is more lament than review but I think anyone looking for a camera should give Pentax serious consideration

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9

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        5.0

        More than it's worth!

        By ALnG

        from Milwaukee WI

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about K-30 DSLR Camera (Body Only) (Crystal Blue):

          The Pentax K-30 is Ready to use out of the box.
          The button programming allows for quick scene selection. Designed for beginners but advanced enough for Pro's.

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

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          (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          high quality HD video and great color

          By viola83181

          from Salt Lake City, Utah

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about K-30 DSLR Camera (Body Only) (Crystal Blue):

            I am a professional photographer just starting out in video. I have always loved Pentax for their high quality images, ruggedness, and affordability. This camera is my favorite by far. It fits easily in my hand, takes both Pentax batteries and AAs in a pinch, writes images fast and produces great quality HD video with surprisingly good audio for on camera microphone. The shake reduction is awesome as ever, and any Pentax user should be able to pick it up and start shooting.

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

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