Pentx K-30 Official Launch

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22 May '12 Tue May 22, 2012 06:20    
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22 May '12 Tue May 22, 2012 06:28    
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Looks to have much of the features of the K5 except the pentaprism [EDIT: it does have a pentaprism despite the low profile]. Maybe have some of the AF/LiveView features of the K-01. Probably not all the f/w features of the K-5, but will be interesting to see a feature-by-feature comparison.

So the K-5 replacement will need to be quite some camera!

Just noticed that Pentax UK still lists K-7, k-r and even the venerable k-x as products on their website. Dealers still have some in stock I guess ...


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22 May '12 Tue May 22, 2012 06:29    
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So is this an improvement on the K-5 or is it too early to say?


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22 May '12 Tue May 22, 2012 12:45    
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Review;
www.imaging-resource.c...x-k30A.HTM


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22 May '12 Tue May 22, 2012 12:59    
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I wanna see what the differences are between the K5 & the new K30?


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22 May '12 Tue May 22, 2012 14:25    
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Specs look good and a nice size too. Looking forward to seeing some hands on musings and real world use reports from buyers.

As they managed to keep this one fairly well under wraps, until recently. I wonder too if there is another high end model also coming soon.

Well done to Pentax though for, what seems, a good addition. Smile

 
 
 
 
  
23 May '12 Wed May 23, 2012 09:54    
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The only difference between this and the K5 seems to be the lack of a top lcd panel. It has two control wheels. It looks like a good camera, maybe those who have been waiting for the K5 prices to drop will go for this instead. I would if I did not have a K5 already. I think it looks a far better featured camera than similar offerings from canikon.

 
 
 
 
  
23 May '12 Wed May 23, 2012 11:20    
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Seems to have a bit better spec on the AF and LiveView (from the K-01), AF on video (ditto), and is missing the remote in and HDMI out. The last item seems picky, but maybe forced on them to fit the profile on left side, 'cos HDMI might be appreciated more by entry level DSLR users.

The f/w issues could be added to the K5 as an interim "facelift" model, I would have thought. The fact that it hasn't would seem to indicate a new replacement model reasonably soon ...


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23 May '12 Wed May 23, 2012 11:56    
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No remote jack? That would be a deal breaker for me


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23 May '12 Wed May 23, 2012 12:29    
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Sorry, dpreviews says it does support optional remote via wired and wireless. So maybe that is present. But confirms no HDMI.


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23 May '12 Wed May 23, 2012 12:42    
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Imaging Resource show the door for the remote and state:

The Pentax K-30 includes a USB 2.0 High Speed data port, standard definition composite NTSC / PAL video output, and a connector for a wired remote release. (There's also an infrared wireless remote receiver in the hand grip.) Unlike the K-5, there's no high-def video output or external microphone jack.

Incidentally the Canon official remote off ebay fits Pentax cameras and is smaller and cheaper Wink

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23 May '12 Wed May 23, 2012 13:02    
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I have 1 of these from ebay. At 2.58 shipped it's only gone up in price a few pennies in 2 yrs - wish everything was like that! Works fine, positive operation, overnite delivery.


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23 May '12 Wed May 23, 2012 15:40    
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i like the fact the font on the 'PENTAX' logo has gone back to as it was pre-K20D/K200D


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