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  • Share your K30 experience here

    For folks who have tested the baby perhaps during the roadshow, share with us your thoughts about this camera.

    For those who have purchased one, it's even more appreciated if can share your insight as to the motivating factor that drove you to the purchase.

  • #2
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    I managed to play with one during a Pentax outing in Singapore. If you have used a recent Pentax DSLR, it's just so familiar. Just plug and play. Handling wise, it sits nicely between the K-r and K-5. Ergonomics is similar to K-r. Although its slightly bigger and heavier in specs, it doesn't feel so in practice,

    What I noticed is the improvement of the pop-up flash mechanism, it's much dampened compared to my K-r. My K-r flash pops up like a cheap toy. The top of the prism is also more flat, unlike the bump the K-r has. Why I mentioned this is because the flash like Yongnuo 560 which I use just barely fit onto the hotshoe, it's bottom just a paper thin gap to the top of the prism.

    Image quality wise, I'm not able to comment yet. For the looks, it's appearence is much more serious than the fun-looking K-r.

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    • #3
      Re: Share your K30 experience here

      The official review from Pentaxforum is out for K30

      http://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/...roduction.html

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      • #4
        Re: Share your K30 experience here

        Same neck strap. Its been more than 7 years. Wish they change it.

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        • #5
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          K-30's AF definitely shows improvement over the K-5. Focus lock is more determined.

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          • #6
            Re: Share your K30 experience here

            Originally posted by firefly View Post
            Same neck strap. Its been more than 7 years. Wish they change it.
            Kalau ubat itu bagus, kenapa mau tukar

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            • #7
              Re: Share your K30 experience here

              I 2nd that.

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              • #8
                Re: Share your K30 experience here

                Originally posted by jjwei View Post
                Kalau ubat itu bagus, kenapa mau tukar
                Ubat tak bagus la. Easily peels. Small strap.

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                • #9
                  Re: Share your K30 experience here

                  Originally posted by firefly View Post
                  Ubat tak bagus la. Easily peels. Small strap.
                  Oh.. I didn't encounter that yet. Maybe my strap still new. Now that you mentioned it I think the C&N strap is wider and the fabric is softer.

                  By the way, it seems there's not so much excitement here over the K-30 like the K-5 and K-x/K-r had. I wonder what's the reason..

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                  • #10
                    Re: Share your K30 experience here

                    Perhaps Pentaxians are getting more and more low profile...smuggling and enjoy their gears all by themselves

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                    • #11
                      Re: Share your K30 experience here

                      My K-30 arrived a few days ago from Singapore, costing me a total of RM2055 which I think is very cheap despite a big hit on Paypal charges.

                      Coming from the already ancient K100D, this camera is simply superb in every way.

                      - camera just feels solid, with high build quality to it
                      - beautiful LCD screen
                      - totally lag-free live-view
                      - bright and clear OVF (my old pentamirror was miserable)
                      - AF is fantastic, and will not hesitate to lock on (accurately) in the dark
                      - this focus peaking feature is really a break-through for manual focusing (got me a SMC M 50/1.7)
                      - high ISO noise is fantastically low, I will now not hesitate to shoot at 3200!
                      - don't miss the top LCD display at all
                      - have not tried taking video at all, although I heard that it is fantastic
                      - there is just so much to learn

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                      • #12
                        Re: Share your K30 experience here

                        Originally posted by wtay0001 View Post
                        Perhaps Pentaxians are getting more and more low profile...smuggling and enjoy their gears all by themselves
                        Probably the current Pentax cameras are too good to let go, hence little excitement. For me having a K-r, the only reason to upgrade to K-30 will be for the pentaprism and the interchangeable screen. The prospect of fixing a split focus screen there is nice, in my opinion. Not that the K-r's screen is not changable, but anyone who has done it will know it's really fiddly and unlike a pentaprism, the K-r pentamirror is hollow so dirt can fall in deep inside while the screen is out.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Share your K30 experience here

                          One thing for sure, we need to increase our user base.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Share your K30 experience here

                            The K-30 looks pretty enough to attract attention. Maybe it's time for DSC to invest in some billboard advertising. I see giant Nikon ads everywhere I drive!

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                            • #15
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                              Pricey billboard advertising aside, here's a glowing review of the K-30

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