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New Pentax K-30 Offering Stiff Competition For Canon's T4i?


The new Pentax K-30 DSLR has been released.  It’s rugged body and price range make it comparable to Canon’s T4i…..or does it?


Gizmodo recently did a hands on review of the weatherproof K-30 and they found some interesting results.  Overall, they thought that the camera was very easy to operate and had very navigable menus.  According to Gizmodo, the camera’s 16.3 megapixel APS-C sensor took beautiful still images.  However, there was one major downfall….the video.  Apparently, the K-30’s video mode is less than great.  When using stabilization, the image distorts quite a bit.  If you don’t use image stabilization, the video is unusable.

K-30 Quick Specs

-WeatherProof sealed body

-16.3 megapixel APS-C sensor

-12800 Max ISO

-Video Specs:  1920 x 1080 30/25/24 and 1280 x 720 24/255/30/50/50

-Price: $900 with 18-55 mm kit.  $1200 with 18-135 mm kit


The Pentax K-30, good for stills, not great for video.  For full review and a sample of video shot with camera, check out GIZMODO