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    Pentax K30

    No official announcement yet, but it's already showing on a retailer's catalogue:

    Boulanger

    The camera will have a 16 MP sensor, WR, AA batteries, Full HD video, ISO 25600, 799€ kit. Not what I'm looking for, but I think many current Pentax users will be happy with this one. Sounds like the long-awaited K200D replacement.

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    Re: Pentax K30

    It is a weather sealed camera, available in many funky colors:

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=amb_link...i=Pentax%20K30

    Looks really funky cool!

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    Re: Pentax K30

    I don't even want to be found dead with a cool funky camera ...
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    Re: Pentax K30

    I like the K-01 image quality. The K-30 has the same sensor and likely faster AF and a viewfinder.

    Any experience with the Pentax kit lenses?
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    Re: Pentax K30

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    I don't even want to be found dead with a cool funky camera ...
    Why is that?

    There are toy cameras that have a retro classic look and then there are useful tools that look like scifi toys. Hmmm...

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    Re: Pentax K30

    >I don't even want to be found dead

    Lets start with this :-)
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    Re: Pentax K30

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    I like the K-01 image quality. The K-30 has the same sensor and likely faster AF and a viewfinder.

    Any experience with the Pentax kit lenses?
    Their kit lenses are supposed to be rather good, but the Limited lenses would be the main reasons to buy a Pentax. If this one is considerably cheaper than the K-5, I might be tempted again. Tempted enough? I don't know, but I like their jungle style approach with AA-batteries and all. Not all places on this planet have reliable electricity yet.

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    Re: Pentax K30

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    I like the K-01 image quality. The K-30 has the same sensor and likely faster AF and a viewfinder.

    Any experience with the Pentax kit lenses?
    The standard zoom tele lens is not very good. It's built well (handling, manual focus ring, etc.) but optically is meh. I would not call it useless, but it's not the brightest candle in the church. Pros: light, well built, weather sealed. Falls apart in high contrast light, like many other so so kit lenses.

    The telephoto zoom kit lens I understand isn't too bad. I don't have first hand experience with it, but people that have both note a difference between them. I wish Pentax did a better standard zoom even if they had to charge a bit more for it.

    - Raist

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    Re: Pentax K30

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Why is that?

    There are toy cameras that have a retro classic look and then there are useful tools that look like scifi toys. Hmmm...
    Whatever its looks, I think it has some better specs than the "cool funky" K-01.
    Interesting how much the new AF system has been improved and what this could bode for the future K5 replacement.

    Kind regards.
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    Re: Pentax K30

    Sure, Bart.

    Nothing can beat the K.O-1 in terms of ugliness.

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