Pentax K 30


Pentaxophile

Link Posted 16/05/2012 - 22:31
If it doesn't exist, it's one helluva hoax! I would guess it will be announced in the next few days (if not tomorrow) now the retailers have let the cat out of the bag.
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Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 16/05/2012 - 22:35

Hardgravity

Link Posted 16/05/2012 - 22:39
..and why is there nothing on the Pentax/Ricoh Japan site?

The worry is that this is a project camera that has, somehow, been miss represented by the French importers.

As such , even though announced and advertised, it may not exist.

I hope I'm wrong and that this will be a replacement for my aging K200...
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K5+Tammy 18-250, a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

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japers45

Link Posted 16/05/2012 - 22:53
Its real alright release date 25th June- stick the name into amazon uk available in black blue and white--- so far
Last Edited by japers45 on 16/05/2012 - 22:54

Hardgravity

Link Posted 16/05/2012 - 23:05
But nothing official from Pentax.

When I click on the Amazon links I just get a default 'not here'page.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K5+Tammy 18-250, a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

japers45

Link Posted 16/05/2012 - 23:08
Hard to believe soemone would hack Amazons pages and then bother to x3 in different colours,

A very well delivered hoax if its not real.

But real it is I reckon

SteveLedger

Link Posted 16/05/2012 - 23:21
Not a Marc Newson design clearly

I like it.

Snootchies

Link Posted 16/05/2012 - 23:43
I really like the design and spec. I'm very interested in this new offering.

I always thought that the line-up of K-m, K200D and K20D was something Pentax got spot on. Truth be told, I believe this was the only time Pentax had a well crafted and comprehensive line-up which gave a clear choice to the consumer. A simpler where it needed to be mid-range that still offered a weather resistant body, yet didn't compete with the K20D, but was clearly not an entry level body was a good move.

I think Pentax have certainly found the K200D replacement with the K30. Good call Pentax. (I might add I really hope its not a hoax, and that there will be the 'genuine' entry level body to be announced later).
Bob

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Last Edited by Snootchies on 16/05/2012 - 23:44

Don

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 00:14
see that lump on the side of the camera?


kinda makes me think of a competitors camera...



sort of looks like it could be a hinge for a flip out lcd...

Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

johnriley

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 00:17
I rather like the blue version. I had a steel blue X90 for a while and it certainly looked good.

The three variations are on Amazon and marked for release on 25th June.

It will be interesting to see what the details of the spec are.
Best regards, John

SteveLedger

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 00:18
One of the main reasons I sold my G12 was because of the flip out screen.
As a rule, I dislike them - a lot...

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 01:31
A flip screen may see me go for this over the k5, despite the fugly styling! I only had one camera with a flip screen, Olympus c5060 - it was fantastic. With video it would be even more useful.
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SteveLedger

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 04:24
I actually like the styling on this one, there have been some ulgy designs in the past (K20 was a dog imo, made worse with the grip) but this one I find attractive.

It's good we're all different though

woodworm

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 07:48
Styling is certainly better than recent attempts, the last good body (ergonomically) was the K10/20 imo
Last Edited by woodworm on 17/05/2012 - 07:49

Algernon

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 07:49
It's hardly surprising that with all the bad publicity caused by posts on forums that followed the previous two cameras that they have just released this straight to the dealers.

Looks a nice enough design although I don't like the position of the mode dial and green button, although it may be better in that position than on the K-5.
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 08:17
Maybe they realised that everybody loves a leak?
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