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

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A fully featured 16.28 megapixel digital camera
SLR 16.28MP CMOS Black Jun 2013
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Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have ranked the Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm number 182 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 30?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large display diagonal
Has a built-in flash
Heavy
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras, but good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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How Big is the Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm?

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm is 128.5mm wide and 96.5mm tall. It is 71.5mm deep and weighs 590g.

Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm front dimensions

Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm size in context

Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Brand

Based on 2,538 expert and user reviews (including 473 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Pentax also has excellent reviews specifically within its cameras range compared to other brands. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

Cameras range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this Pentax digital camera has an average price compared to other cameras.


Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.28 megapixels, the Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Heavy

Across all the cameras the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg. The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm is quite heavy (590 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has an external flash connector, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

The average playback zoom (max) of cameras is 10x. The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has one of the higher playback zoom (max) (16 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm supports dioptic correction. Most of the other cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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4928 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a 4928 x 3264 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3936 x 2624, 3456 x 2304, 3072 x 2048, 1920 x 1080 and 1728 x 1152 and 1280 x 720. Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Dustproof

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm is dustproof. Most of the other cameras also are dustproof.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Quite Short Camera Shutter Speed

With a camera shutter speed of only 0.00016 seconds, the Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm's camera shutter speed is one of the shortest amongst cameras. Cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.00008s and 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.98s.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other cameras that we have assessed, the Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm's maximum aperture number of 38 is one of the largest. The smallest maximum aperture number of cameras is 1.8, the largest is 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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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 two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Pentax camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 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. Across all cameras the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 84.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras is 300mm.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Pentax K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras also support video capability.

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480 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm which takes 480 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The K-30 + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was June 2013 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax k30kit2yellow, pentax 15678, pentax 15735, pentax 15757
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