Pentax K 30


Hardgravity

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 08:21
OK I'm convinced (sort of) this is the latest camera.

Are there anymore images of it, other than the single 2/3rds front view?

Until the full allround views are available we don't know what it's capable of.

Any thing from Chris at SRS?
Cheers, HG

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Last Edited by Hardgravity on 17/05/2012 - 08:23

SteveLedger

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 08:22
I think the green button position is a result of feedback. Looks like a good spot to me. I'm always pressing the AF rather than the green button on the K7.

Hardgravity

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 08:24
This is up this morning.

http://www.pentaxforums.com/cat/pentax-news-rumors.html


Cheers, HG

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

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edumad

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 08:29
No top LCD I don't like, the rest of the camera seems good. Maybe they've got a new battery to hold charge longer with the extra resources required.*
I'd probably go for a used K-5 instead.
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nimasmi

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 08:42
Huh, I followed that Amazon link, to see three K30s listed, but clicking on any displayed a 404 error.

I refreshed the link, and the K30s were gone. Must have taken them down in the past 5 minutes. Ah well.
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Hardgravity

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 09:12
nimasmi wrote:
Huh, I followed that Amazon link, to see three K30s listed, but clicking on any displayed a 404 error.

I refreshed the link, and the K30s were gone. Must have taken them down in the past 5 minutes. Ah well.

Gone, all gone.

What is happening, are Pentax aware of what's going on or did Amazon make a mistake by listing too early?

This is worse than the previous releases!
Cheers, HG

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

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

Algernon

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 09:22
System crashed due to too many orders
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 09:37
sledger wrote:
Not a Marc Newson design clearly

I like it.

Thankfully. K-01 is one of the most ugliest cameras I've ever seen
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johnriley

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 11:01
No doubt Amazon were a little early. I'm sure that other suppliers are already preparing their web pages so that on the release date they just push the button.

It has however given an intriguing glimpse to those who were quick enough off the mark.
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Dodge69

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 11:47
Algernon wrote:
System crashed due to too many orders

LOL.

It looks a bit 'clumpy' to me, but always nice to see a new model. Not sure why you would want the successor to the elegantly compact and unassuming K5, to be physical bigger unless you really feel 'inadequate' standing next to a top end Canikon. The K5's size is a great little niche Pentax have created IMO, hope it continues, particularly with the FF model when it comes out
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thespirit3

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 12:31
If this is in any way comparable to the K5 yet takes standard AA batteries - I suspect this will be the logical upgrade for my K-x. I've been lusting after the K5 for some time now but I really value the easily-available AA batteries (without the need for an additional bulky grip).

I'm confused though - the K30 lists 4FPS. Perhaps I misunderstand this but this would imply the K-x is actually faster (@4.7)?

For the last few months I was thinking my investment in Pentax lenses was perhaps a poor decision due to lack of future upgrade path; this is fantastic news


Steve

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 13:11
Actually the camera's looks are growing on me. I wasn't that that keen on what they've done with the logo, but it looks great in white.




The normal typeface on the K looks better than the 1980s looking outlined text in the photo from the French catalogue here too.
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michaelblue

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 13:17
Don wrote:
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...

Compare the K30 lettering on this one to the lettering on the one here: link

Interesting???
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Don

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 14:27
preproduction models and or photoshop jobs... maybe... but those ferrari style fins... if the body is all metal, then those would be cooling fins for video recording....
that would also mean this is the k-05 replacement.. and that 3 more camera models are coming..
a cheaper k-01 that is more mainstream styled possibly with evf..
a kr replacement... similar to the k30 but perhaps one dial wheel and no wr...and more plastic.. styled and build quality more like the kr
and the fabled 24 mp ff pro model (would explain the slower frame rates on this k30... spec'd to not gut sales from the upcomming pro model)
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Last Edited by Don on 17/05/2012 - 14:34

wvbarnes

Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 14:46
Having just got a K5 to replace my KR my main interest is a healthy year ahead with more lenses and accessories to follow the continued success of the K mount range.
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