Pentax K-30 Coming This Week…

by on May 21, 2012

in Pentax

For the Pentax fans out there, it looks like another DSLR will land this week in the form of the 16MP Pentax K-30.  It looks like an entry-level shooter with full HD video capture and a sensitivity range up to ISO 25,600.  Expect the full details as soon as it officially drops.

[via Photo Rumors]

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1 axel May 21, 2012 at 8:44 am

In terms of design, this K30 appears absolutely state-of-the art and space-age, love the look of it, but also as per the same 16 megapixel sensor in the KO1, it will definitely be an excellent performer based on the current performance of the Pentax-modified 16 megapixel Sony sensor in the KO1 – which by the way happens to perform better than both the Sony and Nikon variants as-far-as near-zero noise at ISO 100 in RAW, plus truly excellent dynamic range, and no signs of moire, and these are the key things that i hold-dear as concerns sensor performance; because formerly no sensor has been able to get on top of these technical performance anomalies thus far, and only in this latest generation of sensors do they seem to have now gotten control of it, which is great for us passionate consumers who value good technical performance.
Pentax also provides Manual-level-audio-control in their video function, and that also is a big plus for me. I have only ever bought Pentax DSLR’s, since they are the underdog, however, despite that status, they do offer exceptional value for money and plenty of features at a great price (onboard HDR function anyone?), the only thing making me pause at the moment is the new excellent 24 megapixel sensor in the Nikon’s, that also performs perfectly in the aforementioned categories, so in the end, for me, it will come down to overall features, whether i buy a Nikon or Canon or Pentax; WOW! What a great time to be an enthusiast photographer on a budget, all these latest generation of cameras are bristling with features but prices are plummeting and performance is going through the roof, we consumers are the winners; pick carefully, and make your camera an extension of yourself, make it do what you want it to do, and then show the world what you do. cheers.

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