Pentax K-30 : Tests and Reviews

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Type EntryLevelDSLR
Announced 22/05/2012  
Indicative price (USD) 470  
Sensor type CMOS  
Resolution 4936 x 3272  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 16.15  
Sensor size (mm) 15.7 x 23.7 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 12.0
Focal length multiplier 1.5 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  100 - 25600 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/6000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 6.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  Yes 
Firmware  
Dust cleaning  
Mount type Pentax KAF  
Weight (gr)  
Battery type Li-ion, D-LI109 
Battery weight (gr)  
Tropicalization No 
Camera material Metal 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type Optical 
View finder magnification 0.92 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup  
View finder diopter -2.5 to 1.5 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 921000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes AF-A, AF-S, AF-C, Manual 
Number of autofocus points 11 
Exposure bracketing up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps 
Exposure compensation +/- 5 EV 
Drive modes Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Auto Bracketing (3 frames, standard, timer, remote) 
Buffer size  
Recording medium SD/SDHC/SDXC 
Image format JPEG, RAW(PEF) 
White balance bracketing No 
Connectivity USB 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro  
Histogram Yes 
GPS Yes 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080 / 30 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus  
Video file format MPEG-4 
Video codec H.264 
Video stabilisation  

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