Customer Reviews for Pentax K-30 Weatherproof DSLR Camera Bundle

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Pentax K-30 Weatherproof DSLR Camera Bundle

When you're shooting with the PENTAX K-30, there's no need to come in out of the rain. Or the snow, for that matter. The only camera in its class with a fully weather sealed body, the K-30 is water resistant, dustproof and coldproof. Sealed with PENTAX precision, it's a completely climate proof digital SLR for any environment. The K-30's PRIME-M engine is highly tuned for optimal 1080p HD video at 30, 25 or 24 FPS and h.264 compression. A large 16 megapixel CMOS sensor captures high-resolution images with exceptional color accuracy and low noise. K-30 DSLR Specifications: Image Sensor: 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor Lens Specifications: 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (standard K-30 kit lens, weather-resistant lens not included) LCD Monitor: 3.0” TFT LCD (921,000 dot) Motion Video Quality: 1080p Full HD Video at 30 fps Image Stabilization: Sensor-shift SR w rotational compensation ISO Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 100-12800, expandable to 100-25600 Images Per Battery Charge: Approx. 410 shots Dimensions: W 5.1” x H 3.8” x D 2.8” (body) Weight: Approx. 20.8 oz. (without battery or memory card) Storage Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC K-30 DSLR Features: Never Take a Raincheck - 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. Weather Sealing - Full weather sealing throughout the entire body ensures worry-free use in any weather condition CMOS Image Sensor - A high performance 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor strikes the perfect balance between resolution and image quality PRIME M image processing engine - PRIME M image processing engine is optimized for HD video capture, smooth live view, low chromatic noise, and low energy consumption Pentaprism Viewfinder - Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder, with interchangeable focusing screens, achieves a 100% optical field of view for framing accuracy in a highly compact form factor Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine - Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine, with AF assist lamp and light source detection sensor, features improved optical components, including a diffraction lens, for responsive autofocus in any lighting Sensor-Shift Shake and Dust Reduction - PENTAX sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction technology ensures sharp, image stabilized, auto-leveled, and dust-free imaging with any mounted lens Coldproof - Rugged coldproof design is ideal for use in sub-freezing, wet, snowy winter conditions (-10°C, 14°F) 1080p video - Full 1080p HD video capture at 30 frames per second (60 FPS for 720p) features efficient h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options for stunning video quality Large 3 inch LCD - Large 3 inch LCD with brightness and color adjustments is wide angle viewable, and features 921,000 dots of resolution Live View focus peaking - Live View focus peaking highlights in-focus surfaces for fast and highly accurate manual focus acquisition or precise autofocus confirmation Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder - Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder, with interchangeable focusing screens, achieves a 100% optical field of view for framing accuracy in a highly compact form factor 77 segment metering system - Highly accurate 77 segment metering system produces beautifully exposed images and video, even in complex lighting situations 6 frames per second continuous shooting - Freeze the action with a fast 6 frames per second continuous shooting mode and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speed ISO speeds up to 25600 - ISO speeds up to 25600 maximize shutter speeds and flash effective range while minimizing image noise in low lighting Programmable front and rear e-dials - Programmable front and rear e-dials enable PENTAX renowned Hyper Program and Manual modes, as well as other rapid no-look settings changes Traditional, Auto Picture and Scene modes - Traditional shooting modes feature PENTAX Sensitivity Priority (Sv) and Shutter And Aperture Priority (TAv) for outstanding flexibility, while powerful automatic modes like Auto Picture and Scene modes take the guesswork out of great photography In-camera HDR shooting modes - In-camera HDR shooting modes feature multiple blending options to bring out the detail in wide gamut still imaging Rechargeable Li-Ion or AA battery compatible - Compatible with both rechargeable Li-Ion and AA batteries (via optional AA battery holder) for plentiful power at home or while travelling Compact yet durable body - Highly compact yet durable body features comfortable ergonomics such as a deep grip, oversized buttons, and concave 4-way controller for streamlined, intuitive operation K-30 DSLR What’s Included: Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed DSLR Camera Body 18-55mm Lens (standard K-30 kit lens, weather-resistant lens not included) Pentax Sling Bag 8GB SDHC Memory Card Li-Ion Battery Battery Charger Kit USB Cable Strap Hotshoe Cover Eyecup Body Mount Cover Finder Cap Focusing Screen Software CD-ROM Model: K-30
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Customer Reviews for Pentax K-30 Weatherproof DSLR Camera Bundle
Review 1 for Pentax K-30 Weatherproof DSLR Camera Bundle
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Location:Truckee CA
Date:November 9, 2012

caution on bundle items

Cons: included memory card not compatible with k30, lens not weather-resistant
Model Number: Pentax K30
"I haven't had a chance to use the K30 camera yet, because the Kingston SDHC memory card that was included with the bundle is not compatible with the K30, and I will need to purchase a seperate card from elsewhere (even though manual specifies SDHC). The card does work with the WG-1, which is a very basic point-shoot. The lens that is included with the K30 is not of the weather-resistant variety. Not sure if Costco or Pentax created this bundle, but someone should have done a better job creating a "weatherproof bundle" that is truely weatherproof and works with the included parts."
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Pentax K-30 Weatherproof DSLR Camera Bundle
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Portland, OR
Date:October 30, 2012

One of a kind deal

Pros: weather proof, fast autofocus and continous shooting, good kit lens, can use aa batteries, not canikon, high build quality, fantastic images, in body stabilization, real pentaprism view finder that doesn't crop
Cons: lenses not as plentiful as canikon, usually must be ordered sight unseen.
Model Number: 11763523 / K-30
"This camera has better specs and is cheaper than it's closest Canon competitor (T4i). It takes fantastic pictures and in this package is an unbeatable value. The sensor is larger and not jam packed with megapixels like Canon, so the low light performance is much higher. Its movies may not be as good, but honestly Canon's look pretty bad as well. The memory card that came with it didn't work, but Costco refunded more than what it would cost to replace it. I got the black one because I wanted a more serious, subdued look. The ergonomics are really good as well. It has two dials meaning you are able to adjust two settings simultaneously in manual and priority modes. Add to this that the accessories are worth at least $200, and it's a pretty sweet deal."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Pentax K-30 Weatherproof DSLR Camera Bundle
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Seattle
Date:August 23, 2012

Awesome Camera

Pros: water resistant, in camera shake reduction
Cons: limited lens selection
Model Number: K 30
"You can't get a better camera for the price. This is a better camera than the Canon 60D and the Nikon 7000 in my opinion"
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Pentax K-30 Weatherproof DSLR Camera Bundle
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location:San Francisco, CA
Date:August 16, 2012

The kit lens is NOT weatherproof

"Everything is cool EXCEPT the kit lens is NOT weatherproof. You need to spend extra to buy a weatherproof lens to use the camera under the weather."
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Pentax K-30 Weatherproof DSLR Camera Bundle
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Chicago, IL
Date:July 30, 2012

All weather DSLR

Pros: weather resistant, great image quality
Model Number: Pentax K 30
"This is the ONLY weather resistant DSLR that does not cost big bucks. Weather resistant cameras for consumer level cameras are a Pentax specialty. This is not meant to taken underwater. The Optio compact camera can be used for that.
The K30 uses the same sensor as some of the more expensive cameras and has great image quality.
The feel and hanling on this camera are nice and feels like a more expensive camera."
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.