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Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm Digital Camera

$675.99
SLR 16.28MP CMOS Jun 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Pentax has excellent reviews for its digital cameras
Quite large display diagonal
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Pentax Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 2,026 user and expert reviews (including 121 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent reviews for its cameras. Pentax also has excellent reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The smallest display diagonal of medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 2", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Olympus OM-D E-M5 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

The field of views of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. With a field of view of 100 percent, the K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has one of the wider field of views amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (921,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera. The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera is 430,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus OM-D E-M5, the Sony NEX-5 ($346.95), and the Fujifilm X-E1 is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This Pentax camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available which you might also want to look at include the Sony NEX-5 ($346.95), the Fujifilm X-E1, or the Canon G1 X ($480.92) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Olympus OM-D E-M5, the Fujifilm X-E2 ($696.17), or the Nikon 1 AW1 ($566.88) which has better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Design

Dustproof

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm is dustproof, as are most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Camera

Supports Live View

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm supports live view, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm features histogram, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Picture Quality

4928 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a 4928 x 3264 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most cameras of this type and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 1728 x 1152 and 3072 x 2048 and 3936 x 2624.

This camera's still image resolution (4928 x 3264) is actually the best still image resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

The worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 640 x 360.

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4928 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a 4928 x 3264 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

A 4928 x 3264 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution across all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

The worst image resolution amongst similar types of camera is 4288 x 3216 pixels.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Battery

480 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm is a camera that takes 480 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The lightest camera of a comparable spec and age to this camera is 20g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm is one of the heavier medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera (590 grams) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm X-E1 (300g), the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (373g), or the Canon G1 X ($480.92) (492g) which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax k30kit2yellow, pentax 15678, pentax 15735, pentax 15757
Barcodes 00027075205741, 00027075206199, 00027075217195, 00027075217201, 00027075217300, 00027075217416, 00027075217522, 00027075217614, 00027075217706, 00027075217713, 00027075217812, 00027075217928, 00027075218093, 00027075218208, 00027075218420, 00027075218437, 00027075224643, 00027075224780, 00027075224810, 00027075224940, 00027075225022, 00027075225084, 00027075229440, 00270752173004, 00270752174162, 00270752175220, 00270752176142, 00270752177064, 00270752179280, 00270752180934

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