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Pentax K-30 + DAL 18-55WR Digital Camera

SLR 16.28MP CMOS Apr 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
This new mid-level model offers all standard SLR features and outstanding operability. All of that packed in a compact, weather-resistant, dustproof and lightweight body for worry-free outdoor... More
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Pentax Has Excellent Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Pentax digital cameras and also specifically for Pentax SLR cameras and found that in both cases Pentax had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Pentax K-30 + DAL 18-55WR supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR do not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i[plb_1609405_price], or the Pentax K-50[plb_2053942_price].

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR, the Pentax K-30 + DAL 18-55WR supports video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think the Nikon 1 J1[plb_1657791_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The K-30 + DAL 18-55WR has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include a cheaper digital camera such as the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5[plb_2165788_price], or the Nikon 1 J1[plb_1657791_price] or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Nikon D3300[plb_2113658_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider include the EOS 700D - Rebel T5i[pl_1609405_price], or the EOS 700D - Rebel T5i[pl_1609405_price] both from Canon which has better reviews; or the 1 J1[pl_1657791_price], or the 1 J1[pl_1657791_price] both from Nikon which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Pentax K-50[plb_2053942_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including a cheaper camera such as the Nikon 1 J1[plb_1657791_price] or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i[plb_1609405_price], or the Pentax K-50[plb_2053942_price].

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The K-30 + DAL 18-55WR has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Pentax camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 38, the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR. The average maximum aperture number of SLR cameras that are a similar age to the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR is 19, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 3.5 to 38.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max)s of similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR range from 1x to 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 11x. At 16 times zoom factor, the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR has a quite high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600, the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst SLR cameras of this age. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR is 1,600, the highest is 210,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 20,000.

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4928 X 3264 Still Image Resolution(s)

The K-30 + DAL 18-55WR has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Pentax digital camera has a 4928 x 3264 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1728 x 1152 and 3072 x 2048 and 3936 x 2624. The still image resolution of all SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR ranges from 480 x 480 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The K-30 + DAL 18-55WR has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly found photo effects is Neutral, but this photo effects is not found on this camera. The photo effectss Black&White and Pastel are also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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Has Two Image Editings

The K-30 + DAL 18-55WR has a greater number of image editing modes than most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on SLR cameras that are a similar age to the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR. The image editing "Resizing" is also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Pentax K-30 + DAL 18-55WR is more than most SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Pentax camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Ten ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR is more than most SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR. The ISO sensitivitys "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Pentax digital camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The camera file systems "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and type.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR are not 3D. The K-30 + DAL 18-55WR is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The K-30 + DAL 18-55WR does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at include the Nikon D7100[plb_2082345_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The K-30 + DAL 18-55WR does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Nikon D7100[plb_2082345_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The K-30 + DAL 18-55WR is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR, the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The K-30 + DAL 18-55WR has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR. The flash modess "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Pentax camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR is more than most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a Manual shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of this age and type. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Auto", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Six Number of Diaphragm Bladess

The Pentax K-30 + DAL 18-55WR is a six number of diaphragm blades digital camera. Most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR have between two and eight number of diaphragm bladess.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Pentax K-30 + DAL 18-55WR

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Pentax K-30 + DAL 18-55WR has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Nikon 1 J1[plb_1657791_price] or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i[plb_1609405_price] are also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon D7100[plb_2082345_price] (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 590 grams, the Pentax K-30 + DAL 18-55WR has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Nikon 1 J1[plb_1657791_price] (234g) which is also cheaper.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.28 megapixels, the Pentax K-30 + DAL 18-55WR has a fairly typical megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the K-30 + DAL 18-55WR.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5[plb_2165788_price] (18MP and cheaper); or the D3300[pl_2113658_price] (24.2MP and higher rated), or the D7100[pl_2082345_price] (24.71MP and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Dustproof
Splash Proof
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed Settings
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Compatible Operating Systems
On/off Switch
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR
Rotating

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Decent stills with enough light
Quick response 6 fps)
Topnotch screen
Weatherresistance construction
Very good still image quality
Poor video quality
Very noisy mechanical operation
No HDMI out
Poor flash results
No continuous AF during video capture

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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