Pentax K-30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 50-200mm AL Lens Kit - Crystal Blue

Pentax K-30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 50-200mm AL Lens Kit - Crystal Blue

Pentax K-30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 50-200mm AL Lens Kit - Crystal Blue

B&H # PEK302LKBL MFR # 15755
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Product Highlights

  • 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Zoom Lens
  • 50-200mm f/4.0-5.6 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
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Overview
  • 1Description

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.

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 beginners using 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 P-DA 50-200mm f/4.0-5.6 AL Zoom Lens
This DA 50-200mm zoom features a responsive "Quick-Shift Focus System" that allows photographers to instantly switch the focus mode from auto to manual with a slight twist of the focus ring. The image circle in DA-series lenses is designed to perfectly match the size of the CCD used in PENTAX digital SLRs to optimize camera performance.
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 K-30'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 K-30 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 K-30 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 K-30 also features a low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder. It achieves a 100% optical field of view and has a magnification of 0.92x
Two Convenient Power Sources
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 K-30 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.
Colors
The K-30 body comes in three color options: classic SLR Black, Crystal Blue and Crystal White.
In the Box
Pentax K-30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 50-200mm AL Lens Kit - Crystal Blue
  • P-DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Zoom Lens
  • P-DA 50-200mm f/4.0-5.6 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)
  • 2 x Front Lens Cap
  • 2 x Read Lens Cap
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Finder Cap for ME
  • Focusing Screen MF-60 Frame Matte
  • Software CD
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
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    Specifications
    Imaging
    Lens Mount Pentax K
    Camera Format APS-C / (1.5x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 16.5 Megapixel
    Effective: 16.3 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 16 MP: 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 
    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 seconds
    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
    File Size 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    1280 x 720 (HD)
    640 x 480 (SD)
    Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
    @ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
    @ 640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
    Exposure Control Auto: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
    Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 - 12800
    Exposure Compensation -2 EV to +2 EV
    Focus Auto
    Manual
    Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080
    25 min.
    1280 x 720
    25 min.
    640 x 480
    25 min.
    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 seconds, 12 seconds
    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, 7.4 VDC, 1050 mAh
    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 50-200mm
    Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 76.5-307 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/22 - 32
    Viewing Angle 31.5° - 8.1°
    Minimum Focus Distance 43.2" (109.73 cm)
    Magnification 0.24x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Elements/Groups 11/10
    Diaphragm Blades 6
    Autofocus Yes
    Image Stabilization No
    Filter Thread Front:  52 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.7 x 3.1" (6.86 x 7.87 cm)
    Weight 10.1 oz (286 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 7.9 x 5.0"
    Pentax K-30 Demo
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