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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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Pros

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

Cons

No 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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