Pentax K-30 Digital SLR Camera Body with 18-55mm Lens

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Pentax K-30 Digital SLR Camera Body with 18-55mm Lens

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Pentax K-30 Body Features:

• Weather/dust/cold resistant w/high performance 16.28 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
• 1080p30 HD video with new PRIME M processing engine for outstanding imaging performance
• New advanced SAFOX Ixi+ focusing system with 77 segment metering system
• Fast 6FPS continuous shooting and large 3 inch/920K dots of resolution LCD

The K-30 offers advanced features and outstanding ease of operation in a compact, weather-resistant, dustproof, coldproof and lightweight body for worry-free outdoor photography. It features a high-performance 16.28 megapixel CMOS image sensor, high-speed burst shooting, an extra-wide sensitivity range and Full HD video recording, Coupled with a grip providing a firm, comfortable hold of the camera, and a sporty, functional design, it assures dependable, flawless performance in the field.

High-resolution, low-noise, true-to-life image reproduction
The K-30 incorporates the latest CMOS image sensor with a large image-capturing area measuring 23.7mm by 15.7mm. It assures high-speed image data readout to deliver super-high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images with approximately 16.28 effective megapixels. The PRIME M image processing engine is optimized for HD video capture, smooth live view, low chromatic noise, and low energy consumption. The K-30 offers a wide sensitivity range between ISO 100 and ISO 12800 (or even ISO 25600 when expanded via a custom function).

Sporty, functional design perfect for outdoor shooting
Thanks to the 81 seals used in its compact, lightweight body, the K-30 is built to be weather-resistant, dustproof and cold-resistant to temperatures as low as -10°C. Its exterior has been designed to be both sporty and functional for active outdoor shooting.

Optical finder with nearly 100% field of view
The K-30 comes equipped with a glass prism finder with nearly 100% field of view and approximately 0.92-times maximum magnification (with a 50mm F1.4 lens at infinity) to cover the entire field of view for easy focusing and framing. It delivers a clear optical view of the subject, even in bright sunshine, and eliminates parallax, colour shifts and time lag in the viewfinder image.

Advanced SAFOX IXi+ AF module gives improved autofocus performance
The state-of-the-art SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module assures responsive, high-precision autofocus operation by incorporating a diffraction lens to minimize chromatic aberration regardless of the lens used. It also uses the colour of the light at the time of shooting into its calculations. Nine of its 11 sensor points have cross-type sensors to capture all kinds of subjects in sharp focus, while its spotbeam projector assists the AF system in poorly lit locations. Expanded Area Focusing uses focus information from neighbouring focusing points to improve tracking of moving subjects.

High-speed burst shooting at approximately six images per seconds
Capture the action with the K-30's fast 6 frames per second continuous shooting mode and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speed.

In Camera High Dynamic Range (HDR) Capture
The Pentax-original HDR mode captures scenes that normally would have over and under exposed areas. Taking three exposures from one, two or three EV over and under exposed and then blending them to create an image with detail from highlight to shadows, choose from Auto blending or from three manual set degrees of blending. The Auto Align feature shifts the sensor to allow hand held HDR shooting.

Advanced Live View shooting with helpful features
The K-30 offers a clear, true-to-life Live View image (at 60 frames per second for a smooth view of moving subjects). It also features a focus peaking function to improve manual-focusing accuracy, as well as a choice of three grid display patterns including Golden Section.

Pentax-original SR mechanism with user-assisting options
The Pentax-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism effectively reduces camera shake for sharp, blur-free images even under demanding shooting conditions. This innovative mechanism works with any mounted Pentax lens.* Thanks to the SR mechanism’s flexible design that tilts the image sensor unit in all directions, the K-30 also offers several useful features to assist the photographer during shooting, including: an Automatic Horizon Correction function to assure level horizons; a Composition Adjustment function to allow minute adjustment of image alignment horizontally, vertically and axially; and an ASTROTRACER mode, to simplify astronomical photography in combination with the optional O-GPS1 GPS Unit.

User-friendly Auto Picture and Scene modes
The Pentax-original Auto Picture mode automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene from Portrait, Landscape, Macro and other distinctive shooting modes. This mode allows the photographer to concentrate on image composition and shutter opportunity, while leaving all other camera settings to the K-30, including shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness. The K-30 also offers 19 Scene modes - including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and Backlight Silhouette - to simplify the photographing of subjects and scenes by optimizing all camera settings with a simple choice of the corresponding icon on the camera's LCD monitor.

A selection of image-processing tools for creative, personalized expression
In camera adjustable processing of RAW images to JPEG for single images or batches of up to 99 images. The K-30 also features a custom image function, which allows you to easily and quickly select the desired finishing touch for a particular image, with a choice of 11 adjustable custom image tones, including Bleach Bypass to create a dramatic visual effect used in motion pictures, and Cross Process to produce a fanciful, eye-catching image with dramatic colours. It also offers a choice of 19 distinctive digital filters, including Miniature, which transforms an actual scene into what appears to be an image of miniature models. These filters add distinctive visual effects to captured images and produce creative, artistic images without the need for a computer. Further expand the creative possibilities by applying multiple filters to a single image.

Rechargeable Li-Ion or AA battery compatible
In addition to the standard lithium-ion battery capable of capturing approximately 480/410 images with a single recharge,** the K-30 can also be powered by four AA-size batteries using the optional D-BH109 AA-Battery Holder, approximately 1250/710 images with AA Lithium batteries**. There's no worry about battery shortages, even when on the road. ** without flash / with flash 50%.

Other Features:
• Large, wide-view 3.0-inch LCD monitor with approximately 921,000 dots and 60 FPS refresh rate and 170° horizontal and vertical off access viewing for high or low level shooting.
• 77-segment multi-pattern metering system using subject distance and focal length data for extremely accurate light measurement
• Time lapse still and video capability lets you capture the passage of time
• DR (Dust Removal) mechanism and SP coatings to shake dust off from the surface of the CMOS image sensor unit
• Pentax-designed Hyper control system to assure fast, intuitive, flexible, unfailing response to the photographer’s creative intentions
• Dynamic-range expansion function to compensate for both blown out (overexposed) and blocked up (underexposed) areas
• RAW-data capture of an image just taken in JPEG-format image
• RAW/Fx button for single-action switching of image file format, as well as for assignment and instant recall of a specific function
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• Pentax K-30 Digital SLR Camera Body Only (Black)
• Pentax smc DA-L 18-55mm F3.5 - 5.6 Lens
Included Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI109 (approximately 480 images; 410 w /50% flash, CIPA)*
AA battery holder D-BH109 for 4 AA batteries (sold separately), (Four AA Lithium approximately 1250 images; 710 w/50% flash, CIPA)*
Brand Description
Built In Hot Shoe
Camera Format
Body and Lens
Camera Type
Continuous Drive
Creative Filters
Type: 3.0" TFT colour LCD monitor, 60 FPS refresh rate, brightness/colour adjustment
Resolution: 921,000 dots
Wide angle viewable: Yes 170° horizontal and vertical viewing angle
On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless
Focal Length
HDMI Connectivity
Image Formats
Image Stabilizer
Integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor-movement system
Lens Aperture
Min: f/3.5 - 5.6
Max: f/22 - f38
Macro Feature
Manual Control
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year Canadian warranty
Effective Pixels: 16.28 megapixels; APS-C (23.7 x 15.7mm); CMOS with primary colour filter
Built-in monaural microphone, Adjustable Recording Sound Level
Minimum Focus Range
25 cm
Movie Mode
Full HD 1080p
Panorama Mode
Scene Modes
Shooting Modes
Auto Picture modes: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest
Digital SLR Body
Type: Pentaprism
Coverage (field of view): 100%
Magnification: 0.92X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity)
Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable)
Diopter adjustment: -2.5m to 1.5m
Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop-down), digital
WiFi Modes
Wide Angle Lens
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