Pentax K30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 55-300mm AL Lens Kit

Pentax K30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 55-300mm AL Lens Kit

Pentax K30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 55-300mm AL Lens Kit

B&H # PEK302LKBQ MFR # 15656
Pentax K30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 55-300mm AL Lens Kit

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  • 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Zoom Lens
  • 55-300mm f/4-5.8 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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The K30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 55-300mm AL Lens Kit 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 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 K30's full weather sealing that allows for use in any weather condition, including below-freezing temperatures of 14° F!

With 16 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.

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.

Note: Not compatible with "full-frame" (35mm size) cameras.

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 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 DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 AL Zoom Lens
The Pentax SMCP-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Lens offers an extreme telephoto zoom range, and is perfect for those moderate to long telephoto shots. Designed specifically for digital SLR cameras, the lens elements have been treated with Pentax's acclaimed Super-Multi-Coating for maximum light transmission, sharp definition, and high contrast, while minimizing flare and ghost imaging. In addition, SP coating is used on the exterior element to protect the lens against water and grease. ED elements compensate for chromatic aberration.
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 K30'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 K30 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 K30 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 K30 also features a low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder. It achieves a 100% optical field of view and has a magnification of 0.92x
Convenient Power Supplies
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 K30 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.
In the Box
Pentax K30 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL and 55-300mm AL Lens Kit
  • P-DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Zoom Lens
  • P-DA 55-300mm f/4.0-5.8 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)
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Finder Cap for ME
  • 2 x Front Lens Cap
  • 2 x Rear Lens Cap
  • MF-60 Focusing Screen
  • Software CD
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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
    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 55-300mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.8
    Minimum: f/22 - 32
    Viewing Angle 29° - 5.4°
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.6' (1.10 m)
    Magnification 0.28x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Elements/Groups 12/8
    Diaphragm Blades 6
    Autofocus Yes
    Image Stabilization No
    Filter Thread Front:  58 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.8 x 4.4" (7.11 x 11.18 cm)
    Weight 15.52 oz (440 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 7.8 x 6.2"
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