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Pentax K-30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 555 reviews of Pentax K-30. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the lens and image quality. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax K-30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Pentax K-30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the portability and durability are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good comments. Comments about the shutter and size are different.

usability, price, performance, durability, portability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax K-30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 user reviews of Pentax K-30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the lens and portability. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the shutter. Many are negative about the exposure.

usability, price, performance, portability, lens

exposure

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax K-30

 

Weather sealed and feature-packed, Pentax's latest mid-level DSLR is a contender.

Overall build quality and weather sealing, Comfortable to hold and use, Impressive image quality

AF performance in Live View, Lack of Continuous AF in video mode

Aug, 2012

Expert review by (t3.com)

Pentax K-30 review

 

The 16MP Pentax K-30 is the brand's latest entry-level DSLR for outdoorsy types

Weatherproof sealing ; Detail-rich images ; Fun digital filters

No custom menu ; Can’t use filters in raw mode ; Noisy ; slow AF with kit lens

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax K-30

 

We love new tech here at Pocket-lint, but sometimes companies can get a little carried away. Take Pentax: its Q system confounded and the K-01 , despite its great image quality, just lacked sense. What with so many decent competitor cameras making it...

Decent image quality, weather-sealed body, li-ion or AA batteries (later via adapter) options, lots on offer for the price, plenty of Pentax K-mount lenses available, lens-based stabilisation works with any K-mount lens, 6fps is fast and paired with...

Slow autofocus system compared to near-price competitors, included li-ion battery could be longer-lasting, AA battery holder comes at extra cost

The Pentax K-30 shows off what a DSLR can do without blowing the budget. But that doesn’t mean this DSLR scrimps on its features. Far from it, it blows most of the competition out of the water.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Pentax K-30 review - Pocket-lint

 

Pentax announced the Pentax K-30 DSLR back in May, but now, just ahead of the UK launch, we've managed to grab some hands-on time with the new weatherproof

Jul, 2012

TECHRADAR 2013 - RECOMMENDED!

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Pentax K-30 review

 

81 seals to keep water and dust at bay

Weather-sealed body ; Stabilised sensor ; Detail-rich images ; Li-ion or AA batteries

Slow AF with 18-55mm lens ; No external mic port

One of the benefits to photographers of Canon and Nikon being so dominant in the market is that other companies like Pentax have to think a little bit harder to offer prospective buyers something different.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Derrick Story (techadvisor.co.uk)

Pentax K-30 review

 

Pentax has created an ecosystem of rugged, weather-resistant DSLRs and lenses. The new Pentax K-30 fills a particular niche, as an affordable, versatile camera that you can take just about anywhere. With its weather-sealed, dustproof, coldproof...

The Pentax K-30 is an excellent DSLR choice for adventure photographers and creatives who will appreciate its in-camera effects. For most outdoor situations, the 18-135mm zoom provides plenty of width and reach, yet doesn’t add much weight to the...

Jan, 2013

expert REVIEWS - BEST BUY

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax K-30 review

 

Pentax has produced a string of superb consumer SLRs in recent years, and the K-30 raises the bar yet again. Its price puts it in direct competition with the Canon EOS 650D, but various features position it closer to more expensive cameras such as the...

An extremely capable all-rounder, and aggressively priced to boot

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Pentax K-30 review

 

Using the Pentax K-30 is particularly enjoyable. I would not hesitate to take the camera out in adverse weather and most key exposure controls are quick to access and make adjustments. I find the multi-segment metering a little unpredictable, though,...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Pentax K-30

 

This colourful entry-level DSLR grabs sharp 16 megapixel shots, and it's nimble too, with a burst mode of six frames per second - perfect for capturing fast moving sporting moments. Or is it? We check it out in our Cannes group test: hit the video to...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

Pentax Christmas cashback on K-30

 

Pentax is giving consumers an early Christmas present with a cashback promotion on the compact, mid-level DSLR, the Pentax K-30

Nov, 2012

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