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Pentax K30 Digital SLR Camera - Body Only - Black

  • 16 Megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0” LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video Recording
  • 11-Point SAFOX IX Autofocus
  • ISO 100-25600
  • 6fps Burst Mode
  • Programmable Front and Rear E-Dials
  • Uses Rechargeable Li-Ion or AA Batteries

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The Pentax K30 is a DSLR camera incorporating many advanced features and exceptional operability in a compact and lightweight, weather-resistant body. Ideal for the outdoors photographer, the K-30’s body provides a firm and comfortable grip so you can shoot with a steady and secure hold. High-performance features include a low-noise 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, broad sensitivity range from ISO 100-25600 and high speed burst shooting up to 6fps. The K30 also boasts a state-of-the-art SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module with 11 focus points, 9 of which are cross-type sensors. And blur-stopping SR Shake Reduction delivers 4 stops of compensation. Finished off with a glass prism viewfinder with 100% field-of-view, and Full HD Video, the Pentax K30 is the ideal all-weather camera for shooting in challenging conditions.

16 Megapixel CMOS Sensor – High-performance 16 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS image sensor delivers outstanding high resolution image quality, colour accuracy, and low noise.

Weather Sealing – Featuring 81 seals, the K30 boasts full weather sealing throughout the entire body ensures worry-free use in any weather condition. When used with optional Pentax WR lenses you have a complete weather-proof solution. Rugged cold-proof design is ideal for use in sub-freezing, wet, snowy winter conditions (-10C, 14F).

Compact yet durable body - Highly compact yet durable body features comfortable ergonomics such as a deep grip, oversized buttons, and concave 4-way controller for streamlined, intuitive operation.

PRIME M image processing engine - optimized for HD video capture, smooth live view, low chromatic noise, and low energy consumption.

Pentaprism Viewfinder - Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder, with interchangeable focusing screens, achieves a 100% optical field of view for framing accuracy in a highly compact form factor.

Sensor-Shift Shake and Dust Reduction - PENTAX sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction technology ensures sharp, image stabilized, auto-levelled, and dust-free imaging with any mounted lens.

Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine – The K30’s Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine, with AF assist lamp and light source detection sensor, features improved optical components, including a diffraction lens, for responsive autofocus in any lighting. Additionally, 9 of its 11 focus points have cross-type sensors to capture subjects in sharp focus,

Large 3-inch LCD - Features brightness and colour adjustments is wide angle viewable, and features 921,000 dots of resolution.

6 frames per second continuous shooting - Freeze the action with a fast 6 frames per second continuous shooting mode and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speed.

Huge 100-25600 ISO Range - Flexible ISO range of 100-25600 ensures gorgeous noise-free imaging as well as fast, noise and blur-controlled low-light photography.

Programmable front and rear e-dials - enable PENTAX renowned Hyper Program and Manual modes, as well as other rapid no-look settings changes.

In-camera HDR shooting modes - feature multiple blending options to bring out the detail in wide gamut still imaging.

Full HD 1080p video - Full 1080p HD video capture at 30 frames per second (60 FPS for 720p) features efficient h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options for stunning video quality.

Live View Focus Peaking Mode - Focus peaking mode provides fast and accurate manual focusing for critical focus applications.

77 segment metering system - Highly accurate 77 segment metering system produces beautifully exposed images and video, even in complex lighting situations.

Traditional, Auto Picture and Scene modes - Traditional shooting modes feature PENTAX Sensitivity Priority (Sv) and Shutter and Aperture Priority (TAv) for outstanding flexibility, while powerful automatic modes like Auto Picture and Scene modes take the guesswork out of great photography.

JPG & DNG RAW Captures - Captures JPG still images, but also open standard DNG RAW which is compatible with a wide range of Adobe-supported RAW processing software programs.

Rechargeable Li-Ion or AA battery compatible - Compatible with both rechargeable Li-Ion and AA batteries (via optional AA battery holder) for plentiful power at home or while travelling.


Digital SLR


Type: CMOS w primary colour filter, integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system
Size: 23.7 x 15.7mm (APS-C)
Colour depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW
Effective pixels (total pixels): 16.3 MP (16.5 MP)
Dust Removal: Sensor movement w SP coating on low pass filter
Pixel mapping: Yes


Type/construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
Usable lenses: PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screw mount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions)
SDM function: Yes
Power zoom function: n/a

Focus System

Type: SAFOX IXi+ TTL phase-detection 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system w light wavelength sensor and diffraction lens
Sensitivity range: EV -1 to 18 (ISO 100)
Focus modes: AF.A (auto), AF.S (single, w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF.C(continuous, w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual
Focus point adjustment: Auto 11 pt, Auto 5 pt, User-Selectable (w Expanded Area AF), Centre
AF assist: Yes via dedicated LED AF assist lamp
Focus peaking: Yes (n/a while video is actively recording)


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

LCD Monitor

Type: 3.0” TFT colour LCD w brightness/colour adjustment and AR coating
Resolution: 921,000 dots
Wide angle viewable: Yes


Type: Retractable P-TTL popup flash
Guide number: 12m (ISO 100)
Coverage: 28mm wide angle equivalent
Flash modes: On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless
Flash exposure compensation: -2 to 1 EV (1/2 steps)

External Flash

Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash
Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec

Storage Media

Internal memory: n/a
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC


Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, cable switch
Video out: NTSC, PAL
Microphone: Built-in monaural

Power Supply

Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI109 (included), AA battery holder D-BH109 for 4* AA batteries (sold separately)
Recordable images: Li-Ion approx 480 (410 w 50% flash, CIPA), AA lithium approx 1600 (1000 w 50% flash, CIPA)
Playback time: Li-Ion approx 270 min, AA lithium approx 620 min
Movie recording time: 25 min max time per clip
AC adapter available: Yes (sold separately)

Physical Specs

Body dimensions (W x H x D): 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8”
Body weight
Without battery or removable memory: 20.8 oz
Loaded and ready: 22.9 oz (Li-Ion)
Primary construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate over stainless steel chassis
Operating temperature: 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Ruggedized features: Fully weather sealed throughout body, coldproof

Language Support

English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese, Japanese

Image Stabilization

Type: Sensor-shift SR w rotational compensation (3 stops max)

Metering System

Type: TTL open aperture 77 segment metering
Sensitivity range: EV 0 to 22 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)
Metering patterns (multi, centre, spot): Multi 77, Centre, Spot
Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)
Exposure lock: Yes
Exposure bracketing: 3 frames, up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps

ISO Sensitivity

Auto: 100-12800 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to 100-25600, auto range selectable
Manual: 100-12800 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to 100-25600

White Balance

Type: Image sensor detection w light wavelength sensor assist
Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash,CTE
Manual mode(s): 3 manual and 3 Kelvin temperature presets, copy WB settings from a captured image available
WB fine adjustment: +/- 7 steps A-B axis or G-M axis


Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutter
Shutter speed: 1/6000 to 30 sec (1/3 or 1/2 steps), Bulb

Capture Modes

Mode selection: Hyper Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Hyper Manual (M), Bulb (B), User (U1, U2), Scene (SCN), Auto Picture (AUTO), Movie
Auto Picture modes: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest
Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG), Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum
Custom Image modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Green simplified mode available: n/a
Face detection available: Yes
PASMB: P, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv)
Date stamp: n/a
Digital filters (capture): Extract Colour, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Colour, Colour
Dynamic range adjustment: Highlight, shadow
Digital level: Viewfinder (horizontal), LCD (horizontal, vertical), SR auto-level function
File/Folder customization: Folder name (standard, date), file name (standard, customizable), embed copyright

Drive Modes

Mode selection: Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Auto Bracketing (3 frames, standard, timer, remote)
Continuous FPS
- Continuous Hi: Approx 6.0 FPS (30 JPG, 8 RAW)
- Continuous Lo: Approx 3.0 FPS (unlimited JPG, 10 RAW)
Multi-exposure: 2-9 shots, auto exposure adjustment
Interval: 999 shots, 3 sec to 24 hr interval, time delay
HDR: Auto, HDR 1, HDR 2, HDR 3, pixel alignment, exposure bracket +/- 1-3 EV (1/1 steps)
Cable switch: Yes (available separately)

Playback Modes

Mode selection: One Shot (no data, basic data, full data, colour channel histogram, bright/dark indication, copyright info), Multi Image Display (4, 9, 16, 36, 81 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 16X, scrollable, quick magnification), Image Rotation, Calendar Filmstrip, Display, Folder, Slideshow, Select & Delete, Movie Playback (no data, basic data, full data), Save RAW Data From JPG (if available in buffer memory)
Mode pallet: Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, RAW Development, Index Print, Image Comparison, Protect, DPOF, Movie Edit, Extract JPG from Movie
Digital filters (playback): Monochrome, Extract Colour, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Colour, Colour, Tone Expansion, Sketch Filter, Watercolour, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fisheye, Slim, Base Parameter Adj

File Formats

Recorded resolutions: 16M (4928x3264), 12M (4224x2816), 8M (3456x2304), 5M (2688x1792)
Quality levels: *** Best, ** Better, * Good
File formats: RAW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III
Colour space: sRGB, AdobeRGB

Custom Functions

Functions available: 23


* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

Pentax K30 Digital SLR Camera Body - Black
Battery Charger Kit (K-BC109)
Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery (D-LI109)
USB Cable (I-USB7)
Neck Strap (O-ST53)
Hotshoe Cover FK
Body Mount Cover
Focusing Screen MF-60 Frame Matte (installed in-camera)
Eyecup FR (installed on camera)
Software Suite CD-ROM
Instruction Manual
Manufacturer Warranty
Camera Mechanics Warranty
This product comes with a
24 month Australian warranty
from CR Kennedy & Company
(the sole authorised Australian Distributor)

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