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Pentax K-30 Black Digital Camera With 18-55mm F/3.5-5.8 DAL ED AL (52) & 55-300mm F/4-5.8 DA AL Lens (58) {16.3 M/P}

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Pentax K-30 Black Digital Camera With 18-55mm F/3.5-5.8 DAL ED AL (52) & 55-300mm F/4-5.8 DA AL Lens (58) {16.3 M/P} Description


Pentax K-30, a mid-level or prosumer DSLR, presents standard SLR characteristics and easy operation. The K-30 was designed by Pentax to assist new SLR users capture professional images. The K-30 concerts 16.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, 6fps continuous shooting, CMOS-shift Shake Reduction, Full HD 1080p recording up to 60fps, 77-segment matrix meter, 1/6000th second high-speed shutter, 3" 921k-dot LCD monitor, built-in sensor dust removal, and an array of added digital features. Employing 11-point SAFOX IX+ AF system with nine cross-type sensors and live view shooting with face detection facilitate image composition and focus in different lighting situations to assist in capturing your photo creativity. Impressive performance and image quality are packed into this rugged, compact, weather-resistant, dust-proof and lightweight body of the K-30.

The Pentax K-30 comes equipped with the DAL 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 AL ED and DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 AL zoom lens. The lenses are specially designed for Pentax DSLR cameras. Both lenses features Pentax's Super Protect coating which protects against dust and moisture and extra-low dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberrations while delivering sharp, clear photos. The lens construction is comprised of 11 elements in eight groups, six bladed diaphragm, and 9.84" minimum focusing distance.

Thanks to the K-30, for the first time in a long time location doesn't matter. Whether it's a sandy day at the beach or a trek into the wet rainforests of Belize, the K-30 is the ideal DSLR camera to capture your memories regardless of your location or the elements you face. Its weather sealed body and intuitive ergonomics give you the flexibility and comfortability to shoot what you want, when you want and where you want.

KEH Specifications

  • Megapixels:Actual: 16.9 Megapixel
    Effective: 16.3 Megapixel 
  • Body Color:   Black
  • Sensor Size/Type: CMOS, 23.7 X 15.7 MM
  • Resolution: 16MP: 4928 x 3264 
  • ISO: Auto, 100-12800 (Extended Mode: 80-51200)
  • White Balance: Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Fluorescent H, Shade, Tungsten  
  • Shooting Modes: UP TO 7 FPS
  • Image Stabilization: Optical    
  • LCD Size:  K-5 IIs has an air-gap-free, scratch resistant 3.0" LCD with 921,000 dots of resolution that offers detailed and color-accurate images even in bright sunlight. 
  • Shutter Speed: Speed: 30 - 1/18000 SEC.
  • Built-in Flash: Yes 
  • Video:  Yes NTSC/OAL
  • Memory Card Type(s )SD- SDHC- SDXC
  • Battery:  1x D-L190  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • Weight: 26.1 OZ  / 740 G LOADED AND READY
  • Dimensions: 5.2 X 308 X 2.9" / 13.2 X 9.7 X 7.4 CM
  • Manufacturer's Model #: 26.1 oz / 740 g Loaded and ready 

Kit Lenses

  • Focal Length: 18-55mm
  • Aperture Maximum: f/3.5-5.6
  • Aperture Minimum: f/22-38
  • Camera Mount: Pentax K with APS-C sized sensor
    Angle of View: 76 degrees to 29 degrees
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 9.84" / 25 cm
  • Elements/Groups: 11/8
  • Diaphragm Blades: 6
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Image Stabilization:  No
  • Autofocus:  Yes
  • Dimensions: 2.7" x 2.66" / 68.5 x 67.5 mm
  • Weight: 8.99 oz / 255 g
  • Focal Length: 55-300mm
  • Aperture Maximum: f/4-5.8
  • Aperture Minimum: f/22-32
  • Camera Mount: Pentax K with APS-C sized sensor
  • Angle of View: 29.0° - 5.4°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 4.59' / 1.4m
  • Elements/Groups: 12/8
  • Diaphragm Blades: 6
  • Filter Thread: 58mm
  • Image Stabilization:  No
  • Autofocus:  Yes
  • Dimensions: ø2.8" x 4.4" / ø7.11 x11.18cm
  • Weight: 15.52oz / 440g


Built-in Devices

Built-in Devices Microphone, Speaker


Camera Modes

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


Minimum Diopter Adjustment -2.5
Maximum Diopter Adjustment 1.5


Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card


ISO Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100, ISO 12800, ISO 25600
Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/6000 Second
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual


Image Formats JPEG, RAW
Aspect Ratio 16:9


Maximum Frame Rate 60 fps
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
HD Movie Mode Yes
Video Formats AVI, Motion JPEG, MOV, MPEG-4 AVC

Network & Communication

Wireless LAN No


Analog Video Out Yes

Physical Characteristics

Durability Cold Proof, Dust Proof, Water Resistant, Weather Resistant
Lens Mount Pentax K (SMC, SMC-M), Pentax KA (SMC-A), Pentax KA2 (MZ-M, ZX-M), Pentax KAF SMC-F, Pentax KAF SMC-FAJ, Pentax KAF2 (SMC-FA), Pentax KAF2 (SMC-DA, SMC-DFA)

Battery Information

Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Built-in No
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)

Display & Graphics

Image Sensor Size 0.93" x 0.62"
Display Screen Type LCD
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Camera Resolution 16.5 Megapixel
Display Resolution 921000 Pixel
White Balance Modes
  • Auto
  • Daylight
  • Shade
  • Cloudy
  • Fluorescent (D, N, W, L)
  • Tungsten
  • Flash
  • CTE
  • Manual
Touchscreen No
Effective Camera Resolution 16.3 Megapixel
Screen Size 3"


Built-in Flash Yes
Built-in Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash Exposure Compensation, Flash OFF, Flash ON, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless Sync
External Flash Optional

General information

Product Model K-30
Manufacturer Part Number 15656
Brand Name Pentax


Focal Length (35mm Equivalent) 27.50 mm to 84.50 mm (Lens 1) - 82.50 mm to 450 mm (Lens 2)
Lens Construction 11 Elements in 8 Groups - 12 Elements in 8 Groups (Lens 2)
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Image Stabilization Optical
Optical Zoom 3.1x (Lens 1) - 5.5x (Lens 2)
Digital Zoom No
Focal Length 18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1) - 55 mm to 300 mm (Lens 2)


Language Supported Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Platform Supported Mac, PC
Features Continuous Shooting Mode, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Self-timer, Time Lapse Function
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