The Pentax K-30 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 K-30 is the ideal all-weather camera for shooting in challenging conditions. This single kit includes the Pentax K-30 Digital SLR Camera Body and Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens.
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.
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
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
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)
Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec
Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, cable switch Video out: NTSC, PAL Microphone: Built-in monaural
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)
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
Type: Sensor-shift SR w rotational compensation (3 stops max)
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
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
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
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
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
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
Functions available: 23
Specifications for Lens PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL
smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL
PENTAX KAF mount
11elements in 8groupss
Angle of View
76 - 29º
( when used with PENTAX D-SLR camera body )
F22 - 38
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Minimum Focusing Distance
0.25m ( 0.82ft. )
Dimensions ( Maximum Diameter x Minimum Length )
68.0mm x 67.5mm ( 2.7 inch x 2.7 inch )
approx.220g ( 7.8oz ) without hood approx.245g ( 8.6oz ) with hood
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
Pentax K-30 Digital SLR Camera Body Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens Front Lens Cap Rear Lens Cap 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