Denver - Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas
week the weather-resistant K-30 DSLR featuring a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with
FullHD 1080/24p and 30p video capture.
The K-30 is scheduled to hit retail shelves in
July at an $850 suggested retail for the body only, or $900 for the body with
an 18-55mm kit lens.
It was said to
have been designed to resist damage from dust and inclement weather, including
temperatures down to 14 degrees F, using 81 seals.
includes Pentax's new 11-point AF system with nine cross-type sensors, using
the so-called SAFOX IXi+ AF module.
offers a 100 percent field of view at 0.92x magnification.
The K-30 adds up
to a 6 fps burst shooting speed for JPEG images, a high-speed shutter up to
1/6,000th second, and dual electronic dials for quick access to exposure
control and Auto Picture and scene modes.
include an ergonomic grip; a choice of three body colors including black,
Crystal White and Crystal Blue; and a sensor-based image-stabilization system.
16-megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with the Prime M imaging engine, is said to
produce high-quality low-noise images for both video and stills. The camera
includes a wide sensitivity range between ISO 100 and ISO 12,800 (ISO 25,600
maximum when expanded via a custom function).
The sensor system
also provides Live View capability at 60 fps.
The K-30 also
accepts interchangeable Pentax Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screens to
facilitate manual focusing operation.
screens include cross-lined and scale types, to accommodate more specialized
The camera's Auto
Picture mode analyzes a scene then automatically selects the most appropriate
shooting mode from Portrait, Landscape or Macro, among others.
The K-30 also
offers 19 creative scene modes, including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and
Backlight Silhouette, to simplify photographing unique subjects and scenes that
often require uncommon camera settings.
The K-30 is
compatible with Pentax K-, KA-, KAF-, KAF2- and KAF3-mount lenses; screw-mount
lenses (with an adapter); and 645- and 67-system lenses (with an adapter).
include a 3-inch, 921,000-dot LCD monitor; 77-segment multi-pattern light metering
system; CMOS-sensor dust-removal mechanism;
and SilkyPix Developer Studio 3.0 for Pentax software included with the camera.
Denver - Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas introduced this week the weather-resistant K-30 DSLR featuring a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with FullHD 1080/24p and 30p video capture.