Pentax has released details of a new fully weather-sealed DSLR camera, the K-30.


Featuring a 16-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and PRIME M image processing engine, the K-30 comes with an improved Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine plus an AF assist lamp and light source detection sensor. Pentax sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction technology ensures sharp, image stabilized, auto-levelled and dust-free imaging with any mounted lens. The K-30 is also rated for use in sub-freezing, wet, snowy winter conditions (-10C, 14F).

The K-30 comes with a low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder with interchangeable focusing screens that provides 100% FOV coverage for accurate framing of shots. Live View focus peaking highlights in-focus surfaces for fast and highly accurate manual focus acquisition or precise autofocus confirmation. Burst capture is available at up to six frames/second and the camera boasts a 1/6000 second maximum shutter speed. Programmable front and rear e-dials provide easy customisation of camera controls and in-camera HDR shooting modes feature multiple blending options.

Other features include accurate 77 segment metering, ISO speeds up to 25600, a wide range of shooting modes (both traditional P/A/S/M and auto) and compatibility with both rechargeable Li-Ion and AA batteries (via optional AA battery holder).
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